Cedric Doumbe delivered a formidable 9-second left-hook knockout victory over Jordan Zebo in his promotional debut on the principal occasion of PFL Paris on Saturday evening.
Doumbe actually did not maintain again on the pre-fight theatrics. He made his means via the gang, carrying a mattress adorned with a tombstone bearing Zebo’s identify as he made his entrance to the ring.
Take a look at the video beneath:
As quickly as the 2 fighters touched gloves, they instantly launched right into a livid change of strikes. Zebo tried to retaliate with a head kick, however Doumbe’s lightning-quick reflexes allowed him to catch the kick and reply with a exact low kick-left-hook mixture. Each fighters had been crouched low, and ‘The Lazy King’ delivered a robust proper hand that despatched Zebo incapacitated, electrifying the Zenith Paris Enviornment.
Take a look at the knockout video beneath:
Followers promptly responded to Cedric Doumbe’s extraordinary efficiency with a various vary of reactions.
One fan wrote:
“I’d say put up the total struggle, however this the total struggle.”
One other wrote:
“Holysh*tballs 9 seconds!!”
Take a look at some extra reactions beneath:
“That’s that one punch energy. Insane.”
“Dana actually fumbled”
“Yeah he’s a star. UFC missed out massive time.”
“Jesus what a famous person”
“The way forward for PFL”
When Cedric Doumbe clarified why he did not compete for UFC
Cedric Doumbe inked a cope with the PFL in June. The previous Glory kickboxing welterweight champion was initially scheduled to face Darian Weeks within the UFC’s debut occasion in Paris in September 2022. Nevertheless, the struggle by no means materialized as a result of the French fee declined to approve it, citing issues about variations within the fighters’ expertise ranges.
Throughout his look on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani in Might, ‘The Lazy King’ supplied insights into why he could not make his octagon debut:
“A physician made a mistake in that check and [it said that] I’ve blood in my mind. I signed the paper to the UFC, I didn’t even test, and so they [responded] to us that I can’t struggle as a result of the MRI is unhealthy. In order that’s why I didn’t struggle at UFC Paris.”
He additional disclosed that PFL introduced him with a considerably extra profitable supply, amounting to ten instances what the UFC had proposed:
“I actually have a greater contract with PFL. PFL is the longer term and I’m very [happy] with my contract proper now. I’ll present a terrific Cedric Doumbe for France, for Cameroon, for Africa within the PFL. Ten instances [bigger] I’m very glad. I’m very glad now.”
Take a look at Doumbe’s feedback beneath (from 3:25):