Originally posted on hov-mma  |  Last updated 11/10/12

Are you like me? Were you having a tough time finding a decisive KO of the year front runner for 2012? Enter the man with the iron fist.


40 year old kickboxing legend, movie star, and former MMA champion Cung Le came into his main event role opposite Rich Franklin as a sizeable underdog. Franklin used his reach advantage in anticipation of the dangerous spinning attacks that Le possesses early on. When you are pitted up against a fighter like Le and are expecting something flashy the danger is that he may just catch with with a good old fashioned punch to the jaw. That's exactly what Le did, and it was a beauty.


Just over two minutes into the contest Le landed a picture perfect overhand right that face planted the former UFC middleweight champion right into the canvas. While Le celebrated what easily goes down as the biggest win of his career, Franklin remained down and out from what could go down as the most memorable KO inside of the Octagon this year when it's all said and done.


Check out the fight highlight below.


Video: UFC on FUEL TV: Le/Franklin Recap

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