Beneil Dariush Scored One Of The Nastiest Spinning Back Elbow KO's In UFC History
Beneil Dariush scored a devastating spinning back elbow KO on Scott Holtzman at UFC Vegas 6.
Dariush picked up his fifth straight Octagon win over Holtzman in brutal fashion on Saturday.
He threw a disguised right-hand before executing a flawless spinning back elbow flush on his opponent's chin that floored him to the canvas.
OH MY GOODNESS! @BeneilDariush w/ the spinning back fist! #UFCVegas6 on E+ pic.twitter.com/ahMwbRJkbM
- UFC (@ufc) August 9, 2020
Spinning back elbow finish by @beneildariush :muscle:#UFCVegas6 pic.twitter.com/6yIHHh6xgO
- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) August 9, 2020
A huge win for Dariush who improved his MMA record to 19-4-1 (13-4-1 in the UFC).
The lightweight fighter missed weight for his clash and speaking after his win, he said he's "embarrassed" about his mishap.
"I gotta say even though I won, I'm super embarrassed how it went yesterday," he said.
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"I missed weight. Dana [White], if you're listening and that was performance worthy, give it to Scott. That's the right thing to do."
Needless to say, the 31-year-old's KO win sent social media wild.
Scott Holtzman: "Your punches have no effect!!" Beneil Dariush: pic.twitter.com/CoWnZ8oKgq
- Jimmy Smith (@jimmysmithmma) August 9, 2020
Oh my GOD, Beneil Dariush. Just finished Scott Holtzman with a vicious spinning backhand in the first round. This, after he already hurt him badly with a knee. Walkoff spinning backhand. Top 10 opponent here we come.
- Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 9, 2020
Man. Beaut of a KO by Beneil Dariush. A spinning back forearm/elbow. He might have secured his fourth straight performance bonus. Second straight walkoff KO for Dariush this year.
- Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 9, 2020
One Twitter user wrote: "And that's how you end a fight... be tasting that elbow for a few days."
A second tweeted: "Beneil Dariush getting better with age."
A third added: "Great KO, Beneil needs top opps again."
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