Ultimate fighting is an extremely dynamic sport with strikes delivered from all levels and angles. Whether they come by punches, knees, elbows or slams—knockouts are a prolific part of the sport.
Watching Chuck Liddell find his mark with an unbalanced, looping hook or Anderson Silva's devastating front kick to the chin of Vitor Belfort at UFC 126 results in erupting fans and a highlight video for the fighter.
The four ounce gloves worn in MMA provide little to no protection to the fighter receiving the lethal strike. Yet, even with the variety of knockouts available and the prevalence of KO victories, there are fighters who possess iron chins that withstand direct blows allowing them to remain conscious and continue competing.
Within all of mixed martial arts, there are some notable exclusions from this list that deserve mention including Mark Hunt, Patrick Cote, Roger Huerta, Shane Carwin and B.J. Penn's UFC 127 main event challenger, Jon Fitch.
With that said, the following fighters are the top 10 chins in mixed martial arts—worldwide.
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