Rodrigo Lidio is a dangerous, dangerous man.
The 32-year-old lightweight strolled into Friday’s LFA 111 event with all of his pro MMA wins ending in stoppages — and he left not only with that feat intact, but also with perhaps the finest highlight of his career. Just 23 seconds into the second round, Lidio (12-2) tagged Arthur Lima with a picture-perfect left hook that instantly sent his foe to the land of winds and ghosts, as Lima (9-2) tumbled backward to the canvas.
Watch video of the brutal finish below, courtesy of UFC Fight Pass.
LFA 111 took place Friday night at the Upper Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lightweight prospect Ismael Bonfim (15-3) defeated Rangel de Sá (10-2) via unanimous decision in the night’s main event, while Marcos Breno (14-2) defeated Ary Farias (10-3) with another savage walk-off knockout in the evening’s co-headliner, which can be seen here.
The event featured an all-Brazilian card and is able to be streamed on UFC Fight Pass.