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    A last second strike placed the bout between the Mexican and Korean fighters among the few MMA matches ending in a knockout, just seconds before the final bell.

    The ordinary bout at UFC Fight Night 139 live on 10 November abruptly ended when Mexican featherweight fighter Yair Rodriguez made a last-ditch effort to stop the pummelling by "Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung by unexpectedly knocking him out with a randomly aimed elbow strike at 4:59 in the fifth round. The moment when Rodriguez lands his lucky strike was later uploaded on YouTube.

    WARNING: The following video is graphic and may offend sensibilities

    According to the published scorecards, if not for his elbow strike, Rodriguez would have lost the fight by a small margin in points, but the knockout at the last second of the bout allowed him to move higher on the UFC roster.

    The unexpected finale to the fight shocked those who watched it, as no one expected such a twist in a fight where both athletes had exchanged equally powerful series of punches.

    The strike came as total surprise for fans of both fighters.

    Some twitterians even called it the "knockout of the year."

    Several social media users noted, though, that such a punch could be called a "chicken wing"…

    …while others argued that that doesn't make it any less impressive.

    Notably, even those who supported the "Zombie," were impressed by Rodriguez's last second save.


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