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Knockout of the Holiday Season: Adam Aliev wins via first round Tornado Kick

Props to MiddleEasy for the video

Merry Christmas from all of us at Cage Potato. For those of you who celebrate, we hope you have better plans for the holiday than getting trashed and watching the return of that other winter sport, like at least one member of the Cage Potato staff plans on doing. You know, maybe you can talk to your family or friends today. Or exchange gifts. Whatever works for you.

Speaking of gifts, we already gave you your present yesterday. But since all that egg nog has us feeling extra generous today, we’ve got one more for you. The above video is from a middleweight fight at League S-70 Fight Nights, which took place on December 22 in Volgograd, Russia. Half way through the first round, 13-6 Alexei Belyaev picked the wrong time to drop his hands while faced with the unorthodox attack of 1-0 prospect Adam Aliev. Anyone who has a future in this sport will make you pay for such a mistake, and dear lord does Adam Aliev make Alexei Belyaev pay for it.

Enjoy your holidays, Potato Nation.

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Mofo- December 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm
@Seth - wait so you're one of the nameless drones who work at the CP sweatshop? Your comment earlier would have seemed less professorly if I'd known that by "we" you meant CP, not "we" the peanut gallery comments section. (How come most of you don't sign your posts? Oh yeh, because the peanut gallery is full of whiny haters...)
Dude, hopefully the Worst Refs post will be nothing BUT Cecil Peoples. He is the P4P #1 Worst Ref and a natural genius at it.
SethF- December 26, 2011 at 7:19 pm
We'll work on a "Worst moments in MMA Referee History" post...but you'll have to relive a lot of Cecil Peoples. Are you sure youre willing to do that?
IronClad- December 26, 2011 at 10:47 am
@Boosted. Yah right? Theres certainly no possibility of neck damage there. Lets just jerk this dude around like a god damned voodoo doll. Ahh...idiots.
Mofo- December 26, 2011 at 9:00 am
@CP - yeh the guys are right, you should keep this vid and put it in a list of "Worst Refs Ever"... this one vid could be Best Knockout Ever and Worst Ref at the same time.
haus66- December 26, 2011 at 8:42 am
Seriously. Worst referee ever.
TellaTruth- December 25, 2011 at 7:56 pm
that ref was with his head.
Supernoob- December 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm
and as his coaches were carrying him and celebrating after the fight, he seemed to wave them off so he could go check on the guy he just kicked the face off of. how is that guy suppossed to have a merry christmas with no face...
myklhoey- December 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm
that may have been the most devastin KO i eva saw, the dude fell dead, holy crap "set apart poop" there was so much powa behind that,
frndlylion- December 25, 2011 at 1:22 pm
@Booosted I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw his head bouncing off the mat like a basketball.
Mofo- December 25, 2011 at 11:06 am
@Seth - well CP is indeed like a drunken bar and anything goes. Merry Xmas bitchezzzzzzzz
@pinkyslayer - "jaw is broke" LMAO
SethF- December 25, 2011 at 10:41 am
No one is immune to being called out on Christmas at Cage Potato, Mofo. Now enjoy your holiday :)
pinkyslayer- December 25, 2011 at 10:33 am
don we now our orthodontics, falala, falala! jaw is broke.
Mofo- December 25, 2011 at 10:28 am
Haha, there's always one in every crowd, even on fucking christmas. Yes, Professor Seth, in fact I read it that day just like you. I'm so proud you can remember November.
Booosted- December 25, 2011 at 10:27 am
I'm sure the referee turning him over and his head smacking the canvas doesn't help his brain much lol
SethF- December 25, 2011 at 10:22 am
You realize we already covered that kick, right? It was even fight of the week for us at one point...
itsgalf- December 25, 2011 at 9:57 am
Most people spend so much time studying Muay Thai, Wrestling, and Jiu Jitsu. It's great to see the unorthodox thrown in there to throw people off (Capoiera, Taekwondo, Karate).
macreadysshack- December 25, 2011 at 9:22 am
Yeah, there's nothing like a shin across the face or side of the head but there's more than one way to skin a cat. He landed it solid with the bigger bones of the foot rather than just toes. Evidently, that's enough to cause a rotational (torsional?) knockout. If that guy had had his chin tucked he prolly could've taken that shot but he didn't so nighty night. He got punked by the Tai Kwon Do. I'm still waiting for the Dim Mak to make an appearance. Maybe next Christmas.
Mofo- December 25, 2011 at 9:16 am
Zaromskis' summersault kick:
Mofo- December 25, 2011 at 9:15 am
In the first UFC events we learned that fancy karate kicks don't mean shit and aren't effective.
Honey badger don't care, with one kick this dude undoes that lesson.
He also only makes contact with the tip of his foot, not the shin as we're usually taught, and puts homeboy on queer street regardless. Honey badger does not give a shit.
Mofo- December 25, 2011 at 9:10 am
In all fairness, he lowered his hands because he thought he was blocking a standard spinning back kick to the mid section.
That makes this kick fucking genius! Fake'd him out.
Similar to the summersault kicks we've seen from Ebersole and Zaromskis, which make the guy lower his hands because he thinks it's a takedown attempt.
GistoftheFist- December 25, 2011 at 8:54 am
That was an awesome kick all right. BTW, i'd like to share with everyone here at CP a very special xmas story: