Impa Kasanganay fell victim to one of the most unbelievable knockouts in UFC history at UFC Fight Night 179 on Saturday night when he caught one of Joaquin Buckey’s kicks, only to then be rendered unconscious by an incredible spinning head kick that felled him like a tree.
At the time of writing a highlight of the KO on the UFC’s official Twitter channel has racked up a staggering 12.5 million views, but though that must be tough to take for Kasanganay he appears to be handling it in a very classy manner judging by a new statement he’s issued.
“@newmansa94 God bless you,” Kasanganay wrote. “It was an honor to step in the Octagon with you and to do what I love. Safe travels to you and your team Beautiful shot. Way to fight. I will improve. To the @ufc and all staff members thank you for making fight Island a possibility . You are a top notch organization. I know the best is yet to come. God is great and He has never failed me. Never will. He’s so faithful. I look forward to to the opportunity to getting back into the Octagon. Back to work. God bless you. Thank you to my Dad such a blessing to have you in my corner , @nanucosta , and @bryan_barberena for cornering you had me prepared. Thank you so to my @gymotribe for working with me. You all have a special place in my heart. The best is yet to come. • • “Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.” Romans 8:18 NLT • • – Love Tshilobo ❤️ #ufcfightisland5.”
The 26-year-old Kasanganay had entered into the fight with a perfect 8-0 record, including two wins on the Contender Series prior to a successful UFC debut win over Maki Pitolo back in August.