For most fans, exciting knockouts are the sole reason to watch MMA. From the vicious head kicks to overhand rights to flying knees and clinch knees, there is rarely a knockout that isn't fun to watch.
Maybe it's because seeing someone get knocked out helps us live out our angry fantasies vicariously. Maybe it's because a knockout isn't biased, debatable or controversial like many decisions. I don't know. But they are beautiful, and like passing a mangled car wreck, we just can't look away.
This is a list of the 75 best knockouts of the last five years.
These knockouts are listed in chronological order. Because knockouts vary greatly by power, technique and location, there is no fair way to rank them.
Any fight between May 1, 2007 and April 30, 2012 qualifies for this list.