Former UFC flyweight contender Magomed Bibulatov may well have secured the ‘KO of the Year’ after rendering Rodrigo Praia out cold with a stunning spinning head-kick.
With just a minute gone in the first round of the contest at ACA 112 in Grozny on Sunday, Bibulatov backed his Brazilian opponent up against the cage with several spearing jabs before unleashing his perfect kick.
Praia was actually out cold before he even touched the floor in the Chechen capital as his Russian opponent wheeled off in celebration.
Bibulatov, who fought three times in the UFC, is already being credited with the knockout of the year by some excited fans on Twitter and it is clear to see why.
“This is the KO of the year for sure and it isn’t even close. This @ACA_League show was one of the best of the year,” wrote one fan.
“Goddamn that was perfect,” said another awestruck observer.
The explosive victory was Bibulatov’s third on the bounce since he was released by the UFC, taking his record to an impressive 17-2.
His was not the only impressive knockout in Grozny as Rasul Albaskhanov secured a destructive one-punch KO in his bout with Alexey Shaposhnikov.