Amateur debuts almost always go unnoticed, but when you make a successful debut with a Knockout of the Year contender, the result tends to make a little noise.
Ollie Flint made his introduction to MMA at Shock N' Awe 26 in Portsmouth, England, on November 4 against Aaron Gray. After some back-and-forth action, Flint launched a spinning back-hook kick that connected flush. It was reminiscent of a move out of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art. The official end came at 2:59 of the first round.
Gray hit the canvas face-first.
The Portsmouth native will garner some looks from professional organizations after a scintillating knockout. Britain's MMA scene continues to shine with new talent making waves.
If Flint never makes a splash in the pro ranks, he can still say he was in the discussion for 2017's Knockout of the Year.