Top 5 Fighters With the Most Number of Knockouts in UFC History

Published 11/27/2021, 12:57 PM EST


The world of mixed martial arts has seen many knockouts, which have redefined the sport from the ground up. From Chuck Liddell’s one-hitter quitters to Jorge Masvidal’s remarkable 5 second KO of Ben Askren. Every single weight class has produced unprecedented violence and superstars, who can put on a show for the fans.

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Unsurprisingly, these knockout artists have made a significant mark in the sport. These fighters enjoy a lavish lifestyle and a massive fan-following, all thanks to their ability to capture everyone’s imagination. Here is the list of top 5 knockout artists across every single weight class.

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Top 5 fighters with number of knockouts across all weight classes

Every single weight class has seen its fair share of amazing knockouts, which have produced unforgettable moments. However, who are the fighters across each weight class that has managed to amass the highest number of KOs?

Derrick ‘The Beast’ Lewis

The king of the highest number of knockouts in the Heavyweight division is co-incidentally has KO’d the most number of opponents. The black beast hails from new Orleans and holds an impressive 50% striking accuracy. The surging title contender has 3 more KOs than the reigning heavyweight Francis Ngannouh and he also holds a victory over him via unanimous decision already. Moreover, their rematch will definitely result in one man being knocked out cold, unlike the first outing.

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The Immortal Matt Brown

Matt may have failed in his endeavor to claim the world title thus far, but he holds a very special record. He has the most amount of knockouts in the welterweight division and is currently tied for most KOs with the Black beat at 12. He has amazing striking accuracy of 55% and earned a knockout victory in his last outing against Lima at UFC Fight Night on June 9, 2021.

Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier

Louisiana’s superstar chef and world champion fighter, Dustin has found himself at the precipice of the lightweight division. His super crisp boxing and pinpoint accuracy has earned him 8 Kos with 51% accuracy. He is currently making his second run at the world title, which will put him inside the octagon against the current world champion Charles Oliveira at UFC 269.

Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway

Arguably one of the greatest boxers in the entire sport of MMA, and unsurprisingly he has the most number of KOs at 8 in the featherweight division. Known for being the most entertaining fighter on the roster and for also being the nicest guy on the block. He can knock your teeth out with a volley of punches if you rub him the wrong way.

Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva

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The king of the middleweight division and arguably the greatest fighter of not just UFC, but maybe all of the combat sports is Anderson Silva. The retired MMA fighter holds the most number of knockouts in middleweight division at 8 and has the highest number of title defenses at 10 in the category. He has currently set his gaze at conquering boxing and has already picked a key victory over a former champion in Julio César Chávez Jr.

These are top names of UFC, who have dominated their respective division and knocked most number of men out cold. Everyone loves a good KO, as these iconic moments go on immortalizing fighters in the eyes of the community.

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Who is your favorite knockout artist in the UFC? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.

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