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Ryan Benoit crushes Ashkan Mokhtarian with wicked head-kick KO at UFC Sydney

If Ryan Benoit hadn’t missed weight, he’d probably be in line for a extra $50,000 at UFC Sydney.

Benoit (10-5) demolished Ashkan Mokhtarian on Saturday night, starching the Australian flyweight with a grisly third-round knockout at UFC Sydney. Benoit, who also holds a TKO win over 125-pound contender Sergio Pettis, sent Mokhtarian (13-3) toppling to the canvas out cold with a flush head kick. With the win, “Baby Face” improved his Octagon record to 3-3.

Unfortunately, Benoit weighed in for the contest at 129 pounds, three pounds over the flyweight limit, which automatically disqualified him from receiving the ‘Fight Night’ bonus he likely would’ve earned for the highlight-reel finish.

Watch replay of Benoit’s handiwork above, courtesy of FOX Sports.

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