One strike thrown, one knockout.
Those were the fight stats for Movlid Khaybulaev after this thunderous flying right knee to Damon Jackson:
— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) May 24, 2019
— S T E V E (@SteveKMMA) May 23, 2019
The strike set the MMA world on fire, with many fans dubbing it a contender for "knockout of the year." Khaybulaev, a 145-pound featherweight from Russia, is now 1-0 on the season in the Professional Fighters League. The PFL is the "first organization ever to present MMA as a true sport that features a Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship." After the single-elimination playoffs, the season will culminate with six title fights, each for $1 million, on New Year's Eve. I'm not an MMA junkie, but based off the 10 seconds of PFL action I just witnessed, I like Khaybulaev's odds.
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