Tyson Nam, the former WSOF prospect who notably holds a win over Bellator MMA champion Eduardo Dantas, scored a big win Thursday over one-time UFC title challenger Ali Bagautinov. And reminded us all why we love head kick KOs in doing so. The two were making their promotional debuts for Fight Nights Global, as part of Fight Nights Global 64 from Moscow, Russia.
The finish came with just a second to go on the clock at the end of the third round, as Nam threw a head kick that caught his opponent flush. You can view the full fight care of FNG above, or check out this highlight:
Tyson Nam (USA) KO's Ali Bagautinov pic.twitter.com/vyiCuH2Sbs
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With the victory, Nam moves to 15-8-1. Bagautinov, meanwhile, drops to 14-6, and has now lost four of his last five. The other three losses for Bagautinov in that stretch all came by way of decision, to Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, Joseph Benavidez, and Kyoji Horiguchi. His lone win since his UFC 174 title fight against Johnson came last Summer against Geane Herrera at UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa.