Anthony Hernandez broke the cage canvas at UFC Vegas 60 – with the head of his opponent Marc-Andre Barriault.
Hernandez and Barriault opened the main card of the Sin City event last night (September 17), with fans treated to an intense spectacle which featured a never-seen-before moment in the Octagon.
The dominant Hernandez was having his way with Barriault when he picked him up and spiked him upside down on his head in a brutal takedown which impacted not only the Canadian middleweight, but also the floor underneath him.
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Such was the force of the move that it caused the canvas to crack apart, as shown on the TV replays as the cameras zoomed in to the broken section.
Stunned MMA fans couldn't believe their eyes, with one tweeting: "Dude just got dumped on his head so hard in the UFC he actually damaged the cage flooring! I have literally NEVER seen that EVER!!!"
"Head straight through the canvas," commented a second, while a third wrote: "Absolutely crazy!"
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A fourth who was in disbelief posted: "There’s no way he broke the canvas with his head." And another added: "He’s 3 inches shorter than he was when the fight started."
Unsurprisingly, Hernandez went on to win the fight, submitting Barriault with a head and arm choke in the third round after a hugely impressive performance.
"It’s a fight, you know how it goes," the American said afterwards. "I’m willing to die in this b****. I always want to finish. I’m just going to keep doing what I f****** do.
"I don’t really follow UFC, I just show up and fight. I think I’m the best in the world, I’m here to prove it one fight at a time."
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