Dan Hornbuckle’s Head Kick Knocks Akihiro Gono Into Another World


Total Pro Sports – World Victory Road’s “Sengoku Ninth Battle” took place at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, but when it was all over, Dan Hornbuckle had Akihiro Gono feeling like he got knocked into an entirely different universe.

It didn’t have the flair of Marcus Aurelio‘s Capoeira kick KO, or the speed of Steve Ramirez‘s three second victory, but Hornbuckle definitely made a case for himself for knockout of the year.  Don’t think so?  Just ask Gono, although you may have to wait a while until he actually gains consciousness again.

It all starts when Gono throws a rather weak front kick.  Hornbucklegrabs a hold of the leg, which causes Gono to lose balance.  As he tries to regain his footing, he is greeted with a devastating foot to the face.  As you would expect after taking suck a strike, Gono hits the mat like a ton of bricks.  Luckily Hornbuckle did not pull a Dan Henderson and throw in an extra shot.

Gono suffered a concussion, possible brain hemorrhaging, and damage to his neck, but is expected to make a full recovery.  If he wants to avoid making another YouTube classic KO, he may want to consider avoiding kicks to the head next time.

Hat Tip – [FanHouse]

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