Tyrell Fortune caused a stir during Bellator 239 battle week by broadcasting theirself the best heavyweight on the planet.
Timothy Johnson had a comment about that when they got into the pen together Friday night.
Veteran Johnson (13-6 MMA, 1-2 BMMA), who was already winless in Bellator, utilized a hellacious right hand to thump Fortune (8-1 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) cold in the opening round of their primary card session. The knockout came at the 2:35 sign of the round.
There wasn’t a lot of going on up until the battle’s climactic minute. The pair stalked each other and attempted to make sense of their reaches.
Johnson doubtlessly discovered his first, as they flicked a left and afterward handled his bomb flush on the jaw. Fortune was out when they hit the tangle and the battle was waved off.
The Las Vegas-based contender had been bad in late trips, dropping five off their previous eight and losing their initial two sessions in the wake of leaving the UFC for Bellator. It’s practically obviously they was excited with the outcome.
“It feels weird – it’s been a while since I’ve been in the win column,” Johnson said after their sixth career KO/TKO victory. “That was definitely what I needed. I needed to come out and make a statement.”
Fortune, whose whole vocation has been with Bellator, was thumped from the positions of the unbeaten.
The session was a piece of the Bellator 239 principle card at WinStar World Casino. The principle card circulated on Paramount and gushed on DAZN following prelims on MMA Junkie.
Regularly updated Bellator 239 outcomes include:
- Timothy Johnson def. Tyrell Fortune through knockout (punch) — Round 1, 2:35
- Valentin Moldavsky def. Javy Ayala through consistent choice (30-25, 30-24, 30-24)
- Award Neal def. Claude Wilcox through TKO (punches) — Round 2, 3:37
- Josh Hill def. Vinicius Zani through consistent choice (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
- Solo Hatley Jr. def. Gaston Bolanos through split choice (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Denise Kielholtz def. Kristina Williams through accommodation (back stripped gag) — Round 1, 2:15
- Teejay Britton def. Gabriel Varga through split choice (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Keith Lee def. Shawn Bunch through consistent choice (30-26, 29-28, 39-27)
- Christian Edwards def. Marco Hutch through consistent choice (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
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