They’re Calling This Russian Truck Driver ‘The Next Mike Tyson’ After Starching MMA Fighter

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The pair faced off in a brutal backyard brawl for Russian fight promotion Strelka earlier this year – and not many could have predicted the outcome. MMA fighter Denis Lobikov accepted the challenge of brawling with his untrained rival cheered on by a sizeable crowd watching from behind the ropes.

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A cagey first round put the pair on even footing heading into the second – but the unnamed truck driver quickly began to take use his obvious weight advantage to good effect.

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Eventually he made the breakthrough with a nose-shattering right hand that snapped Lobikov’s head back with in a brutal collision. Lobikov dropped to the floor before the truck driver finished the fight with some powerful hammer-fists.

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Millions have seen the clip since it was uploaded to YouTube earlier this year – but the footage recently resurfaced on social media site Reddit.

“Jesus, you can almost see his soul leaving his body after that punch,” wrote one viewer.

Another said: “Pretty respectful from both men considering the situation they’re in.” “Sportsmanship is pretty cool. Not used to seeing it,” added a third.