KEY POINTS

  • An amateur MMA fighter ends up breaking his leg after executing a head kick on his opponent
  • Kisiklas suffers a broken tibia, the same injury Conor McGregor sustained against Dustin Poirier
  • An official medical update on both fighters has yet to be released

Dylan Kisiklas came out victorious in his first amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) bout under the Captains Fight Club umbrella, where he turned the lights out on fellow newcomer Kai Duque in the opening round of a featherweight bout last Friday, November 19.

Both men came out aggressive, but the match ended at the 34-second mark. This was when 6-foot Kisiklas connected with a perfect head kick on the 5-foot-10 Duque.

However, the devastating high kick took its toll on the American fighter with a snap being heard throughout the Avalon Events Center.

This happened after Kisiklas planted on his back foot with the intent to charge back at Duque. His lower leg bent in the wrong direction and he ended up laying on the canvass, waiting for medical experts to enter the cage.

Duque was still down and holding on to his head, still feeling the effects of Kisiklas’ devastating head kick.

It was later learned that Kisiklas suffered from a broken tibia, the same injury that Conor McGregor suffered when he fought Dustin Poirier for a third time at UFC 264 back in July, MMAfighting reported.

“We heard a loud snap, almost as if he had broken his own leg on the high kick,” an unnamed announcer could be heard saying after the incident via the New York Post.

Kisiklas claimed that his shin literally wrapped around Duque’s head when he executed the head kick.

Regardless of the unfortunate incident, Kisiklas ended up winning his first amateur fight.

As of this writing, an official update on Kisiklas and Duque has yet to be released.

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