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Muhammad Ali’s grandson scores vicious MMA KO to leave opponent face down on canvas

Muhammad Ali’s grandson Biaggio Ali Walsh delivered a brutal knockout at PFL 10.

Ali Walsh is making a name for himself in the MMA promotion, sealing his fifth knockout in the space of a year at the world championship event on Friday night.

The American is building a solid reputation in the MMA world
The American is building a solid reputation in the MMA world

The 25-year-old landed a huge overhand right on Puerto Rican Joel Lopez at the start of the second round, turning his opponent’s legs to jelly.

Ali Walsh then put Lopez face down on the canvas with a left hook before the ref stopped the fight.

“I fought for all of my brothers and sisters who are suffering everyday in Palestine,” Ali Walsh said.

“I fought for all of the children who have been taken from their parents.

“And all of the parents who have been taken from their children.

“There is so much going on in my mind right now.”

Ali Walsh is yet to go the distance in his 6-1 amateur MMA career, claiming all of his six victories by stoppages.

The grandson of legendary boxer Ali is now considering becoming a professional fighter himself

Ali Walsh, who works with UFC champion Sean Strickland, added: “I think I’m ready to turn professional but I want mutual understanding with my coaches.

“I want to pick their brains and see what they think, then I will make a decision.

“Right now it’s all about experience, I think I was a little bit calmer in this fight. The more you do it, the more you get to learn.”

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