Top 10 Best UFC Knockouts

Updated : Jan 10, 2020 in Articles

Top 10 Best UFC Knockouts

Hey Youtube, Jim here! Welcome to Top 10 Archive! We’ve loved seeing two humans go at each
other, sometimes to the death, for centuries. I mean, have you watched Gladiator? As a race, we also used to capture and enslave
other humans just to watch them fight. Now they do it voluntarily and people don’t
die, for the most part, though they do lose consciousness sometimes and walk away with
a hefty sum of money. This shows a great amount of skill on the
part of their contender because, let’s face it, both of these fighters could take anyone
of us out with a single punch. Which is what brings us to today’s episode
– the Top 10 Best UFC Knockouts! But before we get started, why not become
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miss out on any future uploads! If you end up enjoying this video, let us
know by giving it a thumbs up and in the comment section, tell us if you’ve ever seen someone
get knocked out before! 10. Chuck Liddell Vs Tito Ortiz (UFC 47)
Alright, but before Liddell quit, I mean retired, due to a jaw that will never be the same,
he took another significant KO against Tito Ortiz. They’d been awaiting the opportunity for
a while before they had the chance, so tensions were high. Despite having been friends and training partners,
things weren’t looking so good for the scheduled 2004 Las Vegas fight. When the fight started, things were looking
good for Liddell, as he showered Ortiz in punches. That’s not always a tell-tale sign is it? Very soon, we hear the crowd start chanting
“Tito”. It wasn’t quick to end though. Both fought well, Liddell even delivering
several huge blows and a decent kick to the head. It couldn’t all be good though, right? We know how this ends, Liddell knocked Tito
out and actually still got some punches in before being pulled away. 9. Rich Franklin Vs Nate Quarry (UFC 56)
Back in 2005, Nate Quarry, made his Octagon Debut in 2005 after an ankle injury and what
a debut indeed! He knocked out his contender in Lodune Sincaid. After that, he faced the likes of Shonie Carter
and Pete Sell, who also fell to Quarry’s blows. He soon became a favorite. Next up was Rich Franklin. What’s interesting about Franklin is that
he went from math teacher to deliverer of concussions. Before fighting Franklin, Quarry had said
“Rich Franklin has a weak chin and I have heavy hands”. After that, I’d be buying a ticket to the
most remote place on this planet. During the fight, a dark comment was made
by Joe Rogan, a UFC commentator stating that the UFC community hadn’t “seen Nate Quarry
on the ground” …it wouldn’t be long. The fight was pretty even but Franklin was
throwing a lot of shots looking like he was ready for a big moment. First, Franklin throws a left punch putting
Quarry on the mat, coincidence? Quarry gets back up though and attempts to
continues but his punches are seriously strained and barely make a difference. Franklin lures him to the center of the cage
and knocks him out flat on his back! Franklin and his team end the fight ecstatically,
Quarry had been gloriously defeated. 8. Shogun Rua Vs Lyota Machida (UFC 113)
The first time these two fought each other, it was certainly noteworthy. On the one hand, you had a champ that seemed
to never take a hit, on the other, a fighter that hadn’t quite recovered from a knee
injury. Machida took home the win, after an unexpectedly
hard fight. The rematch, however, had a lot more energy. It was in Montreal, Canada during UFC 113,
and Machida came in as the favorite. Rua supporters had expressed their thought
that all he had to do to beat his opponent was get him on the ground, but that wasn’t
what Rua had trained to do. This time, it was much faster and more aggressive. It wasn’t long until Rua knocked Machida
out with a hit from the right. It’s hard to tell exactly which hit because
once he’s down, Rua continues the blows until he’s forced off. 7. Matt Hughes Vs Carlos Newton (UFC 34)
Controversy is the word of the hour when this win is involved. It’s Matt Hughes and Carlos Newton who,
during this whole match, went on for quite a bit without much clarity of what the outcome
could be. During the second round, however, when Newton
got his legs around Hughes’ neck, things took a turn. Hughes lifted Newton off and carried him to
the fencing where they stood for a few moments, Newton in the air. They both slammed down, only one coming out
of that crash conscious. Since it took Newton some time to come back
to consciousness, the fight was deemed a win for Hughes. Here’s the controversial part: some say
that Hughes only dropped Newton to the canvas because he was already going unconscious from
the headlock. They were both extremely strong fighters,
really pushing each other to the limit. Regardless, Hughes walked away with the win. 6. Connor McGregor Vs Jose Aldo (UFC 194)
This fight was long-awaited and well deserving. After McGregor had been the most famous MMA
fighter at the time, and Aldo was the top-rated MMA fighter, they had to go head to head,
and it didn’t disappoint. The best part of the match was that it was
a real game of opposites. Different countries, different fighting methods,
different attitudes. You hardly had time to really taste the competition,
though, because within 13 seconds flat, McGregor took home the win with a hard knockout. Not the shortest in MMA history, but wow.
5. Dan Henderson Vs Michael Bisping (UFC 100)
Bisping came into this fight with only one L under his belt in the UFC. Henderson, sometimes
referred to as “hendo”, continues to be the favorite when it comes to critics, seeing
as he’s stable and a better standing fighter. Bisping wasn’t showing much control of the
fight, not landing many punches, failing at every turn and frankly, looking weak in comparison. Then, Bisping threw a right, frankly soft-looking
blow, and got hooked with a hit that knocked him out. 4. Gabriel Gonzaga Vs Mirko Cro Cop (UFC 70)
The second event held in the UK, the first in Manchester, and it gave a lot to talk about
both live and on Pay-per-view. Mirko Cro Cop was ready for Gonzaga it seems,
because despite the back and forth, there seemed to be no real intensity going on Gonzaga’s
side that could take him the final step into that victory. Or so we would think! Turns out, the opposite was true. This was made clear by the final act that
we’ve all been waiting for, the roundhouse kick that put Cro Cop on the canvas with the
lights out. Savage, quick, to the point, the things we
want in a knockout all in one. 3. Edson Barboza Vs Terry Etim (UFC 142)
How about a quick lightweight one? The fighters in this division are no joke. On one side, we have Barboza, a Muay Thai
kickboxer that’s sure to get you with a hard strike and 22 knockouts on his record! With those kinds of stats, Etim must have
been a little nervous. Etim, however, had proven to be better at
ground fighting and grappling, so he knew he had that going for him. In the end, though, it was Barboza’s extensive
training in several martial arts, his Brazilian roots, and his overall advantage that led
to this explosive and historical moment. In the third round, mainly controlled by Barboza,
the roundhouse kick had Etim out long before he even hit the ground. Beautiful! 2. Chris Weidman Vs Anderson Silva (UFC 162)
It wasn’t until the second round of this emblematic fight that things got intense. Silva was giving Weidman the runaround, trying
to tire him out. Little did he know, it would be Weidman to
catch him off balance. Silva did a bend at the waist to pull away
from a punch and got caught in the process. In other cases, it had worked out great, the
bending, like against Griffin or Liston, but this time it proved to be the final nail in
the coffin. He got clipped mid pull-back and went straight
down. Night night! 1. Anderson Silva Vs Vitor Belfort (UFC 126)
Ah, Silva again! UFC 126 saw “The Spider” go up against
Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort. Silva went into the match ready to watch out
for Belfort’s striking power. Turns out, it was The Spider’s striking
power that would bring it home. Despite showing some of those pull-back moves
we talked about before, they didn’t cost him anything this time. With one kick, he managed to bring down Belfort
in a knockout that took a few seconds to play out. After the kick, Belfort stumbled around showing
signs of consciousness, fighting the urge to go down, but eventually lost it.


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