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Video: Brutal flying knee KO sends fighter outside of the ropes at RIZIN 34


RIZIN 34 saw all of the highlight-reel finishes getting doled out at UFC London and wanted to join the party.

The Japan-based promotion held a combination MMA and kickboxing card on Sunday — RIZIN 34 at the Maruzen Intec Arena in Osaka, Japan — and the undercard featured one of the most brutal knockouts in a weekend flush with brutal knockouts.

The action took place in a 134-pound kickboxing bout between Japanese fighters Yuki Kasahara and Motoki. Late in the first round, Kasahara backed Motoki up against the ropes with a punching salvo before unloading a massive flying knee that snapped Motoki’s head backward and sent him tumbling through the ropes unconscious.

Watch video of Kasahara’s vicious knockout below.


Kasahara with the nasty finish!

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— RIZIN FF English (@rizin_English) March 20, 2022

In the night’s main event, veteran featherweight Satoshi Yamasu (12-6) defeated 26-year-old prospect Kyohei Hagiwara (6-5) with a triangle armbar submission in the opening round to push his winning streak to two straight bouts.

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