UFC debutant Ludovit Klein has made an incredible statement after knocking out New Zealander Shane Young with a vicious head kick combo.
Klein missed weight by four pounds on Friday and was a late replacement after Nate Landwehr pulled out of the fight at UFC 253.
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But the Slovakian was entering the UFC with a seven-fight win streak.
And he showed why some were predicting an upset after putting away Young in absolutely devastating fashion.
Only a few minutes into the fight, Klein wobbled Young with a ‘gnarly’ head kick.
He then followed it up with a rapid right uppercut and a left hook that knocked Young out.
Fans went wild over the statement knockout.
Woahhhh. L'udovit Klein came in on short notice with a little bit of hype against Shane Young, and now we know why. Left head kick, right uppercut, fight over in the first round. Impressive, impressive UFC debut.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 27, 2020
Klein's combination after that head kick was NASTY! Way to set the bar for tonight. #UFC253— Robbie Fox (@RobbieBarstool) September 27, 2020
Could Ludovit Klein become the Khamzat Chimaev of this month on Fight Island? Guy new to the UFC who goes out and is incredibly impressive and gets a buzz going about him immediately? #UFC253— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) September 27, 2020
Klein makes UFC history
Following the fight, Klein said he was happy to become the first Slovakian to fight in the UFC.
"This is everything for me because it's my dream to be the first Slovakian to go in the UFC and I am here now,” he said.
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