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.
That KO was insane! Congrats man
— Yep (@Cmotto77) August 26, 2018
#UFCLincoln @erykanders #Legal A grounded fighter is defined as: Any part of the body, other than a single hand and feet touching the fighting area floor. To be grounded, both hands and feet, palm/fist down, and/or any other body part must be touching the fighting area floor.
— Alejandro (@Alequi10) August 26, 2018
Eryk Anders perfectly nails the closest thing to a soccer (or should we say a FG) kick we’ll ever see in the UFC with just 18 seconds left. That was vicious.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 26, 2018
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.”
“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.