UFC Paris video: Abus Magomedov hits monster front kick to set up 19-second knockout


AbusMagomedov took a while to finally get his UFC fight. He didn’t wait long to finish it.

The debuting middleweight landed an incredible front kick that led to a 19-second knockout of Dustin Stoltzfus in the featured preliminary bout of UFC Paris on Saturday. According to the broadcast, it was the fourth-fastest debut by a fighter in the history of the UFC’s 185-pound division.

Watch the quick TKO above.

The end came shortly after Magomedov’s high kick landed cleanly on Stoltzfus’ face and he followed up with hard punches against the fence before referee Loic Pora stepped in for the stoppage.

Magomedov had been scheduled to appear in his first octagon fight this December. However, he was forced to cancel his two previous UFC bookings. The fight almost did not happen Saturday, when Makhmud Muradov, the opponent, withdrew. But Stoltzfus intervened quickly to save it.

This is the third straight win for Magomedov (25-4-1), who is unbeaten in 11 of his past 12 outings. He previously competed for KSW and was a 2018 PFL middleweight tournament finalist.

Stoltzfus (14-5) falls to 1-4 in the UFC after picking up his first win in the promotion this past July when he defeated Dwight Grant by unanimous decision.