DWCS 32 video: Tafon Nchukwi leaves Al Matavao stiff on the canvas after scary head kick knockout

Like vicious knockouts? Then you’ll love Tafon Nchukwi’s thunderous head kick knockout at DWCS 32.

In Tuesday’s main event, Nchukwi (4-0) stiffened his main event opponent Al Matavao midway through the second round of their light heavyweight fight. The first round was perhaps more competitive than some anticipated, with the underdog Matavao (8-3) acting fearlessly for the first five minutes.

In the second round, Nchukwi, who was largely patient throughout the fight, finally found his shot. As Matavao ducked and scrambled away, Nchukwi punted him in the noggin. Matavao went crashing to the mat, head bouncing off the canvas.

Long after the fight was waved off, Matavao was still down, flat on the canvas. The broadcast was slightly delayed as commentators Brendan Fitzgerald and Michael Bisping did their best to keep the natural conversation going.

As everyone stood around and waited for Matavao to get up, the decision was delayed. Eventually, Matavao sat up and was met with an ovation from the few in the venue.

Check out Tafon Nchukwi’s violent finish, Dana White’s reaction, and MMA Junkie editor John Morgan’s analysis in the video below:

DWCS 32 took place Tuesday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streamed on ESPN+.

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