UFC's Top 3 Knockouts of February

Anthony FuscoCorrespondent IIIFebruary 27, 2013

UFC's Top 3 Knockouts of February

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    Every fan of MMA loves a good knockout.

    Whether is comes from a head kick, a barrage of punches or a knee, the knockout is almost guaranteed to get a fan's pulse racing.

    February of 2013 had a total of three UFC events. They were UFC 156, UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald and UFC 157.

    All of these fight cards had some stacked talent on them. Throughout these three cards there were a few nasty knockouts.

    Here are the three best from the month of February.

UFC 157: Robbie Lawler vs. Josh Koscheck

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    Robbie Lawler brought his powerful and unorthodox style to the UFC after Strikeforce folded.

    He faced off against longtime UFC fighter Josh Koscheck on the opening bout of the pay-per-view.

    Koscheck appeared to be winning the fight early on by utilizing his wrestling to control Lawler.

    Lawler then turned the tide of the fight by hammering Koscheck with some punches as the two battled for position on the ground.

    It all started with a vicious left hand that left Koscheck stunned. Lawler took advantage and finished the fight.

    Lawler has some scary power and should make an exciting addition to the welterweight division.

UFC 156: Tyron Woodley vs. Jay Hieron

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    Tyron Woodley made an excellent impression in his first UFC fight against Jay Hieron at UFC 156.

    Woodley rushed out and slammed a powerful right hook into the side of Hieron's head and finished him with some ground-and-pound.

    It was a dramatic display from the former Strikeforce fighter, and it only took him 36 seconds to put his opponent away.

    Woodley is dangerous welterweight whose skills are right up there with the elite of the division.

    After his fight he told Joe Rogan, "I'm declaring war on this division." Woodley is certainly a threat and a must-see in the welterweight division.

UFC 156: "Bigfoot" Silva vs. Alistair Overeem

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    "Bigfoot" Silva and Alistair Overeem faced off in a hotly-anticipated fight at UFC 156.

    The first two rounds of the fight went much the same; Silva was bullied around the cage by Overeem.

    We knew from the outset of the fight that Silva respected the striking of Overeem. Overeem didn't respect the striking of Silva and it came back to bite him in the third round.

    At the beginning of the third round Silva was able to push Overeem up against the fence and began blasting away with punches.

    Eventually one devastating right hand found its mark and Overeem slumped to the ground.

    It was a huge upset and it came with a nasty knockout.

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