Check out this sick headkick KO from last night’s Bellator event – that’s Mike Richman cleaning Mitch Jackson’s clock with a few seconds remaining in the first round.

As for Thursday’s headline bout, the best thing bout Alexander Shlemenko’s middleweight title-winning effort against Maiquel Falcao wasn’t the second round knockout – it was his victory speech afterwards, where he said…

“I am champion of Bellator. I am face of Bellator now. Who want with belt? Come on with cage. I am beat you.”

Possibly the best case of ESL smack since Wandy want to fuck Chuck. And I’m sure it won’t be the last garbled Russian message we hear – the way Bellator is going, it’s looking like the first place that will be taken over by the next generation of great Russian fighters. Like that tiny island in the Pacific that’s gonna be underwater soon, it gives us a glance of how things will be across the entire scene in another decade.

(gifs via the Bloody Elbow)