It wouldn't be a typical Saturday without a "Bellator Moment" to share from the mixed martial arts (MMA) event that took place last night (March 30, 2012) at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Undefeated Welterweight prospect David Rickels was eager to keep his perfect record in tact when he stepped inside the cage at Bellator 63 to take on Jordan Smith in the quarterfinals of the promotion's season six 170-pound tournament.
And that's exactly what "The Caveman" did, needing only 22 seconds to mash "Mate Ele" -- who took the fight when Brian Foster was forced off the card -- into the fence and compel referee Dan Miragliotta to dive in for the rescue.
"I clipped him, and I saw he was hurt. He buckled down, and I always look to finish," said Rickels in his post-fight interview. "A couple of good uppercuts after that, and it was goodnight."
Not quite exactly, but an impressive finish nonetheless.
Rickels is now set to take on Karl Amoussou in the semifinals at Bellator 67 on May 4, 2012, while Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Ben Saunders battles Bryan Baker on the other side of the bracket.
For a detailed play-by-play results of the fight between David Rickels vs. Jordan Smith be sure to check out our complete Bellator 63 results post right here. And to check out our complete recap of the main card action on MTV2 click here.