With just one kick, Anderson Silva’s son, Kalyl, is making headlines.
Kalyl, 22, made his kickboxing debut at FightersRep 10 over the weekend in California. He scored an eight-second KO win over Anthony Reynaga in a 156-pound fight. He knocked out his opponent with a jumping head kick stoppage.
The referee didn’t stop the fight until 11 seconds into the round, but the official result said Silva won by knockout just eight seconds into the fight.
Anderson Silva’s other son, Gabriel, was also supposed to compete, but his fight was pulled from the card. The reason is unclear.
It’s also unclear when Kalyl will return to competition, but their father — a former UFC middleweight champion — will return to the ring on September 11 against former UFC champion Tito Ortiz in Los Angeles. He last won in a decision victory over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in June.