Highlights: Watch Thomas Almeida viciously KO Anthony Birchak at UFC: Sao Paulo

In a card filled with entertaining stoppages in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thomas Almeida still managed to earn one of the most vicious stoppages of…

By: Karim Zidan | 8 years ago
Highlights: Watch Thomas Almeida viciously KO Anthony Birchak at UFC: Sao Paulo
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In a card filled with entertaining stoppages in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thomas Almeida still managed to earn one of the most vicious stoppages of the night when he knocked out Anthony Birchak with a thunderous right hook. Almeida is now 4-0 since signing with the UFC and continues to rise up the bantamweight ranks.

Check out the play-by-play below:

Almeida is slippery and ejects quickly, and they reset in the center. Lead left lands for Almeida, then consecutive left hooks to the head. Birchak lands a right. Outside low kick from Birchak, then a double-leg attempt that Almeida stops. Almeida counters a low kick with a sharp right, then wobbles Birchak with a left hook. Almeida throws a jumping switch kick, lands a spinning back elbow, then peels off a three-punch combo, and the last right puts Birchak to sleep. Amazing sequence and performance from Almeida.

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Karim Zidan
Karim Zidan

Karim Zidan is a investigative reporter and feature writer focusing on the intersection of sports and politics. He has written for BloodyElbow since 2014 and has served as an associate editor since 2016. He also writes for The New York Times and The Guardian. Karim has been invited to speak about his work at numerous universities, including Princeton, and was a panelist at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival and the Oslo Freedom Forum. He also participated in the United Nations counter-terrorism conference in 2021. His reporting on Ramzan Kadyrov’s involvement in MMA, much of which was done for Bloody Elbow, has led to numerous award nominations, and was the basis of an award-winning HBO Real Sports documentary.

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