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Hi-larious Knockout of the Day: Amateur Fighter Sprints Across Cage, Destroys Opponent With “Usain Bolt” Punch


(Props to the UG.)

“Don’t be so hard on yourself, Tommy. There was literally no way you could have seen that punch coming.”

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Knockout(s) of the Day: A Vicious Flying Knee From Brazil and a Spinning Hook Kick From Jersey

Thanks to CP reader Lutkus for passing along this incredible footage from Talent MMA Circuit 10, which went down Sao Paulo, Brazil last weekend. Taken from a flyweight tilt between Chute Box’s Felipe Efrain and Marcelo Bispo, this is one of the most on-point flying knee knockouts you’ll see all week within the next two hours. Guaranteed.

After the jump: The far-and-away nastiest spinning back kick knockout you’ll ever see in this article, complete with a Dropkick Murphys soundtrack.

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Knockout of the Day: A Garbage-Ass WMMA Fight Ends With a Vicious Spinning Backfist


(Props: Hardrock MMA.)

Does anyone remember Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Kevin Jordan at UFC 56: Full Force? Terrible, just awful fight with an awesome ending? Meet the WMMA equivalent of that (or don’t, because we’ve kindly synched you up to the ending).

Yes, what at first was a run-of-the-mill, sloppily-contested amatuer fight between strawweights Joanna Bess and Kerri Jenkins* quickly became the thing of Hardrock MMA legend when Bess apparently enabled Super Saiyan mode by pressing Up, Down, Left, Right A+B+A+B, pulled a spinning backfist from the foulest depths of Hell, and uncorked it all over Jenkins’ mug less than 20 seconds into the third round. You think I’m exaggerating with that description? Listen to the sound her forearm makes when it lands. Look at Jenkins’ post-KO rigor mortis leg. IT LITERALLY FROZE HER IN TIME, GOD DAMMIT.

Joanna Bess is kind of like Robbie Lawler, in that if Joe Rogan was hyping her for a UFC pay-per-view, he would say that she “swings to kill you.”**

*who were both making their amateur debut, so could you even really be mad? 

**which, are you f*ckin’ kidding me, UFC marketing? You’re going to pledge money and support to a fighters brain health study one day and then use *that* line to hype a pay-per-view the next? I believe there’s a phrase for that…oh, what’s it called

-J. Jones

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Knockout of the Day: Who Says Flyweights Don’t Have Power?

If Demetrious Johnson‘s blistering first round KO of Joseph Benavidez at UFC on FOX 9 didn’t dispel the ridiculous rumors that flyweights lack knockout power (see also: Lineker, J.), we give you Tim Flores, an ammy flyweight fighting out of western Mass who absolutely torched Dan Krall at Warrior Nation XFA VII. Although the fight went down back in November, footage has only recently been uploaded — clearly so the guys over at Warrior Nation XFA could whip up that epic intro tune and graphic.

Without giving too much away, I will say that Flores blisters Krall with an overhand right 18 seconds into the first round. OK, that might’ve sounded like I just gave it away, but the manner in which Krall crashes to the canvas is still a mystery, right? Falling tree? Lawn chair? I’m the worst.

The win improved Flores’ amatuer record to 2-1, and he has since collected a third round armbar victory over YuShun Tsou back in January. Major props to WesternMassMMA for passing this along, and be sure to head over there for all the latest updates on the Mass MMA scene.

-J. Jones

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[VIDEO] Alida Gray Scores the Most Vicious (Strawweight) One-Punch KO of All Time


(Major props to MMAFighting for the find. KO comes at the 52:00 mark.)

Easily the biggest criticism aimed at the smaller MMA weight classes over the years has been their (apparent) inability to finish fights. John Lineker, John Dodson, Joseph Benavidez — these are guys who couldn’t put away a Taco Bell $5 Buck Box if they had been starved for three days prior, let alone an opponent of top 10-caliber (which in their miniscule divisions is essentially everybody). And unfortunately for these smaller weight classes, the “Decisions Can Be Entertaining” Theory was all but disproven this past weekend with the snorefest that was Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler II. In short, any fight contested below 170 lbs. is a complete waste of our precious time.

Enter Alida Gray, an undefeated strawweight (strawweight!!) who has scored three straight finishes in three straight fights. How did Gray pick up her most recent win, you ask? By absolutely crushing Soannia Tiem at 24/7 Entertainment 12 – State of Emergency on October 26th, that’s how. Check out the earth-shattering KO above, compliments of Youtube user Savoy Smith, then apologize for every mean thing you’ve ever said about straw/fly/bantam/featherweight fighters in the comments section.

Personally, I just hope that there are more *real* killers like Alida out there, because I simply cannot sit through another 25-minute Ronda Rousey wall-n-stall clinic. And don’t even get me started on that Jose Aldo guy…

-J. Jones

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Knockout of the Day: David Loiseau KO’s Mike Kent Three Times in Fifteen Seconds at ECC 18 – Road to Glory

David Loiseau is what you’d call a “Jekyll and Hyde” fighter. In his last four UFC appearances dating back to 2006, “The Crow” hasn’t exactly looked like the guy who once made Charles McCarthy shit out his own intestines, to put it revoltingly. You could even go as far as to say that he’s looked like “a canned dog shit sundae.” Yet when Loiseau’s paired against some young gun on the local circuit, like he was against Mike Kent at ECC 18 – Road to Glory last weekend, he manages to not only come away with a vicious KO victory, but technically three KO victories, in under fifteen seconds.

