Brazilian black belt Ricardo “Demente” Abreu needed just 59 seconds to knock out the third opponent of his MMA career, bringing his tally to three in three fights, all ending in the first round. Yesterday’s opponent as Jared Bailey, and American who held a record of three wins in four fights heading into the bout. Demente also succeeded in bagging the Knockout of the Night award, not to mention the Extreme Fighters World Championship middleweight belt, at the event this Friday in California.
“I’m really happy about the way everything has been happening in my career, from the Jiu-Jitsu titles to this third win in MMA. The win isn’t just mine, as I always say, because a champion doesn’t come to be on his own. My team has been fantastic. Tito Ortiz, who was in my corner, Master Rafael Cordeiro… I want to thank everyone who has helped me and who roots for me. And God, in particular,” said the champion.
Two minutes and twenty-four seconds of fighting—that’s how long it took Ricardo Demente to put away all three of his opponents. About that, the BRFC and now Extreme Fighters World Championship champion said that he doesn’t consider time when doing his job.
“I get in the octagon to not get hit and to fire off my moves as soon as possible, but fully aware that the fight can be long, three five-minute rounds. If I win in less time than that, great—less suffering and more joy,” said the Punishment/Esporte na Veia representative.