A Russian MMA fighter called Dzhikhad Yunusov landed a spinning back elbow that was so perfect he won by instant, brutal knockout during an Absolute Championship Akhmat (ACA) event Friday.
Yunusov fought Leonardo Limberger in a featherweight match during the preliminary section of the 15-fight show in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
The 145-pound combatant is not renowned for his knockout prowess as he tends to grind out decision wins, and had not finished an opponent since a doctor's stoppage win over Paata Robakidze in 2017.
But that all changed on fight night this week.
With his back to the fence, Limberger seemingly had a grip on Yunusov's head.
Yunusov rotated a quarter-step on his lead left foot, shifted his weight, and maneuvered into a spinning back elbow strike that landed perfectly on the Brazilian's face.
It was a strike that was so well-timed, and so powerfully-accurate, it had a shocking impact on Limberger, who was knocked out long before he had even hit the canvas.
His body went stiff, he fell to the ground, and the referee jumped ahead of Yunusov so he could not land a further blow.
It was all over.
Watch it right here:
???? WOOOOOW! Dzhikhad Yunusov spinning back elbow KO! pic.twitter.com/d6a3HhTLd9— ACAMMA (@ACA_League) February 12, 2021
Victory advanced Yunusov's pro MMA record to 18 wins (two knockouts, four submissions, and 12 decisions) against five defeats.
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