Randa Costa scored an absolutely devastating knockout Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 36.
Costa (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) needed little time to find a home for the fight-ending blow in his bantamweight bout with Journey Newson (9-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC), which took place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streamed on ESPN+.
The 26-year-old prospect out of Boston came into the fight with five career wins, all by knockout. He made it six for six against Newson, lining up a powerful and perfectly placed left high kick to get the finish just 41 seconds into the contest.
Watch the video of the knockout below (via Twitter):
Don’t mess with the Zohan!
☘️ @RandyCosta135 with a MASSIVE head kick highlight!
— UFC (@ufc) September 19, 2020
Costa, who holds the nickname “The Zohan,” came into the matchup with Newson as a slight betting underdog. He looked like he should have been the big favorite with the way the fight played out, though, and now Costa has a flashy moment for his UFC highlight reel.