Eye-sore: Bellator kickboxer Alex Avogadro suffers UNBELIEVABLE eye injury after being hit with flying knee (GRAPHIC)
Cecchetti landed the technique in the first round of the fight in Milan. And, despite his eye bleeding profusely and swelling up almost immediately, the Italian bravely battled on after somehow convincing ringside medics that he was fit to continue.Also on rt.com MMA fighter suffers eye-watering elbow injury at ONE Championship in Tokyo (GRAPHIC)
However, it wouldn't last. The injury continued to worsen as the first round extended and it eventually became too much for even Avogadro as he was forced to concede the bout via injury TKO.
And as the below footage suggests, it seems he made the correct decision.
Dude got his eye turned into an ear! Thats crazy pic.twitter.com/q9J6UB9dQe— Professional MMA Professor (@location_me) October 14, 2019
The technique, known as a 'switch knee', involves faking that you are going to attack with one knee before using it as momentum to thrust your other knee towards your opponent at full force.
It is regularly seen in mixed martial arts, perhaps most notably in July when Jorge Masvidal used the same skill to defeat Ben Askren just five seconds into their fight at UFC 239.Also on rt.com Irish sports team miraculously avoid tragedy in shocking celebration accident (GRAPHIC VIDEOS)