'Oh my lord': Soccer kick KO leaves UFC world stunned

An American UFC fighter has shocked combat fans with one of the most perfectly timed and brutal head kick KOs of recent memory.

Eryk Anders (11-1) pulled off the stunning move against Tim Williams at UFC Lincoln to take his UFC record to 3-1.

But it was the manner of the victory that left fight fans stunned – with questions raised as to whether Anders’s brutal head kick was legal or not.

Replays suggested that the devastating blow from Angers was legal as his opponent had starting getting up off the canvas just before he was struck.

“That’s a tough fight man I came out a little sluggish, a little lethargic,” Anders said after the fight.

“I kind of set the trap a little bit he probably thought he was safe getting up but I noticed the way he was getting up and I took advantage.”

Anders beat Williams with a vicious soccer kick KO. Pic: Getty
Anders beat Williams with a vicious soccer kick KO. Pic: Getty

“I come to finish man,” Anders said.

Anders was happy to be able to finish the fight in the dying seconds after claiming the middleweight bout at the 4:42 mark of the third round.

‘I don’t go to the decision, between this fight and last fight, I was looking for the knockout last time and this time I let it come to me and it took 14 minutes and 30 seconds to get there.”

Williams dropped to 15-5 with the loss and is 0-2 in the UFC.

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