Every young fighter dreams of fighting in the biggest MMA promotion in the game, the Ultimate Fighting Championship. And that dream comes true for a very few fighters. But, for Kevin Croom had one of the best UFC debuts with a quick finish over Roosevelt Roberts.
Going into the fight, Kevin Croom was a big underdog against Roberts. However, he defied the odds in style as he picks up a submission win in 31 seconds.
It was all Kevin Croom from the beginning of the fight. He hurt Roosevelt with a left hook and got him in a nasty guillotine. Though Roosevelt tried to escape the choke Croom ensured that the fight finishes in less than a minute.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 12, 2020
Kevin Croom puts the lightweight division on notice
With this win, Croom now holds the record for the fastest win on UFC debut in the lightweight division. After an emphatic victory, Kevin Croom talked about his journey to UFC and the debut win in the post-fight interview with Michael Bisping. Croom stated:
“Waited 13 years to be here. Hard work. I am elated. Left hand clean. Snap. heck yeah. Grabbed that guillotine. Man, that tap felt like the best thing.”
Even Kevin Croom was surprised by the way the fight played out as he stated:” I was expecting the best. Man, I got it, huh!”
With this victory, Croom has secured the 22nd win in his MMA career. The 33-year-old mixed martial artist has a record 22 wins and 12 losses as he makes a statement on his UFC debut.
Croom has not been able to hold any prestigious championship in his career so far. However, he has won fights in promotions such as Bellator and LFA. Croom has been entertaining the fans with numerous first-round finishes and it is expected that the best is yet to come for the veteran.