Dana White’s Contender Series has produced yet another devastating knockout with Ignacio Bahamondes delivering a KO of the year contender on Thursday.
The 23-year-old fighter from Chile put down an irresistible argument for White to sign him up to the UFC roster immediately after he put opponent Edson Gomez to sleep before he even crumpled to the ground.
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After dominating the first round, Bahamondes ended the fight in the middle of the second round when he landed a cold front leg kick that crucified his rival on the spot.
After eating punches, Gomez tried to protect his poor melon by leaning forward, but he would come to regret it almost immediately.
Bahamondes had time to assess the situation and rocked back onto his back foot before unleashing a powerful front leg kick that landed flush on the face.
Gomez disappeared instantly, crashing to the deck in a lifeless state.
Bahamondes didn’t even need to finish the job on the ground — leaving UFC legend Michael Bisping staggered with his walk-off KO.
The win at the UFC facility in Las Vegas gives him his second straight win in the series.
The carnage was followed by another brutal knockout from Kiwi Carlos Ulberg.
Ulberg was awarded a UFC fight contract after he stopped Brazilian light-heavyweight Bruno Oliveira with an explosive one-two punch combination.
Ulberg’s win was the main event of the card and sees him become yet another Kiwi on the UFC books.