Alessio Di Chirico Face Plants Oluwale Bamgbose With Vicious Knee Strike KO (VIDEO)

Alessio Di Chirico got his first finish in the UFC with a vicious knee strike knockout

A slow first round gave way to a highlight reel finish as Italian fighter Alessio Di Chirico landed a vicious knee strike to put away Oluwale Bamgbose at UFC on FOX 26 from Winnipeg.

Di Chirico has bounced back and forth between wins and losses in the UFC but he made the most of his fight on Saturday night while facing a ferocious knockout striker in his own right.

Di Chirico found the opening after pressuring Bamgbose towards the cage and he threw two knee strikes — the first missed and the second landed flush.

Bamgbose fell face first into the canvas as referee Herb Dean rushed over to stop the fight.

Di Chirico is now 2-2 in his UFC career following the win on Saturday night in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.