Roman Faraldo

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Roman Faraldo on getting flying knee KOs the same day consecutive years

Roman Faraldo secured a knockout of the year contender over Robert Turnquest at Bellator 271 on Friday, November 12th.

This event transpired at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The evening of MMA action was broadcasted on Showtime.

The American Top Team product improved to 6-0 as a pro. He has a one hundred percent finishing rate with all victories coming by way of KO or TKO.

Roman Faraldo cumulatively has a twelve-fight winning streak dating back to his days in amateur mixed martial arts.

For Robert Turnquest, this loss readjusts his record to eleven wins opposite eight defeats.

The welterweight warriors clashed in a fight that wrapped up in seventy-seven seconds.

Roman Faraldo mentioned in the post-fight proceedings a desire to test skills against a ranked foe at 170 pounds and mentioned Jason Jackson specifically by name.

Faraldo accomplished something that seems like it’s straight out of a movie. He notched a highlight-reel knockout utilizing the same technique on the same day in consecutive years.

Roman Faraldo scored a flying knee knockout on November 12th, 2020, and did the very same thing on November 12th, 2021. That first flying knee knockout took place on Jorge Masvidal’s birthday fittingly and Faraldo notched that victory over Pat Casey at Bellator 252.

I spoke with Roman Faraldo virtually at the post-event presser. The excerpt from our virtual media-based interaction is below.

Roman Faraldo

The feelings regarding securing highlight-reel flying knee knockouts on the same day in back to back years

“Listen, it’s Jorge’s birthday today. So I had to do it again. I had to show him up a little bit, you know?”

Faraldo shouting out Goku, and Dragon Ball Z by proxy, in the presser and if we saw him go Super Saiyan tonight

“That’s still to come. We have yet to see the best. I promise.”

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