5 UFC on Fuel 8 Fighters with Knockout-Win Potential
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UFC on Fuel 8 will be coming live from the beautiful land of Japan on Saturday, March 2.
The event will feature many exciting bouts that are sure to get the crowd amped up and the viewers back home cheering on their feet.
This Fuel card features many fighters who have crowd-pleasing knockout power.
They range from welterweights all the way to the big boys, the heavyweights.
The fighters in the following slide all have the opportunity to land some devastating combinations and put their opponents to sleep.
Here are five fighters who have the potential to win by knockout.
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That is the amount of time it took Siyar Bahadurzada to put Paulo Thiago's lights out in the formers UFC debut.
Bahadurzada has some scary power to contend with. His one-punch knockout ability is a trait that makes him a force to be reckoned with in the welterweight division.
Bahadurzada is known for his power and holds 11 out of his 21 wins by knockout.
He has also won his last five fights by knockout.
Look for him to try and continue that trend when he faces off against Dong Hyun Kim.
Jay Silva, Herbert Goodman and Trevor Prangley. What do all these names have in common?
They have all been knocked out by Hector Lombard.
During his time in Bellator, Lombard developed a fearsome reputation. His fast fists and dangerous power made him a huge threat to whomever he faced.
After experiencing a loss in his UFC debut, Lombard rebounded strongly by knocking out stocky middleweight Rousimar Palhares.
Lombard would like to move his way up the division ladder, and knocking off a top opponent in Yushin Okami would go a long way.
Mark Hunt has elite striking skills.
The former K-1 champion had 13 knockouts in his 30 kickboxing wins, as well as five KO wins so far in his MMA career.
Hunt is a deceptively strong heavyweight who has experienced a career revival. He is currently on a three-fight winning streak with his latest win being over Cheick Kongo.
In his current winning streak he also owns two nasty knockouts.
Hunt won his last fight in Japan and will attempt to go two-for-two in the "Land of the Rising Sun" against up-and-comer Stefan Struve.
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Wanderlei Silva has an astounding 24 career wins by knockout.
He has used a variety of strikes including knees, punches and elbows to finish his opponents and earn him the win.
Silva still has his killer instinct. Make no mistake about that.
We were treated to a full-out display when he fought Cung Le back at UFC 139.
After enduring a rough first round, Silva came roaring back, and using knees and punches was able to defeat Le in a brutal flurry of violence.
Silva will be fighting in Japan for the first time since 2006.
Look for him to get a massive boost and truly show off his lethal skills.
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Brian Stann is a hard-hitting fighter.
He started off his career by rattling off six straight knockout wins.
He has developed a reputation as having crushing and heavy hands. In the UFC, he has knocked out Jorge Santiago, the iron-jawed Chris Leben and Italian striker Alessio Sakara.
And the Sakara KO win? It was done inside the Italian's guard.
If anyone is questioning Stann's power, look no further than that example.
Stann is primed and ready to put his striking on display in the main event against Wanderlei Silva.
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