This weekend was stacked with MMA and combat sports action. On Friday, Alexander Shlemenko defended his Middleweight title in Bellator. On Saturday, Rousimar Palhares became the WSOF Welterweight champion by submitting Steve Carl, and Royler Gracie and Eddie Bravo grappled to a draw in their epic rematch at Metamoris.
Amidst all of the hoopla was a small event in Brazil called XFC international 3. In the main event of the evening, Luis “Sapo” Santos extended his win streak to six straight with a jaw dropping front kick knockout over Alfredo Morales. Check out the GIF of the brutal front kick below (Courtesy of XFC):
The win was Sapo’s 60th career victory. Sapo competed in Bellator four times from 2011-2012. During that time he compiled a 2-2 record, losing his last two fights in the promotion.
Sapo then was a contestant of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil: Season 2, but was forced off the show after a contract dispute with Bellator. Apparently, Sapo won his fight to get on the show, but it never aired and he was forced to leave.
With a six fight winning streak to his credit and a jaw dropping KO, maybe the UFC will give this Brazilian Welterweight another crack in the big leagues.