Welterweight star Hakon Foss enjoyed a successful return to the Cage Warriors promotion with a first round submission of Martyn Harris at Cage Warriors 81 at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.
The Norwegian came into the fight on a three win streak after his loss to reigning champion Karl Amoussou who recently won the vacant 170lb belt against Matt Inman with a first round stoppage.
“Ferocious” was a clear favourite in the match-up and did not fail to deliver when 3:31 into the first round, the Oslo native executed a rear-naked choke forcing the referee to stop the fight and hail the Frontline Academy man as the victor.
Håkon Foss is your winner at 3:31 of R1 with a SLICK rear-naked choke! pic.twitter.com/oXU286lkLX
— Cage Warriors (@CageWarriors) March 4, 2017
Speaking to Andy Friedlander after his victory, Foss expressed his love for the Irish fans before ruthlessly declaring his love for striking. “I like to strike, I like to knock guys out but sometimes you can’t find that range and you have to use other weapons as well.”
The 170lb contender hinted at a title fight coming in the near future. “I want to win one more fight before I go for that title, I just want to feel about a bit more. So one tough opponent, I can face anyone. Anyone in this division.”