As 2017 about to come to a close, everyone debating which finish deserves The ‘Best Knockout of the Year.’ We pick out some impressive stoppages of the last 12 months, with some of the biggest names in the game involved.
Marlon Moraes Beaten Aljamain Sterling at UFC Fight Night 123 in December:
Marlon Moraes destroys Aljamain Sterling with first-round KO. Check out the Ko below.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) December 10, 2017
Francis Ngannou Beaten Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 in December:
Heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou landed a brutal follow-up shot before the fight was called via the first-round knockout. Check out the impressive KO below.
Matt Brown Beaten Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 120 in November:
UFC welterweight veteran Matt Brown delivered one of his most memorable performances, knocked Diego Sanchez out cold with a vicious elbow in the first round. Check the brutal KO below.
Tywan Claxton Beaten Jonny Bonilla-Bowman at Bellator 186 in November:
Tywan Claxton wins his professional debut with this insane flying knee knockout. Check out below.
John Moraga Beaten Magomedov Bibulatov at UFC 216 in October:
John Moraga scores a huge upset over Magomed Bibulatov. John land a decisive left hook that slumped Bibulatov and forced the referee stoppage. Check the impressive knock out below.
Aaron Pico Beaten Justin Linn at Bellator 183 in September:
Aaron Pico finishes Justin Linn with one punch. Check out below.
Julian Marquez Beaten Phil Hawes at Dana White’s Contender Series 4 in August:
Julian Marquez destroys Phil Hawes with a savage head-kick knockout. Check out below.
Galore Bofando Beaten Charlie Ward at UFC Fight Night 113 in July:
Galore Bofando slammed his was into a victory in his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut against Charlie Ward. Check out below.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) July 16, 2017
Holly Holm Beaten Bethe Correia at UFC Fight Night 111 in June:
Holly Holm starches Bethe Correia via third-round knockout. Check the knockout below.
Alexander Gustafsson Beaten Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night 109 in June:
Alexander Gustafsson gains a 5th-round knockout over Glover Teixeira in his hometown of Stockholm. Check the knockout below.
Mike Perry Beaten Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 108 in April:
Mike Perry finish Jake Ellenberger via nasty standing elbow off the clinch. It was a devastating knockout and one that left Ellenberger motionless on the canvas for a while. The insane knockout finish can be seen below.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) April 23, 2017
Edson Barboza Beaten Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night 106 in March:
Another highlight reel moment Lightweight Edson Barboza crumbles Beneil Dariush via flying knee.
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) March 12, 2017
Derrick Lewis Beaten Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 105 in February:
Derrick Lewis finished the night off with a vicious knockout of Travis Browne in the second round.
Paul Daley Beaten Brennan Ward at Bellator 170 in January:
Paul Daley destroys Brennan Ward with flying knee and earns knock-out of the year candidate.