WOW! Insane Spinning Wheel Kick by Heavyweight Chris Barnett Stuns Everyone at UFC 268

Published 11/06/2021, 8:27 PM EDT


Chris Barnett delivered one of the craziest knockouts in recent times. Barnett met Gian Villante in a heavyweight clash in the UFC 268 prelims. Villante was fighting in his last fight and got stopped by an amazing spinning wheel kick in the second round.

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The fight started slowly, as both men were trying to find their range. Villante looked the more comfortable fighter in the first round. However, as he did not land much damage, it made Barnett more comfortable.

After the break, ‘Beastboy’ landed a beautiful spinning wheel kick to send Villante crashing to the mat. Barnett landed some strong ground and pound after the kick, which led to the stoppage of the fight.

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This was Barnett‘s first win in the UFC. ‘Huggy Bear’ looked hyped and ready for the fight from the start. He danced his way to the octagon and looked more than confident.

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Fans reacted to the crazy TKO win

MMA fans couldn’t keep the excitement of the spinning wheel kick to themselves. They took to Twitter to express their feelings about the win.

Fans also appreciated his generosity. After the fight, Chris Barnett asked the fans to cheer for Gian Villante, as it was his last fight.

One fan even appreciated Barnett’s walkout and his overall performance.

It was not just his walkout or his knockout that made the fans root for him. After the win and the post-fight interview, Barnett broke into a dance, which got the fans and the commentators excited.

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This win will definitely raise his stock in the UFC. Chris Barnett is sure to get bigger fights in the UFC, and fans can expect similar enthusiasm from him for all of his fights.

‘Beastboy’ lost his first UFC fight to Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night: Font vs Garbrandt via submission. With a bounce-back victory against Gian Villante, he now has a 22-7 record in his professional MMA career and would like to add more impressive victories to his name.

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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