Victorian Kitt Campbell made quick work of his Sydney counterpart Joel Kendrick in the Hex Fight Series 17 main event on Friday night at the Melbourne Pavilion. It was a historic night for Hex Fight Series making their co promotional debut, partnering up with Chinese MMA powerhouse Kunlun Fight for the first time.
As soon as the bell rang signalling the beginning of round one of the main event, Campbell went in for the the kill, momentarily dropping Kendrick with an onslaught of violent strikes. Kendrick briefly got back to his feet, but soon after Campbell again caught Kendrick with further devastating punches. This time Campbell attacked for the finish with brutal ground and pound, forcing the stoppage at only 36 seconds into the fight.
Kitt “The Killer” Campbell makes a statement by finishing his fight in just 36 seconds last night at Hex Fight Series 17.
Posted by Hex Fight Series on Friday, October 26, 2018
With the win, the former Hex welterweight champion moves to a 10-3 record, while youngster Kendrick drops to 7-2-1 post bout.
In the co headliner, fresh off his devastating head-kick KO victory at Hex FS 16 (video), Aussie light heavyweight Nathan Reddy took on New Zealand fighter Dhcamad Armstrong.
Reddy clearly demonstrated that he was the much more advanced grappler, securing takedown after takedown throughout the contest. Reddy controlled his opponent for most the the match, while he attacked with heavy ground and pound. In the end, it was more than enough to earn the unanimous decision victory.
Reddy continues to add to an undefeated streak of six with the victory and moves his record to 8-2. Armstrong drops to 7-6-1 following the loss.
Also on the night, popular Melburnian Aidan Aguilera proved too strong for Malaysia’s Jian Kai Chee. Aguilera secured an early slam on Chee and proceeded to work with vicious ground and pound forcing the stoppage only a minute into the contest.
In an entertaining lightweight contest and arguably the fight of the night, lightweights Alex Gorgees and Raphael Scott went to war in a back and forth contest; Gorgees was more technical, crisp and versatile in his stand up, and ended up securing the unanimous decision win.
Full results from the night can be found below.
David Lewellin is a Melbourne based contributor for Fight News Australia.