MMA fighters aren’t built like normal human beings. They’re as tough as a coffin nail and on Saturday we were given another example.
The fighters took to the cage for Bellator 244 inside the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
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In the third fight of the night on the preliminary card, John de Jesus got the better of Vladyslav Parubchenko in a fight that went the distance.
But how it made it through until the end of the third round beggars belief after this shot landed flush on the head of his opponent.
As the two fighters circled the middle of the cage, de Jesus launched upwards as Parubchenko dropped down. The result was a flying knee that smashed into the face of Parubchenko.
Somehow he not only remained standing but the fight kept going before de Jesus had his hand raised with the unanimous decision victory.
This flying knee by @JohnDeJesusMMA landed FLUSH 😰
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BELLATOR 244 CARD + RESULTS
Ryan Bader vs. Vadim Nemkov
Julia Budd defeated Jessy Miele via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 x2)
Valentin Moldavsky def. Roy Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
John Salter defeated Andrew Kapel via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:11 of RD3
Yaroslav Amosov defeated Mark Lemminger via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of RD1
Sidney Outlaw defeated Adam Piccolotti via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Joshua Hill defeated Erik Perez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Weber Almeida defeated Salim Mukhidinov via KO (punches) at 3:57 of RD1
John de Jesus defeated Vladyslav Parubchenko via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
Chris Gonzalez defeated Vladimir Tokov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Lucas Brennan defeated Will Smith via TKO (punches) at 4:14 of RD2
Miocic retains Championship
UFC: Stipe Miocic has retained the Heavyweight Championship with a win over Daniel Cormier.
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