VIDEO | Craziest MMA knockout of the century with Capoeira kick?

April 12, 2017 2:00 pm by Russell Ess
Marcus Aurelio Keegan Marshall

When you think of the craziest knockouts that you have seen in mixed martial arts, which ones come to mind?

Being on one of the smaller promotions, Marcus Aurelio’s spinning Capoeira kick that knocked out opponent Keegan Marshall at the North American Challenge 24 event back in 2009, people are still in awe of the spectacle of a finish.

Marcus Aurelio Keegan Marshall

Aurelio brought a little refresher to his Instagram account, posting his highlight KO over Marshall a few days ago and the views continue to rack up. Aurelio said in his caption, “Craziest KO of the century! This was the first meia lua knockout in MMA, many people were skeptical that it was a fluke, but I’ve been able to have many more KOs using capoeira. #capoeira #mma #ufc #ufcbound #tuf #ko #knockout #livingthedream #limelight #cmbarraozinho #lelo #marcusaurelio #stunt #stuntman #ring #octagon #cage #kicks #punches #outcold”

Aurelio last fought in 2012 at Bellator Fighting Championships 79 where he lost by split decision to Christ Franck and holds an overall MMA record of 6-2. Although his last fight was over four years ago, by looking at his hashtags it seems like the Capoeira knockout artist is still looking to make his way to the UFC.

Marcus Aurelio Keegan Marshall

Do you agree with Aurelio that his Capoeira kick that knocked out Keegan Marshall was the craziest KO of the century? It’s definitely a highlight KO to be proud of but there are surely other knockouts that people would love to argue as the craziest KO of the century. Let’s get your thoughts on Aurelio’s KO and be sure to mention the other notable knockouts that come to mind in the comment section!

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/12/2017.


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