UFC middleweight Joaquin Buckley stole the show on ‘Fight Island’ this past weekend. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you will have already seen Buckley scored one of the greatest MMA knockouts of all time against Impa Kasanganay on the UFC Fight Island 5 undercard.

Buckley was making just his second appearance for the UFC after previously suffering a third-round stoppage defeat to Kevin Holland in his debut. An underdog in this fight against the previously unbeaten Kasanganay – he started well. In the second-round things managed to get astronomically better. Buckley threw a high kick that was caught by his opponent. He then used that as momentum to throw and land the most perfect spinning back kick you’ll ever see – check it out here.

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The KO went viral and broke pretty much every UFC social media record going. UFC president Dana White felt compelled to congratulate his fighter in person, he said.

“So I always talk about, when you’re on a card, right, ‘How do you stand out?’… Everybody’s saying ‘just give him $200,000 tonight. Give him every bonus!’ Nobody’s ever seen anything like that. Sean Shelby texted me and said, ‘Write him a check right now for 50 grand and go give it to him before he gets out of the octagon.’” (Transcribed by MMA Fighting)

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Buckley was clearly excited to be speaking with his boss, he had quite the reaction to meeting White – check it out below.

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