We’ve only said this once in the history of CagePotato, but thank God for Facebook. If not for this social networking device, we would have never come across CP reader Jason Jenkins’ incredible knockout that occurred over the weekend at Ultimate Impact K1 in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
The video, which Jenkins passed along to us just a couple of hours ago, features the “Grasshopper” going full on Edson Barboza on his opponent, Phill Savage, delivering an incredible spinning wheel kick KO less than a minute into their fight. The fact that he throws an extra spin into his kick for good measure makes the knockout all the more impressive. Seriously, it is probably the coolest finish we’ve seen since Cairo Rocha’s Capoeira style destruction of Francisco Neves back in December of 2011.
(The fight begins at the 1:36 mark.)
As you can see, the fight starts off at quite a pace, with Jenkins unleashing a few nice leg and body kicks before getting clinched up by Savage. When the ref breaks the action, Jenkins baits Savage with a jumping, spinning back kick before uncorking a hellacious tornado/wheel kick hybrid that looks less like a mortal technique and more like a fatality out of a freaking Mortal Kombat game. The cherry on the blood sundae has to be the crowd’s reaction, which is like listening to a couple dozen PRIDE-era Frank Triggs commentating all at once. Congrats, Mr. Jenkins, you are truly too legit to quit.
In closing, centrifugal forces are a bitch.