By CagePotato contributor Kipp Tribble
10. Jens Pulver vs John Lewis (15 seconds)
UFC 28: High Stakes was the venue for this classic KO. The left hook that Lil’ Evil lands is the stuff that bar-fight dreams are made of. Lewis hits the mat and appears to want to fight the ref for a few seconds until deciding he’s better off lying still. Not much to it, but damn what a shot to the face – and one that pushed Lewis into early retirement.
9. Gary Goodridge vs Paul Herrerra (13 seconds).
Way back in 1996 at UFC 8: David vs. Goliath, Goodridge squared up against Herrera in what was being billed as a “solid match.” If by “solid” they meant a guy getting elbowed almost to death, then solid it was. Goodridge quickly wrapped Herrera up and was on his way to a submission, but decided, “Why not? I’ll just try and kill him instead.” Double G then proceeds to land elbow after elbow to Herrera’s temple, rendering him pretty damn lifeless.
8. Aleksander Emelianenko vs. James Thompson (11 seconds)
Well, this one just makes us smile. First you have James Thompson, built like a Mack truck and shaking with fury. Then you have doughy Aleksander Emelianenko, who looks like he just woke up from a nap. As they meet in the center of the ring, Thompson gives Emelianenko a stare-down that would crush cement; Emelianenko calmly wipes a booger off his upper lip. If you haven’t seen what happens next, we won’t spoil it for you…
7. BJ Penn vs Caol Uno (11 seconds).
UFC 34: High Voltage became a scene of absolute baddassery as BJ Penn (only 22 years old at the time) hustled out to the Octagon, kicked ass and ran back to the locker room before his beer even had a chance to get warm. Uno was a formidable opponent, but what the hell was he thinking trying to fly in with a half-hearted kick against someone of Penn’s prowess? BJ countered with a combo that dropped the wiry Uno and then proceeded to pound away at his face. Sort of like he did to that undercover cop two years ago. Allegedly.
6. Neil Grove vs James “The Colossus” Thompson (10 seconds).
Yep, another video starring our friend James “The Harder They Fall” Thompson, and it’s a great example of dropping the defense in order to set up your own knock-out punch. Thompson was heavily favored – plus, he gives Neil Grove one of his trademark stare-downs while Grove appears to be shaking a turd out of his shorts. It starts off as expected, with Grove taking a few shots to his out-of-shape frame. But who the fuck would’ve thought he had a monster right? Now we all know. Check out how Thompson doesn’t even move after hitting the mat.