Lorenz Larkin ensured that nothing was illegal around his elbow at this point.
In a rematch of a Bellator 283 bout that ended in a no contest when Larkin landed an illegal strike to the back of the head of Mukhamed Berkhamov, Larkin crushed Berkhamov with a standing elbow at Bellator 290 on Saturday that left the Russian welterweight completely unconscious on the mat.
Watch the unbelievable strike above.
Larkin picked up right where he left off in their first encounter, using his deft striking to put the previously undefeated Berkhamov on the defensive. Larkin aimed a knife at Berkhamov’s side, and immediately made him weak. Berkhamov was frozen, staring into the void as the bout was called at the 1:41 mark of the opening round.
Excluding no contests, this is seven consecutive wins for Larkin now. He may have earned himself a title with his outstanding performance.
Berkhamov falls to 14-1 (1 NC) after suffering his first loss.