If you think you’ve seen everything in mixed martial arts, think again.
Bellator MMA brought the fireworks last weekend including a never-before-seen finish, thanks to its newcomer, Raymond Daniels.
‘The Human Highlight Reel’ is now taking the internet by storm because of his jaw-dropping debut performance.
After a solid kickboxing career, Daniels started a new journey in MMA under the Bellator umbrella.
Last Saturday night, he made heads turn during his first official fight opposite Wilker Barros in the main card of Bellator Birmingham.
In just the first round, the kickboxing standout showed what he is made of after finishing his opponent with an incredible 720-degree spinning punch.
(UNREAL!!! Take note. Daniels is 39 years old.)
Daniels first floored Barros with a spinning back kick, but Barros was able to get back on his feet.
Seconds after his opponent recovered, Daniels spun twice before landing a killer right hook that punched Barros’ soul out of his body.
Watch the sequence below (RIP replay button):
Knockout of The Year Contender
Many fans and pundits have hailed Daniel’s 720-degree spinning punch as a strong candidate for the Knockout of The Year recognition.
But for Daniels, he believes that his spectacular debut is ‘just another day in the office.’
“I try not to get on the hype train with these things,” Daniels said, per MMA Fighting.
“Everybody has been blowing this up, but I never want to be the person that believes my own hype and get caught up in these things.”
“For me, that’s just another day in the office,” he declared.
“I’m accustomed to that kind of thing; it’s what I feel like I’ve been doing my whole career.”
“This just happened to be my Bellator MMA debut. That made it important to me.”
“I went in with a whole new set of eyes and whole different confidence in aura about myself, so I was able to be in there and be at my best and that’s when I can produce results like that.”
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) May 8, 2019
Check out the Bellator Birmingham full results below courtesy of MMA Fighting:
Brent Primus def. Tim Wilde via submission (gogoplata) at 1:20 of R1
Fabian Edwards vs. Falco Neto via KO (up-kick and punches) at 3:51 of R1
Pedro Carvalho def. Derek Campos KO (punches) at 2:03 of R1
Raymond Daniels def. Wilker Barros via KO (punch) at 4:36 of R1
Saul Rogers def. Aiden Lee via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Brian Moore def. Binh Son Le via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-25)
Kane Mousah def. Mateusz Piskorz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lee Chadwick def. James Mulheron via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Yannick Bahati def. Amir Dadovic via submission (kimura) at 3:00 of R1
Dominque Wooding def. David Khalsa via TKO (strikes) at 2:43 of R1
Jim Wallhead def. Giorgio Pietrini via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Gavin Hughes def. Mohammad Yahya via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:51 of R2
Ashley Reece def. Craig Turner via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dan Cassell def. John Nicholls via TKO (strikes) 3:09 of R1
Akonne Wanliss def. Sam Slater via TKO (strikes) at 3:55 of R2
Raphael Uchegbu def. Lee Percival via submission (triangle) at 2:14 of R1
Nicolo Solli def. Simon Ridgway via TKO (strikes) at 4:32 of R2
Constantin Gnusariev vs. Kieran Lister majority draw (29-28, 27-28, 28-28)
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