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CagePotato Photo Tribute: Punchface Revisited


Punch face: when it happens, it’s only painful.  When captured properly, however, that moment frozen in time is one of our guilty pleasures. We enjoy it because, c’mon, it’s a picture of a guy making a derpy face that he can’t control.  We feel guilty because we have no illusions that we would be able to control our own derpishness if someone were to hit us in the face really hard.

Fighters:  if you find yourself in one of our punchface galleries, please do not come punch us in the grill to see if we still look cool.  We will not still look cool.  If you absolutely have to punch one of us in the face, please make sure you bring a friend with a decent camera.  We’re going to want to see it afterwards.

Come one in past the jump and enjoy the comedy that results when knuckles connect with poor defenseless faces.  Special thanks to photographers with ninja skills, Fight! Magazine, MMAWeekly, and our own Jason Wright.



Michael Johnson scored not one but two punchfaces in his TUF Finale bout with Jonathan Brookins.

Turns out a good neckpunch will produce a passable punchface.

Georges St Pierre knows 78 ways to make you look funny.  (This is #32.)

Mark Coleman vs Randy Couture: Punchface for the Ages.

There was punchface to go around at Quarry vs Credeur.

Brendan Schaub looks tough, except when Big Country is punching his lights out for him.

Nelson is actually pretty good at the punchface game.  Here’s his Stefan Struve edition.

Kim Couture is no stranger to facial punishment.   (Don’t google that.)

Alessio Sakara does it again, this time with Thales Leites.

You want variety?  How about some kickface?

A good punch in the ear can yield a punchface from anyone, even the mighty Dragon.

This is the most impressive part of  Li’l Nog’s bout with Jason Brilz.

Chris Lytle, with yet another punchface. Maybe that’s why he racks up all those bonuses.

Edgar Garcia and Brad Blackburn are no longer with us, but this punchface always will be.

Jay Hieron scores style points for excellent form and flying sweat.

Chris Leben has the punchface you wish you had.

John Hathaway appears to be cataloging Paul Taylor‘s sponsors while dealing out punchface.  That’s talent.

Dennis Siver tries a punchface with a little help from Paul Kelly.


We’re not sure if this is Ortiz doing “punchface” or “Rocky impression”.

Two great punchfaces in one picture?  Yeah, we’re clocking out early today.


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KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- July 26, 2011 at 5:29 am
Lil Nog looks like a troll from Troll 2
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shangshang- July 23, 2011 at 4:46 am
I tide fashion Good-looking
Magic Wandy- July 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm
ReX13 >> ah ok. good job then :) and that Rashad pic gets me every time! lol
fatbellyfrank- July 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm
Yay Rex I looove punchfaces,
ontenoes adellis, really captcha?
ReX13- July 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm
Magic Wandy >> You'll be wanting to visit our first punchface feature, which we linked to in the second sentence. It's in there.
Magic Wandy- July 22, 2011 at 12:44 pm
Really CP? You left out the greatest punchface of all time?

For shame....
ReX13- July 22, 2011 at 12:12 pm
naked men, then? i guess we could get Ben to work on it...
Fried Taco- July 22, 2011 at 11:43 am
Yay! 20 page gallery! And please don't fill it with pictures of half-naked women.
El Guapo- July 22, 2011 at 11:13 am
Holy Blackburn, Batman! His punchface is BAM! BOOM! SPLAT!
Steelcityslicker- July 22, 2011 at 11:01 am
Should be giving credit to the photographers.
flyingogoplata- July 22, 2011 at 10:47 am
Rex - Thought maybe I was missing out on some new nickname. Not as exciting as lights out but Chris "Uncle Charlie" Lytle has a certain ring to it.
ReX13- July 22, 2011 at 10:44 am
flyinggogo >> FML. Charlie Lytle is a business owner in my hometown. Chris Lytle is a pro fighter.
flyingogoplata- July 22, 2011 at 10:29 am
Umm, who's Charlie Lytle?
joshuan29- July 22, 2011 at 10:14 am
Is that first pic Zulu?
As Good As Anyone- July 22, 2011 at 9:57 am
the bad brad one is classic
PERPATRAITOR- July 22, 2011 at 9:56 am
Blackburn ftw.
Good job Rex. Your a great addition to this site.
J-Dog- July 22, 2011 at 9:53 am
Thanks so much for the link to my website guys! One of these days I'll get a camera with a faster frame rate so I can go machine-gun style like the guys who were sitting next to me. I pretty much have to be a sniper with my portrait-centric camera.
ReX13- July 22, 2011 at 9:27 am
Fred Taco >> You are never satisfied. Asshole. You heard the man, Nation. Next time, a twenty page gallery.
WalksInTheDarkness- July 22, 2011 at 9:25 am
I think you're suffering from punchface through association. There is definitely no Alessio Sakara related punchfaceness :(

And seeing one of the Klitschko brother's fists dwarf a person's face is still impressive...
MKO- July 22, 2011 at 9:21 am
The Leben was is so badass.
"Punch me square in the face? No biggie"
Fried Taco- July 22, 2011 at 9:20 am
That isn't a Kim Couture punch face, it's her normal face.
Even though I know it's a cameraman's hand, it kind of looks like Dennis Siver's ear came off with that punch.
Oh, and this would have been better if each picture was on a separate page so we had to click Next Page all the time.
ReX13- July 22, 2011 at 9:16 am
Weird, Ben said he couldn't see Sakara-Leites either. I swear it's there.
BarackODrama907- July 22, 2011 at 9:13 am
Ok nevermind looks like a pic is missing between Kims "facial punishment" and KJ Noons
BarackODrama907- July 22, 2011 at 9:11 am
"Alessio Sakara does it again, this time with Thales Leites." I do believe that is KJ NOONS...