Cage fighter Matt Hallam is celebrating an ‘amazing night’ which saw him claim the fifth stoppage of his career.
The 35-year-old Bostonian defeated Steve Dinsdale with a second-round stoppage at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday night.
Competing at the Cage Warriors 68 event, Hallam (5-2) used his kicks to create distance during the opening exchanges with the home-town fighte.
But as the second round reached the four-minute mark, Hallam - nicknamed Farmer Boy - saw his chance to pounce in this middleweight contest.
Some nicely-placed punches gave the Boston fighter his chance, ending the contest with a lunging shot and crushing follow-up.
“I was training hard for the fight and expecting it to go the three rounds,” admitted Hallam, who has now ended all of his five professional victories with a stoppage.
“He’s a tough fighter but I got my chance and took it.
“It was a great feeling to win the fight and an amazing night for me.
“Obviously, the fans go to see entertaining fights and entertaining stoppages and I think I managed to deliver that again.”
Hallam (pictured) - who trains with Team Rough House - describes the next stage of his career as ‘an open book.’
As he is not under contract with any mixed martial arts promoter, he is free to take the offer of any pro fight which comes his way.
However, he hopes that he can return to a Cage Warriors show soon.