Everyone loves a knockout. Who doesn’t feel their insides flutter when they see Edson Barboza wheel kick the love of tea out of Terry Etim’s mouth? Who didn’t get giddy when Mark Hunt walk-off KOed Roy Nelson?
But maybe you’re a kinder soul than most. Maybe potential long-term damage from head trauma makes you uncomfortable. You like your finishes more ground-based and involving the manipulation of another person’s body. In that case, Rose Namajunas’ 12 second flying armbar is probably your bread and butter.
But what if you’re in the center of this Venn Diagram? What if you love the bone-jarring impacts and the grappling arts? What if your idea of great Jiu-Jitsu and an amazing knock out are both Matt Hughes vs. Carlos Netwon? What if this new Russian Invasion makes you pee just a little bit in excitement?
If that case, ladies and gentleman, I have the highlight reel for you: