By Mike Bohn |
February 5, 2021 11: 34 pm
Chris Leben says his combat sports occupation is over following a win over Quentin Henry at Bare Knuckle FC “KnuckleMania” on Friday.
Leben, who regarded on Season 1 of “The Final Fighter” actuality series and has a lengthy and memorable UFC occupation, transitioned to naked knuckle combating after retiring from MMA and had some stable moments.
He received one closing excessive in his light heavyweight combat with Henry, earning a first-round knockout victory at the event in Clearwater, Fla. in what became deemed as his farewell combat from combat sports.
Leben received the upper hand early in the combat, related with an uppercut that damaged the left witness of Henry, who went down claiming an witness scoot. Replays confirmed Leben landed a easy punch. The bout became restarted quickly thereafter, then the pair brawled it out.
Within the course of the alternate, Leben landed a pair of highly efficient left fingers that afflict Henry and do him down for the 10 count, marking the knockout at the 1: 07 designate of Spherical 1.
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— Steven Wright (@steventhewarman) February 6, 2021
After the combat, Leben confirmed he wouldn’t lunge out another methodology.
“What a (expletive) methodology to acquire a occupation factual there, huh?” Leben acknowledged in his put up-combat interview. “I needed somebody who became going to swing esteem a mother(expletive) at me, and what a technique to acquire a occupation. Thanks to Quinten and to BKFC. … If I had some gloves on, I would lunge away them in the ring.”
Leben, 40, had a 3-1 file in BKFC. In MMA, Leben (22-12) became the inaugural WEC middleweight champion, and his remarkable wins encompass Wanderlei Silva and Yoshihiro Akiyama.
BKFC ‘KnuckleMania’ outcomes: Chris Leben retires from combat sports with wild KO win