Cory Sandhagen produced an early contender for knockout of the year as he brutally defeated Frankie Edgar in just 28 seconds to see off the veteran at UFC Fight Night.
The 28-year-old entered the Saturday night showdown brimming with confidence, having won eight of his last ten bouts.
Sandhagen landed a brutal flying knee on Edgar to knock him out
It looked like he was set for a very stern test as he was up against the former lightweight champion Edgar, who had dropped down to the 135-pound ranks.
However, the ‘Sandman’ ended the contest before it had really begun as his second strike proved to be a devastating blow.
You can have a look at a clip of the devastating flying knee, below…
The Sandman Cory Sandhagen secures a statement win over a former UFC champion Frankie Edgar with a flying knee knockout! #UFCVegas18 pic.twitter.com/pNmZmtka8f
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) February 7, 2021
The American was understandably in a buoyant mood after his brilliant victory.
“It feels good, man, but that’s Frankie Edgar,” Sandhagen said after the bout. “I don’t want to watch that happen to him, you know? But better him than me. That’s the game we’re in.
“I’m a different monster than I was before I fought Aljamain Sterling. He taught me some lessons.
“I know Yan has been talking about fighting TJ Dillashaw after that fight, that’s if he even wins that fight. That’s garbage to me.
“Fight me. I’m the toughest guy next to Aljamain. And if Aljamain wins, I owe him a nap and he’s going to get that nap. The winner of those two gets knocked out by me in July.”