Macaiba Fight 6, one of Brazil’s esteemed mixed martial arts promotions, witnessed an exhilarating bantamweight clash between Thaya Paulino and Willamy ‘Payest’ dos Santos. This breathtaking match added another feather in Macaiba Fight’s cap, renowned for nurturing emerging MMA talents.
On October 28, 2023, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, served as the battleground for these up-and-coming fighters. The anticipation was palpable as the match unfolded.
From the first bell, both fighters unleashed their striking prowess, engaging in a captivating exchange that enthralled the audience. The contest was evenly matched, with neither contestant clearly dominating the scorecards.
As the fight approached the final minute of the first round, dos Santos upped the ante, pushing for an early finish. His intensified aggression was evident as he delivered a flurry of punches, seemingly intent on concluding the bout within the opening round.
However, Paulino exhibited composure and resilience, refusing to be rattled by dos Santos’ advances. Paulino not only weathered the storm but also managed to maintain his pace in the face of his opponent’s aggression.
Then, in a split-second, Paulino executed a remarkable spinning back fist, catching dos Santos by surprise with the elegance of his move. The spinning back fist connected flawlessly with dos Santos’ jaw, leaving everyone astounded by the unexpected and effortless technique.
The impact sent dos Santos sprawling to the canvas, disoriented but not yet out. Sensing his advantage, Paulino capitalized by delivering several hammer fists to ensure his opponent remained grounded. The referee, recognizing dos Santos’ defenselessness, stepped in and halted the contest, awarding Paulino the victory with just 43 seconds remaining in the first round.
This victory marks Paulino’s third consecutive win, improving his professional record to 4 wins and 3 losses. Conversely, dos Santos’ record now stands at 4 wins and 4 losses. Thaya Paulino’s spectacular spinning back fist KO will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the standout moments in Macaiba Fight history.