While knockouts are always exciting to see in a fight, there is something about a knockout by a kick that makes it special. Maybe it’s the way a fighters body floats lifelessly to the ground, the sudden change in consciousness that jars you from your seat, or just watching professional athletes do things you can only imagine or see in movies. While the head kick is the most common, we will not be looking for those. No, we will be looking at the rarely seen, such as front kicks, kart wheel kicks, or spinning back kicks and much more that have happened in MMA.

#10 The Up Kick

You may seem defenseless off your back and just waiting for the ref. to stand you up, but that is not the case if you know what you’re doing. An up kick can knock out an opponent if placed properly on the chin. It has proven to be a game changer for Benson Henderson against Frankie Edgar, but could you imagine if that had knock Edgar out?

2r2oy2o.jpg Ben Henderson Upkicks Frankie Edgar - UFC 144 Japan