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Marc Diakiese shows off his educated feet during kicking drill

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Marc Diakiese shows off his educated feet during kicking drill

Marc Diakiese shows off his educated feet during kicking drill

British lightweight star has a host of punch-based KOs on his record. Could a head-kick finish be on the horizon?

British star Marc Diakiese is alive and kicking as a serious threat in the UFC’s 155lb lightweight division, as his latest Instagram video proves.

The former BAMMA Lonsdale lightweight champion finished his last two domestic-level opponents by KO in a combined 60 seconds before getting the call up to the big leagues with the UFC.

And the man known as the ‘Bonecrusher’ hasn’t eased off under the bright lights of the octagon.

Wins over Lucasz Sajewski and Frankie Perez teed up a bout with Finland’s Teemu Packalen at UFC Fight Night 107 in London, where he promised a quick finish, even predicting a spinning back-kick KO during media day earlier in the week.

He came pretty close to landing that very kick, but while Packalen managed to avoid it sufficiently on that occasion, he had no answer for a fastball right hand that sent the Finn crashing to the canvas in slow motion.

And the Brit, who has been training with American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida in a bid to further sharpen his skills, showcased some of his kicking techniques in a recent Instagram video.

We’ve seen one-punch KO’s and blistering multi-punch combinations from Diakiese in recent fights, but will we soon see a head-kick KO added to his highlight reel in the near future?

To borrow some football terminology, the man @marc_diakiese has some seriously educated feet.

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Sports journalist and editor with 18 years’ experience, working on national UK mainstream media coverage of the world's biggest sporting events, from the Olympic Games and World Cups to world title fights and Formula 1 Grands Prix. Covered mixed martial arts for the last eight years for The Sun, The Daily Mirror, BT Sport and MMAjunkie/USA Today.

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