Side thrust kick knockout in MMA?

My second-most popular article is "King of cool: the side thrust kick".  Even though I love the kick myself, I'm not a huge fan of using it in civilian defence.  And I honestly never thought I'd see it turn up in MMA.

Yet here it is:


On 7 November 2014 Louis Smolka knocked out Richie "Vas" Vaculik in their third round of UFC Fight Night Sydney when he was well on the way to losing on the fight cards.  Impressive!

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