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ONE Championship video: Thanh Le decimates Yusup Saadulaev with savage knee

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Than Le lands a heavy kick on Yusup Saadulaev at a ONE Championship show in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 3
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Thanh Le made Yusup Saadulaev the latest victim of the kick-into-knee-KO technique.

Proving once again that MMA is a game of inches, Le drove his knee directly into Saadulaev’s jaw, knocking him flat-out unconscious early in the second round of their featherweight (155-pound) bout at ONE Championship: For Honor on Friday in Jakarta, Indonesia.

It was a sharp reversal of fortunes for Le, who had spent much of round one being grounded and pummeled by Saadulaev. But 12 seconds into the second frame of his ONE debut, Le caught Saadulaev diving in for a shot and he made him pay with a massive knockout blow.

Le, a former LFA interim featherweight champion as well as a Contender Series contestant and an Ultimate Fighter cast member, improved to 9-2 with the win. Eight of those wins have come by knockout.