The UFC billed it “THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE KO IN UFC HISTORY.” Even if that is a slight exaggeration, Joaquin “New Mansa” Buckley did put himself within the pantheon of lights-out artists.
Buckley hit a spinning again kick to flatten Impa Kasanganay within the second spherical of a preliminary bout on the Fight Island 5 card Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
The middleweight from St. Louis raised his lifetime file to 11-3.
His electrifying mixture energy and precision lit up MMA Twitter:
I imply I’ve seen some shit in mma, however which may be the craziest knockout ever!!!! Dude bought some bonus cash coming his approach!!!!
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 10, 2020
I fought Buckley as an beginner.. not proud to confess it, however he knocked me out chilly too. Dude has insane energy! 😩😂
— Brandon Karcher (@Brandon_Karcher) October 10, 2020
Been watching MMA for nearly 20 years now. That’s the craziest factor I’ve ever seen 🥳
— Agreenz (@kelvahkarain) October 10, 2020
Yeah man! One of the craziest finishes I’ve ever seen! It was like one thing out of a online game!
— Tony Gravely (@tonygravely135) October 11, 2020