Cheap Shot: MMA Fighter Knocks Out Opponent During Glove Tap

By VadenHoffman
Jan. 10, 2017

Ibragim Khalilov knocked out Bakhtiyar Barotov in China at WBK 22 on Saturday. Watch: One Of The Dirtiest KO’s In MMA History Just Went Down In China. Ladies and gentleman, sit back and be disgusted, as you watch the dirtiest knock out in MMA history.

It is common practice in MMA for opponents to touch gloves at the beginning of a contest. However, while facing off at WBK 22 in China, Ibragim Khalilov did something which fighters around the world will surely be disgusted by.

It was a both a cheap and dirty move, but unfortunately, it is one that Ibragim will undoubtedly get away with. However, his reputation will certainly take permanent damage and going forward, it seems highly unlikely that any future opponent will ever touch gloves with him again.  It may have been one of the quickest knock outs in MMA history but it was certainly, the cheapest. Ibragim, take your win, go home, and hang your head in shame.

Rule No. 1 about fist-fighting: Keep your hands up. Mixed martial artist Bakhtiyar Barotov won’t ever forget that one again.