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The 11 Gnarliest Head-Kick KO’s

11. Rashad Evans vs. Sean Salmon (UFC Fight Night 8, 1/25/2007)

10. Chris “Red Bull” Willems vs. Akoni Nakila (ROTR: Beatdown IV, 7/14/07)

9. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Aleksander Emelianenko (PRIDE: Final Conflict 2004, 8/15/2004)

8. Georges St. Pierre vs. Matt Hughes (UFC 65: Bad Intentions, 11/18/2006)

7. Tim Sylvia vs. Tra Telligman (UFC 54: Boiling Point, 8/20/2005)

6. Cro Cop vs. Igor Vovchanchyn (PRIDE: Total Elimination, 8/10/2003)

5. Remy Bonjasky vs. Vernon White (K-1 World GP 2003, 4/25/03)

4. Yves Edwards vs. Josh Thomson (UFC 49: Unfinished Business, 8/21/2004)

3. Pete Williams vs. Mark Coleman (UFC 17: Redemption, 5/15/1998)

2. Cro Cop vs. Wanderlei Silva (PRIDE: Final Conflict Absolute, 9/10/06)

1. Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop (UFC 70: Nations Collide, 4/21/2007)

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Rich S.- April 5, 2008 at 10:27 pm
i like how at the 2.27 mark of the cro cop/aleks video.. the ref TEA-BAGGED Aleks..
Jonny boy- April 4, 2008 at 10:13 am
I was at that Gonzaga fight in Manchester, and I heard the slap from where i was sitting (which was about 30ft away)
grant- April 4, 2008 at 10:09 am
the irony of cro cop kicking 3 of the top 11 kos, then getting destroyed for #1. what a sad day. Gabriel Gonzaga? really? wow. i hope filipovic comes back strong.
Peter- April 4, 2008 at 7:00 am
kaoklai vs mighty mo in K-1 is also a beauty.
funb- April 4, 2008 at 2:25 am
cro cop broke his ankle ewwwy!
kev ru- April 4, 2008 at 2:05 am
oops. I just saw cro cop igor. sorry. Yvel vs Goodridge needs to be there tho, prolly replace GSP HUGHES with that one.
kev ru- April 4, 2008 at 2:04 am
this list is missing two VERY GNARLY Head Kick KO's. Cro Cop vs. Igor and Gilbert Yvel vs. Gary Goodridge. C'mon cage potatoe. UPDATE THE DAMN LIST
Anonymous- April 3, 2008 at 9:10 pm
look at herb's face in the Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop fight at at 1:11 mark.
NipGrip- April 3, 2008 at 9:03 pm
Some notes:

- Sean Salmon looked dead in #11.
- #10 video, that cracking sound as the kick lands is brutal. So is the fact they played fucking "Hey Ya" at the end there..
- That kick to Coleman's face is just classic.
Jonathan- April 3, 2008 at 8:57 pm
# Anonymous Says:
April 4th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

fightfan Jorge Santiago KTFO Sean Salmon via knee at that Strikeforce tournament.

i dont think a KNEE constitutes a "head kick", dummy!
Anonymous- April 3, 2008 at 7:56 pm
fightfan Jorge Santiago KTFO Sean Salmon via knee at that Strikeforce tournament.
You Guessed it... Frank Stallone- April 3, 2008 at 7:38 pm
The reason that cro cop was ok was due to the fact that he was unconscious before he even hit the ground and his muscles and ligaments never had an oppertunity to constrict.
Frank S.- April 3, 2008 at 7:33 pm
I enjoyed the irony that the video in at #4 ended with the commentator saying that Edwards has no replaced Williams as the best knock out kick in UFC history, but the Williams KO was at #3.
fightfan- April 3, 2008 at 7:14 pm
Sean Salmon could of made the list TWICE!!!! Who was it with the flying knee not too long ago....He crumpled exactly like he did against Rashad. It was during that 4 man middleweight tourney. ATT fighter KTFO out of Salmon in opening seconds. His name is killing me. I am sure it will come to me as soon as I walk away from the PC. Anyhow another GREAT list. Keep it up!!!!!
petro- April 3, 2008 at 7:07 pm
holy shit, look how juiced up Shamrock is in the Pete Williams vs. Mark Coleman fight
Ethan- April 3, 2008 at 6:37 pm
CroCop did have to undergo therapy for his ankle, but i dont know the exact injury
Brandon- April 3, 2008 at 6:11 pm
Man, that guy is truely a one kick wonder
cw- April 3, 2008 at 6:00 pm
At the time they were saying Cro Cop ripped ligaments in his knee when he went down from the kick. I don't know if that was ever proven.
MKXii- April 3, 2008 at 5:55 pm
What's even more astonishing is how Cro Cop got up when he recovered and walked away under his own power like his ankle wasn't just destroyed.
Old, Bald and Irish- April 3, 2008 at 5:44 pm
Cro Cop vs Gonzaga always freaks me out. At exactly the 23 second mark, look how CC's foot is freakishly tucked under his backside. He was KTFO instantly! Probably broke that ankle, too.
Kevin- April 3, 2008 at 5:25 pm
Where is Liddell v. Babalu?
Chris- April 3, 2008 at 5:00 pm
Can I suggest: Randy Pogue by head kick at :52.