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Mairbek Taisumov Lands Thunderous KO Punch at UFC Rotterdam

Steven Rondina@srondinaFeatured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2017
UFC Fight Pass @UFCFightPass

WOW!!!! @Taisumov155 gets a HUGE KO victory over silva in the first round at #UFCRotterdam! @JohnGoodenUK's timing isn't so bad either! https://t.co/1iWC6aPhTJ

It's been a long time since fans have been treated to fighters throwing down in the Octagon. That made the UFC's Saturday afternoon show in Rotterdam, Netherlands, a bit more special, and while there were a few memorable moments and impressive finishes, Mairbek Taisumov's knockout of Felipe Silva was easily the highlight of the event.

Check it out above.

As Silva charges into an ill-advised flurry, Taisumov plants and unleashes an absolutely devastating right hand. It lands cleanly and visibly shakes Silva to his core.

That knockout is Taisumov's fifth in a row, and it will be very interesting to see if that finally earns him a shot at a ranked opponent.