The shot seemed to have come out of nowhere!(replay at 6:50)
David Evans and Cortavious Romious locked horns at the featherweight title bout in the undercard of Shamrock FC Ultimate on December 5. The fight was scheduled for three three-minute rounds but it took Romious, the current champion, only twenty something seconds to finish the contender. Evans worked a clinch early on but couldn’t take any advantage of it and soon was forced back. Romious threw a left high kick, then another one and finally connected with a perfectly timed and aimed spinning back kick which got the unaware Evans right on the button and dropped him to the mat barely conscious.
When Shamrock Promotions had their first event in 1998, it was headlined by the phrase “Las Vegas Style Fights”. Well, if Cortavious Romious produced a knockout like that at MGM Grand it surely would not spoil the party.