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Knockout of the Day: Ari Santos Blends Two P4P Kings into One Brutal Finish

Dale De SouzaAnalyst IDecember 13, 2016

What's the best way to describe Nova Uniao prospect Ari Santos' TKO finish of Ducks Team standout Robert Fonseca from Jungle Fight 43 last weekend?

That's a serious question, and I don't know if I can articulate a serious answer. In the meantime, allow me to deliver the backdrop to this crazy finish, brought to you by Cage Potato.

Santos wears the black trunks, while Fonseca wears the white trunks. Fonseca fights like he wants to stay outside, but Santos does a good job of getting inside on Fonseca and forcing him to back up. About a minute into the action, Santos lands a front kick that rocks Fonseca and swarms on him.

Santos forces Fonseca on his back and, after a brief halt in his attack, sticks a flying knee before hammering down with shots that force the referee to intervene at 1:03 of round one.

Though the kick resembles more of Lyoto Machida's kick on Randy Couture, some compare the finish to a combination of Anderson Silva's front kick and Jon Jones' flying knee. Some may agree with it, but others may not, calling it a finish all its own.

Call it as you see it, but if this is what Santos could do in only his fourth pro fight, it should prove remarkable to witness what he can do with more experience in this sport.

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