Magomed Bibulatov put his name in the running for “Knockout of the Year” on Sunday with a ridiculous finish at ACA 112.
Bibulatov (17-2), who had a three-fight UFC stint from 2017-2019 in which he went 1-2, pulled off an absolutely remarkable finish in his flyweight fight with Rodrigo Praia (15-4), which took place in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia.
After perfectly measuring the range and distance on his opponent, Bibulatov uncorked a perfectly timed and perfectly placed spinning wheel kick that caught Praia clean in the head.
There was nothing else needed. Praia went down in a heap and the fight was over. Watch the insane finish from multiple angles below (via Twitter):
🌪 SPINNING BACK KICK KNOCKOUT! Magomed Bibulatov is applying for the BEST knockout of the year! #ACA112 pic.twitter.com/MyOpWHWte8
— ACAMMA (@ACA_League) October 4, 2020
With the win, Bibulatov has now won three consecutive fights – all by knockout – since his final UFC appearance in February 2019. The 32-year-old has had a perfect MMA career outside of his two octagon blemishes against Rogerio Bontorin and John Moraga, and the knockout of Praia is his best bit of work so far.
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