Kato’s spinning back forearm knockout of Schilling
Last night following the Bellator: Dynamite 2 event, Bellator held four more kickboxing bouts in the arena. Bellator actually set up a cage and a ring in the same arena and during the main card transitioned from mixed martial arts to kickboxing.
In the main event, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson defeated Satoshi Ishii by split decision in a mostly lackluster fight, but the kickboxing fights after the MMA main event did not disappoint.
The card opened up with a kickboxing fight between Hisaki Kato and Joe Schilling. The fight was back and forth for the entire fight until Kato landed a NASTY spinning back fist that knocked Schilling out cold:
From a more close up angle, you can see that Kato’s forearm actually is what makes contact with Schilling’s jawline and it was either spit or maybe even a tooth that came flying out of Schilling’s mouth.
— Calhoun (@linkcalhoun) June 25, 2016
And on the loop you can see just how devastating the knockout was:
— Bellator Kickboxing (@BellatorKB) June 25, 2016
The two had actually fought each other before in the Bellator organization but under mixed martial arts rules. Kato also won that fight, with an unbelievable Superman punch knockout.
About Hisaki Kato
Hisaki Kato (born September 17, 1982) is a French-Japanese mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator’s Middleweight division.
Kato made his professional debut in March 2013. In the first two years of his career, Kato competed exclusively for the Japan-based promotion, Heat. He compiled a 4–1 record, which included a first-round TKO of Yuki Niimura to win the vacant Heat middleweight championship.
About Joe Schilling
Joseph Francis “Joe” Schilling (January 13, 1984) is an American professional Muay Thai kickboxer and mixed martial artist who competes in the Super Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions of kickboxing and the Middleweight division of Bellator MMA. Known for his use of elbows to cut opponents and nicknamed “Stitch ’em Up”, Schilling began fighting professionally in 2006 and was a two-time national titlist before defeating Kaoklai Kaennorsing to become the WBC Muaythai Interim World Light Heavyweight Champion in 2011. His profile further increased the following year when he engaged in a controversial rivalry with Simon Marcus.
As of 2 November 2015, he is ranked the #1 middleweight in the world by GLORY.