She may have fallen short in her scrap against Miesha Tate in Strikeforce, but Kedzie is a salty veteran in the world of women’s MMA, and she’s more than capable of landing pinpoint strikes – as evidenced by the kick she planted square in Tate’s grill. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE Like Kedzie, Edwards is an old hand at the sport and extremely dangerous when it comes to throwing fists and shins. Here he is putting Jeremy Stephens’ lights out at UFC on FOX 5. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Masvidal has come a long ways from his streetfighting days in Miami, but the Strikeforce veteran and Muay Thai ace is probably still every bit as mean when it comes to throwing down. He too is a killer in the stand-up department. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports His record may not be the best, and he certainly has a weakness for submissions, but Guillard has always been one of the fastest and most dynamic strikers in the business. From KOing Gabe Ruediger with a body blow to blitzing Shane Roller, the “Young Assassin” is an assassin. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports There isn’t a lot of depth in the flyweight division yet, but what we do know is this: Moraga is a finisher, and when he takes on the champ on Saturday night, things could get ugly. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports He was a contender at bantamweight and he’s a champ at flyweight, and obviously there’s a reason for that. Johnson is a nonstop dynamo when it comes to dishing out violence – whether it’s on the feet or on the ground – and opponents better be ready to endure. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports Carmouche found herself on the wrong end of an armbar when she took on Ronda Rousey, but what surprised many is the trials and tribulations she put Ms. Rousey through before eventually tapping out. This ex-Marine beat her way into a title shot, and will likely beat her way back into contention. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports It’s almost improbable that after all these years Lawler is still a viable threat in the Octagon, but here we are in 2013, watching Lawler snuff out dudes 11 years after his UFC debut. That’s staying power right there. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports MacDonald could very well be the future of the sport, but whether he is or isn’t, he’s doing a damn good job at beating up the past (example: his destruction of BJ Penn at UFC on FOX 5). Violence? Yeah, MacDonald’s got plenty and he’s willing to share. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports If it goes the distance, Ellenberger sometimes finds himself in trouble, but when it comes to ending things abruptly… well, let’s just say Ellenberger is the man. Of all the fighters on the UFC on FOX 8 card, “the Juggernaut” definitely hits the hardest. The question is: Will he land one on MacDonald? Mandatory Credit: Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE
UFC on FOX 8 in Seattle promises a lot of things – a title defense, a couple exciting female fights, a possible welterweight contender eliminator match – but one thing it will deliver for sure is violence. Don’t believe me? Just look at the card, which is stacked with a ton of fighters who don’t so much as lay-and-pray and watch the clock as much as they usually brutally separate their opponents’ consciousnesses from their bodies. Here, then, is a list of the top ten most violent on tap for Octagon action this weekend. Agree or disagree with this list in the comments.