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This past weekend, at a regional MMA promotion in Brazil called Nitrix Champion Fight 20, Sheymon da Silva Moraes took on Felipe Alves in a Bantamweight clash. Fans were treated to a jaw dropping standing elbow knockout finish courtesy of Moraes. Luckily, the finish was captured in GIF form, which you can watch below (Courtesy of @GrabakaHitman):
This fight was stopped just 20 seconds into the bout due to the elbow. In a week full of horrendous stoppages and decisions, it is nice to see a referee doing his job. Alves was clearly finished after the elbow landed, and did not need to take any follow up punches.
Moraes improved his record to 6-0 with four knockout finishes. Back in September of 2012, Moraes knocked out former UFC competitor, Pedro Nobre in the second round. If Moraes continues to put together impressive performance like this, it won’t be long before he joins the big leagues.