In the main event of UFC Denver, Yair Rodriguez produced one of the most jaw-dropping last gasp knockouts in UFC history, as he knocked out Korean Zombie in the final second of round five with a reverse upward elbow. Both fighters put on a epic display, fighting a very tough five rounds before Rodriguez landed the final blow in the fifth round.
Check out Mookie Alexander’s play-by-play of Yair Rodriguez’s crazy knockout over Korean Zombie.
Round 5 - They hug it out to start the final round. Jung charging ahead and throwing a combination but not much gets through. A right hand does connect, as does a jab. Beautiful counter right by Jung! Spinning elbow by Rodriguez again, and then he takes another right! 1-2 jars Rodriguez once more, as he throws a spinning back kick. Rodriguez runs right into a jab. Two short leg kicks by Rodriguez. Stinging jab by Jung. Three minutes to go. Rodriguez shoots for a takedown and can’t complete it, then Jung clobbers him with a left.Hard right hand by Rodriguez! They high-five with 2:30 to go, and stare into the crowd. Left hook by Rodriguez. Same punch lands for Jung. Head kick by Rodriguez and then Jung answers with a brutal left hand again! TKZ blocks a Rodriguez head kick. Jung ducks a spinning backfist and dodges a standing hammerfist. He misses on a left hook. One minute remains! Rodriguez throws several leg kicks and then eats a few punches, evades a few more. Ten seconds left! OH MY GOD RODRIGUEZ KNOCKS OUT KOREAN ZOMBIE WITH AN ELBOW! UNBELIEVABLE! UNBELIEVABLE! THERE WAS ONE SECOND LEFT! AN UPWARD ELBOW! I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT JUST HAPPENED!