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Brendan Loughnane folds Sheymon Moraes with brutal knockout punch in PFL 2021 season debut

Brendan Loughnane entered his first PFL season in a violent fashion.

At 2021 PFL 1 on Friday, Loughnane (20-3) brutally knocked out UFC alumnus Sheymon Moraes in a brutal first-round flurry. The finish, which came 2:05 into the fight, earned him six points in his first regular-season appearance.

After initially getting floored, Moraes (11-5) worked his way back to his feet – but only remained there momentarily. Loughnane didn’t let the Brazilian fighter off the hook. Loughnane unloaded on Moraes with a barrage of punches. Moraes was unable to get off the cage and was eventually met by a violent right hand.

Check out the knockout in the video below:

With the victory, Loughnane remains undefeated in his PFL career. He signed with PFL after being passed over on Dana White’s Contender Series and promptly went 2-0 in the promotion in non-season bouts.

Moraes lost his PFL debut. His losing skid was extended to three.

2021 PFL 1 took place Friday at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. The main card aired on ESPN2 after prelims on ESPN+.