Depending on who you ask, Chihiro Suzuki may have scored the sickest and slickest upkick knockout in MMA history.
With nowhere else to topple, the unconscious Karamov (19-5) landed directly on Suzuki, who proceeded to pummel away with punches because the referee hadn’t stepped in. The official took a closer and closer look, but it took approximately 20 punches before a stoppage.
Check out the unbelievable finish from multiple angles below:
Upkicks are certainly rare in mixed martial arts. To put in perspective, there have only been two in UFC history: Jon Fitch over Thiago Alves and Niko Price over James Vick.