December 20, 2016
There Were Two Must-See Knockouts To Watch From UFC London
UFC Fight Night 2017 went down this past Saturday in London, and it did not disappoint, giving us a fair share of dome-rattling knockouts.
The best was Marc ‘The Bonecrusher’ Diakiese’s right hand knockout of Teemu Packalen. Diakiese, who improved his record to 12-0, threw two stunning spinning teakwood kicks within the first five seconds of the fight, forcing Packalen to strike immediately at close range. This proved to be a fatal mistake, as Diakiese dropped Packalen with the next punch, sending him to the floor sleeping.
The fight lasted all but 30 seconds, but I’m sure for Packalen it felt much longer.
OHHHH MYYYYYY!!!! @Marc_Diakiese STIFLES Packalen w/ a right hand in the FIRST ROUND! What. A. KO!!! #UFCLondon pic.twitter.com/c9wPu0j1uW
— UFC (@ufc) March 18, 2017
And if that KO wasn’t enough, check out Jimi Manuwa’s walk-off knockout of Corey Anderson!
And that’s that!!!! Jimi Manuwa finishes Corey Anderson via KO in RD1 at #UFCLondon @POSTERBOYJM pic.twitter.com/mLZb7rIpvC
— MMAHEYDAY (@MMAHEYDAY) March 18, 2017
Although, these were the best knockouts of the night, there was one other great moment.
Although the fight didn’t go as hoped for the hometown veteran, Vera and Pickett had a touching moment post-fight, where great respect was shown between the two fighters.