Eddie Hall stuns on MMA debut with KO of two brothers in one round

Eddie Hall, the World's Strongest Man in 2017, made a striking MMA debut on Friday night by defeating two opponents in a handicap match. The 36 year old returned to combat sports at the World Freak Fight League event in Blackburn, after his previous loss to Hafthor 'The Mountain' Bjornsson in a boxing match.

He faced off against the Neffati Brothers, Jamil and Jamel, in a two-on-one match. Despite a slow start where the brothers avoided Hall for the first two rounds, the British powerhouse managed to knock out one of his opponents with a powerful right hand.

After suplexing one brother to the ground, Hall defended himself from the other fighter before delivering the knockout punch. This victory served as validation for Hall, who had been frustrated by the brothers' reluctance to engage in earlier rounds.

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In the lead-up to the fight, tensions escalated during a press conference when one of the brothers slapped Hall. In response, Hall threw someone at the brothers as security guards stepped in, reports the Mirror.

Prior to the clash, Hall made a bold prediction, stating confidently that he would "knock both brothers out". His assessment unfolded as follows: "Training has been pretty hard, it's double the cardio. You've got two eyes on you and four fists, you've got to keep moving all of the time. I've really struggled to find people as small as them, my 11-year-old son is bigger than the pair of them put together. I'm going to knock one of them out, then pick him up and knock the other out with him."

In contrast, the Neffati Brothers expressed their surprise that Hall had considered entering the ring with them. Their reaction was: "I'm surprised he took the fight, I thought he was bigger. He keeps saying he's going to do this and that, but he is so slow. We've been training with professional fighters, not teddy bears like me. I can imagine after 45-seconds he is going to want help sent for him or throw in the towel and go crying."

Reflecting on the events in the ring, one of the brothers offered his insights, saying: "It must have been a good punch as I cannot remember anything. People were shouting at me from the crowd and I shouted back you come and f****** him, see if you can do it! ".