CODY GARBRANDT secured the KO of the year win with just ONE second left in second round against Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250.
The former UFC bantamweight champion was in a must-win situation on Saturday night in the co-main event.
But he snapped a three-fight losing streak with one of the impressive displays of his brilliant career against the Brazilian in Las Vegas.
Garbrandt landed a leg kick in the first that forced Assuncao to change his stance.
The 28-year-old soon hurt his opponent again with another low kick as the South American struggled to find his range in the first.
Round two began with Garbrandt coming out quickly, scrambling out of a takedown attempt and landing a big left hand – one of several lightning fast blows in the fight from him.
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Assuncao came back with a body kick as the pair traded shots in the pocket but in a fairly even round until the drama unfolded at the death.
Garbrandt floored Assuncao with a right over the top but his foe responded with a nice kick before landing another.
But Garbrandt unleashed a huge punch right on the buzzer to flatten Assuncao with the epic blow.