Jorge Masvidal was all smiles after Malcolm Wellmaker kicked off his iKON FC 4 main card in vicious fashion.
Wellmaker took on Langston Sykes in a bantamweight matchup in Savannah, Ga and delivered a brutal one-punch knockout that sent Sykes face first to the canvas.
Check out this amazing finish.
Malcolm Wellmaker hits the faceplant KO and celebrates with @GamebredFighter
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MAN DOWN! @GamebredFighter
Malcolm Wellmaker (2-0) via devastating KO
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The action was mainly on the feet, with both fighters scoring. Wellmaker found success with some loud and nasty body kicks. Wellmaker was able to land a takedown, and was able to mount fully before Sykes crashed back to his feet.
Not long after, Wellmaker landed his thunderous left hand and the fight was officially stopped at 3:43 of the opening round, which got UFC star Masvidal — the promoter of the event — to his feet.
With the victory, Wellmaker improved to 2-0 with a pair of finishes as a pro following a stellar 9-1 amateur career. Sykes made his professional debut following a three-fight amateur campaign.