Cedric Doumbe made a spectacular PFL debut stunning the audience with a 9-second left-hook knockout victory over Jordan Zebo in the main event of PFL Paris.
Doumbe lived up to his pre-fight theatrics, displaying a tombstone painted on a mattress with Zebo's name as he walked out to the ring. The two fighters exchanged pleasantries with a glove touch at the center, and they wasted no time in engaging in a flurry of strikes. Zebo responded with a head kick, but Doumbe swiftly caught it and countered with a precision low kick-left-hook combination. Both fighters crouched low, and 'Le Meilleur' unleashed a powerful right hand that sent Zebo reeling.
Check out the knockout video below:
The audience at the Zenith Arena, which included PSG's sensation Kylian Mbappe, erupted with jubilation over the record-breaking knockout.
Check out Mbappe's reaction below:
Cedric Doumbe was initially signed by the UFC last year, but his fight was canceled when the French Athletic Commission intervened. Subsequently, the former Glory Kickboxing welterweight champion secured a contract with PFL MMA in May.