07:00PM, Friday 16 October 2020
Windsor’s Terry Brazier had waited almost a year to get back in the cage for a Bellator bout, but his fight with Frenchman Yves Landu didn’t make it past the first round.
Speaking last week Brazier was confident his natural instincts and better overall attributes would serve him well in the first ever major Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event to be staged in France.
But Landu sent him flying to the canvas in the opening minutes of their bout in Paris with a flying knee that knocked the former paratrooper out.
The explosive blow came as the pair were feeling each other out and trading strikes in the opening round of their Bellator bout.
The event, which was shown on BBC iPlayer for the very first time, saw Brazier go in for an attempted takedown, but Landu seized his opportunity, catching the Windsor fighter very much off guard. The strike was one of the better ones landed on the Bellator bill over the course of the weekend.
Police were called to the River Thames between Cookham and Bourne End yesterday at about 3pm, to reports that a teenage boy had entered the water but hadn’t been seen to leave.