You can check out the above video to see what we mean, but on the off chance you live in one of those strange countries where Youtube videos aren’t easily accessible, allow me to break down the fight in the style of Bas Rutten:

“OK, here we go. David Loiseau is good with the kicks so let’s see what he’s gonna do ‘ere. Right straight and BONG! De left hook catches Kent right on his whoopsie-daisy! He’s down…David following up with some ground and pound and BING! BANG! DANGADADANG!! It’s over.

Personally, I would have let Kent back up and broke his liver to teach him a lesson but that’s just me. ZABADA-DABADA Brian Urlacher’s a pussy.”

With the win, Loiseau notched his fourth straight victory since being ousted from the UFC during his third tour of duty in 2010. Anyone see him making a fourth run at the big time?

-J. Jones

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Knockout of the Day: Quite Possibly the Slowest Head Kick KO Ever Committed to Film


(As is usually the case with potato-filmed Brazilian fight videos, we recommend that you turn down your speakers before pressing play.)

We find it a bit sardonic that, just a day after we passed along Joe Rogan’s picks for the greatest head kick knockouts in UFC History, we received a video of what might be the slowest head kick knockout we have ever seen.

This six-second, first “punch” knockout comes to us courtesy of Thiago Xplode, who we are just going to assume is the alter ego of the Youtube user who uploaded this video last month, Thiago Fernandes. Similarly troubling is the fact that this fight supposedly took place at Parabellum Fight 2 in 2010, although neither “Xplode” nor his opponent/victim, Fabio Diniz, are listed on the event’s Sherdog page.

But none of that really matters. What matters is how this mysterious Thiago character was able to execute a completely telegraphed, half-speed head kick knockout with zero setup. Without sounding too much like a keyboard warrior, I will just say that in the time it took Thiago to deliver that kick, I was able to complete my Master’s thesis, “The Effect of Tachyon Destabilization on the Warp Core.”

-J. Jones

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Knockout of the Year Candidate: A Man Known Simply as “Tick” Uncorks a Rolling Falcon Punch in an Ammy Fight


(Props: MiddleEasy)

To the untrained eye, it might appear as if the Team Quest Thailand amateur MMA fighter above (known simply as “Tick”) pulled this one-punch knockout from the deepest, darkest realms of his asshole. But as Sensei Rogan would tell you, fighting is equal parts technique and deception, and being that Tick started his fight against David Van with a picture perfect spinning back kick to de liver, we know he’s got the former in spades. So to claim that the “Rolling Falcon Punch” he finishes Van with at the :37 mark was anything less than Machida-esque in its timing and grace would not only be wrong, it would also be incorrect, inaccurate, fallacious and plain ig’nant.

Lucky punch, you say? Please, luck is for people who didn’t play Super Smash Bros as a child and immediately start applying those techniques to real life. It is a well known fact that Jon Jones learned most of that crazy spinning shit he throws by mimicking Youtube videos — this is simply the next evolutionary step of that mentality. Tune in to Tick’s next fight, where he will attempt to inhale his opponent, drain his powers and crush him by turning into a boulder in mid-air.

Here’s a cool screenshot I grabbed from the video. Captions, please.


“Derp!”

-J. Jones

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Knockout of the Day: Jake Rosholt’s Little Bro Knocks Jason Walraven Dead in 34 Seconds


(We know we say this a lot, but if you don’t turn down your speakers, this video will render you completely deaf before it even begins.) 

You guys remember Jake Rosholt, the former UFC middleweight who taught his dog to fetch him a beer, right? Well it turns out that Jake has a younger, heavyweight brother named Jared who has quietly strung together 8 wins alongside just 1 defeat as a professional mixed martial artist. He also goes by “The Big Show,” which we’re fairly certain is the most original nickname in the history of ever. We literally cannot think of one other person more deserving of such a title. Not. One.

Annnnyway, Jared picked up his eighth win last Friday at C3 Fights – Summer Slamfest 2 via a 34 second KO of KOTC veteran Jason Walraven. You can check out the video above, then we suggest you check out the C3 Sherdog page, if only to appreciate MMA event titles such as Knockout-Rockout Weekend, Slammin Jammin Weekend and Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Weekend. That promotion is single-handedly bringing back awesomely-titled MMA events from their current dark ages, although Red River Riot sounds like some kind of Hostel-esque group sex ritual.

A few sites out there are calling for Rosholt to be called up to the UFC with this win, but what do you think? We say yes, with the only stipulation being that he must repeatedly try whatever the fuck he was going for at the 12 second mark the entire fight.

-J. Jones

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Knockout of the Day, or, Why Cages Are Infinitely Superior to Rings

It’s pretty much a given at this point that cages are the far superior enclosure for most, if not all, combat sports. While it is true that the cage obscures the average spectator’s view a bit more, it also drastically reduces their chances of seeing two grown ass men crawl to the center of the canvas and reset a position after the ref is forced to call breaksies on account of the ropes (it’s MMA’s version of the “walk of shame,” really.). It also prevents the above from happening…unless you are James Irvin.

Our buddies over at KnockoutFootage dropped this gem on us earlier today. In it, you will find two kickboxers; one dons the yellow trunks, the other appears to be African American. Yellow trunks guy — who bears a striking resemblance to Michael Jeter – snatches up a devastating Thai clinch a la Silva vs. Jackson II and proceeds to knee his opponent’s personality through the back of his skull. Being that his opponent doesn’t posses Roy Nelson’s chin of Goron, he goes down. But instead of being cradled by the tender embrace of the cage, Firetrunks tumbles through the ropes and lands head first on the unforgiving concrete below.

There is only one comment currently posted on the video’s Youtube page. It reads, “And that kids, is why we have the octagon.” Fin.

-J. Jones

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