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Watch highlights from Gokhan Saki's explosive debut

 

Kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki impressed with a first-round KO against Henrique da Silva in his UFC debut at Fight Night Japan. Saki stuffed a pair of takedowns from da Silva and kept a steady flow of big punches and kicks coming before eventually putting the Brazilian down with a huge left hook toward the end of the first frame.

Watch the highlights from the exciting fight and check out some of the reaction on social media to Saki's big debut below.

ROUND OF THE YEAR?

Gokhan Saki introduces himself to the MMA world with the Saki Bomb on Henrique Da Silva! https://t.co/nLJIuiKcgO
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) September 23, 2017

 

Great work my friend. Being inactive for 2,5 years and taking on a whole new discipline shows resilience and determination. @gokhantherebel pic.twitter.com/vY7V7VuMUn
— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) September 23, 2017

 

 
WOW @gokhansaki
A post shared by Dana White (@danawhite) on Sep 22, 2017 at 8:22pm PDT

 

BONUSES BABY!@003_OSP | @ClaudiaGadelha_ vs @JessicaMMAPro | @GokhanTheRebel

50K for ALL! pic.twitter.com/BQS1sgPZ0u
— UFC (@ufc) September 23, 2017

 

Wow. That was a crazy one. Great ko @gokhantherebel
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) September 23, 2017