WATCH: Satoshi Date Lands ‘Rolling Thunder’ KO At Ganryujima Event In Japan

It is only Jan. 3, but we already have an early contender for Knockout of the Year thanks to Japanese flyweight Satoshi “Tiger” Date.

Date was facing off against Shunsuke Kazuki, who was making his professional debut, at a special rules match at a Ganryujima event in Urayasu, Japan.

After finding some distance from his opponent, Date came flying in for an remarkable and perfectly-timed “rolling thunder” knockout that immediately flattened his opponent, who was later take from the mat on a stretcher.

Check it out:

How great is that?

If you were impressed with the knockout in real time, check out the slow-motion replay from multiple angles.

Tiger Date rolling thunder KO #Ganryujima #巌流島 pic.twitter.com/rgoyzqsv5x

— Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) January 3, 2018

If this is setting the tone for knockouts in 2018, we are in for quite the show.

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