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03rd Sep 2016

WATCH: Ryan Bader demolishes Ilir Latifi’s win streak with brutal walk off knee knockout

Holy hell

Ben Kiely

After the light-heavyweight scrap between Ryan Bader and Ilir Latifi was over, there was one phrase on everyone’s lips.

walk off

Bader provided the perfect comeback to getting rendered unconscious by Anthony Johnson in round at UFC Hamburg on Saturday night.

His opponent, Ilir Latifi, who Irish fans will remember from the UFC Dublin prelims in 2014, was riding a three-fight win streak heading into this fight. The Swede was hoping to propel himself right into the title frame by taking out Bader, but the American had other plans.

After controlling the distance and having the better of the striking battles in the early stages of round one, Bader was caught briefly by some wild punches towards the end of the stanza. However, the bout was finished in the second when Bader faked a punch up top causing Latifi to duck down. However, the Swede’s dome was met with a ferocious knee that left him flat on his hoop.

Game over.

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