Tofiq Musaev made his Bellator debut quickly.
Musaev (20-4 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) faced Sidney Outlaw, who was on a two-fight win streak after beating Adam Piccolotti and Myles Jury. The event was in Tacoma, Wash.
Musaev, fighting for the first time since leaving Rizin FF, ended the victory streak quickly.
Musaev found an opening in Outlaw's (16-5 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) moves and landed a two-punch combo. Musaev saw Outlaw wobbling and sensed a finish. Referee Keith Peterson stopped the fight when he landed a right punch that knocked down Outlaw.
Musayev's quickest finish was 27 seconds.
Musayev beat Bellator lightweight champion Patricky Freire in 2019 and intends to rematch him soon.
Bellator 283 results:
- Tofiq Musayev def. Sidney Outlaw via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:27
- Usman Nurmagomedov def. Chris Gonzalez via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:54
- Mukhamed Berkhamov vs. Lorenz Larkin results in a no contest (unintentional illegal elbow) – Round 1, 2:52
- Marcelo Golm def. Davion Franklin via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:36
- Dalton Rosta def. Romero Cotton via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 0:38
- Veta Arteaga def. Vanessa Porto via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:47
- Gadzhi Rabadanov def. Bobby King via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Akhmed Magomedov def. Kevin Boehm via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:16
- Roman Faraldo def. Luis Iniguez via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:42
- Jaylon Bates def. Mark Coates via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
- Archie Colgan def. Bryan Nuro via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:15