Boy oh boy did we get one of the cleanest flying knee knockouts of all time in the UFC Vegas 18 co-main event. The UFC’s #2 ranked 135-pounder, Cory Sandhagen, landed a crippling flying knee on former lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar, that put him out cold as soon as it landed. This nuclear knee took all of 28-seconds to come to fruition, and Sandhagen knew Edgar was out on impact and elected to walk away like a true boss player instead of delivering any unnecessary followup. This flying knee finish ranks right up there with Jorge Masvidal on Ben Askren, and Michael Page on Cyborg Santos. This is a clear candidate for knockout of the year!
Check out Tim Burke’s play-by-play of Cory Sandhagen’s speedy flying knee finish of Frankie Edgar:
Round 1 - Edgar takes the center right away. Nice left from Sandhagen, and a low kick. Edgar with a combo. A JUMP KNEE FROM SANDHAGEN KNOCKS EDGAR CLEAN OUT! FACE DOWN! HOLY HELL!
Cory Sandhagen defeated Frankie Edgar via KO (flying knee), :28 of round 1