Sometimes violence occurs on an MMA card that’s so brutal and shocking, the clip will go viral. Such was the case with the sudden ending of an undercard fight at Bellator 186 on Friday, which saw Tywan Claxton destroy Johnny Bonilla-Bowman with a flying knee in a minute and a half.
I actually know Bonilla-Bowman. He’s dealt with some injuries that have kept him on the sidelines, but a couple years back, with his strong wrestling background and talent on the feet, he was considered a “Chris Weidman in the making”. In fact, I was ringside for a kickboxing bout of his (according to one of his teammates, he had to take kickboxing fights because no one wanted to fight him in MMA).
But yeah, this Bellator thing… it’s a fight. These things happen.