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Video: Hermes Franca returns to MMA after deportation, gets knocked out in 34 seconds

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Hermes Franca got destroyed after competing in MMA for the first time since being deported back to Brazil

After three years away, Hermes Franca stepped back in the cage this past week and it ended up badly for the 40-year-old fighter. Competing at Extreme Fighter: Nordeste in Brazil, Franca took on a fighter 15 years his junior in Marcio Breno Braga (10-2) and got knocked out in just 34 seconds.

This was Franca's first bout since being deported back to Brazil after serving time for sexual abuse of a minor. In 2012, the fighter plead guilty to a single count of both unlawful penetration and first-degree sexual abuse, which had him serve time for 2 years in the US before his deportation.

With the loss, Franca drops his overall MMA record to 22-13-1. His 13-year career has seen him win the WEC lightweight title and compete in the UFC 11 times. He has career wins over Nate Diaz and Jamie Varner, along with a UFC title loss against Sean Sherk, where he also tested positive for banned steroid Drostanolone.

Watch the video of the fight below:

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