Top 20 knockouts in UFC history

Friday, November 15, 2013

To promote the UFC 167: ‘St-Pierre vs. Hendricks’ 20th anniversary show on Nov. 16, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC.com compiled a list of the 20 greatest knockouts in the league’s history. A great knockout is a thing of beauty. It might be the most finite way to end a bout. 

#20 Vitor Belfort KOs Wanderlei Silva at UFC Brazil (1998)

#19 Renan Barao KOs Eddie Wineland at UFC 165 (2013)

#18 Yves Edwards KOs Josh Thompson at UFC 49 (2004)

#17 Rashad Evans KOs Sean Salmon at UFC Fight Night (2007)

#16 BJ Penn KOs Caol Uno at UFC 34 (2001)

#15 Travis Browne KOs Alistair Overeem at UFC Fight Night (2013)

#14 Rampage Jackson KOs Wanderlei Silva at UFC 92 (2008)

#13 Pete Williams KOs Mark Coleman at UFC 17 (1998)

#12 Lyoto Machida KOs Randy Couture at UFC 129 (2012)

#11 Rashad Evans KOs Chuck Liddell at UFC 88 (2008)

#10 Chuck Liddell KOs Tito Ortiz at UFC 47 (2004)

#9 Rich Franklin KOs Nate Quarry at UFC 56 (2005)

#8 Shogun Rua KOs Lyoto Machida at UFC 113 (2010)

#7 Matt Hughes KOs Carlos Newton at UFC 34 (2001)

#6 Chuck Liddell KOs Randy Couture at UFC 52 (2005)

#5 Dan Henderson KOs Michael Bisping at UFC 100 (2009)

#4 Gabriel Gonzaga KOs Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 70 (2007)

#3 Edson Barboza KOs Terry Etim at UFC 142 (2012)

#1 Chris Weidman KOs Anderson Silva at UFC 162 (2013)

#1 Anderson Silva KOs Vitor Belfort at UFC 126 (2011)

What would you add to the list, what would you remove, and what would you reorder?