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Following an incredible 92-second knockout win over John McAllister at Bare Knuckle FC 9 on Saturday night, Chris “Golden Gloves” Sarro joined Steve Domenico on The Room Podcast to talk about the victory.
“It’s still sinking in,” Sarro told Domenico. “I feel good. We stuck to the game plan. The whole idea was ‘it’s not bare knuckle fighting, it’s bare knuckle boxing.'”
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Sarro said that he joined Domenico’s show prior to the contest in Biloxi, Mississippi, and it was there that he predicted he would record a first round knockout win.
“I said it was going to be pretty violent, and it ended up being that way,” Sarro said of the devastation.
Sarro transitioned to bare knuckle after making his MMA debut in September, knocking out Ras Hylton with one of the most devastating punches you will ever see inside the cage. One big overhand right from “Golden Gloves” Sarro sent Hylton crashing to the canvas and the fight was over.
The Ellsworth, Maine native Sarro had an amateur boxing record of 7-1 before jumping into MMA.
He is now 1-0 in MMA, but more importantly 1-0 in bare knuckle.
Who do you want to see Chris Sarro toe the line against next?