UFC fans were sent into meltdown after witnessing what will go down as one of the contenders for knockout of the year.

UFC fans were sent into meltdown after witnessing Cory Sandhagen’s contender for knockout of the year – a flying knee to the chin of former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

The co-main event of Sunday’s UFC Vegas 18 came to an end after just 28 seconds, with Referee Keith Peterson forced to wave off the fight after Sandhagen completely stunned Edgar who was left on the canvas.

“It feels good, man, but that’s Frankie Edgar,” Sandhagen said.

“I don’t want to watch that happen to him, you know? But better him than me. That’s the game we’re in.”

Cory Sandhagen lands a flying knee to knock out Frankie Edgar in their bantamweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on February 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Sandhagen, 28, improves his record to 14-2-0 after today’s knockout. He now has only lost just one fight from his past ten.

Sandhagen’s next bout could be for the UFC Bantamweight belt, with him now in line to face the winner of current title holder Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling.

“I think I finally get the hype I deserve now,” Sandhagen said.

“I’ve just been floating under the radar. The fans know who I am if they’re really into the sport, but the other people don’t. That highlight is going to go around and I think I’ve got a lot of opportunities now.”

Following the fight, fans were quick to jump on social media with many labelling Sandhagen’s knockout as one of the greatest.

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