Light heavyweight MMA fighter Miguel Porto brutally stopped Lucas Sales in Sales’ professional debut at Brazilian Fighting Series 9.
Porto and Sales kicked off the card at Brazilian Fighting Series 9 with a matchup between two impressive 205-pound prospects. Porto got the better of the exchanges with just under a minute left in the opening round.
After surviving a takedown attempt from Sales, he moved into the clinch and landed a pair of knees to the head.
Watch Porto stun Sales with a pair of knees.
It also looked like Porto might’ve landed an illegal knee just before the referee stopped the fight, along with a potential hammer fist to the back of the head, as one Twitter user pointed out. Regardless, Porto was officially credited with the first-round knockout finish.
Porto is now 2-0 in his professional career after winning his debut against Natanael Mattos at Brazilian Fighting Series 1 last August. For Sales, this was his first professional fight in the cage.
Porto’s knockout was followed up by three-straight submission finishes at one point in the event. In the headliner, middleweight Jansey Silva outlasted Marcio Cabral for a unanimous decision victory.
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