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The 25 Greatest MMA Knockouts of 2009 (#12-1)


#12: Fedor Emelianenko adds Brett Rogers to his vast collection of scalps at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers (11/7/09).

#11: Brian Bowles shocks the world, earns the WEC’s bantamweight title, and breaks Miguel Torres‘s 17-fight win streak at WEC 42 (8/9/09).

#10: Lyoto Machida makes Rashad Evans do the stanky leg at UFC 98. (5/23/09)

#9: Dan Hornbuckle starches Akihiro Gono with a kick to the face at Sengoku 9 — then takes a moment to think about what he’s done (8/2/09).

#8: Scott Smith pulls off the greatest comeback knockout of the year against Cung Le at Strikeforce: Evolution (12/19/09).

#7: Dan Henderson shuts Michael Bisping‘s big spotted-dick-eating mouth at UFC 100 (7/11/09).

#6 (tie): Marius Zaromskis high-kicks Hayato Sakurai into a living death at the DREAM welterweight GP semi-finals; later that same night, Marius Zaromskis does the same exact thing to Jason High (7/20/09). Congrats, Jason, you’re on the wrong end of this list twice.

#5: Yahir Reyes cracks Estevan Payan with what might be the nastiest spinning-backfist in MMA history at Bellator 6. (5/8/09)

#4: Jose Aldo needs just 8 seconds and a well-timed flying knee to wreck Cub Swanson — and earn a title shot — at WEC 41 (6/7/09).

#3: Anderson Silva shows Forrest Griffin the true power of a Jedi at UFC 101 (8/8/09).

#2: Fedor Emelianenko shoots Andrei Arlovski out of the air at Affliction: Day of Reckoning (1/24/09).

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#1: Marcus "Lelo" Aurelio proves that Capoeira is MMA’s most effective style — at least for one night — against Keegan Marshall at North American Challenge 24 (4/4/09).

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Denjiro- December 30, 2009 at 11:18 pm
@MostDiabolicalHaterThisSideOfTheMississippi... You're not terribly bright are you? Are you seriously asking why they aren't including other years in their best KOs of 2009 list? Just on the off chance you are serious, because it's a list of KOs that occurred in 2009.
MostDiabolicalHaterThisSideOfTheMississippi- December 30, 2009 at 4:35 pm
What about Anderson Silva v. Rich Franklin???
Or Pete Williams v. Mark Coleman?
Liddell v. Sobral?
Rashad v. Chuck??????

Seriously CP WTF !!! Why are there no KO's from any other year on your Best KO's of 2009 List.?!?!?! Epic Fail to you. Boo-urns!
Richard Tucker- December 30, 2009 at 5:16 am
@NECROPHYTE: That was 2008, homey.
NECROPHYTE- December 29, 2009 at 8:07 pm
What about Kos vs Yoshida?!
MyFightWiffaCheeto- December 29, 2009 at 3:07 pm
Bisping getting KTFO is KO of the fucking decade.
superflat- December 29, 2009 at 3:06 pm
Dana White KOs Affliction.
NorthSouthDudesOnly- December 29, 2009 at 2:15 pm
One more KO list that Dave Herman was gypped on.
TheArtof8Limbs- December 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm

The name of the post is "The 25 greatest MMA knockouts of 2009".....2009 dumbshit...hmmm who did lidell or crocop KO this year?...fuckin tard
RustyShackleford- December 29, 2009 at 1:13 pm
i put on my robe and wizard hat- December 29, 2009 at 12:46 pm
the spinning backfist was delicious.

@big country & clyde

niggas, you got trolled.
Clyde- December 29, 2009 at 12:04 pm
Well said Big Country. I was also thinking Hendo for number 1 just in terms of brutality, but that double spinning copoiera thing(tm) is the shit.

#1 with a mother fucking artillery shell. Easy
Hulk Smash- December 29, 2009 at 11:43 am
Nate Marquart - dude's a wrecking machine. I'm suprised his fists didn't start glowing during that 10-hit combo! I wanna see him get his title shot. Guy's earned it... After that, I'd like to see him against Machida.
Plus, props to the writer who came up with the jedi comment on the Silva/Griffin video clip! Good one.
itsgalf- December 29, 2009 at 11:42 am
The Capoeira kick and the spinning backfist knock outs sounded really really painful. I bet Keegan Marshall will never recover from that one
MrFeexit- December 29, 2009 at 11:39 am
Hendo v Bisping was by far the most satifying knockout of 2009 based on the pure douchebaggery that is M. Bisping. Thank you Mr. Henderson for making a bunch of guys in Central WI very happy.
BigCountrysCholesterol- December 29, 2009 at 11:36 am
Skeletor, this is a best of 2009 list. Who did Chuck knock out this year? Who did Crocop knock out this year? This is not a weak list. You are a weak fan who does not know his shit.
Da Spied Her- December 29, 2009 at 11:30 am
I know a dude who is training with the Mevlevi in Istanbul. He is going to be kicking some MMA ass in 2010!! I'd like to see him take on the capoeira dude.
GetUpAndKill- December 29, 2009 at 11:29 am
Anyone watch the Silva vs. Forrest vid? Is that Jeff Sherwood in the background at the end?
skeletor- December 29, 2009 at 11:20 am
I can't believe there is no mention of Chuck Liddell or Crocop these guys are ko artists. This is a weak list CP, alo no Kimbo WTF?
Sgt. 606- December 29, 2009 at 11:07 am
Dan Hendo's destruction of Bisping should have been #1. That was my favorite KO of all time.
Angry Monkey- December 29, 2009 at 10:58 am

Really? I mean, Nick likes to smoke weed, but it's not like he ever forgets he's in a fight. I'm really excited about seeing how Zaromskis does, but I'm not sure that I'm all aboard his hype-train yet. This will be a really good fight and test.
mmageek- December 29, 2009 at 10:56 am
Nice burp on #3.
Catalyst8487- December 29, 2009 at 10:03 am
The smack of that Capoeira kick is sick. Also love those Nate the Great highlights.
steampunk22- December 29, 2009 at 10:02 am
The Reyes video is dead.

Good list guys,

I'm stoked for Zaromskis and Diaz to throwdown. That ring rusted stoner is going to be on the wrong side of a Zaroskis head kick REAL fast.

Merlin- December 29, 2009 at 9:40 am
Jose Aldo is THE MAN ... right now.
Love what he did to Cub Swanson, reminds me of the time Cub taunted Lil' Evil and got chocked out in the 1st round.