Marthin Hamlet (8-3) lost to Antonio Carlos Junior (13-5) in the $1 million light heavyweight final at the 2021 PFL Championship at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Both fighters started striking with hands early, and it is Carlos to land the first kick. Both fighters look relaxed, and a big left hand lands from Hamlet! Carlos Jr. stumbles back and the two clinch in the cage, and the Brazilian looks recovered. Antonio now pressing forward.
A good right, then left hand from Carlos Jr. that is looking quick with his straight punches. Marthin fires back with a left hook that misses. The Norwegian briefly catches a kick to the body and throws a punch. A good right kick from the wrestler.
Antonio throws a punch, and quick in on a double-leg takedown. Oh, wow… the Brazilian quickly takes back against the cage. Marthin stands up to avoid the ground, but the Brazilian with a body triangle and sinks in a rear-naked choke! Marthin falls to his back and is forced to tap.
3:49 into the first round, the million dollar dream from the viking has ended.