Paris Artis produced a sensational highlight on Friday at CFFC 87.
Unbeaten lightweight prospect Artis (4-0) kept his perfect finishing rate in tact when he flattened Ryan Rizco (2-1) with a beautiful right head kick in the first round of their matchup, which took place at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Penn., and streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
After a back-and-forth first few minutes, Artis found a moment to capitalize on Rizco’s aggression and land the fight-ending shot. He landed a few hammerfists for good measure, but it was already over after the kick.
Watch the replay of the finish below (via Twitter):
Folks, we have another KO of the year contender! Two straight nights! #CFFC87 pic.twitter.com/mAGSr886Ph
— UFC FIGHT PASS (@UFCFightPass) October 31, 2020
After spending a few minutes on the mat, Rizco thankfully got back to his feet under his own power. He embraced and shared words with Artis, who was emotional seemingly out of concern for his opponent.
Complete CFFC 87 results include:
- Dustin Joynson def. Carl Seumanutafa via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
- Paris Artis def. Ryan Rizco via knockout (head kick) – Round 1, 3:50
- Justin Clarke def. Matt Turnbull via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Phumi Nkuta def. Ben Coyle via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 2:25
- Turpal Khamzayev def. Daniel Rodriguez via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 4:09