During the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen, middleweight fighter Joaquin Buckley landed a knockout that has been coined by the UFC’s Twitter account as the “most unbelievable KO” in the promotion’s history.
Buckley took on Impa Kasanganay in an exciting affair on October 10 and landed a brutal jumping back kick in the second round, ending the fight abruptly. Watch the KO below via the UFC’s Twitter account:
During the broadcast, UFC commentator Dan Hardy said that Buckley’s KO was a Knockout of the Year candidate and Paul Felder, another commentator working the event, said that it was one of the craziest knockouts he’s ever seen.
With the victory, Buckley improved his professional MMA record to 11-3 and earned his first victory inside the Octagon. On the other end, Kasanganay suffered his first professional defeat and his record dropped to 8-1.
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UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen Results
Bantamweight Bout: Cory Sandhagen def. Marlon Moraes via Second-Round TKO
Featherweight Bout: Edson Barboza def. Makwan Amirkhani via Unanimous Decision (30–26, 30–27, 29–28)
Heavyweight Bout: Marcin Tybura def. Ben Rothwell via Unanimous Decision (29–27, 29–27, 29–27)
Middleweight Bout: Dricus du Plessis def. Markus Perez via First-Round KO
Heavyweight Bout: Tom Aspinall def. Alan Baudot via First-Round TKO
Featherweight Bout: llia Topuria def. Youssef Zalal via Unanimous Decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28)
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Middleweight Bout: Tom Breese def. KB Bhullar via First-Round TKO
Heavyweight Bout: Chris Daukaus def. Rodrigo Nascimento via First-Round KO
Middleweight Bout: Joaquin Buckley def. Impa Kasanganay via Second-Round KO
Bantamweight Bout: Tony Kelley def. Ali AlQaisi via Unanimous Decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)
Featherweight Bout: Giga Chikadze def. Omar Morales via Unanimous Decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Women’s Bantamweight Bout: Tracy Cortez def. Stephanie Egger via Unanimous Decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)
Flyweight Bout: Tagir Ulanbekov def. Bruno Gustavo da Silva via Unanimous Decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28)