Mark Hunt is no longer in the UFC, but the walk-off knockout resides with Kai Cara-France on UFC 259 with Rogerio Bontorin’s humiliating first-round halt.
Opening the main prelims, Cara-France were in serious danger of being presented before regaining their feet and unloading a sensational combo to Brazil’s chin.
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Bontorin was faced, with Cara-France making their best flyweight Mark Hunt impact and walking away.
There was some confusion as it was unclear if referee Herb Dean stopped it, so Cara-France returned for a follow-up shot.
Dean stepped in to confirm that the bout was over, before a furious Bontorin threw his mouthpiece across the ring at Cara-France.
It ended with a spectacular knockout, but Cara-France was already in serious trouble.
The Kiwi landed well in the opening proceedings, but Bontorin exerted full power and energy, as he scored in the bout in 90 seconds. Cara-France was immediately in deep trouble, with Bontorin searching for a rear-naked choke against the cage wall.
Brazil locked in a body triangle, allowing him to hit punches and look for submission opportunities. This was a serious approach for New Zealander.
Against all odds, Cara-France survived the menace, getting back on its feet and making a big comeback in the closing stages of the goal.
He said, “I was caught early, faced the storm, got back and turned into my guard.” “I just wanted to be in it.”
“I train my GU-jitsu just as much. Just because it’s city kick boxing, it doesn’t mean that we don’t train wrestling and jiu-jitsu. We get into work and I just have to Have to remain calm.
“I’ve been in the game for so many years now, and once I felt he couldn’t finish, it gave me confidence. I swung it, hit him a good right hook once and I felt like it’s ground the next time. When I sat a little further down on it and it was a Mark Hunt Wallaway. “