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‘He was about to leave a dead body': Fans hail referee's intervention after MMA fighter lands CRAZY standing elbow KO (VIDEO)

Added 03-06-21 04:37:05am EST - “Mark Fairtex Abelardo produced a KO-of-the-year candidate as he laid out rival Emilio Urrutia with a sensational standing elbow strike at ONE Championship's ?Fists of Fury 2' event in Singapore.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “‘He was about to leave a dead body’: Fans hail referee’s intervention after MMA fighter lands CRAZY standing elbow KO (VIDEO)”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

As both men shaped up to land blows in the second round of their bantamweight bout, it was the Filipino-Kiwi fighter who got there first, landing a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it elbow strike so rapid that it needed replays to do justice to quite how devastating it was.

Mark Fairtex Abelardo ???????????????? elbows Emilio Urrutia OUT! @MarkAbelardoMMA#ONEFistsOfFury2#WeAreONE#ONEChampionshippic.twitter.com/QEklU1D2lj

What’s better – the tomahawk elbow or the referee’s save? ???? @MarkAbelardoMMA#ONEFistsOfFury2#WeAreONE#ONEChampionshippic.twitter.com/9bZw30fbJf

The concussive blow handed the 29-year-old victory – but fans were also quick to praise the fight official who stepped in rapidly as Abelardo appeared primed to land further damage on his stricken opponent.

“The ref needs a bonus for saving this man from the follow up shot,” wrote one fan, while another added: “Really great job by him, Abedelardo [sic] was about to leave a dead body.”

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