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Ryan Benoit may have scored a spectacular knockout victory at UFC Fight Night 121, but he didn’t leave the octagon without some battle wounds.

Benoit (10-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) delivered a highlight reel knockout in Saturday’s featured preliminary bout when he starched Ashkan Mokhtarian (13-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) with a third-round head kick in their flyweight bout, which took place at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney and aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

It was a frustrating outing for Benoit, who for the overwhelming majority of the nearly 13-minute fight was forced to chase Mokhtarian around the octagon. Mokhtarian was using a movement-heavy style of fighting, but eventually Benoit tagged him with a kick and put the lights out.

Although it was a sensational win, Benoit was unable to speak to the media afterward because of damage sustained to his hand early in the fight. He provided an update from the hospital, though, and evidently it wasn’t just his hand that was worse for war.

Benoit shared a photo on social media that not only showed his hand wrapped up, but his foot, as well (via Instagram):

Sticks and stones will break your bones…. how come momma never told me that a super tough opponent with a strong chin and head will also (heal). Traveling across the world and changing time zones is no joke this week was a grind and tough adjusting to the jet lag and prepping for a midday fight. The ???? people have been great. Time to rest up and heal up. Be back soon ????

Benoit was one of the few fighters on the UFC Fight Night 121 card to finish his bout inside the distance. Unfortunately, “Baby Face” was ineligible for a fight-night bonus due to the fact he missed weight by three pounds. He has yet to address why he came in overweight.

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 121, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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