Video: Brutal finishes this weekend, 2 devastating knees and 1 head kick Video: Brutal finishes this weekend, 2 devastating knees and 1 head kick
There wasn’t action inside the UFC cage this Saturday but action never stops in the world of MMA. Russian promotion Absolute Championship Berkut held... Video: Brutal finishes this weekend, 2 devastating knees and 1 head kick

There wasn’t action inside the UFC cage this Saturday but action never stops in the world of MMA. Russian promotion Absolute Championship Berkut held ACB 56 in Belarus. Russian bantamweight Nashkho Galaev stole the show with an impressive first-round KO victory with a devastating knee.

At only 24 years of age, young Galaev is starting to make a name for himself in Russia. This Saturday he knocked out Romanian Mikhail Syrbu with a brutal and perfectly-timed knee. The bout was about to reach the end of the first round, with under a minute to go, Galaev was able to catch his opponent and finish the fight. The strike was so accurate that Nashkho didn’t even bother to follow Syrbu to the ground to finish him. Instead, he borrowed a page from Mark Hunt’s book and simply walked away as Syrbu hit the ground unconscious.

With the win, Galaev improves his professional record to 5-3. All five of his victories have been by KO/TKO. ACB 56 turned out to be an event full of finishes, and as you’ll see in the video below, there even was another knee KO. In a featherweight fight, Slovak Ludovit Klein beat Russian Khusein Maltsagov in exactly the same form.

But MMA is not just KOs, there is also The Gentle Art of Jiu Jitsu. Proof of that was the beautiful triangle choke by Ukranian Andrey Krasnikov after brilliantly escaping an omoplata attempt by Saikhan Dzhabrailov.

Finally, we make a trip to Stockholm, Sweeden for Superior Challenge 15. In a fight between two former UFC fighters who are now with the most prestigious MMA promotion in the Scandinavian region we saw another amazing KO. New Zealander Dylan Andrews, who you might remember from The Ultimate Fighter 17, disposed of Papy Abedi with a brutal head kick to earn himself the middleweight belt of Superior Challenge.

Andrews showed that he has also learned from Mark Hunt and simply walked away gracefully while Abedi landed on the canvas.