The Cory Sandhagen Flying Knee at UFC Vegas 18 froze Frankie Edgar in place, before making him drop in slow-motion. This was the second-fastest flying knee stoppage in UFC history, officially going down as a 28-second finish in round 1. This was only behind Jorge Masvidal’s 5-second finish of Ben Askren at UFC 239. Cory Sandhagen now boasts two consecutive stunning highlight reel KO’s, the flying knee, and the spinning wheel kick that dispatched of Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Island 5.
Cory Sandhagen Flying Knee Lands Him KO of the Year Contender
What’s Next After the Sandhagen Flying Knee?
According to Cory, the winner of Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan gets knocked out by him in July. However, it is most notable that Aljo finished Sandhagen in just under 2 minutes at UFC 250. A title shot for his next fight would still depend on results at UFC 259. And with the looming return of former Undisputed Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw, the UFC Bantamweight title picture is still unclear as of yet.
This leaves us with a question: What’s next for Frankie Edgar then? One option could be retirement, as Frankie isn’t getting any younger at 39 years of age. Another option could be something like a fight with Marlon Moraes, or Raphael Assuncao.
Those are my ideas anyway. I’ll let someone from the team do a more in-depth look at what could be next for Edgar after that vicious Sandhagen flying knee. In my opinion, I think he should take a long time off after a finish like that. Like a long time. Maybe just come back for a fight next winter? Or even early 2022? Regardless, one thing is for certain, Cory Sandhagen is one dangerous man!
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Cory Sandhagen Flying Knee