It was a knockout of one of the most durable heavyweights, as we saw Joey Beltran go to sleep standing from the viscous uppercuts of former Strikeforce contender Lavar Johnson. Check out the highlights of the finish that gained Johnson $65,000 knockout of the night. Johnson realized that though it was an early fight on the prelims, this was likely not a KO to be topped as he rubbed his fingers to thumb to signify a large sum of cash coming his way.
As the first of the Strikeforce heavyweight division transition following the announcement of Strikeforce’s removal of the division, Johnson impressed fans and employers alike with his first round finish. The fight also marks the Muay Thai specialists 14th KO win out of only 21 fights.