* #2 Anderson Silva via front kick against Vitor Belfort *
Over the course of ten weeks, the MMA Latest News Top Ten Knockout Series will show full breakdowns of some of the most flashy, powerful, and technically perfect knockouts of all time. These knockouts, as chosen by you, are broken down by none other than Ray Thompson, owner and head instructor at Upstate Karate, along with his sons, the #9 ranked Welterweight in the UFC, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thomson, and current 2015 IKF World Classic Kickboxing Champion, Tony “TNT” Thompson.
The #2 ranked knockout on this list is a knockout that probably been shown more than any other, as it was performed by arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all-time Anderson Silva, over another legend of the sport Vitor Belfort. The matchup was highly anticipated as both are regarded as devastating strikers. Opening the bout the pair showed their respect for one another by keeping distance, and waiting for an opening. Belfort was the first to move in with strikes, Silva moved out of danger as quick as possible. When Silva apparently had a grasp on his range he sat, back loaded his power leg, and struck straight to the chin with his heel as Belfort stood in front of him. Belfort fell to the ground where Silva pounced and finished the fight.
This knockout occurred during the first round of their fight at UFC 126 on February 5, 2011.
Stephen, and Ray display everything in leading to the finish, as well as the devastating front kick. Tony takes us through it all with his narrative.
Stay tuned to the MMA Latest Youtube channel for next week’s #1 knockout on the list!
Check out the previous entries in our Top Ten Knockout Series:
#3 José Aldo’s flying switch knee knockout of Cub Swanson
T – #4 Rampage Jackson’s overhead slam knockout of Ricardo Arona
T – #4 Lyoto Machida’s flying front switch kick knockout of Randy Couture
#5 Dan Henderson’s overhand right hand knockout of Michael Bisping
#6 Yves Edwards’ flying roundhouse knockout of Josh Thomson
#7 Mirko Cro Cop’s head kick knockout of Aleksander Emelianenko
#8 – Vitor Belfort’s spinning hook kick knockout of Luke Rockhold
#9 – John Makdessi’s spinning-back-fist knockout of Kyle Watson:
#10 – Renan Barao’s spinning-back-kick knockout of Eddie Wineland:
*WATCH* DaveNoseMMA – Aljamain Sterling Knockout Aftermath
Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Official for UFC 220
UFC 220 in Boston, Massachusetts has its main event. Stipe Miocic (17-2) will put his belt on the line for the third time against rising heavyweight star, Francis Ngannou (11-1)
Rumors surrounded the match-up for UFC 220 after Ngannou’s first round knockout over Alistair Overeem, at UFC 218. The Cameroonian heavyweight called for the fight himself. In his octagon interview proceeding his most recent victory, Ngannou stated:
“I’m feeling good… I’m on my way to a title shot”.
— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2017
The heavy handed Ngannou has finished all of his opponents in all of his six UFC bouts. A streak which includes a kimura submission over Anthony Hamilton and a TKO victory against former UFC heavyweight champion, Andrei Arlovski. Overall, he holds a ten fight win streak. His only defeat came by way of unanimous decision to Zoumana Cisse, in his second professional MMA fight.
If victorious, Ngannou would become the first African-born champion in UFC history.
Not to be diminished, Stipe Miocic rides his a streak of his own into the beantown match-up. Five consecutive wins, five knockouts and the past four of which, ended in the first round. A victory in Boston for the champ would make him the longest reigning heavyweight champion in UFC history. Currently, Miocic is one of three heavyweights, in the promotions entirety, whom has successfully defended the belt twice.
UFC 220 will be held at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on January 20th, 2018. The pay-per-view (PPV) card will also feature light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, as he faces challenger Volkan “No Time” Oezdemir.
Ladies Fight Night 7: “Double Trouble” Preview
Polish women’s federation Ladies Fight Night is going to celebrate their second birthday this year on the 15th to 17th of December. Two days, two events with a lot of great bouts.
LFN in Poland is being titled the new Invicta FC. The Polish owners created this federation to give European women a chance to fight on a big platform.
Hosting their first ever event in December 2015, LFN will hold two great cards next week, that will feature women who have fought under many prestigious promotions, such as the UFC, Invicta, Bellator, Glory, and Kunlun.
Two days of fantastic fights, intensified by a double dose of sports impressions. The name is not accidental, LFN 7 / LFN 8 combines two events, during which the best Polish fighters will be shown, as well as the best fighters from Europe (including France, Sweden, Italy, the Czech Republic and Romania)
The stakes are high, and we are electrified by the clashes between warriors such as Żaneta Cieśla vs Silvia La Notte and Patricia Axling vs. Cindy Silvestri. Mainly due to their vastness of their experience in the cage.
In the fight of the evening, the talented Romanian Cristina Stanciu will face Magdaléna Šormovádo. Stanciu fought twice in the UFC, but she was unfortunately cut from the promotion after suffering consecutive losses to Cortney Casey and Maryna Moroz.
Judyta Rymarzak vs Marta Waliczek is an amazing fight between two experienced kickboxers. Both making their pro MMA debuts on the night, we will witness a one-of-a-kind duel between two kickboxing perfectionists, as they look to transcend their skills into the MMA world.
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