The Glory 77 prelims got off to an explosive start on Saturday with a third-round knockout in the kickboxing event.

Martin Pacas sent Muhammed Balli through ropes with a head kick and short combination of punches in a heavyweight bout on the event’s short preliminary card.

Check out a video of the finish.

HE KNOCKED HIM OUT OF THE RING#martinpacas with a STATEMENT in his GLORY debut.

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— GLORY Kickboxing (@GLORY_WS) January 30, 2021

Glory 77 featured a heavyweight tournament with heavyweight champ Rico Verhoeven and light heavyweight title bout with current Glory middleweight champ Alex Pereira, who holds a knockout win over UFC middleweight champ Israel Adesanya and recently returned to MMA in UFC feeder league LFA.