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MMA Video Tribute: The 25 Most Brutal Finishes of 2011

(“Look kid, I’m gonna find the man who did this to you. And when I do, so help me God, I’m gonna dock him one point for shorts-grabbing.” / Photo of Stout vs. Edwards aftermath via ESPN)

With a little help from the Potato Nation, we spent the last couple days gathering videos of the nastiest, ugliest, most-painful looking knockouts and submissions from this year. Finding 25 of them was the easy part. (Damn, MMA fighters. You seemed especially angry this year. Problems at home?) Putting them in order was a little more challenging.

Obviously, Frank Mir snapping Nogueira’s arm at UFC 140 was the people’s choice for #1. But how do you rank a head-kick knockout against a spinning-backfist knockout, when they both leave their victims zombie’d on the mat with their eyes open and their arms in the air?

So here’s what we’ll do. Instead of arranging these brutal stoppages in some arbitrary order, we’ll arrange them in groups. Use the links below to navigate through the sections, and take a moment to appreciate the human devastation that our great sport has caused in the last 12 months. And all this without a single death! Enjoy…

(Ben Goldstein)

- Page 1: The Perfect One-Shot (Or Two-Shot) Knockouts
- Page 2: The Savage Striking Onslaughts
Page 3: The Gruesome Submissions
- Page 4: Fancy Kicks and Other Insanity

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molky brothers- December 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm
@FightZen Ahh, well I see. Yes, I should, uhm, read more often...
FightZen- December 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm
@molky - That fight was 4 years ago. While a great sub, it doesn't belong on the 2011 list.
molky brothers- December 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm
@J.Spaceman Umm...not sure what you're implying but I don't get to stay glued to my PC all the time. I just thought the gogoplata was a great sub.
macreadysshack- December 22, 2011 at 12:35 pm
Lol, Spacheman, Rip Van Winkle finally woke up.
ArmFarmer- December 22, 2011 at 11:23 am
You know what's funny? Posting that Kongo comeback right after linking to that idiots article about how hw's can't mount comebacks and they always ko each other in one hit. Not that it's cp's fault for linking to the article, but that guy was an idiot.
J. Spaceman- December 22, 2011 at 6:50 am
^Not sure if troll....... or just waking from coma.
Great article BTW.
I'd like to suggest the "Like a Boss" list for sheer acts of badassery during a fight. Ex. Nick Diaz shit-talking and then headbutting BJ Penn's punches during their fight or Gilbert Melendez grabbing Jorge Masvidal's arm and pulling it off the mat so it would be legal to knee him in the face.
molky brothers- December 22, 2011 at 5:27 am
The missing sub is Nick Diaz vs Gomi. The gogoplata...that fight was epic.
SnackDaddy- December 22, 2011 at 3:31 am
Someone good ones on there but my favourite's gotta be the flying Condit vs Kim. That knee was damn near perfect and possibly the most beautiful thing i've ever seen.
BryanF- December 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm
caption was hilarious. This article gon be good.
myklhoey- December 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm
the reff for the kim coulture fight ticke me off
XENOPHON- December 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm
My name is Greg Jackson, and I am not impressed with your insinuations!
Daoulas- December 21, 2011 at 5:31 pm
i was in the stands watching the fight of Stout vs. Edwards in Vancouver and saw Stout throw a fucking brick into the head of Edwards and then do a jesus pose on the mat.
Twas a good fight
itsgalf- December 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm
maybe you could do an article on "Great Referee Stoppages" or something of the sort. Maybe just an article giving props to bouts where the Referee did a great job. Just a thought.

idea came about watching Alexis Villa smoke Joe Warren
RwilsonR- December 21, 2011 at 2:47 pm
The one Carmen put on that girl she was on top of in the cage looked pretty brutal.
Kong Morten- December 21, 2011 at 2:20 pm
I wouldve loved to see the Peruvian Necktie that Pat Curran pulled off in the Bellators summer tournament. But I must admit it was not nearly as brutal as the ones you picked out. Yet it was still very unique
GistoftheFist- December 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm
Next, do a video tribute for the following: tapouts to strikes, shots that send mouthpieces flying, and pro wrestling inspired moves.
Morningwood- December 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm
I just want to point out that all the winners are douche bags because not one of them went over to check on the losers and get some fans.
Austin3210- December 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm
Both of my suggestions from the Facebook page? Aw, CP, you shouldn't have.
bgoldstein- December 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm
#27: Cyborg vs. Yamanaka, duh:
uzithrasha- December 21, 2011 at 1:50 pm
shogun and forrest
google- December 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm
i think the one Lesner puts on Overeem will be 26
Get Off Me- December 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm
Jorgensen vs. Stone was a nice one too.
Great list and concept CP.