Featherweight contender Josh Emmett returned from a bad knockout defeat in his last fight to deliver a huge KO of his own as he stunned Michael 'The Menace' Johnson with a colossal right hand at UFC Fight Night in Philadelphia.
Ahead of the bout, Johnson cast doubts over Emmett's ability to finish top-level opposition with his strikes.
But any doubts he may have had were well and truly erased with just 46 seconds left in the fight as Emmett connected with a huge right hand that knocked Johnson unconscious instantly.
Josh Emmett just knocked eight ounces of saliva from Michael Johnson's head. Damn, what a punch.
— Chuck Mindenhall (@ChuckMindenhall) March 31, 2019
The KO had the fans in Philadelphia out of their seats for the first clean knockout finish of the night, while the commentary team of Jon Anik, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and current UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier were open-mouthed in amazement at Emmett's late KO victory.
The way Johnson fell to the canvas led one journalist to liken Emmett's KO to another famous one-punch knockout from UFC history, as Rich Franklin finished Nate Quarry in very similar fashion back in 2005.
Now THAT was a Philly Special! Huge KO from Josh Emmett, who evoked memories of Rich Franklins KO of Nate Quarry back at UFC 56. Monstrous right hand. #UFCPhiladelphia
— Simon Head (@simonhead) March 31, 2019
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