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‘Dear Lord that knee’: Alex Pereira, pros react to Edson Barboza’s awesome UFC Kansas City knockout

UFC Fight Night: Barboza v Quarantillo
Edson Barboza
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Edson Barboza is still finding new ways to wow his peers.

The MMA community went wild on social media after Barboza scored an unbelievable first-round knee knockout of Billy Quarantillo in the main event of UFC Kansas City on Saturday. It was the ninth knockout of Barboza’s illustrious UFC career.

Barboza snapped a two-fight win streak with the finish and afterwards, made it clear in his post-fight interview that he’s here to stay. He called for the UFC matchmakers to give him a ranked opponent for his next booking.

The Brazilian veteran’s latest highlight was so impressive, it caught the attention of former UFC middleweight champion and two-division kickboxing champion Alex Pereira, no stranger to big KOs himself.

“Nice knockout!” Pereira wrote on Twitter. “Definitely a fan of [Edson Barboza.]”

UFC flyweight Ode Osbourne summed the maneuver up succinctly: “That knee was dynamite,” he tweeted.

See more reactions from the MMA community below.

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