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Ex-Chelsea star Ricardo Prasel fell short in his bid to become an MMA heavyweight champion after suffering a submission defeat.
Prasel, 32, was forced to retire from football in his early 20s but has since forged out a new career path in combat sports.
The 6ft 7″ former shot-stopper had the opportunity to become a heavyweight champion after picking up wins over Michael Kita and Daniel Omielanczuk to set up a shot at the KSW title.
However, he fell to defeat as British Champion Phil De Fries won the bout via a first-round submission at KSW 74.
It means De Fries has now successfully defended his title seven times.
Prasel posted a photo of himself to his Instagram page apologising to fans for the defeat.
Despite losing this heavyweight title fight, Prasel has an impressive record in MMA.