When Jamey-Lyn Horth landed a hard kick to Jade Masson-Wong's liver, she knew it was a big moment in the fight.
"I was like, 'Oh god, I think it's done,' and so I jumped on her and landed a few more strikes to finish the job until the ref called it."
This instance would be a defining moment in Battlefield Fight League 65, which featured the league's first women's world title fight. Horth won the match via technical knockout in the third round.
"You're only human and you want that person to get up, but you don't because of what you're doing at the time," she said. "It was a pretty surreal moment."
This would bring the 29-year-old Squamish fighter's professional record to an undefeated 4-0. Masson-Wong, who also fought in the TKO MMA league, now has a professional record of 3-2 since the fight.
The world title was a long time coming, with Horth having to switch leagues, and then switch back again, before it could happen.
After gaining notoriety in the BFL league, Horth found herself having trouble finding opponents in her category. She then switched to TKO, where she racked up a win.
However, Horth said she ended up switching back to BFL due to a lack of fights in TKO.
In a twist of fate, Horth ended up fighting Masson-Wong, one of TKO's headlining fighters, in the BFL match.
"This is what you could've had," she said, adding that TKO officials were watching the match.
Horth said that she's hoping new deals will materialize after this high-profile win.
In the meantime, she's giving a big thank-you to all her supporters in Squamish, who've been showering her with kind words.
"I always say that's kind of like the fuel for my fire," she said.
And her fire was certainly on display that night right after the finishing blow.
"I got to celebrate, and I took my mouthguard out like I always do and did a little runaround and my coach was like, 'Get up on the cage and raise your arms,'" said Horth.
"So I climbed up on the side of the cage, and put my hands above my head and pointed at everyone in the crowd."