JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: (L-R) Calvin Kattar drops Jeremy Stephens with an elbow in their … [+]
Calvin Kattar made a statement on Saturday night.
After a rough first round, Kattar smashed Jeremy Stephens with a highlight-reel KO that began with a crushing right elbow right on the chin.
Here is a look at the finish:
The elbow was followed up by another sweeping eshot from the left side as Stephens lie on his back trying to recover from the initial blow. Kattar wouldn’t allow his opponent to recover, and he forced the finish as a bloodied Stephens was helpless against the relentless shots.
Here’s how the MMA community reacted to Kattar’s finish:
On a card with very few finishes, there is a good chance Kattar’s finish will lock up one of the $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses. When you also consider he took 30 percent of Stephens’ purse after the latter missed weight by just under five pounds, it was a pretty lucrative weekend for Kattar.
The win pushed Kattar’s record to 21-4.
The loss was a particularly tough one for Stephens. In addition to the weight fiasco, Stephens hasn’t won in five fights. He falls to 28-18 and may be in a position to seriously question his future in the sport.