Zak Cummings Ed Herman UFC Kansas City

Both Zak Cummings and Ed Herman retire from competition after UFC Kansas City fight

It was an emotional night tonight inside the octagon at UFC Kansas City.  In a light heavyweight bout, in front of a crowd gathered inside the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri, both Zak Cummings and Ed Herman ended their professional mixed martial arts careers.

The bout was nearly one-sided but extremely entertaining as Cummings would put Herman to the test. While Cummings was already up on the scorecards as a result of his performance, a point deduction which came as a results of an upkick to a grounded opponent, put Herman even farther from the finish line.

When the two men were standing in the final minute of the scheduled 15-minute bout, Zak Cummings finished Ed Herman by way of strikes.

The fight officially ended at 4:13 in the final round and it was the hometown favorite Cummings who had his hand raised.

Following the contest, both men announced their retirement, placing their gloves in the center of the octagon and then embracing in a truly unforgettable combat sports moment.

First it was Cummings.

And then it was Herman.

Watch their final octagon moment below.

Cummings, 38, retires with a pro MMA record of 25-7. His pro career began in 2007 with Titan FC and eventually landed a spot on the Ultimate Fighter Season 17.

Herman, 42, and a member of the Ultimate Fighter Season 3 in 2006, retires with a record of 24-16.

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