#7-Davion Franklin (4-0) defeated Everett Cummings (15-1) via KO (punches) at :21 of round one.
via MMA Mania:
Cummings started things off with a low kick that did pretty much nothing. Franklin then landed an oblique kick, followed it up with a high kick and then a huge right hand that dropped his foe. From there he pounced on Cummings to earn a lightning-quick stoppage win.
The loss was Cummings’ first ever after going 15-0-1 to start his MMA career, while Franklin improves to 4-0 in his young combat career. Though he has only been fighting professionally for a little over a year, he has already made big waves in Bellator’s Heavyweight division.
After the fight, Franklin called out longtime veteran Cheick Kongo to a fight, but the former UFC big man has business to take care of next week at Bellator 265 when he takes on Sergei Kharitonov in the headlining act.
Davion Franklin has his sights set on fellow BELLATOR heavyweight Cheick Kongo:
“I was just thinking about putting him out. Getting him out in the first round. That was my goal this whole time. I learned just to keep going. By the way, I heard Cheick Kongo commented under Everett Cummings’ Instagram post saying that Everett’s gonna’ tap me out. Hey Cheick Kongo, step up, you’ll get done the same way, if not worse.”
Watch Davion Franklin’s post-fight interview below.
PHOTO CREDIT: BELLATOR MMA / LUCAS NOONAN