Video: On the day the UFC turns 20 let’s celebrate with their top 5 KOs
It was 20 years ago today that UFC 1 took place. Here’s the top 5 KOs, according to the UFC themselves.
On November 12, 1993, UFC 1 took place at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado. Intended as a one-off event to see which sort of martial arts fighter was better nobody knew that it would, eventually, grow into the massive sporting organisation it is today.
Twenty years on the sport of MMA continues to grow in popularity and scope, with many other competing promotions pushing it from the margins to prime time.
But UFC remains the daddy of the sport and to celebrate it’s 20th birthday, they selected their top 20 KOs of the past two decades. We’ve pulled out the Top 5 here for you, but you can check out the rest right here.
And if you don’t agree with the list, or the joint No 1s, take it up with Dana White, not us.
5. Dan Henderson on Michael Bisping
A huge right hand puts Bisping to sleep in the second round of the bout from UFC 100 in 2009
4. Gabriel Gonzalez on Mirko Cro Cop
Gonzalez puts head kick specialist Cro Cop out cold with, you guessed it, a vicious head kick at UFC 70, 2007
3. Edson Barboza on Terry Etim
At UFC 142 in Rio in 2011, one spinning heel kick brought the house, and Terry Etim, down.
1 (B). Chris Weidman on Anderson Silva
A KO longed for by many fans, Silva’s antics were finally punished by Weidmann at UFC 162 in July
1 (A). Anderson Silva on Vitor Belfort
The most famous front kick in the world, from UFC 126 in 2011