If it’s a good one, the spinning back kick can be one of the most effective weapons in MMA. Very few fighters can pull it off and even less can do it without their opponent seeing it coming. Like the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean, the spinning back kick to knockout is a beautiful sight to behold.
Such was the case at WFCA yesterday. Welterweights, Beslan Ushukov and Vitor Pinto, were going at it in the first round of their fight. Then, lightning struck.
Ushukov hit a perfect spinning back kick straight to the chops. There was no need for Ushukov to follow up with punches on Pinto. At 1:13 of the first round, he knew this highlight reel KO was the end of the fight.
Spinning kick to the head KO by Beslan Ushukov ! (WFCA)
— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 18, 2018