The Brazilian is enjoying an amazing kickboxing career with two wins over current UFC champion Israel Adesanya
On the initial card of UFC 268, Brazilian Alex Poatan defeated Greek Andreas Michaelides by a stunning knockout on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
After the first round did not go well, with 18 seconds into the second round, the Brazilian hit a stray knee that hit the Greek player’s face, who immediately fell to the ground, without any chance.
Poatan had his friend and current UFC Heavyweight Champion Glover Teixeira in his corner.
After the fight, he received praise from the MMA Kings. In this case, Jon Jones and Amanda Nunes.
“Things got really interesting in the middleweight division,” Jones wrote. “Beautiful flying knee,” Amanda wrote.
Beautiful plane knee. # UFC268 🔥
– Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) November 7, 2021
Things get really interesting at the middleweight
– BONY (JonnyBones) November 7, 2021
Incredible night of fights so far 💯
ranking # UFC268 Now ▶ ️ https://t.co/BEEAJKUfgz pic.twitter.com/QJ3uJeVRlc
– ESPN MMA (@espnmma) November 7, 2021
UFC commentators on the official US broadcast Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier were skeptical about their reaction to the knockout.
Boatan is a legend in kickboxing, with five title defenses at Glory between the middleweights and two other light heavyweight belts. The Brazilian, 34, made his UFC debut.
In 2016 and 2017, Powatan faced Israel Adesanya, now the UFC middleweight champion, by defeating the Nigerian on both occasions.
See below all the results of UFC 268:
Flyweight: CJ Vergara defeated Ode Osbourne by unanimous decision
Featherweight: Milicic Baghdasrian defeated Bruno Sousa by unanimous decision
Light Heavyweight: Dustin Jacoby defeated John Allen by unanimous decision
Heavyweight: Chris Barnett defeated Gian Filanti by TKO in the second round
Lightweight: Ian Gary defeated Jordan Williams by knockout in the first round
Middleweight: Nassruddin Emamov defeated Edmon Shahbazian by TKO in the second round
Middleweight: Chris Curtis defeated Phil Howes by TKO in the first round
Lightweight: Bobby Green defeated Iaquinta by TKO in the first round
Middleweight: Alex Poatan defeated Andreas Michaelides by knockout in the second round
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