Rizin FF 27: Sumo wrestler throws hands, scores fastest knockout in promotional history

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The fight card at Rizin FF 27 produced a feast of finishes in Nagoya, Japan, but the fighter who stole the show was heavyweight sumo wrestler Tsuyoshi Sudario, who registered his third straight win in MMA competition with a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it knockout of debutant Kazushi Miyamoto.

Sudario (3-0) probably wasn’t looking to score such a fast KO, but Miyamoto (0-1) forced his hand by charging across the ring from the opening bell. Sudario swung with a big right hand that slowed his opponent’s charge, then wound up and unloaded another that landed flush on Miyamoto’s chin and dropped him to the canvas. Miyamoto quickly bounced back up, but was met by another thunderous right that starched him instantly as the referee dived in.

The on-screen clock was only at eight seconds when the official dived in to stop the fight, but Rizin’s official social media account stated the win was timed at six seconds, securing Sudario the record for the fastest knockout in promotional history.

Check out Sudario’s finish here as the big man scored a big knockout to claim his third first-round finish in three fights.

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