All Curtis Millender needed was one perfectly placed kick.
Millender found his opening Friday night at Legacy Fighting Alliance 30, stopping Nick Barnes to kickoff 2018 for the promotion on AXS TV.
Talison Soares improved to 10-2 with a decision win over Fernando Padilla in the co-main event, with Maikel Perez topping Charlie Alaniz.
Jordan Wright submitted Craig Wilkerson, Christian Aguilera knocked Maycon Mendoca out, Vince Cachero topped Noheline Hernandez to remain unbeaten and Blake Troop finished Khadzhi Bestaev.
Complete results are below:
Welterweight Fight – Curtis Millender (14-3) knocked out Nick Barnes (12-3) with a head kick at 2:51 in round two.
Featherweight Fight – Talison Soares (10-2) outlasted Fernando Padilla (10-2) to win by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-26).
Flyweight Fight – Maikel Perez (6-1) dominated Charlie Alaniz (12-3) to win by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26).
Middleweight Fight – Jordan Wright (9-0) submitted Craig Wilkerson (7-4) with a rear naked choke at 1:29 in round one.
Welterweight Fight – Christian Aguilera (9-4) landed a quick knockout to defeat Maycon Mendoca (6-4) 27 seconds into the first round.
Bantamweight Fight – Vince Cachero (4-0) won a knockdown-filled battle with Nohelin Hernandez (6-2) by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Light Heavyweight Fight – Blake Troop (7-5) knocked out Khadzhi Bestaev (4-3) in the first round to win by TKO at 2:11.