3 More MMA Slam Knockouts

Anthony FuscoCorrespondent IIIDecember 20, 2012

3 More MMA Slam Knockouts

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    If you're a fan of MMA, chances are you've seen some nasty knockouts before.

    Knockouts come in a variety of forms. Punches, kicks and knees are all common. But there is one move that is is much rarer than any of those three.

    I'm talking about a slam.

    A slam in MMA, when used correctly, can end your opponent's night in quick and brutal fashion. It takes technique, strength and a little bit of luck. Every one is devastating.

    Here is a link to the first article about slams. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1446188-5-mma-slam-knockouts

    Here are three more impressive slams.

Gerald Harris

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    At UFC 116, Gerald Harris delivered one of the scariest looking slams I've ever seen.

    In the third round of his bout against David Branch, Branch had a body triangle and his hands were around the neck of Harris.

    Harris took him up against the cage, and slammed him with all his might to the mat. Branch's head hit the floor and he was out cold.

    And just like that Harris had a highlight reel knockout on his resume.

    And he picked up a cool $75,000 bonus check for the Knockout of the Night as well.

Rustam Khabilov

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    Fighters always want to make a good first impression. That is exactly what Rustam Khabilov did in his UFC debut.

    He was able to pick up his opponent, Vinc Pichel, and suplex him. This happened twice before the final suplex came.

    Khabilov knew that he was having great luck with his suplexes. On the final one, he picked up Pichel, got excellent rotation and dropped him on his head and shoulder.

    He then finished the fight with strikes to the head.

    Khabilov is a Sambo champion, and his dominant suplex skills show that he's putting the art to great use. Here's hoping for more in his future UFC fights.

    And the scary part? It takes a lot of power and technique to pull off moves like that. And Khabilov made it look easy.

Frank Shamrock

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    Back in the early days of the UFC, Frank Shamrock was king.

    Shamrock holds the distinction of having arguably the most brutal slam knockout in MMA on his resume.

    At UFC 16, Shamrock was defending his Light Heavyweight belt for the first time against a tough challenger, Igor Zinoviev.

    22 seconds into the first round, Shamrock shot for a double leg takedown. He secured it and slammed Zinoviev into unconsciousness.

    In a horrific twist brought on by that slam, Zinoviev suffered a broken collarbone and a fractured C-5 vertebra. He needed to be carried out of the Octagon on a stretcher.

    This injury also forced Zinoviev to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts.

    To this day it is still one of the nastiest slam knockouts in MMA history.

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