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Brutal flying knee KO at ProFC (GIF)

One of the most exciting parts on MMA is the sheer unexpectedness of a knockout strike. At any moment a fight can end in stunning and violent fashion.

Today, at ProFC 53 in Russia, fans were treated to an incredible highlight reel KO. On the main card, Alexander Shabliy took on Arsen Ubaidulaev in a Lightweight bout. Shabliy closed the lights out on Ubaidulaev with a brutal flying knee that had Arsen faceplant to the mat. At this point, the round in which the fight ended is unknown, but it was a stunning KO nonetheless.

Here is a GIF of the finish (Courtesy of @GrabakaHitman):



This fight was apparently a rematch from ProFC 49 back in July, where Arsen was able to submit Shabliy in the second round by rear naked choke. There is no word as to why the two men rematched, but clearly Shabliy was the better man tonight.

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