Marc Diakiese is one of the most exciting prospects in mixed martial arts and he showed why Saturday on the preliminary card at a UFC Fight Night event in London, England.
The 24-year-old lightweight improved to 3-0 in the UFC and 12-0 as a professional by earning a 30-second knockout of Finland’s Teemu Packalén.
Diakiese came out throwing a two-touch, 360-degree spinning kick reminiscent of Raymond Daniels’ memorable KO of Francois Ambang at GLORY 16. The finishing blow came when Diakiese landed a flush counter-right hand over the top as Packalén pressed forward.
You won’t see many stoppages as clean as this one.
“I put in hard work. No one works as hard as me,” Diakiese said after celebrating with some break dancing. “I promise you guys I’m going all the way to the top.”