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 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.
Many took to social media to express their shock and awe.
My god. That looked like an orc fight on Shadow of War. Lots of missed strikes then bam, execution hit. #UFCWinnipeg— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) December 16, 2017
That knockout by Alessio Di Chirico. Goodness gracious. #UFCWinnipeg— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) December 16, 2017
Meanwhile, a man who spends his days protecting football star Neymar has scored a stunning knockout victory.
Nordine Taleb, a bodyguard for Neymar, showed his incredible skills in the Octagon with a brutal head kick and straight right hand to destroy Danny Roberts.