The secret is getting out.
The Monster is just getting started.
On Friday night, Humboldt County’s own Louis Cosce posted yet another statement win in MMA, and this time he did it in front of an international audience.
Competing at Combate Americas in Stockton, which was televised live on AXS TV, Cosce made short work of Art Hernandez in a 165-pound showdown, finishing the fight in just 18 seconds on a TKO and living up to his nickname, The Monster.
“It was a long one,” Cosce’s trainer Brian Wilson said with a chuckle after the fight.
With the win, Cosce improved to 6-0 as a pro fighter, and he has ended all six of his fights in the opening round, four of them in the past seven months.
Friday’s win wasn’t even the quickest of his career, having won a fight in May in just eight seconds.
Hernandez came out swinging for the fences, but Cosce dropped him with a big punch and quickly finished the fight.
“We didn’t know what that guy was going to come out to do, and he absolutely brought the fight to us,” Wilson said.
The win is likely to get the up-and-coming 24-year-old former Hoopa High wrestler some notice.
“It’s huge,” Wilson said. “This was a big televised event. It’s huge exposure.
“This is exciting to see what happens from here.”
Cosce fights out of the Lost Boys Gym in Arcata.