The UFC’s #3 ranked bantamweight, Cory Sandhagen, just stopped the #1 ranked, Marlon Moraes, with a crazy wheel kick in the second round of the UFC Fight Island 5 main event. Sandhagen was unleashing his tool kit, and then pulled out one of the coolest spinning attacks out there. Moraes was competitive at first, but then it turned into the Sandhagen show. For Sandhagen, he’s not likely to get the next title shot considering he just lost to Aljamain Sterling (who should get the champ Petr Yan next), but with the way he’s performed it feels like a crack at the belt is inevitable for him.
Check out Tim Burke’s play-by-play of Cory Sandhagen’s sick stoppage of Marlon Moraes:
inside leg kick from both men. Front kick to the body from Sandhagen, and a question mark kick. Inside leg kick from Sandhagen. Sandhagen throws a spinning wheel kick that drops Moraes! Moraes rolls back but Sandhagen pounds him out! WOW! That was so beautiful!
Cory Sandhagen defeated Marlon Moraes via TKO (spinning wheel kick and punches), 1:03 of round 2
Otro KO histórico!!!!! Cómo ver viral? @Cors_Life lo sabe! #UFCFightIsland5 pic.twitter.com/SUy0aZMvEl— ufcespanol (@UFCEspanol) October 11, 2020
Sintiendo la estrategia ambos rivales desde round 1! #UFCFightIsland5 #InAbuDhabi @visitabudhabi pic.twitter.com/KbzW9d1jtq— ufcespanol (@UFCEspanol) October 11, 2020