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Hong Kong fighter Alain ‘The Panther’ Ngalani makes One Championship history with brutal 11-second knockout

The 42-year-old breaks the record for the quickest heavyweight stoppage with ruthless win over Hideki “Shrek” Sekine at Total Victory in Jakarta

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 17 September, 2017, 11:46am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 20 September, 2017, 3:57pm

Hong Kong-based fighter Alain “The Panther” Ngalani carved himself a little slice of mixed martial arts history on Saturday night, knocking out Japanese opponent Hideki “Shrek” Sekine in just 11 seconds in a wild and frankly bizarre bout on the One Championship’s Total Victory card in Jakarta.

On the bell, the brave but deluded Sekine charged straight at the 104kg Ngalani, who backtracked across the cage, swivelled a few times and then landed a brutal right hook that sent his opponent crashing to the canvas.

Ngalani moved in to finish the job but it was apparent to everyone gathered at the Jakarta Convention Centre that Sekine’s lights were already out.

And so Ngalani signed off with his signature salute before celebrating with his cornermen.

Watch: Alain “The Panther” Ngalani’s record knockout

It was the fastest knockout in the history of the One Championship’s heavyweight division and took the 42-year-old Ngalani’s record to 4-3, with one no contest, while one-time heavyweight title challenger Sekine fell to 7-2.

Ngalani, a four-time world Muay Thai champion, fights out of his own Impakt gym in Central after the Cameroonian decided to make the city his home back in 2001.

He turned his focus to MMA back in 2013 after a fight history that included stints in kick-boxing and karate.

The big man now has his eyes set on a challenge to One’s Filipino-American heavyweight world champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera (15-7), currently taking a hiatus from MMA while he pursues life as an action film star in the Philippines.

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In the main event on the Total Victory card, former One flyweight champ Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov brushed off the disappointment of losing his title to Brazilian Adriano Moraes (16-2) back in August with a victory over Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio of the Philippines, but it was a close-run affair.

After three tight rounds, a split decision went to the Kazakh fighter, taking his record to 21-1, and the third edition of the Akhmetov-Moraes drama – which stands at one victory each – must surely now loom in the not-too-distant future.