If you needed a reminder of why exactly Edson Barboza stands as one of MMA’s most terrifying strikers then look no further than his stunning flying knee KO of Beneil Dariush on Saturday night.
UFC lightweight Barboza may well have achieved the finest knockout of 2017 so far when he KO’d the very tough Dariush at UFC Fortaleza.
Barboza, whose highlight reel is one that has only been expanding with each fight, is known for his incredibly powerful muay-thai attack and currently stands as one of MMA’s most vicious leg-kickers. Last night, however, it was the knee of the Brazilian that brought the #7-ranked Dariush’s night to a sudden end.
In a time where flying knee KOs are coming in thick and fast, this may well prove to be one of this era’s most brutal.
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) March 12, 2017
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena