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Cedric Doumbe Announces Arrival with Lightning-Fast 9-Second Knockout in PFL Debut



Cedric Doumbe, the former kickboxing champion from France, delivered such a moment in his PFL debut, living up to the hype with a jaw-dropping knockout that took just nine seconds to unfold. In front of a roaring home crowd in Paris, Doumbe made a statement that will be remembered for years to come.


The fight ignited in a blaze of rapid-fire action as Jordan Zebo initiated the contest with a swift kick. However, Doumbe, known for his lightning reflexes, seized the opportunity. In the blink of an eye, he caught Zebo's leg mid-kick and countered with a stunning display of precision and power. A colossal left hook landed flush, followed by a thunderous right hand that added an exclamation point to the knockout.


Zebo, caught off guard, was sent crashing to the canvas, his fate sealed in a mere nine seconds. Referee Marc Goddard swiftly intervened to halt the contest, as Doumbe basked in the glory of a sensational victory in the PFL Europe main event.

Reflecting on his remarkable win, Doumbe exuded confidence, saying,


"That's one of my best preparations that I ever did in combat sports. I feel in shape. Everything was settled to knock him out. I knew I would knock him out. That's what I expected. This is my specialty; I'm a kickboxer. He just came into it, and that was easy."


Replays of the electrifying moment showcased Doumbe's fluid motion as he deftly caught the head kick. Zebo's attempt to evade was futile, as the 31-year-old knockout artist unleashed the left hook that effectively sealed the fight. It was a punch delivered with both power and precision, leaving Zebo with no time to react, let alone defend himself.


Cedric Doumbe's signing with the PFL had generated immense excitement, and he certainly lived up to the expectations, wasting no time in making a memorable first impression. With this victory, he remains undefeated in his MMA career, boasting a flawless 5-0 record.

As Doumbe eagerly awaits his next assignment from the PFL, potentially in the upcoming season in 2024, he leaves a clear message to the entire MMA world:


"I never decline a fight. Anyone. I never have to call out anybody because I'm the best."


With his lightning-fast knockout, Cedric Doumbe has announced his arrival in the PFL in unforgettable fashion, and fans can't wait to see what the future holds for this exceptional talent in the world of mixed martial arts.

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