John Makdessi Delivers A Spinning Backfist KO At UFC 129 (Video)
Lyoto Machida was awarded with the “Knockout of the Night” this past Saturday at UFC 129 in Toronto after ending his bout with Randy Couture in the second round via a flying front kick. It was a highlight reel strike that on most night’s would be an easy choice for the award, but not on this night. That was because there was another incredible knockout that took place during the Preliminary Card on Facebook; a spinning backfist from Canadian John Makdessi that landed square on the jaw of American Kyle Watson.
Although Makdessi’s knockout of Watson would not win the “Knockout of the Night” award on this occasion, it must have at least made UFC President Dana White’s decision to give Machida the award much more difficult than it should have been.
Here is a look at the second best knockout of UFC 129, which may also be the UFC’s second best knockout of the year.