Lightning might not strike twice, but Faraldo’s flying knees do.
For the second time in his short Bellator tenure, Faraldo won by flying knee when he knocked out Turnquest at the 1:17 mark of Round 1.
The finishing sequence began with a short left hook. It might not have looked like much initially, but the blow clearly stunned Turnquest, who stumbled backward, hurt. Faraldo smelled blood in the water. He put his hands down, pointed at his foe, who was backpedaling, and leaped across the cage.
In the air, Faraldo switched knees. The knee moving from back to front clocked Turnquest upside the head, leading to a “Knockout of the Year” candidate. Upon impact, Turnquest crashed into the base of the cage where the fence and canvas meet. No follow up shots were thrown – and none were needed. Turnquest was stiff and out cold.
With the win, Faraldo stays undefeated as a professional. Training at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla., Faraldo is a training partner and friend of former UFC welterweight title challenger Jorge Masvidal.
All six of Faraldo’s pro fights have ended with him victorious by knockout, including a flying knee knockout of Pat Casey in his Bellator debut.