Josh Emmett Crushes Ricardo Lamas with Devastating Knockout in Massive Upset Win (VIDEO)
Josh Emmett has officially served notice to every featherweight contender that he has arrived.
The Team Alpha Male fighter stepped up on short notice to take on top five ranked Ricardo Lamas on Saturday night and the move paid off as he landed a picture perfect left hook knockout to get the biggest win of his career on Saturday night.
The fight was actually only Emmett’s second appearance at 145 pounds but things didn’t start out well for him on Friday after he failed to make weight. Still, the fight move forward and Emmett certainly made the most of his opportunity.
As the fight got underway, Emmett was definitely the more aggressive fighter as he pressed the pace, pushing forward and looking for combinations on Lamas.
The former featherweight title contender stayed composed but didn’t really fire back with much as he looked to find his distance before unleashing any big attacks.
Time ran out before Lamas could do much of anything as it turns out because Emmett set him up for a well timed short right hand followed by a left hook.
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The punch landed flush as Lamas’ head snapped around like rubber band and he fell unconscious to the canvas as Emmett quickly raised his hands to celebrate the win.
Despite being a huge betting underdog, Emmett pulled off the win and will now undoubtedly find himself in the featherweight top 10 when he looks at the rankings next week.
“I said if I land one clean shot, I would end the fight,” Emmett said. “My plan was to come out and shock the world.”
Emmett now breathes new life into the featherweight division alongside Brian Ortega, who also just recently picked up a big win as champion Max Holloway starts looking for new challengers coming for his title.