VIDEO: The ‘Usain Bolt Punch’ is a Thing and Here’s a Knockout Example of It

November 30, 2014
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Usain Bolt Punch
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If you ever find yourself standing clear across a cage from your opponent, try not to give them the opportunity to run towards you and land a punch. But if you have the opportunity to run clear across the cage and your opponent can’t time a counterpunch accurately, do a “Usain Bolt Punch.”

In the video below, an amateur fighter named Nikko Glasper landed a punch on Tommy Sthair at Nemesis Fighting Alliance that knocked the latter fighter out cold. Props to our friends at the UG for the find.

To the footage!

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  • Jae Dee

    “Usain Bolt Punch”?! The Flash has been doing that for decades and even had an episode of his new series display the technique.

    • JuanTizmo

      Infinite Mass Punch ftw

    • Ultra Magnus

      I saw that

    • bumboclot

      Usain Bolt earned the name when he beat The Flash in the 100M dash.

  • Maria

    Why is Usain’s name attached to this move??. Nothing extra about it.

  • gorbachev’s port wine stain

    that escalated quickly.

  • National Debt BOMB

    Two steps to the left and throw a short right.

  • Dan Martin

    I’ve seen this end the other way where the guy charging runs into a fist and good night.

    • JuanTizmo

      Heh I hope Youtube has a compilation of fails and wins.

      Ha, one quick search didn’t give me a comp, but it did give me what you might be talking about. Title is
      MMA Muay Thai Kickboxing Friday Night Fights Running Punch FAIL FAIL FAIL!!!



      Could only go one of two ways

  • Ultra Magnus

    A nice front kick would’ve ended all of that

  • Daniel Okada

    Reminds me of Jose Aldo’s double flying knee against Cub Swanson. High risk/high reward can pay off; you just don’t see it often when the stakes are higher and skill levels of both fighters are at the top.

  • bumboclot

    “Usain Bolt Punch” is just an air punch. If he did an air guitar celebration, would you call Jimmy Page the “Usain Bolt Guitar player”? Well, I suppose you would have to… because he’s USAIN F’N BOLT!

  • Jack

    It amazes the crap out of me the amount of professional fighters who never put their damn hands up.

    • Bababa

      This is not a professional, haha. Would assume its an amateur fight

  • Mr.Johnson

    Not impressed. He charged at a dude that was still on his hands and knees and was probably still dazed from previous punch.

  • ShinoGo

    Reminds me of Machida vs Bader.