MMA Fighter KOs Foe with Capoeira-Style Kick to Face in His Amateur Debut

Nathan McCarter@McCarterNFeatured ColumnistNovember 17, 2017

Amateur debuts almost always go unnoticed, but when you make a successful debut with a Knockout of the Year contender, the result tends to make a little noise.

Ollie Flint made his introduction to MMA at Shock N' Awe 26 in Portsmouth, England, on November 4 against Aaron Gray. After some back-and-forth action, Flint launched a spinning back-hook kick that connected flush. It was reminiscent of a move out of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art. The official end came at 2:59 of the first round.

Gray hit the canvas face-first.

The Portsmouth native will garner some looks from professional organizations after a scintillating knockout. Britain's MMA scene continues to shine with new talent making waves.

If Flint never makes a splash in the pro ranks, he can still say he was in the discussion for 2017's Knockout of the Year.

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