Fans in Seoul, South Korea, certainly got their money’s worth at last Saturday’s Road FC 52 event, particularly during Michel Pereira’s open-weight bout against Kim Dae-Sung.
Pereira has long held a reputation as one of the sport’s more entertaining characters inside the cage and the techniques he employed on Saturday certainly emphasise that point. At one point in the fight Pereira, who had already attempted a jumping guard pass and a spinning hook kick, attempted to jump on top of the cage and perform what could only be described as a ‘moonsault’.
Legalize Moonsaults IMO pic.twitter.com/boVwcXqi9r
— Jason Deel (@_Deel_With_It) February 24, 2019
— Mike Skytte (@MikeLovesTacosX) February 24, 2019
While the legality of the moves are questionable, under the unified rules at least, it doesn’t look like the somersault inflicted any great damage on his opponent — but we’re certainly glad he tried.