Back off Holly Holm!
There is a new queen of the octagon who delivered the meanest, most brutal, you-will-run-out-of-superlatives knock out in the history of Women’s Mixed Martial Arts.
With the rising popularity of the WMMA, sports pundits across the globe experience the intense actions in the cage. These usually get them off their feet and sometime make their jaws drop.
Taking a trip down to the memory lane, we can recall that the American fighter Holly Holm earned a shot of the history three years ago. She dethroned the four-year Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey back in 2015.
It was the biggest shocker of that year as Holm did not just send Rousey crashing back to earth. She also did it in a most brutal way via a vicious head kick knockout, ending the highly-anticipated fight in a two-round stunner.
But as the rules in any sports say: records are meant to be broken.
Jenni Kivioja, a Finnish mix martial fighter, rewrote history yesterday when she delivered the most savage, most brutal knockout in the WMMA – a career highlight that is surely one for the books.
On her first assignment , Kivioja destroyed Jessica Forslund Reis of Sweden in just more than two minutes of actions.
The 30-year old fighter pulled off an earth shattering head kick against Forslund Reis. This drew a comparison to Holm’s historic kick versus Rousey three years ago.
But Kivioja did it on a shorter stint. She finished her opponent in the 2:38 mark of the first round of the 2018 Senior European Championships held in Bucharest in Romania.
The victory steered Kivioja in the next phase of the competition, where she vanquished Fabiana Giampa of Italy. Through this, she earned a ticket to the final round but bowed down to Julia Dorney of Germany via decision.
Kivioja wrapped up the tournament with a bridesmaid finish, bringing home silver medal from the eight day tourney. But the more important feat was her historic headkick against her Swedish foe.
Relive Kivioja’s historic moment through this video below: