Paige VanZant just won UFC. Her KO of Bec Rawlings at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada, was a sight to behold.
It also bore a striking resemblance to 1984’s The Karate Kid.
Strawweight fighters Paige VanZant (7-2) and Bec Rawlings (7-5) faced each other in Paige’s first fight for eight months.
The first round was relatively uneventful with VanZant using her mobility and broad leg sweeps to keep the two apart.
Bec Rawlings was undeterred and kept coming for VanZant moving the fight all over the ring as the two played cat and mouse.
However, just ten-seconds into the second round VanZant floored the advancing Rawlings with this unbelievable match-winning switch roundhouse kick:
Mister Miyagi approves of this fight finisher:What a KO! 😱 @PaigeVanzantUFC returns to the Octagon in style with a brutal switch roundhouse kick at #UFCVancouver https://t.co/3FIq8HZhqC— BT Sport UFC (@btsportufc) August 28, 2016
It’s so satisfying to see someone pull of a really ambitious move in The Octagon – but the cinema reference really is the icing on the cake.What a kick.. Incredible @PaigeVanzantUFC 😍😍— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) August 28, 2016
Judging from VanZant’s Instagram she’s been rehearsing some super flexible and film-worthy moves during training:
Which hopefully means there will be plenty more stunning moves in the future.