Rakim Cleveland could have had a tough run of issues a pair or three years again, however that every one was within the rearview mirror Saturday.
Cleveland (22-13-1) launched a left kick to the pinnacle in opposition to Kelvin Fitial (15-10-2) and despatched him straight to the canvas, out chilly, of their vacant heavyweight title battle for B2 Fighting Series in Kentucky.
After Cleveland landed the peerlessly positioned kick, he knew there was no want for any follow-ups. Instead, he circled and in Blues Brothers fashion, he shook his tail feather to begin the celebration of his new belt.
Check out the vicious head kick under, courtesy of the Dream Sports Management Instagram account.
In 2018, Cleveland picked up a win at PFL 2 on the heels of two knockout wins over former UFC fighter Houston Alexander. But then issues took a flip for him. He misplaced 4 straight beneath the PFL banner within the 2018 and 2019 seasons, together with three by submission.
But now Cleveland has three straight wins on the regional circuit – and a title to indicate for it, too. His battle with Fitial got here after a battle in opposition to former UFC heavyweight Yorgan De Castro fell by way of at CES MMA 63.