With more and more people watching and practicing mixed martial arts, mixed mixed martial arts technique is spilling more and more frequently into street fights. We’ve seen backyard skirmishes end with head kicks. We’ve seen bar brawls end with rear naked chokes and arm triangle chokes. And now, we’ve seen a street fight end with a blistering, spinning back fist knockout.
This fight, which can be viewed at the top of this post, begins with two young men squaring off. One of the two men pushes forward, missing with a left hand, then a pair of rights. After missing this second right, he absorbs a light speed spinning back fist – well, more of a forearm – to the jaw, and its lights out. He crashes into the supine position in an unconscious heap.
“laid him out,” one onlooker can be heard saying.
“alright, we’re done,” another says, sounding concerned about the wellbeing of the man who was just knocked out.
It is not known what caused this street fight, or what became of the two men involved, though we certainly hope the loser walked away from this ugly ordeal in good health.
We’ve seen a number of impressive spinning back fist knockouts occur in mainstream MMA. One memorable example of this technique ending a fight occurred back in 2011, when Canadian lightweight veteran John Makdessi took out Kyle Watson on the undercard of UFC 129. Another occurred in early 2015, when Paul Felder levelled Danny Castillo with a second-round spinning back fist on the undercard of UFC 182. And then, of course, there was Alexander Shlemenko’s crippling Bellator 133 KO of Melvin Manhoef, which was later overturned when his testosterone levels were deemed to high.
Though the knockout in the video above is certainly impressive, we here at BJPenn.com do not advocate violence on the streets. Keep it in the cage, fight fans!
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/20/2017.