‘Remember my name’: Rising star Aleksandar Rakic scores MASSIVE knockout at UFC Stockholm (VIDEO)
Rakic connected with a left high kick to the chin of a retreating Manuwa inside the first minute of the fight, sending the already unconscious fighter plummeting to the canvas where he would remain in the prone position for several minutes after the fight's conclusion.
Aleksandar Rakić (12-1) announces his contendership, corpsing Jimi Manuwa with a horrific, first-round head kick! The Austrian boosts his tear to 12 straight with 10 finishes, nine by knockout, and eight in round one. #UFCStockholmpic.twitter.com/unvZMRNef7— Bulgogi Jones (@Hamderlei) June 1, 2019
“Remember my name,” Rakic announced to UFC commentator Dan Hardy in his post-fight comments. “I'm the new dog in the park.”
The win, Rakic's 12th straight, came in the co-main event of the UFC's latest event in the Swedish capital and sparked an immediate torrent of comments on social media as both fans and fighters attempted to describe what they had just witnessed.
That was one of the p4p most vicious head kick KOs I've seen— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) June 1, 2019
That was a scary KO. Hope Manuwa is alright. Damn.— Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) June 1, 2019
That left head kick was scary! Brutal KO by Rakic. 😱🤯 I hope Manuwa is ok. #UFCStockholm— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) June 1, 2019
Bah gawd that man just bulldozed Manuwa with a head kick. I'm pretty sure I saw his legs twitch as he went down. Brutal.— Heidi Fang (@HeidiFang) June 1, 2019
Just screamed out "OH SH*T!!!"" Rakic with the killer head kick KO. WOW. Hope Manuwa is OK. #UFCStockholm— Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) June 1, 2019
Holy shit that was beautifully set up and so vicious #UFCStockholm— Shane Burgos (@HurricaneShaneB) June 1, 2019
What a vicious knockout!! I would love to see him vs Johnnie Walker next!! @ufc— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) June 1, 2019