Wanderlei Silva vs Quinton Jackson II
If ever a man was knocked out before he hit the ground, it was Rampage Jackson after receiving a devastating knee from ‘The Axe Murderer’. What made the knockout even more brutal was Jackson’s body splayed lifelessly between the ropes, bouncing ever-so slightly.
Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping
After weeks of smack talk from Bisping, everyone knew that Dan Henderson was looking to land his devastating right over-hand punch, which was made famous by the American Olympic wrestler. What no one knew is that Bisping would be dumb enough to walk right into it and give us one of the greatest (albeit unsportsmanlike) Knockouts of all time. Dan hit the Brit with his patented strike and proceeded to flying-wombat his way down to smashing his forearm against Bisping’s unconscious face.
Igor Vovchanchyn vs. Francisco Bueno
It was certainly no bueno for Francisco, as he was knocked out in one of the most famous endings to a fight in MMA’s short history. After dancing around the ring for some time, Vovchanchyn apparently decided he had seen enough and launched his signature left-hook, right -straight, left-hook, right-hook combo, which he threw almost every time he entered a ring or cage. This time, however, he did not need the last two punches. His leading left-hook pushed Francisco’s hands away, clearing his right hand for Bueno’s face. In the slow motion video, you can actually see Francisco’s eyes glaze over as he goes unconscious while standing. As Bueno, stiffens and falls like a tree cut down by the lumberjacks of the great northwest, Vovchanchyn continues to pepper his face with habaneras of power.
Kevin Randleman vs. Mirko Crocop
The tournament opener was supposed to be a win for Crocop on his way to facing Fedor Emelianenko. What ended up happening was a brutal knockout of the Croation and one of the greatest upsets in MMA history. Not only did Randleman catch Crocop with a left hand, but he then proceeded to smash his face into the ground with the Brock Lesnar- like strikes that can only be described as Donkey-Kong