Bellator Fighter Sends Opponents Gum Shield Flying With Huge Knee
Adrian Najera won his Bellator 228 'post-lim' fight against Jason Edwards and in the process made the 30-year-olds gum shield fly across the octagon.
During their fight on the Bellator 228 card, headlined by Gegard Mousasi, Najera landed with a perfect knee to Edwards' head.
The strike caused Edwards' gum shield out of his mouth and half way across the octagon in impressive fashion.
The fight was the last of the night for Bellator's show at The Forum in Inglewood, California, after a three fight post-lim show following the co main events of the evening.
Earlier in the night Bellator featherweight champion Patrício 'Pitbull' Freire defended his title against Juan Archuleta, with a unanimous decision victory.
Speaking about his opponent after the win 'Pitbull' said, "This dude is a warrior. I want to thank him for this fight. We did a great battle here."
The fight was part of the promotion's Featherweight World Grand Prix in which the best fighters in the division are taking part in a knockout tournament, with Freire defending the title in each of the fights, and the winner earning themselves $1 million.
The featherweight world grand prix continues.... pic.twitter.com/6Y7ld8q6r0- Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) September 29, 2019
In second main of the night Mousasi got back to winning ways, after losing his middleweight title to Rafael Lovato Jr. in London back in June at Bellator 223, by beating Lyoto Machida by split decision.
It was revenge for Mousasi too as he'd lost to Machida in only his second fight in UFC back in February 2014.
After the fight on Saturday night the 34-year-old turned his attention back to Lovato Jr, saying, "Next fight I'm going to kill him. I swear to God if I don't knock him out, I don't count it as victory. Because I know what I can do and he will die, literally. You will see. I will knock him out 100 percent. I guarantee you that.
"If I lose [the rematch], I'll retire I'll promise you. I'm not kidding, because I'm not trying to sell a fight. I know what I can do. Next fight will be extra special because I'm going to be an extra special boy."
Mousasi also accused the man who took the title off him of being a drugs cheat, saying, "That guy looked like a horse.
"You guys are reporters but you don't even report on that. You can see a difference with a picture of him and then he looked like he's muscular when he's 35. You guys can watch, you should report that. Take a picture next to each other, it's day and night difference.
"That's not even a little bit of steroids. That's like monkey steroids. You guys go check it out. I can post pictures for you guys if you want."