(Video) Yikes: This is why soccer kicks are banned in Unified MMA rules

In the world of mixed martial arts, where intensity and skill collide, Japan’s prestigious DEEP International recently hosted a major event, DEEP 115 Impact, that left fans in awe.

This gripping spectacle unfolded in Tokyo, Japan, on September 18, showcasing seasoned and emerging talents from Japan and Korea.

While the event was packed with jaw-dropping moments, one featherweight bout between Jin Aoi and Seung Min Shin stood out for its sheer ferocity.

From the opening bell, Aoi and Shin engaged in a relentless battle, exchanging blows and pushing each other to the limit. Despite absorbing their fair share of damage, they soldiered on, and as the third round commenced, it was evident that victory hung in the balance.

At this juncture, the match remained incredibly close, with neither able to establish a decisive lead. Then, in a dramatic turn of events, the unexpected unfolded. Seung Min Shin unleashed a barrage of strikes at Aoi, who skillfully evaded the assault by stepping back. In a split-second opening, Aoi countered with a lightning-fast overhand right that landed square on Min Shin’s jaw.

The impact was devastating, causing the 29-year-old Korean fighter to lose his balance and tumble to the canvas. Sensing an opportunity, Aoi pounced, delivering a relentless barrage of punches. In a desperate attempt, Min Shin used his hands to trip Aoi, but it proved futile.

Aoi swiftly regained his footing, and in a sequence that will be remembered for its brutality, he launched three consecutive kicks to Min Shin’s head, rendering his opponent unconscious. The referee promptly intervened, declaring Jin Aoi the victor by way of a third-round knockout.

It’s worth noting that such knockouts are a rarity in many MMA promotions, including the UFC, where kicking an opponent’s head while they are grounded is strictly prohibited due to its potential danger. However, in certain mixed martial arts organizations, like DEEP International, soccer kicks are allowed.

With this remarkable victory, Jin Aoi extended his professional record to 12 wins, 5 losses, and 1 draw. The 26-year-old Japanese star is currently on a three win streak, while Seung Min Shin’s record now stands at 9 wins and 5 losses.