What happens when spinning backfists go wrong (VIDEO)

Maggie Hendricks

A spinning backfist is a stunning and thrilling way to knock out an opponent. It takes speed, balance and strength. To do it correctly, a fighter must have the ability to land the backfist perfectly while simultaneously preparing for his opponent's counterpunching. The most effective spinning backfists are done so quickly that an opponent has no time to prepare a defense.

None of that is on display in this video of Dillon Cleckler beating Matt Lawrence at Island Fights on Aug. 31.

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