- An undercard amateur bout generated quite a buzz on the internet after it ended with a nasty KO
- Flyweight fighter Joe Perez knocked his opponent out via head kick in Round 1
Fans in attendance at the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio were stunned after an amateur undercard bout at Fury FC 73 ended in a nasty knockout. It wasn’t as big as Leon Edwards’ head kick KO win over Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 but flyweight fighter Joe Perez put Drew Lopez to sleep by hitting him with the same technique that saw his opponent’s head snapping backward.
What. A. Finish.
The fight initially appeared to be just a typical flyweight bout between two strikers as Perez and Lopez engaged in some good exchanges. Lopez even got the crowd impressed after he slightly connected with a rare high push kick.
However, things took a wild turn with just a little over a minute left in the very first round as Perez managed to land a clean and powerful head kick straight to the chin of Lopez.
The kick instantly knocked Lopez out cold and even saw his head hitting the mat. The referee in charge quickly stepped in and stopped the fight at 1:26 in Round 1, declaring Perez the winner via KO.
Watch the KO below:
Joe Perez knocks out Drew Lopez!!!
(Round 1, 1:26) pic.twitter.com/dTPjbfujYY
— Fury FC (@FuryFightingTX) January 29, 2023
Perez’s highlight-worthy KO win over Lopez improved his amateur record to 4-1. On the other hand, Lopez suffered the first defeat of his young career and is now 2-1-1 as an amateur.