"That is a viral KO," Hardy said, seconds after the decisive shot landed.
A couple quick ground strikes later and it was over at 1:03—and the winner was getting high praise for the ninth spinning heel kick finish in UFC history.
It was the fourth spinning back kick KO in UFC history and earned immediate rave reviews.
The 231-pounder made his second UFC appearance in 56 days as impressive as the first, dropping massive heavyweight Rodrigo Nascimento with a clean left hook and finishing the fight moments later with another powerful left hand that prompted a quick rescue from referee Marc Goddard.
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