Justin Thornton Knockout Video – Justin Thornton, whose MMA vocation included 24 expert battles, has died after wounds supported in a knockout misfortune at BKFC 20 in August.
BKFC President Dave Feldman affirmed Thornton’s demise to MMA Junkie on Monday following an underlying.
Thornton battled Dillon Cleckler in a heavyweight session at BKFC 20 in Biloxi, Miss. Cleckler got him with a right hand, and Thornton tumbled to the material face initial only 18 seconds into the battle. Thornton was removed from the ring on a cot and allegedly had been hospitalized since the battle – remembering for a ventilator. An accurate reason for death has not been declared.
The 38-year-old Thornton took the bare-knuckle battle with Cleckler on a five-battle slide in MMA – all first-round stoppages, including two knockout misfortunes. He hadn’t won an MMA battle since October 2016. His latest MMA misfortune came in under a moment to MMA advertiser Lex McMahon, who was battling as a master interestingly.
Thornton’s vocation MMA record was 8-16, just for territorial advancements. His first master battle was in 2008.
The battle with Cleckler was a rematch. Cleckler beat him under the Island Fights flag in 2013. Cleckler came into the BKFC 20 battle with an 11-1 MMA record and two knockout successes for BKFC.