The Body Lock’s best MMA knockouts of April 2019
It’s now time to look back on and vote for your favorite knockout from April 2019.
The Body Lock has compiled five of the best knockouts in no ranking order. You can vote at the bottom of this page to crown the “Knockout of the Month.”
Martin Nguyen def. Narantungalag Jadambaa at ONE: Roots of Honor
Martin Nguyen defended his ONE Lightweight Championship by hurting Narantungalag Jadambaa with a leg kick and then while Jadambaa was bouncing in pain, Nguyen launched a perfect flying knee that immediately sent his challenger to the ground.
Joshua Pacio def. Yasuke Saruta at ONE: Roots of Honor
On the same card, 23-year-old Joshua Pacio reclaimed the ONE Strawweight Championship by avenging his loss to champion Yasuke Saruta. When Saruta went in for a right overhand, Pacio threw something between a head kick and a knee, dropping Saruta cold.
Khalid Taha def. Boston Salmon at UFC 236
It’s safe to say Khalid Taha was not happy about his UFC debut ending in a unanimous decision loss back in July 2018. He proved he still has a spot on the UFC roster after dropping Boston Salmon with a combination of hooks after just 25 seconds.
IT ONLY TOOK SECONDS!@KhalidTahaMMA knocks out Salmon in the first round! #UFC236 pic.twitter.com/qzP7xSCEsU
— UFC (@ufc) April 14, 2019
Arman Ospanov def. Lom-Ali Eskijew at ACA 95
In the Russian promotion Absolute Championship Akhmat, Arman Ospanov broke his two-fight losing streak against Lom-Ali Eskijew. In Round 2, as Eskijew was trying to weave into range, Ospanov threw a flying knee connecting with Eskijew’s jaw sending him to the ground, which was followed up by a hammerfist before the fight was stopped.
Arman Ospanov (9-2) snaps his skid in spectacular fashion, starching Lom-Ali Eskijew with a flying knee! The Kazakhstani owns eight finishes, seven by knockout. #ACA95 pic.twitter.com/rVqZg2OWwh
— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) April 27, 2019
Magomed Mustafaev def. Rafael Fiziev at UFC Fight Night 149
Thirty-year-old lightweight Magomed Mustafaev had not entered the Octagon since his 2016 loss to Kevin Lee. Mustafaev comeback bid was against 6-0 Rafael Fiziev who was making his UFC debut. After just over a minute into the first round, Mustafaev landed spinning back kick that sent Fiziev to the ground, after a few ground-and-pound punches, the fight was called. Mustafaev joins Renan Barão and Uriah Hall as the only UFC fighter to win via spinning back kick.
OH MY!! Mustafaev with the quick work!!#UFCStPetersburg pic.twitter.com/Bskv95O86D
— UFC (@ufc) April 20, 2019
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