HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Marthin Hamlet envisioned himself being within the 2021 PFL gentle heavyweight last, however maybe not in the way in which he received it executed.
The Norwegian fighter earned a shot at successful $1 million and the 2021 PFL gentle heavyweight belt by stopping Brazil’s Cezar Ferreira in the primary card of Friday’s 2021 PFL Playoffs 3. Hamlet (8-2) stopped Ferreira 13 seconds into their bout, successful by way of TKO.
The 2021 PFL Playoffs 3 occurred on the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The principal card aired on ESPN2 and ESPN+ with the prelims completely on ESPN+.
Hamlet’s victory was odd, as Ferreira collapsed in ache seconds into the combat, previous to Hamlet ground-and-pounding his means into the ultimate. After throwing a kick, Ferreira grabbed his plant leg and fell to the canvas screaming.
Hamlet was confused, nearly to the purpose of disbelief.
“I gave him the kick, he gave me a kick back, and then I saw he was lying down screaming and it doesn’t feel real, it doesn’t feel real,” Hamlet informed MMA Junkie. “So I followed up with punches, and he screamed, ‘Just stop, just stop.’ I was like, ‘Is this real? I’m in the final?’ So yeah, it is what it is.”
Watch Hamlet within the video above speak about his win over Ferreira, his last bout towards Antonio Carlos Junior on Oct. 27, and extra.