UFC middleweight Joaquin Buckley produced a knockout from the gods to claim the most spectacular victory of the night on UFC Fight Island on Saturday night as he starched Impa Kasanganay with a stunning spinning back kick.
Buckley attempted to connect with a left high kick to the head, but Kasanganay blocked it and held on to Buckley’s leg to set up an opening for himself to land a big shot.
But Buckley saw it as an opening for himself, and spun swiftly and connected with a vicious turning back kick, which connected hard with Kasanganay’s chin, knocking him out instantly.
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“That was one of the most spectacular knockouts we have ever seen!” exclaimed play-by-play commentator John Gooden, while co-commentator and UFC fighter Paul Felder described it as “one of the craziest knockouts I’ve ever seen in my life!”
Gooden then labeled the spectacular technique as, “Real-life ninja stuff,” as those present inside Flash Forum attempted to process what they just witnessed.
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It was one of the best knockouts seen in 2020, and arguably one of the most spectacular knockouts in UFC history as Buckley produced a highlight-reel moment for the ages in Abu Dhabi.