The fans know them all very well. The have a killer instinct that drives them when they fight. They aim for the finish, be it by ruthless KO/TKO or a wicked tight submission.
These fighters are ever present in the UFC, and for good reason. They are exciting and fan friendly. Some are feared strikers, and some are tenacious grapplers.
All are well-rounded fighters who want nothing more than to walk away with a post-fight bonus. In the following slides, you'll see five fighters who always fight to finish.
Of course, the heavyweight champion makes an appearance. Dos Santos has been an absolute monster since he made his UFC debut which, by the way, was a solid TKO over Fabricio Werdum.
Dos Santos has some of the best striking in the heavyweight division, and it certainly shows with 11 of his 15 wins coming by way of KO/TKO.
His striking is quick and lethal, and so far, none of his UFC opponents have found a way around it. Dos Santos is slated to defend his title against Cain Velasquez at UFC 155.
Pin-point striking. Top-notch technique. "The Spider" has it all. Silva is an incredibly well-rounded fighter who always aims to finish his opponents.
He's recently been on a tear with four straight KO/TKO finishes of Vitor Belfort (front kick), Yushin Okami (punches), Chael Sonnen (knee to body and punches), and Stephen Bonnar (knee to body and punches).
Silva is supremely confident in his striking, and every opponent who gets in the cage opposite him should be wary. Out of his 33 wins, 20 have come through some form of knockout. Simply amazing.
One of the most exciting fighters in the UFC today, "The Korean Zombie" is a special talent. His killer instinct in the Octagon is a treat for fans to watch.
He has had three fights in the UFC, all of them impressive wins. The first was a rare twister submission over a game Leonard Garcia, the second was a quick knockout of Mark Hominick. The last was a Brabo choke after an epic war with Dustin Poirier.
"The Korean Zombie" is excellent in all facets of the fight game, and if he continues to fight to his full potential, the stoppages will just keep rolling in.
Watching Lauzon is always a treat. He's a constant submission threat with a little KO power thrown in.
Lauzon is a submission machine. Eighteen of his 22 wins have come by submission. He's also got a little knockout power, as evidenced by his wins over Jens Pulver and Kyle Bradley.
Lauzon is arguably the most exciting fighter in the UFC today. In all of his wins, none have come by decision. Now, that's killer instinct.
Lauzon always fights to finish, and he can defeat his opponent in many different ways.
Since the WEC was absorbed by the UFC, Donald Cerrone has been on a roll. He has seven UFC fights under his belt, and four of those have been finishes.
Cerrone is a very well-rounded fighter, whom can beat you a number of ways. Excellent Muay Thai striking and wicked submissions—even if he's rocked, he's still a threat. Just ask Melvin Guillard.
If Cerrone see's an opportunity to finish a fight, he will. He's like a shark smelling blood. Hopefully, his next fight will be against another lightweight talent in Anthony Pettis.
That would be one fight guaranteed to produce fireworks. Cerrone's ability to finish fights is uncanny, and he should never be counted out of a fight.
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