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Watch: Brendan Loughnane Scores Brutal Head-Kick KO Despite Suspected Broken Arm

British veteran Brendan Loughnane got back to winning ways on Saturday night in Stuttgart, as he KO’d the once-beaten Paata Tschapelia in a featherweight scrap at ACB 75.

With a little over a minute remaining in the three-round contest, Loughnane had his foe in a rear waist-lock against the fence. From there, the Manchester fighter managed to soften Tschapelia up with a couple of knees, one to the head and one to the body, before releasing the Georgian and turning him into a concussive head-kick. The shot speckled the nearest television camera with blood, dropped Tschapelia in a heap on the canvas and brought an immediate end to proceedings.

What made the spectacular finish all the more noteworthy was the fact that Loughnane seemed to indicate to his corner that he suffered a broken arm in the second round (h/t MMAFighting), perhaps whilst throwing a spinning back-fist.

Post-fight, Loughnane was asked if he felt as though the arm was indeed broken. He responded by admitting that he had been “mocking” sometimes teammate Dominick Cruz “all week” for breaking his arm using the same technique in training – something which resulted in the former UFC bantamweight champion’s withdrawal from a scheduled bout with Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219.

“He’s going to laugh his head off when he sees what I did tonight,” added Loughnane.

Loughnane, who has jumped back and forth between 145 and 155 pounds over the years, has only lost three times in eighteen professional outings. Last time out, in July, he dropped a split decision to IFL, Strikeforce and UFC vet Pat Healy at ACB 65. Prior to that, he had won four straight since losing a split decision to former two-weight BAMMA champion and current UFC star Tom Duquesnoy. Loughnane’s only other loss came all the way back in December of 2012, when he was beaten via unanimous decision by countryman Mike Wilkinson at UFC on FX 6. Loughnane avenged that loss to Wilkinson via KO earlier this year at ACB 54.

Earlier this week, ACB announced that former UFC fighter Dennis Siver would headline in Stuttgart opposite Martin van Staden, but the Russian-born German-based veteran suffered a shoulder injury and had to withdraw from the card just a couple of days in advance.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.