Welterweight Niko Price has stunned the world with a KO that has never been seen before in the UFC.
The 28-year-old star became the first fighter to knock out an opponent with hammer fists off his back at UFC Boise.
It’s just the second time any fighter has knocked their opponent out while in a bottom position.
Niko Price's knockout from bottom position is the second KO/TKO from a bottom position in UFC history. The other was Jon Fitch's upkick finish of Thiago Alves. #UFCBoise
— Michael Carroll (@MJCflipdascript) July 15, 2018
The achievement is incredibly rare, due to the difficulty in generating power while lying down, with much of your body pinned.
However Price displayed his insane power by finishing the fight in the second round against Randy Brown from the position.
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“I hooked it, I went to pass (the leg) over, I saw his chin, and I was like, ‘Let’s see what happens,’” Price said.
Fight fans took to Twitter to share their amazement at the finish.
I think Niko Price just won knockout of the year. #UFCBoise
— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) July 15, 2018
Just when you think you've seen it all in MMA… My goodness. Niko Price.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) July 15, 2018
Niko Price seriously just knocked out Randy Brown with hammer fists from the bottom. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that#UFCBoise
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) July 15, 2018
No tweet can do the Niko Price finish over Randy Brown justice (he KO’d him with punches off his back). If you missed it, wait for the clip. Spectacular stuff.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 15, 2018
There are no rules anymore. Anything can happen anywhere. None of us are safe from being KOed. #UFCBoise
— Tommy Toe Hold (@TommyToeHold) July 15, 2018
— ً (@SimplyCosta) July 15, 2018
That was absolutely insane how much power he was able to torque from that position with those hammerfists "The Hybrid" is a fittting nickname for Niko Price #UFCBoise
— Tony Fagnano (@BigToneMMA) July 15, 2018
The power Niko Price somehow generated from that position, just unreal. This sport never ceases to surprise. #UFCBoise
— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) July 15, 2018
Niko Price was able to generate more power with the help of his legs and hips. Wasn’t just a simple swing of the arm. #UFCBoise
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) July 15, 2018
In the main fight at UFC Boise, heavyweight Junior dos Santos beat Blagoy Ivanov by unanimous decision.
Meanwhile, Sage Northcutt earned the most impressive win of his career by knocking out Zak Ottow in the second round.