This evening's UFC card in Hamburg has delivered one of the most vicious knockouts you will see in many a moon.
Ryan Bader, who was arguably losing the fight midway through the second frame, threw a picture perfect knee in the direction of Sweden's Ilir Latifi as he dropped for a takedown, rendering his opponent unconcious before he even hit the canvas in one of the most memorable knockouts in recent UFC history.
Latifi almost back flipped through the canvas.
— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) September 3, 2016
Good grief, Ryan Bader.
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohn) September 3, 2016
Bader beats Latifi via KO. Landed a brutal knee that knocked Latifi out. Vicious ending.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 3, 2016
Bader's recent form had catapulted him to the top of the UFC's incredibly competetive light heavyweight division until he ran into the seemingly unstoppable Anthony Johnson in his last bout. This highlight reel KO will surely get him back into the conversation for top contendership in the division currently ruled by champion Daniel Cormier.
Check out Bader's handiwork below.