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MMA star slammed for brutally 'soccer kicking' rival in face after he had been KO'd

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MMA fighter was left spread-eagled on the canvas when he was viciously kicked in the face after already being KO'd by his opponent.

The shocking incident happened a the end of a fight in the Asian RIZIN promotion. Brazilian fighter Marcos Yoshio de Souza was the unlucky recipient of the kick as he lost to fellow welterweight Daichi Abe at RIZIN 37 at the end of July.He was fighting in front of a home crowd at the Saitama Super Arena and got his supporters on their feet with a huge right-hander which flattened his opponent.

But he clearly wanted to make sure of the win, as he then kicked the downed de Souza before the referee could intervene.READ NEXT: 6 sports stars who appeared in action movies as UFC champion becomes a Marvel starThe Brazilian was laying flat on his back, dazed and completely defenceless as Abe swung his right leg into his face.

Medics leapt into the ring to make sure de Souza was okay.Soccer kicks are banned in most MMA promotions - including UFC - but the violent strike, as well as knees to the head of a floored opponent, are allowed in Asian-based fight promotions ONE Championship and RIZIN.

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