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UFC Fight Island 5 Joaquin Buckley Impa Kasanganay
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Joaquin Buckley punches Impa Kasanganay in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 11, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Joaquin “New Mensa” Buckley  (11-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC)

Total Number of Pro MMA Finishes: 8

Via KO/TKO:  8

Via Submission: 0

Total Number of UFC Finishes: 1

Via KO/TKO: 1

(Impa Kasanganay)

Via Submission: 0

Joaquin Buckley is a KO artist that was just recently signed to the UFC a little over three months ago. Buckley is a powerful middleweight, that gained popularity with his viral KO of Impa Kasanganay last month, with a jumping spinning back kick in the second round.

Buckley’s spinning kick finish was beautiful and I expect it’s a move that fans will see on highlight reels for years to come. Buckley has most of the KOs/TKOs on his record with his hands, however, the fluidity and creativity that he uses to piece together his striking can not be understated. Joaquin is a veteran of Shamrock Fighting Championships, Bellator, and LFA promotions where he holds multiple KOs in all three.

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