In the world of combat sports, every knockout is truly its own, unique, unconsciousness-inducing snowflake. From time to time, however, we are gifted a KO that truly defies the odds, our expectations, or even the common laws of physics. That's what the 'Insane KO of the Day' is all about.
Today's KO: Wilfredo Santiago's Overhand Right Hand From Hell
It is often said that the simplest offense is the best offense when executed properly. If you can easily defeat your opponent with a stiff jab and good footwork, why risk going for a finish? And if your right hand holds the power of Thor's hammer, why bother with all that pitter-patter jab nonsense when you can just launch a nuke right into your opponent's dumb face and end the fight right there? It's a style of fighting I like to call "The Happy Gilmore Strategy" and 70% of the time, it works every time.
Clearly, it's a school of martial arts that Wifredo "The Brown Bomber" Santiago has studied well. Of his seven career wins, all but one have come by way of the KO, with his most recent victory over #TheUltimateFighter alum Chuck O'Neil being perhaps his most impressive of them all.
Again, it's all in the simplicity here. Santiago works his way in with a #DanHenderson-esque series of soft jabs, then launches a Dan Henderson-esque right hand to O'Neil's jaw that lands with the ferocity of a runaway train. O'Neil crumbles to the canvas like a drunk Dad attempting the Dougie, Santiago follows up with a Dan Henderson-esque, ground-n-pound shot and, to quote commentator Michael Schiavello (who himself is likely quoting Dan Henderson), it's "Goodnight Irene."
Beauty in simplicity, folks. Beauty and Dan Henderson-esque destruction.
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