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08th Mar 2017

WATCH: This is the winner of World MMA Awards Knockout of the Year

Rory Cashin

Warning: this is particularly violent, so if you’re even remotely squeamish, we recommend clicking away now.

Still here? Okay, then on to the winner of the best knockout of the year.

Last July, Michael ‘Venom’ Page took out Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos with a flying knee, and then added insult to injury to putting on a Pokemon cap and rolling a Pokeball towards his fallen opponent.

Clip via BottomLine Podcast

The full extent of Santos’ injuries weren’t immediately known, but it turns out his skull was completely crushed by the blow, fixed after seven hours of intense surgery, and resulting in Santos having to retire from the sport.