Despite the year only being a quarter of the way over, MMA fans have already been treated to a number of highlight reel knockouts inside the Octagon with the added bonus of being unique in nature. While there have certainly been some standard stoppages, the world has also witnessed night-ending efforts involving a variety of kicks, knees, and even elbows.
In honor of 2012’s fantastic finishes the UFC has put together a Top 5 Knockouts list with video to support their claims.
Taking the top spot was Edson Barboza’s brilliant Spinning Heel Kick KO of Terry Etim in January at UFC 142. Though the four fights preceding Barboza’s distinction are certainly notable, none compare to the Brazilian’s beautiful blasting of the Brit.
Watch below, re-live some of the most memorable UFC moments from the past three months, and see if your favorite knockout made the cut:
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