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5 UFC Fighters with Devastating Knockouts on Their Resume

Anthony FuscoCorrespondent IIIDecember 14, 2012

5 UFC Fighters with Devastating Knockouts on Their Resume

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    Some fighters are just born with it.

    You can learn how to punch harder or work on your technique, but some fighters just have pure, raw power.

    Every fan likes to see a knockout that brings them to their feet. You never know when one might happen. It is that unknown element that makes MMA so entertaining.

    UFC fighters love to get that booming knockout. It can advance their career—fans and UFC brass look kindly on KO's—and the fighter might even make some extra money for their effort.

    In this slideshow, I will try to stay away from the usual heavy-hitters like Hendricks and dos Santos, and focus on guys that aren't talked about nearly as often.

    Here are some UFC fighters who have put guys to sleep over the course of their careers.

Cung Le

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    The master of throwing spinning attacks, Cung Le has some very impressive power.

    In his last fight—against Rich Franklin—Le hit the durable middleweight so hard that he collapsed to a heap on the canvas.

    I've never seen Franklin out like that before. It was a stunning display.

    Maybe I shouldn't have been surprised, considering Le has nine wins, with eight of them by knockout.

Brad Pickett

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    I guess Brad Pickett needed to be named to this list. After all, his nickname is "One-Punch."

    He did his moniker proud when he hit a perfectly placed right uppercut that ended Yves Jabouin's night.

    It was quick and brutal. Pickett saw an opportunity, and he capitalized.

    And people say bantamweights have no power.

Mark Hunt

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    Mark Hunt is as much a cult hero as he is a fighter.

    He's a fan favorite and is always a heavy underdog in his fights. Think of him as the Cinderella Man of the UFC.

    Since losing his UFC debut, Hunt has reeled off three straight victories. Two have been knockouts over Chris Tuchscherer, and most recently, Cheick Kongo.

    Hunt, a former K-1 Grand Prix kickboxing champion, appears to have turned a corner in his MMA career. He has nasty power, and he'll get the chance to put it on display again when he faces Stefan Struve.

Brian Stann

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    Brian Stann is one middleweight no fighter wants to stand and trade blows with. He hits with crisp combinations, and when they land, it's like getting hit with a hammer.

    Stann has knocked out notable opponents, including Jorge Santiago and the iron-jawed Chris Leben.

    He also knocked out Italian striker Alessio Sakara from inside Sakara's guard.

    Now that takes some serious power.

Eddie Wineland

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    The second bantamweight to make this list, Eddie Wineland, hits like a truck.

    He finished Will Campuzano with a punch to the body in one of this WEC fights.

    In the UFC, he lost his first two fights against Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez, but he hit both with some solid power shots.

    In his third UFC fight (against Scott Jorgensen), he was finally able to utilize his power and he knocked out Jorgensen near the end of the second round.

    Now that Wineland has gotten going, hopefully we'll see more highlight-reel knockouts from him in the future.

     

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