Joaquin Buckley place himself on everybody’s radar final night time with a emphasize reel KO of Impa Kasanganay. Buckley hit his opponent with a sensational spinning again kick in the 2nd spherical, earning him his to start with UFC victory.
Subsequent the struggle, Dana White congratulated Buckley on a highlight reel worthy victory. The 26-calendar year-aged fighter was also awarded a $50,000 functionality reward.
Footage of Buckley and White’s conversation backstage final night can be viewed in the player under:
Buckley would later refer to the kick as “Wakanda Style”.
“I usually speak about, when you are on a card, you know, how do you stand out?” White stated to Buckley following his victory. “My mobile phone is blowing up.”
“Everybody’s saying just give him $200,000 tonight, give him every single bonus! Nobody’s ever found nearly anything like that. Sean Shelby texted me and explained, ‘write him a cheque right now for 50 grand and go give it to him.’”
This was Buckley’s second battle within the octagon. He was completed in the 3rd round by Kevin Holland back in August. Ahead of signing with the UFC he went 2- in the LFA. He also went 3-2 in 5 fights with Bellator.