It’s only January, but Paul Daley made a very early case for best KO of 2017, as he wrecked Brennan Ward with a flying knee in the Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen co-main event. Watch the highlight (courtesy of Fancy Combat) at the bottom of the page. Accompanying the KO is Tim Burke’s play-by-play of the fight, which lasted only 2 minutes and 27 seconds.
Round 1 - Daley with a jab and an outside leg kick that got caught. Just missed with the Semtex bomb Ward with a takedown. Daley up but gets cracked with a right. They both land rights. Beauty straight left by Ward but his leg got ripped with a kick at the same time. He got a takedown. Daley up again. Spinning elbow from Daley sends Ward backwards. Flying knee! HE'S OUT COLD! HOLY HELL THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL!
Paul Daley defeated Brennan Ward by KO (flying knee), round 1