In honour of the expected knockouts we’re going to enjoy this saturday night, here’s a video of some of the best UFC heavyweight knockouts of all time. Including our top personal top 5. Don’t agree? Then vent your spleen on Twitter by abusing us directly through @paddypowerblog.
This weekend at UFC 160 in Las Vegas Cain Velasquez defends his UFC heavyweight title against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. A man he knocked out inside the first round less than two years ago. Silva is coming of a spectacular KO of Alistair Overeem so his confidence will be high, so that should help. It looks like Velasquez’ fight again but this is the heavyweight division. No one ever holds on to the belt for too long.
The main supporting act sees former champ Junior Dos Santos take on fellow knockout artist Mark Hunt. A win for Hunt could land him a title shot. Quite the turn around for a man whose first fight in the UFC was a loss which extended his losing run to six fights. Three knockouts in a four fight win streak since have lifted the Australian to the top of the heavyweight tree. He’s a real danger for the Dos Santos.
At light-heavyweight Glover Teixera and James Te Huna both love a knockout. This promises to be a real tear up and a contender for Fight of the Night honours.
The match up between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Abel Trujillo at lightweight is another interesting pairing. Two well-rounded, talented newcomers who both enjoyed impressive stoppage wins in their last fights.
UFC veteran Jeremy Stephens opens the undercards against former Strikeforce fighter Estevan Payan. Stephens has picked up three Knockout of the Night bonuses over the years. With three straight losses he’s in serious danger of being cut by UFC president Dana White. If Stephens comes out swinging these lightweights will open the night with a bang.