INSANE! Stunning Head Kick Knocks Out Roosevelt Roberts in the Final Seconds of UFC Fight Night- Up for KO of the Year

Published 08/21/2021, 8:44 PM EDT


The UFC Vegas 34 event was all set to be one of the most exciting MMA events of the year. The UFC event had a plethora of great fights set for the night. While many fans were excited about the main event fight between Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum, the fight between Roosevelt Roberts and Ignacio Bahamondes was one fight that was very exciting. The bout saw Bahamondes claim a spectacular KO.

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Bahamondes was coming into this fight on the back of a loss against John Makdessi. Therefore, the fighter wanted to perform admirably and win. The fighter performed admirably well and took the fight to Roberts. In the end, Bahamondes was well on his way to earn a decision victory. However, the fighter then unleashed some great attacks and finished Roberts with a spectacular wheel kick.

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Bahamondes had gone for the wheel kick a few times during the fight. However, in almost every instance, he aimed it towards his opponent’s body and tried to transition into a takedown from thereon. Bahamondes seemed in superb control through the fight, and nothing seemed to faze him.

The wheel kick that eventually gave Bahamondes the victory was spectacular. Hence, it could be seen as a contender for the KO of the year.

Aljamain Sterling reacts to Ignacio Bahamondes’s stunning KO kick

The KO kick by Bahamondes was spectacular, leaving everyone in awe of the fighter’s ability. Fighters from all over the world reacted to this epic KO. UFC champion Aljamain Sterling was also one to react to the same.

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He said, “Wow! That was filthy! Man spun like 10-12 times and the last one lands BIG, seconds away before the fight ends! 100k bonus!!”

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Bahamondes’s kick clearly impressed Sterling, and he was not the only one to appreciate it. Within seconds of the KO, fans from all over the world were praising the fighter.

What did you make of Bahamondes’ incredible kick to win the fight? Let us know in the comments.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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