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Ed West Earns First Knockout After 25 Fights

It might have taken 10 years, but Ed West finally earned his first knockout win at Bellator 91.

“It was my first KO stoppage, which is kinda funny because I have 25 professional fights,” said Ed West on MMA Junkie Radio. “So I am pretty happy about it. In the gym, I catch people all the time with my strikes and kicks. I’m not really surprised, I knew it was just a matter of time before I caught somebody.”

A head kick and three punches on the chin of Josh Montoya on the preliminary card did the trick. West has several stoppages in his career, but those came by submission.

He was told post-fight by Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney that he just landed himself a spot in another bantamweight tournament. It won’t be his first one either, as West has competed in three over the past few years. His best performance was in Season 3 when he lost in the finals to Zach Makovsky. His last shot was in Season 6, which was his worst outing as he didn’t get past the quarterfinals.

West doesn’t know when the next tournament will be, but is looking at the Summer Series as a likely candidate.