Alessio Di Chirico (12-5 MMA, 3-5 UFC) is a fighter from Rome, and the only UFC fighter in Italy.
He fought Joaquin Buckley (12-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) on Sat., Jan. 16, at UFC Fight Island 7 live on ABC/ESPN+. Joaquin Buckley is famous for his 2020 head kick”Knockout of the Year”. Further, Alessio lost his last three fights by poor decisions.
However, the cards were flipped during his fight with Buckley. He savagely knocked Buckley out during the first round via a head kick at 2:12.
Hi manager took to Instagram to write, Don’t think I’ve ever been happier for a knockout in my life!!!! My man @alessiodichirico had the fight of his life tonight. Couldn’t be any prouder of my guy right now!!!! 👊🏼🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹”
Alessio Di Chiro was interviewed after the big knockout and sent a very important message. He explained, “I don’t like the fact that only the winner is interviewed because I come from three losses.”