Michael Chandler’s UFC 274 KO stirs up ‘Wonder Boy’ memories

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Michael Chandler had one of the greatest knockouts of all time against Tony Ferguson at UFC 274, and his frontal kick was equally intoxicating, a mix of brutality and excitement.

The loss was especially humbling for Ferguson, an icon of the sport who is on a three-game losing streak. His spirits got an instant boost after a competitive first-round match when he clipped Chandler in his right eye, which Chandler later admitted had affected his vision. The bruise around his eye started to swell as Chandler finished 17 seconds into the second round, the moment he took that career-defining kick in Ferguson’s face, the moment was completely gone Ferguson’s short-lived momentum.

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