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Midnight Mania! Video: Watch Bruna Brasil secure UFC contract with thunderous head kick knockout

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Dana White’s Contender Series - Brasil v Mann Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

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As is usually the case, the latest episode of Contenders Series, which aired earlier tonight (Tues., Sept. 13, 2022) inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, was rather violent. Three of the five contests ended before the final bell, and the two that went all 15 minutes still showcased some strong performances.

The most jaw-dropping moment of the night surely came from Bruna Brasil, however. Right off the bat, it was clear she was the larger, stronger athlete, but Mann came to fight. The two exchanged at a good clip, but Brasil gained top position in the latter half of the opening round to capture the first frame.

The two kept exchanging, both at distance and in the clinch, into the second. After trading positions on the canvas, Brasil allowed the fight to move back up the stand ups. Moments later, her right foot crashed directly into Mann’s temple, immediately ending the fight and securing Brasil her spot on the UFC roster.

Check out the clips below courtesy of UFC/ESPN:

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