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 episode..lol

    • 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!!!

      Beautiful.

    • FNALSOLUTION

      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.