Video: Cory Hendricks starches fellow UFC vet Konstantin Erokhin at ACB 77

Cory Hendricks was a one-and-done fighter in the UFC, and his performances since a surprise release from the promotion show he might have been let go too soon.

Hendricks (5-1) picked up another brutal first-round finish today at ACB 77, stopping fellow octagon veteran Konstantin Erokhin (9-4) by knockout just 30 seconds into their light heavyweight bout, which took place at Rossiya Hall in Moscow.

The contest was short and sweet. Hendricks’ finish was entirely set up by a pair of left head kicks, and once Erokhin went down from the second one, there was no opportunity for him to get back in the fight (via Twitter):

After a stint on Season 23 of “The Ultimate Fighter” where he was forced to end his run prematurely due to injury, Hendricks got a chance to make his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale in July 2016. He dropped a majority decision to Josh Stansbury, and the promotion opted not to have him back.

In need of a new home, Hendricks signed with ACB. He made his promotional debut in September, scoring a TKO win in less than two minutes. His sophomore appearance with the organization took even less time than that, marking his fourth opening-round finish in five career wins.

Erokhin, not he other hands, is in the midst of a three-fight losing skid. He lost back-to-back fights in the UFC in 2015, the last of which came against Gabriel Gonzaga at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale in December 2015. He returned to action from a more than two-year layoff, and the end result was the quickest loss of his career.

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