UFC weapon Ovince Saint-Preux has put Alonzo Menifield to sleep with a terrifying, walk-off knockout in the co-main event of the UFC Vegas 9 card.
Saint-Preux’s thirteenth UFC win at light heavyweight was staggering as a retreating hook saw Menifield collapse to the floor in a sickening face palm.
The monster left hand which ended the fight in the second round left fight commentators stunned.
UFC journalist Damon Martin wrote on Twitter: “Ovince Saint Preux just face planted Alonzo Menifield with a HUGE left hand. Oof that was nasty”.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto posted: “OSP picks Menifield apart on the outside, eventually forced Menifield to press the issue. He did. And OSP knocked him OUT with a counter shot. Damn. Great win for OSP”.
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Aussie UFC fighter Megan Anderson have him a standing ovation.
It certainly caught the attention of top light heavyweight Dominic Reyes.
“I need a bonus. That was good,” Saint Preux said in the Octagon after the knockout stoppage was made official.
Earlier, Michel Pereira finished Zelim Imadaev with just 20 seconds left on the clock with a dramatic choke submission.
In the main event, heavyweight veteran Alistair Overeem stopped Augusto Sakai with a fifth round TKO.
Overeem put Sakai in a world of hurt when he butchered him on the ground after executing take downs in rounds three, four and five.
He finally ended it with an elbow to Sakai’s face that bounced his head off the deck.
When he failed to protect himself after the savage blow, the referee immediately stopped the contest.