Joaquin Buckley noticed his hype prepare deralined in devastating vogue by Alessio De Chirico because the Italian knocked him out with a devastating head kick.
Buckley, who gained the UFC’s Knockout of the 12 months for 2020 for his stoppage of Impa Kasanganay, was knocked out chilly himself by De Chirico on Struggle Island.
The explosive middleweight went into the struggle because the favorite, along with his Italian foe having suffered three losses in a row.
He began the bout nicely, searching for openings while remaining mild on his ft and slipping out and in of vary.
Nevertheless, Buckley might have maybe been accused of overconfidence as he dropped his arms and was caught with a proper head kick sq. within the temple.
De Chirico immediately pounced on his stricken opponent, with the referee calling a halt to proceedings.
After the bout, De Chirico stated he didn’t wish to do an interview with out his opponent because it felt mistaken to solely interview the winner.
He stated: “I’m sorry I’m repeating this so many occasions, however I gained’t do an interview with out my opponent.
“I don’t like the truth that solely the winner is interviewed, as a result of I come from three losses… I don’t assume it’s good. I don’t like this.”