Soccer kick

kick performed against a prone, kneeling, rising or supine opponent by a fighter who is in a standing or semi-standing position, to any part of a downed opponent

A soccer kick, also known as a soccer ball kick, is a kick that is close to kicks used in association football. It is the term for a kick performed against a kneeling, rising or on the ground opponent by a fighter who is in a standing or semi-standing position, mostly to the head of the opponent on the ground.[1] The soccer kick was used in the first match of the Ultimate Fighting Championship at UFC 1 in 1993. Gerard Gordeau used a soccer kick to win the match against Teila Tuli. The soccer kick also knocked out some of Tuli's teeth.[2]

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  1. Contributor (2012-06-25). "UFC Rule Changes: Why There Is NOTHING Wrong with Soccer Kicks". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2014-06-11.
  2. "UFC 20: Revisiting UFC I". UFC. Archived from the original on 2015-01-13. Retrieved 2014-06-11.