Joaquin Buckley savagely knocked out on Fight Island by Alessio Di Chirico

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Joaquin Buckley saw his hype train deralined in devastating fashion by Alessio De Chirico as the Italian knocked him out with a devastating head kick.

Buckley, who won the UFC’s Knockout of the Year for 2020 for his stoppage of Impa Kasanganay, was knocked out cold himself by De Chirico on Fight Island.

Joaquin Buckley was knocked out cold by Alessio Di Chirico

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Joaquin Buckley was knocked out cold by Alessio Di Chirico

The explosive middleweight went into the fight as the favourite, with his Italian foe having suffered three losses in a row.

He started the bout well, looking for openings whilst remaining light on his feet and slipping in and out of range.

However, Buckley could have perhaps been accused of overconfidence as he dropped his hands and was caught with a right head kick square in the temple.

De Chirico instantly pounced on his stricken opponent, with the referee calling a halt to proceedings.

After the bout, De Chirico said he did not want to do an interview without his opponent as it felt wrong to only interview the winner.

He said: “I’m sorry I’m repeating this so many times, but I won’t do an interview without my opponent.

“I don’t like the fact that only the winner is interviewed, because I come from three losses… I don’t think it’s good. I don’t like this.”





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