Video: Insane Spinning Elbow KO Kicks Off UFC 217

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Well, tonight’s (Sat., Nov. 4, 2017) UFC 217 from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, didn’t take long to get the action started.

Unbeaten bantamweight prospect Aiemann Zahabi, the brother of Georges St-Pierre‘s famed coach Firas Zahabi, looked to continue his rise in the Octagon when he took on Ricardo Ramos in the first bout on the Fight Pass preliminary card.

Unfortunately for him, however, he was handed the first loss of his MMA career when Ramos uncorked an absolutely insane spinning back elbow that knocked him out cold in the third round of the back-and-forth bout. It was only the second such KO in UFC history, joining Dong Hyun Kim’s 2014 spinning elbow knockout of John Hathaway.

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Check out the vicious knockout right here: