Joaquin Buckley will for good be acknowledged for his remarkable head kick “Knockout of the Year” in 2020. Having said that, at UFC on ABC 1, it was Alessio Di Chirico’s turn.

Italy’s Di Chirico (12-5 MMA, 3-5 UFC) flipped the script early when he concluded Buckley (12-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) with a head kick of his very own at 2:12 of Spherical 1.

The middleweight bout was element of the UFC on ABC 1 most important card at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. It aired on ABC and streamed on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN+.

With the gain, Di Chirico snaps a three-battle losing skid, which dated again to June 2019. The Italian middleweight fighter now innovations to 3-3 in his most new 6 fights. The TKO gain was his very first given that December 2017.

As for Buckley, the loss snaps a two-battle successful streak, which integrated knockouts above Impa Kasanganay and Jordan Wright. UFC on ABC 1 was the 3rd time Buckley has missing by TKO in his professional vocation.

Examine out Di Chirico’s knockout in the video clip under:

Up-to-the-minute UFC on ABC 1 outcomes include:

    • Alessi Di Chirico def. Joaquin Buckley via TKO (head kick) – Round 1, 2:12

    • Punahele Soriano def. Dusko Todorovic via TKO (punches) – Spherical 1, 4:48

    • Joselyne Edwards def. Wu Yanan by means of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

    • Carlos Felipe def. Justin Tafa by means of split conclusion (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

    • Ramazan Emeev def. David Zawada by way of break up choice (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

    • Vanessa Melo def. Sarah Moras by means of unanimous conclusion (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

    • Austin Lingo def. Jacob Kilburn by way of unanimous final decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)