With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best knockouts from November 2020: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s “Knockout of the Month” award for November.
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Ignacio Bahamondes (11-3) was handily winning his fight with Edson Gomez (6-2), before he put an exclamation point on thing midway through the second round of their welterweight fight.
The 23-year old out of Chile knocked Gomez out cold with a front kick, sending him crashing back with a leg bent backwards in one of the better knockouts in the history of Dana White’s Contender Series.
Take another look 📱
🇨🇱 @JaulaBahamondes delivers with absolute style!
— UFC (@ufc) November 5, 2020
Khaos Williams (11-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) did exactly what he was designated to do against fellow power striker Abdul Razak Alhassan (10-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC), scoring a brutal one-punch knockout.
Williams needed just 30 seconds into the catchweight bout. He found his target on his first big right hand throw, and Alhassan went down in a heap, giving Williams a second consecutive quick finish to start his UFC tenure.
We need more angles!
— UFC (@ufc) November 15, 2020
Alex Pereira (3-1) is already known in the MMA business as the man who knocked out current UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in kickboxing.
And now Pereira is crossing his knockout power into MMA. The Brazilian’s perfectly delivered left hook landed flush on the ear of Thomas Powell (4-5). Powell immediately face planted forward, with his head taking the brunt of the impact on the mat.
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) November 21, 2020
Just over one month after he scored the probable “Knockout of the Year” with a one-legged spinning back kick, Joaquin Buckley (12-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) picked up another nominee against Jordan Wright (11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC).
After connecting with some heavy strikes in the first round of the middleweight fight, Buckley found a home with his heavy hands early in the second round to drop and stop Wright for the finish.
NOT JUST A ONE HIT WONDER 😳
🎥 @NewMansa94 adds another highlight to his reel!
— UFC (@ufc) November 22, 2020
We knew the UFC Fight Night 182 co-main event was likely to end in a devastating finish. But Williams event surpassed expectations with his savage stoppage of Alhassan.
Check out MMA Junkie’s play-by-play from the night of the fight:
Williams comes out throwing the first strikes, landing some heavy leg kicks off the bat. OHHHHHHH!!! Williams lands a straight right hand down the middle that immediately stiffens Alhassan before he even hits the canvas. Wow, that was fast. It was a 1-2 combination just as Alhassan threw another leg kick. The timing was PERFECT. Fight over inside of a minute.
Williams has now proven himself to be a legit knockout threat through two octagon appearances. His two UFC fights have lasted just 57 seconds combined, and “The Ox Fighter” said he’s proud to represent.
“It’s not personal, it’s just punishment,” Williams said in his post-fight interview. “I’ve been waiting to get on TV and do this. … If the people keep sleeping on me, then the doctor is going to wake them up.”