Lyoto Machida’s brother might have KO of the Year with brutal flying knee

Could Chinzo Machida be the latest brotherly addition to the UFC?

Lyoto Machida has some highlight reel knockouts in the UFC. Rashad Evans would attest.

But the elder Machida brother outdid him Friday night.

In his return to the cage for the first time in three years, Chinzo Machida obliterated Brian Wood with a flying knee in the first round Friday night at RFA 11 in Broomfield, Colo.

Wood was immobilized for 20 minutes after the KO in a scary scene. Pat Miletich, who called the fight, said it was ‘€œthe most brutal knee to the face’ he’s ever seen live.

Chinzo, 36, is just 2-2 in MMA and his last fight before Friday was in 2010. He badly broke his hand in that loss to Leonardo Laiola and decided to focus on helping Lyoto reach the pinnacle of the UFC rather than fighting himself.

With his younger brother’€™s legacy established, Chinzo has returned to competing and man, it’€™s hard to have a better comeback bout than this one. It could be the knockout of the year.