WATCH: MMA Fighter Turns Flying Kick into Epic Fail

By Dazzler
WATCH: MMA Fighter Turns Flying Kick into Epic Fail

Stick to What You’re Good at… An MMA Submission Artist Decided it Was a Good Idea to Try Some Sort of Flying Kick Thing… He Ended Up Looking Ridiculous… 

You just need to check out Anthony Pettis’s highlight reel just to see how exciting and spectacular a spinning or flying technique can be. There’s a reason he’s called ‘Showtime,’ with his famous kick off the cage against Benson Henderson immortalized in MMA history.

However, not everybody is as dynamic and inventive as the former UFC lightweight champion. That’s where LFA’s Dakota Bush comes in. LFA is one of the biggest promotions in the US, with many of its fighters going on to fight for the likes of the UFC and Bellator.

Unfortunately for Bush, he probably hasn’t done much to attract the big leagues to his potential with his latest performance. Check out this ridiculous flying kick attack. It’s both hilarious and cringe-worthy, but you’ve got to give him credit for getting in the cage.


Bush was fighting Jaleel Wills on the main card of LFA 67. The Missouri fighter now has a record of 6-2, including 3 submission wins. He should probably try and stick to what he is good at because he made an absolute mess of some sort of unidentifiable flying attack the other day.

It may have been a flying knee. Maybe he thought he was Anderson Silva on acid, but no it wasn’t the case. Wills simply side-stepped Bush, and the Missouri native went sprawling to the floor like a paralyzed pigeon. He may have had a premonition that he was going to go viral for some reason, but this won’t be the highlight he was looking for.

Bush went for it. Screenshot: Twitter.

When it works

Sometimes a flying attack does work perfectly. Movlid Khaybulaev demolished Damon Jackson in the first round of their fight in the PFL. Only ten seconds had gone by when Jackson found himself facedown on the floor. He rushed in on his opponent who responded by launching into a flying knee that totally flatlined Jackson.

The American fighter lay totally unmoving on his front, his face pressed against the ground. It was both terrifying and epic at the same time, and definitely the knockout of the week. This was Khaybulaev’s PFL debut. What a way to make sure that everybody remembers your first fight. This was a truly devastating way to knock out his opponent.

LFA 67 Results

For full results from LFA 67’s main event, check out down below.

Main Event – Heavyweight Fight – Daniel James (9-3-1) finished Patrick Martin (7-5) via TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 4:45 in round one.

Co-Main Event – Lightweight Fight – Jaleel Willis (10-2) defeated Dakota Bush (6-2) via unanimous decision (30-27. 30-27, 30-27).

Featherweight Fight – T.J. Brown (13-6) knocked out  Ken Beverly (8-5) with a head kick at 1:45 in round one.

Featherweight Fight – Solo Hatley Jr. (6-1) knocked out Teejay Britton (5-2) at 2:00 in round one.

Welterweight Fight – Mike Breeden (7-2) defeated Chel Erwin-Davis (5-3) via TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 1:24 in round three.

Bantamweight Fight – Ronnie Lawrence (5-1) defeated Garrett Armfield (2-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).