Khalilov went in for the standard pre-fight glove touch, and he faked the glove touch and knocked out Barotov in one punch.
Fake Glove Touch Cheap Shot KO
It was an effective move, but it was dirty. Khalilov had one of the fastest knockouts in MMA history, and it was definitely a cheap shot. Unfortunately, it was legal. However, Khalilov probably lost a ton of respect after that fight.
This post was originally published on January 7, 2017.