UFC on ABC 2 video: Impa Kasanganay rebounds from viral KO loss with submission win

The final time Impa Kasanganay entered the octagon, he was on the receiving finish of one of many memorable knockouts in UFC historical past in opposition to Joaquin Buckley.

That kind of consequence can crush a fighter for good, however not Kasanganay (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), who on Saturday bought again on observe with a submission win over Sasha Palatnikov (6-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC on ABC 2.

Not solely did Kasanganay win, however he did it in his welterweight debut, which occurred on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. After placing his wrestling to make use of early, Kasanganay sunk in a no-hooks rear-naked choke within the second body, forcing Palatnikov to faucet out.

Take a look at the replay of the end under (through Twitter):

Kasanganay was brutally knocked out with a spinning again kick to the face by Buckley final October at UFC Struggle Night time 179. The end was voted MMA Junkie’s “Knockout of the Yr” for 2020, however Kasanganay didn’t let it deter him.

He modified weight lessons and managed to place away Palatnikov, beginning a recent chapter in his profession.

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