MMA fighter Ollie Flint in his debut amateur fight finishes off his opponent in what may be the amateur knockout of the year. It was all for naught, though.
The English MMA fighter has become an internet hit after a stunning KO… only to have his victory cruelly taken away from him due to a timekeeping error. Ollie Flint caught opponent Aaron Gray with a vicious spinning head kick. But the 29-year-old was denied a stunning victory in his debut fight despite initially being awarded the win by the referee.
According to the DailyMail:
“The decision to overturn the fight to a no contest was taken immediately and the official records were updated within 24 hours of being notified of the overrun,” the promoters said in a statement.
They went on to pin the blame on the new timekeeper, who was working his first round in the night’s first fight.
Check out the full fight below:
While Flint may not be pleased with the official ruling, he should take solace knowing that his stunning KO got the attention of the fight world and served as notice that he’s one to keep an eye out for in the future.