MMA star Mzwandile Hlongwa delivered a contender for "knockout of the year" on Saturday, with a chilling one-two combination to floor Torbjorn Madsen — as social media users likened the finish to something out of Street Fighter.
Hlongwa lived up his nickname of “Shakebone” with a devastating technique mirroring that scene in the legendary fighting franchise game.
After a quick one-two combination, Hlongwa unleashed a lightning-quick spinning elbow at Madsen during the EFC 75 encounter in Cape Town, South Africa, Saturday night.
That technique completely fooled Madsen – who subsequently dropped his hands in anticipation of clinch work – and landed flush across the Norwegian’s chin.
The MMA star took multiple blows to the head before eventually dropping to the canvas, as the 5 feet 11 inches, 185-pounder Hlongwa celebrated a sensational win.
One of the stunned commentators perfectly summed up the spectacular incident saying: “Oh, my goodness, oh, my goodness, what just happened!
“One-Two! That was a massive shot. He set it up with a punch and he fell down like a piece of lumber.”
As video footage emerged of the knockout, one social media user simply posted a gif of the street fighter video character, with many seeing the resemblances to it.
Madsen was supervised by medical staff and taken out of the arena on a stretcher, but after recovering from the brutal KO he would later go on to tell TV 2: “I'm in the ambulance now.
“I'm going to a check in the hospital. Everything is fine. This can happen, it’s fun. Well done by him.”