Bellator 290 video: Chris Gonzalez puts Max Rohskopf on wobbly legs, wins by second-round TKO
INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Chris Gonzalez turned the tables on Max Rohskopfwith one punch Saturday night.
After first round in which Rohskopf looked like the better fighter, Gonzalez came back in Round 2 and landed the punch he needed, hitting Rohskopf with a straight right hand to the forehead that wobbled his legs and sent him backwards on the canvas. From there, Gonzalez only needed some follow-up punches on the defenseless Rohskopf to earn the second-round TKO at the 1:22 mark inside Kia Forum.
You can watch the finish in the video below (via Twitter):
𝗛𝗘 𝗜𝗦 𝗢𝗨𝗧! What a KO by @cgzdream 👊🔥
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For Gonzalez (8-2 MMA, 7-2 BMMA), the win comes roughly seven months after losing to now-champion Usman Nurmagomedov. Rohskopf (7-2 MMA, 0-1 BMMA), who was making his Bellator debut, loses for just the second time in his career.
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