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Alexander Volkov lands head kick KO of the year candidate at Bellator 116

Former Bellator Heavyweight champion, Alexander Volkov is determined to return to his former glory as the king of Bellator’s Heavyweight division. Tonight, at Bellator 116, Volkov moved one step closer to a rematch with Bellator Heavyweight champion, Vitaly Minakov, by knocking out Mighty Mo Siliga with a highlight reel knockout in the first round.

Resident GIF artist, Zombie Prophet covered the action and provides the GIF below:


The high kick KO will undoubtedly be in the running for knockout of the year by the time December rolls around. This KO comes only hours after Roy Nelson’s highlight reel knockout over Minotauro Nogueira at the UFC Fight Night 39 event in Abu Dhabi. Both KO’s will likely contend for knockout of the year.

The win moves Volkov into the finals of the season 10 Bellator Heavyweight tournament, and one step closer to the Heavyweight title. He will take on the winner of tonight’s main event between former UFC veteran, Lavar Johnson and the undefeated Blagoi Ivanov.

Volkov has won both of his tournament bouts by knockout in the first round. In March, at Bellator 111, Volkov knocked out Mark Holata in just under two minutes.

FanSided will provide you with the full GIF, highlights, and results once Bellator 116 wraps up later tonight.

Tags: Alexander Volkov Bellator Bellator 116 GIF Minotauro Nogueira MMA Roy Nelson UFC UFC Fight Night 39 Vitaly Minakov

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