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Shogun Rua lands must-see knockout punch on James Te Huna (GIF)

Just when you thought Shogun Rua was on the downside of his career, he goes out and lands a crazy knockout of James Te Huna.

Shogun KO’d Te Huna at UFC Fight Night on Friday at 1:03 of the first round. He landed a devastating left hand to the chin of TeHuna, dropping him to the mat to end the fight. It was beautiful.

Here’s another look at the knockout punch:

The timing of the punch was perfect. Te Huna was leaning in for a left hook, but Rua beat him to the punch with a left hook of his own that landed straight on the chin:

Shogun Rua knockout

That was a great way for Rua to rebound following losses to Chael Sonnen and Alexander Gustafsson. The 32-year-old is now 22-8.

GIFs via GIFD Sports, @ZProphet_MMA


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  • mike custer

    I wonder if he broke his hand when he punch the canvas. That looked painful