While UFC and Bellator MMA are the top mixed martial arts promotions in the country, we are often treated to some spectacular moments from promotions filled with the sport’s up-and-coming prospects. After all, they have more to gain by putting on highlight-reel promotions and almost never are willing to play it safe.
That was the case on Friday night when Mumia Abu Dey-Ali and Mitch Aguiar went toe-to-toe at Legacy FC 46 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Newport News, Virginia on AXS TV.
The two men wasted no time getting in each other’s faces for what was the wildest 31 seconds we have seen inside of the cage this year. To add to the excitement, the fight ended with what may be one of the most spectacular knockouts of the year.
Immediately out of the gate, Dey-Ali cracked Aguiar, a former Navy SEAL, with a left hand that dropped him to the mat. From there on out, it was non-stop chaos with the two men scrambling and exchanging heavy blows.
It looked like Aguiar was about to score a comeback win when he dropped Dey-Ali with a shot of his own, but as he charged his opponent Dey-Ali ducked and flipped Aguiar over his body. That’s when both men popped up, Dey-Ali landed another heavy shot, and Aguiar crumbled to the mat unconscious.
It was as good as it gets in a 30-second fight.
Check it out:
— AXS TV Fights (@AXSTVFights) July 28, 2018
That is how you entertain the crowd.
The full results from LFA 46 can be seen below.
- James Nakashima def. Kyle Stewart by unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 50-45) – for welterweight title
- Alexandre Bezerra def. Sam Toomer by TKO (punches). Round 2, 3:00
- Cristian Torres def. Dashawn Boatwright by KO (punch). Round 1, 2:58
- Ahmet Kayretli def. Shaun Spath by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 4:00
- Mumia Abu Dey Ali def. Mitch Aguiar by KO (punch). Round 1, 0:31
- Victoria Leonardo def. Salina Rowland by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Micah Terrill def. Ryan Jett by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Mike Lawrence def. Chris Rollins by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Adi Alic def. Terrell Hobbs by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:28