Coming into 2022 on a four-fight winning streak to start off his career, featherweight Ciaran Clarke was looking to keep things rolling when he faced Abou Tounkara at Bellator 275 this past February. Following a strong showing in the first round, Tounkara was forced to retire following a shoulder injury, giving Clarke his fifth win in a row, even if it came in a fashion he wasn’t anticipating at all. “Initially I didn’t know why the fight was stopped, if it was an injury or what,” Clarke told MMAWeekly.com. “Watching it back I saw what happened, (Tounkara’s) shoulder hit the mat and that’s when the dislocation happened, and he fought on, but obviously the stoppage happened. “It was bittersweet. It was a win.