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Alexey Butorin head kick KOs Leandro Ataides at ONE 'Odyssey of Champions'


With an open ruleset that allows for soccer kicks and knees to the head of a downed opponent, ONE Championship offers the fight fan a different look at the fight game (or perhaps preserves a relic of the past, depending on one's perspective).

Those rules weren't needed on Sunday at ONE Championship 'Odyssey of Champions', but the characteristic violence of the open rule set was on display when Alexey Butorin landing a head kick knockout on Leandro Ataides:

Long-time MMA fans might recognize how similar this finish looks to the head kick knockout of Chris Horodecki by Anthony Njokuani at WEC 45 in December of 2009.

Here's another look courtesy Zombie Prophet:

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