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: Tokyo Destruction
In terms of techniques that are almost universally oohed and aahed over by the MMA community, you really can't get much better than the spinning backfist. Whether they are being delivered by a 62-year-old man or to a helpless referee just trying to do his job, we eat them up like rabid dogs and ask for seconds before our plates are even clean. They are to MMA fans what pizza is to women trying to look relatable on Tinder, basically.
At Pancrase 286 over the weekend, Yusaku Inoue satiated our perpetual bloodlust for the backfist during his lightweight tilt with Takashi Umehara, flatlining the 1-2 fighter with a spinning shot that could best be described as "ludicrously telegraphed" while fleeing a barrage. The highlight reel win improved Inoue to 10-2 as a professional and came following a four year absence from the cage, all but putting the myth that is ring rust to rest in the process. That's right, I said MYTH. Come at me, bros.
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