Damien Anderson is one of the most promising young grapplers training alongside Craig Jones at the B-Team headquarters and he just made history by registering the first clean knockout ever seen at the Combat Jiu Jitsu World Championships. Anderson has been competing at the highest levels of the sport for some time now and has even registered some impressive wins over elite grapplers like Estevan Martinez. This time around Anderson was competing in the Lightweight edition of the Combat Jiu Jitsu World Championships and came up against EBI and CJJ veteran Adrian Madrid in the first round. Not only was it the first match for either man, but it was also the first match of the entire event so naturally the crowd weren’t too fired up just yet.
The two grapplers looked fairly evenly matched to begin with and they had a decent amount of back-and-forth, although neither man could really get any submission attempt locked in. Anderson did spend the majority of the match on top though and was looking more confident as the match went on. Madrid attempted to attack Anderson’s left leg and it was at that point that Anderson stood up tall and dropped two incredibly heavy strikes to his opponent’s head.
Mike Beltran was serving as the referee for the match and he was very quick to act indeed. The first strike seemed to daze Madrid and Beltran was already moving forward in order to put an end to the match but the second strike landed equally hard and rendered Madrid completely unconscious. It was at that point that Beltran switched to a full sprint in order to call the match off and attend to him while Anderson celebrated the first clean knockout win in Combat Jiu Jitsu history.
The footage of B-Team’s Damien Anderson scoring the first clean knockout in Combat Jiu Jitsu history was uploaded to the official Twitter account of UFC FightPass, where the full event replay can be watched:
HE'S OUT! 🤯
Damien Anderson advances to the Quarterfinals via knockout 👋
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) June 5, 2022