KARATE star Elhadji Ndour was brutally knocked out by heavyweight rival Achraf Ouchen and required medical attention.
The Karate Combat pair met again after Ouchen’s point win in 2018 in Orlando, Florida.
And it was non-stop action from the opening bell as the duo picked up where they left off in the pits.
But the fight ended dramatically in round two after Ouchen landed a big right hand.
Ndour staggered back, having to guard against the attack coming his way.
Smelling blood, Ouchen capitalized on his chance forcefully, firing off a series of pounding shots.
Ndour’s head ricocheted off the canvas due to the force of Ouchen’s attack.
And it left the referee with no choice but to step in and wave off the contest while UFC legends Georges St-Pierre and Bas Rutten watched from the comment box.
St-Pierre said: “It showed how much heart they both have. You endured incredible pain in this fight.
“They both fought with a lot of power, a lot of force. It was a tough fight for both boys.”
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Senegal’s Ndour was treated by medical staff and helped to his feet minutes after being knocked unconscious.
Ouchen, an African Games gold medalist representing Morocco, was true to his word and refused to let the judges take it.
He said: “I was the winner of our first fight, I came here this time; new person, new fighting style, new punch.
“I promised to put on a great show for you guys and I hope I did. I promised and I’m really looking forward to it.
“I want to thank all my sparring partners, all my coaches.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6094599/karate-star-elhadji-ndour-knocked-out-ufc/ Watch as karate star Elhadji Ndour is brutally knocked unconscious and receives medical treatment in front of UFC legends