The UFC and Bellator MMA are in a battle.
It's not a battle for ratings. That may come later on. Instead, it's a battle to determine which organization can produce the most jaw-dropping knockout of 2013.
Bellator MMA may not be drawing the same amount of attention as the UFC in its debut season on Spike TV, but the promotion has produced some of the most vicious knockouts of early-2013.
Incredibly, more than half of Bellator MMA's main card bouts have ended in stoppages due to strikes through the first couple months of 2013, so some of those finishes were bound to be highlight reel-worthy.
That being said, the UFC has had its fair share of exciting knockouts as well. Though a smaller percentage of their fights have ended in knockouts, the UFC has had many of its biggest names put opponents away in devastating fashion.
Which organization is leading the battle for knockout of the year? Let's take a look.