Joaquin Buckley develop into the proud proprietor of certainly one of, if not the best knockout in UFC historical past earlier this 12 months.
The 26-year-old devastated Impa Kasangnay at Combat Island again in October with a reverse two-touch taekwondo kick and it instantly went viral.
The UFC tweet with the video of the KO was the most-liked (359,000), most-retweeted (143,000) and most-viewed (12.eight million) tweet in UFC historical past.
The KO was the focus of the UFC’s most-watched Instagram video ever with 17.eight million views. Additionally, throughout three tweets, three Instagram posts, 4 Fb posts and a TikTok, the Buckley knockout video has generated greater than 65 million views and 83 million impressions for the UFC to take the middleweight from an unknown to a sensation.
He earned a Efficiency of the Night time bonus within the strategy of this KO and he was at it once more at UFC 255.
Buckley produced one other second spherical stoppage when he confronted Jordan Wright, however this time it was with a lovely left-hand. Test it out under:
Talking after his authentic knockout, Buckley was blown away by the response.
“Now folks know my identify,” laughed Buckley. “The outpouring from hundreds of individuals from all around the world, all messaging me directly… I by no means anticipated it to take storm prefer it did.”
Hip-hop icon Kanye West even wrote a observe on the spur of the second as a result of the kick impressed him a lot.
“That was superior,” stated Buckley. “I’m appreciative of Kanye West for throwing that on the market. He’s a legend within the hip-hop neighborhood and for him to be impressed by my kick and are available out with an aesthetic hit like that’s fairly cool. I’m grateful.”