The Knockout of the Week for March 6, 2017 comes courtesy of Adelin Mihaila at SUPERKOMBAT New Heroes.
SUPERKOMBAT brings in some heavy hitters and Mihaila is the perfect example. In his fight with Panagiotis Papadopoulos he scored a beautiful high kick knockout.
You can see Mihaila start setting up for the high kick that finishes the fight. He attacks to the body to try and get Papadopoulos to open up. The strikes to the body seem to hurt him, but despite this Papadopoulos keeps a high guard. Mihaila is able to sneak some punches in and decides to unload with the head kick, but Papadopoulos has his guard up. Despite the guard being up the kick blasts through and levels Maihaila.
You have to imagine how much force is behind that kick for it to go through the glove and still drop Papadopoulos. It is unfortunate for Papadopoulos because he was doing what he was supposed to be doing, which is keeping his guard up.
(Click next to see Mihaila kick through Papadopoulos’s guard and score the KO)