Corey Browning scored an upset on the Bellator 207 main card, stopping Baby Slice with punches in the second round after knocking him down.
Corey Browning comes into his Bellator debut with a 3-2 record. The Tennessee native submitted two of his first three opponents, but has lost his last two bouts.
Kevin Ferguson Jr., AKA Baby Slice, lost in his professional debut, but responded by rattling off three first-round stoppages in a row heading into this bout. The son of the late Kimbo Slice has fought his entire professional career in the Bellator cage.
Baby Slice landed an early takedown and attempted an anaconda choke on the grappler. Browning broke free, allowing Slice to land some ground-and-pound. Slice pushed Browning against the cage as he attempted to stand and landed a hard knee to the head.
Slice landed another takedown, then avoided an armbar attempt, leading to a scramble. Slice ended up on top and landed an elbow that cut Browning open. Slice was swept, and Browning worked his way to a crucifix position. Browning landed several elbows to end the first round.
Browning started the second round in a big way by knocking down Baby Slice with a counter right hand. Slice powered through to gain top position and attempted an arm-triangle. Browning defended well, broke out of the submission and gained top position. Browning overwhelmed the tired Slice with ground-and-pound, leading to a second-round stoppage.
Corey Browning def. Baby Slice by TKO (Punches) in Round 2 (2:08)