Scary scenes as nasty KO leaves fighter motionless

UFC Fight Night Winnipeg kicked off with high drama as Oluwale Bamgbose was left face-down on the canvas after a brutal knee to the face.

Middleweight fighter Alessio Di Chirico caught Bamgbose right in the face with the vicious strike, rendering his opponent unconscious on his feet.

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Di Chirico hit Bamgbose with a follow-up strike before the referee rushed in to immediately call the fight off.

The finishing blow. Image: Getty

The loss gives Bamgbose his third-straight defeat, while Di Chirico gets back in the win column after a recent loss.

The frightening nature of the knockout left fans and fellow fighters stunned.

Brutal. Image: Getty

Many took to social media to express their shock and awe.

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