10 Best KO's or TKO's in UFC History

Jessy MorrisAnalyst ISeptember 22, 2008

Throughout the years, the UFC has had some great and not so great fight inside the octagon and the fans were treated with some of the best knockouts and TKO's.

I decided to list the 10 best KO's and TKO's in UFC history. And, people don't hate on me if you disagree. This is simply an opinion.

So here we go, if you disagree why not submit more KO you liked in the comments.


10. UFC 49, August 21st, 2004 - David Terrell vs. Matt Lindland

This was such a brutal KO, the fact that Terrell was a newcomer in the UFC and he was fighting a legend like Matt Lindland, nobody ever thought Terrell would KO "The Law" in 25 seconds. They show a slow motion replay after the fight, where you see David hitting Matt on the ground and it's just brutal.


9. UFC 73, July 7th, 2007 - Nate Marquardt vs. Anderson Silva

Ok many people may not agree here, but I will give you the exact reason why this TKO is listed as one of my favorites. Just look at the end of the fight where Silva is standing over Marquardt just waiting to see an opening and strike, Nate is moving around and all of a sudden... BANG! Silva sees the opening and with a single punch Marquardt is down and out.


8. UFC 63, Septembre 23rd, 2006 - Joe Lauzon vs. Jens Pulver

I Love this KO because first of all, I'm a huge Joe Lauzon fan and second, because NOBODY ever saw it coming. Joe came out swinging and caught Pulver with a left hook in Pulver's UFC return fight. That's the reason I say Joe Lauzon is the "Dark Horse" in the lightweight division.


7. UFC 88, Septembre 6th, 2008 - Rashad Evans vs. Chuck Liddell

Have you seen it? Rashad's right hook came out of nowhere and caught Liddell on the chin. Two minutes after the bell Chuck was still on the ground wondering what had happened.

What makes it sweeter is that I told my friends when the fight was first announced that Evans was gonna win either by KO or TKO and everybody taught Liddell was gonna win, guess what... I was right.


6. UFC 69, April 7th, 2007 - Matt Serra vs. Georges St-Pierre

Need I say more... really, It's the TKO heard around the world and the most shocking moment in UFC history. Still, after all this time, some people still can't believe it happened.


5. UFC 39, Septembre 27th, 2002 - Dave Menne vs. Phil Baroni

This fight lasted a ridiculous 18 seconds and is, in my opinion, Phil Baroni's best performance ever. He came out and charged at Dave Menne pushing him against the cage and unloading on his face. Baroni looked like a machine gun and Menne was destroyed badly.


4. UFC 49, August 21st, 2004 - Yves Edwards vs Josh Thompson

The fight was boring, but the ending was awesome. Yves had Josh's back while they were standing, Edwards pushed Josh away, Thompson tries a spinning back fist only to get knocked out with a jumping head kick... wow. Mike Goldberg said after the fight it was the best KO due to a kick in UFC history until...


3. UFC 70, April 21st, 2007 - Mirco Cro Cop vs Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga

What's important to remember in this fight, is that Cro Cop came in as the feared striker and Gonzaga came in as a very good BJJ fighter, funny isn't it? "Napao" shocked the world knocking out Cro Cop in the first round with a trademark Mirco Cro Cop head kick and Filipovic's ankle was twisted in way I never seen before.


2. UFC 54, August 20th, 2005 -  James Irvin vs. Terry Martin

One thing about this fight... don't blink. Irvin was beaten in the first round but came back in the second ran towards Martin and caught him with a flying knee out of nowhere.

Nine seconds in round two and Martin was on the ground and never realized what had just hit him in the head.


1. UFC 53, June 4th, 2005 - Charles McCarthy vs David Loiseau

For some odd reason, a lot of people seem to forget about this fight when listing the best KO's and TKO's in the UFC. Loiseau's spinning back kick caught "Captain Miserable" right in the ribs and McCarthy couldn't hide the pain. He backed up against the fence and to finish the job, Loiseau executed a flying knee in the cage dropping Charles McCarthy and winning the fight. Dana White said after the fight that Charles Mccarthy became a human highlight reel because of this TKO.


So there it was people my list of the best KO and TKO in UFC history, hope you enjoyed and please give your opinion.