Kickboxers' fight in Japan ended in a rare standing knockout. Video
A spectacular knockout ended a fight at the Rizin 43 kickboxing tournament in Sapporo, Japan. Brazilian representative with Japanese roots Minoru Kimura (38-10-1) defeated Congolese Daryl Lokoku (11-6-1)
The 29-year-old Kimura seized the initiative in the ring from the first minutes, regularly testing his opponent's defence with powerful punches. One of those punches became fatal for the Congolese.
In the middle of the 1st round, the Japanese Brazilian managed to hit his opponent's jaw with a left side kick. Lokoku was "hanging" for a few seconds, staying on his feet, but not understanding anything.
The kickboxer got a so-called standing knockout, when the fighter did not fall down, but is in a state of grog. This situation happens extremely rarely in fights.
Kimura, on emotion, struck another blow to the face of his opponent, who was already unconscious.