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The Most Devastating MMA Knockout Of The Year Happened In Khabib Nurmagomedov's EFC Promotion

Josh Lawless

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The Most Devastating MMA Knockout Of The Year Happened In Khabib Nurmagomedov's EFC Promotion

Quite possibly the best MMA knockout of the year happened in Khabib Nurmagomedov's promotion last night.

After retiring from the sport with a perfect 29-0 record, the former UFC lightweight champion has been focusing on putting on combat sports cards in his native Russia.

Khabib purchased the Gorilla Fighting Championship promotion for $1 million and rebranded it to the Eagle Fighting Championship.

The latest event, EFC 43, emanated from Moscow and featured an all-Russian main event as Mehdi Dakaev locked horns with Makkasharip Zaynukov.

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And it was Dakaev who secured the victory in spectacular fashion when he produced an insane superman punch finish.

After swinging wildly with a left hook in a rapid punch combination, he proceeded to dive at his opponent and catch him flush on the chin with a devastating strike while he was in the air.



Zaynukov was sent to the canvas and the referee sharply intervened when Dakaev leaped for the ground and pound.

It was the definition of a highlight reel knockout and it looks even sweeter in slow motion.

Dakaev moved to 14-2 with one of the most impressive wins of his career and also made the second defence of his EFC lightweight strap.

Featured Image Credit: Image: PA

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC

Josh Lawless
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