MMA Rundown

Replay: Team Alpha Male’s Justin Buchholz returns to the cage, proceeds to win by a soccer kick TKO

Everything is better with soccer kicks. In his first MMA fight in over two years, UFC vet Justin Buchholz competed last night for Alaska Fighting Championship. Under the AFC lights, live on UFC Fight Pass, the unified rules of MMA became a little fluid.

After his opponent Marques Facine fell to the ground due to a strike, a strong gust of wind or fatigue, Buchholz just started to launch soccer kicks like he was paid by the strike. Soccer kicks on soccer kicks to the exposed, unblocked body of Facine until the final kick connects to the skull.

Are soccer kicks legal in Alaska? Because they should be.

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