Jose Aldo’s trainer delivered one heck of a KO

IT’S easy to see where Jose Aldo gets his hitting power from.

The UFC star’s kickboxing trainer Emerson Falcao got back into the ring on the weekend and that meant a world of pain for his opponent.

He took on Oscar Vera at the headline event of (kickboxing promotion) WGP 35 in Brazil, but the fans were treated to a short show.

Falcao took less than 100 seconds to sit Vera on his backside, though it’s unlikely he’ll remember any of it.

The Brazilian leapt up and absolutely hammered Vera with a flying knee to the head, his left limb connecting flush on his rival’s face. Vera was out like a light instantly, crashing to the canvas.

He tried to get up at one point but was clearly in no state to do so, stumbling around and falling against the ropes before hitting the deck again.

Meanwhile, Falcao was strutting around the ring, peacocking, and lapped up the applause from a grateful home crowd.

It was a welcome return to fighting for Falcao, who has suffered a broken leg and undergone three surgeries in the past two years. Next up he will defend his super lightweight championship when he takes on Anderson Buzika, who beat Guilherme Sanchos via decision in the co-main event to claim the interim title.

Falcao trains Aldo out of a gym in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 30-year-old was recently reinstated as the UFC featherweight champion when the promotion stripped Conor McGregor of the belt he won by beating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.

 
 
 
 

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