ICYMI: Five of the best KO’s from the Weekend’s UFC and Boxing action

How do Deontay Wilder's legs support his body?? It's just one of life's many mysteries.....


It was an action packed Saturday night/Sunday morning of boxing and UFC action and in case you were either too steaming or forgot to press record on the box, we’ve rounded up the best of the KO action for you in one go. Enjoy.

Kell Brook v Sergey Rabchenko: KO 2nd Round

The Squeaky (not Special) One put to bed any doubts from the boxing world that he was finished. He looked healthy at the weight and impressively took out Rabchenko within two rounds. Now just come on ta f*ck Kell and do the same to Amir Khan. We’re all rooting for you – in that one anyway.

Brian Ortega v Frankie Edgar: KO 1st round

Knockout performance of the night must goes to Brian Ortega. He did what nobody else had done before – stop Frankie Edgar. He was on a five fight winning streak and came into this match up on a serious hype train but he delivered via the most beautiful uppercut. Even taking The Kid off the ground for a second. We’re even more excited about this fella now. Next up Max Holloway hopefully.

Cris Cyborg v Yana Kunitskaya: KO 1st Round

There’s just no stopping Cyborg. She is The Terminator in disguise – made of steel and will just hunt you down until she completely destroys you. And that’s just what she did against Kunitskaya. Fair enough, it went the way it was predicted and she made it look easy but f*ck me she would absolutely batter me. Amanda Nunes next up for her. Rather you than me Amanda. Bets of luck in that.

Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz: KO 10th Round

Is it just me or does Deontay Wilder have the skinniest legs known to man. They’re like those mint matchmakers your mum buys at Christmas. The lad is a 6’5” tank but only weighs just over 15 stone. Baffling to me. Anyway, he came through a true test against King Kong here. He had Ortiz down twice, first in the fifth round and then in the tenth when he stopped him. But he survived a very shaky seventh round when it looked like Ortiz could’ve stopped him if he wasn’t saved by the bell.

Next up, Tony Joshua. Should be interesting to say the least.

Alexander Hernandez v Beneil Dariush: KO 1st round

Alexander ‘The Great’ made his UFC debut in serious style. He came in as a late replacement for Bobby Green, taking the fight with just three week’s notice and it took him no less than 42 seconds to earn himself a huge knockout victory and a tasty little $50k bonus for ‘Performance of the Night’. Fair play Alex, don’t spend it all on tattoos.

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