Mixed martial arts veteran Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante has once again made headlines in the combat sports world with his latest kickboxing match. The Brazilian won in a spectacular way, delivering a spinning axe kick that knocked his opponent out in the first round.
Cavalcante is a well-known figure in the MMA world, having competed since 2004 in various promotions. He has won championships in several famous organizations, including K-1 HERO’s, Shooto, and Titan FC.
Besides his impressive grappling skills in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Cavalcante is also a knockout artist, having finished 17 out of his 22 professional wins via KO or TKO. He retired from MMA in 2014 but made a comeback in 2022 to defeat Rick Hawn via submission in the second round at Combat FC 2.
Aside from MMA, Cavalcante has also ventured into kickboxing. Despite losing his first two kickboxing matches in 2007 and 2012, he decided to try his luck again and recently had his third kickboxing bout at Knuckle’s 15 Otoko Matsuri in Kumamoto, Japan on April 23. Fellow MMA veteran Takanori Gomi was also featured at the event.
Cavalcante’s opponent was a Japanese martial artist with a 0-2 record and many people expected him to lose due to his age. However, Cavalcante proved them wrong by displaying his striking skills from the opening bell.
He unleashed a combination of punches and kicks that quickly backed his opponent into a corner. Then, with lightning speed, he delivered a spinning axe kick that landed flush on his opponent’s head, sending him crashing to the canvas.
The stunning knockout left many people in awe, and fans quickly took to the comment section to express their admiration for Cavalcante’s skills.
The victory in kickboxing is another testament to Cavalcante’s abilities, and it remains to be seen what he has in store for his fans next. With his impressive record and an undeniable talent, Cavalcante is undoubtedly one of the most exciting guys to watch in the world of combat sports.