Valdir Araujo caught a kick and a whole lot more from opponent Raimond Magomedaliev.
A 10-year MMA veteran and cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 21, Araujo was a touch too slow in defending himself against a high kick at Fight Nights Global 85 in Moscow, Russia, on Friday. Though Araujo caught the limb, the strike appeared to connect, and Magomedaliev — balancing on one leg — followed with two hard punches to crumple the Brazilian welterweight just 17 seconds into round one.
Crazy KO— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) March 30, 2018
Raimond Magomedaliev KOs Valdir Araujo in 17 seconds (FNG) pic.twitter.com/prb2b3zq48
HEAD KICK. Raimond Magomedaliev KO's Valdir Araujo in 17 seconds. #FNG85 pic.twitter.com/zNNutlxOcJ— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) March 30, 2018
The unorthodox KO earned Magomedaliev the biggest win of his young career. He is now 5-0 as a professional.