UFC listar de bästa knockoutavsluten hittills 2015
När strax över halva 2015 är förbi uppmärksammar UFC nu några av de mest imponerande prestationerna hittills i år. I denna lista rankas de bästa knockoutvinsterna.
I en högst inofficiell lista har UFC rankat de bästa knockoutavsluten 2015. I liknande inslag av “Half-Year Awards” har listorna rankats 1-5, i denna lista kunde dock inte en ensam etta avgöras.
1. (oavgjort) Paul Felder vs Danny Castillo
“One of only a handful of fights in UFC history to end by way of a spinning backfist, Paul Felder’s finish of Danny Castillo made it impossible to not have a tie for the top spot on this list. And though some fights featuring a spectacular and unorthodox technique end moments after that technique lands, as soon as Felder landed on the always tough Castillo, the Californian was out, with the subsequent fall to the canvas a mere formality. It was flashy and final, a rare mix.”
1. (oavgjort) Thiago Santos vs Steve Bosse
“While Paul Felder’s knockout of Danny Castillo was sudden, making you jump out of your chair, Thiago Santos’ head kick finish of Steve Bosse made you tense up and cringe for the split second when you saw him throw it and knew it was going to land. And oh, when it landed, you knew Bosse was out. In a classy gesture, Santos knew it too, and refused to add another punch or two as the referee moved in. Sometimes, you let the masterpiece speak for itself.”
2. Andrei Arlovski vs Travis Browne
“What is there not to love about this fight? Sure, the ending wasn’t as jaw-dropping spectacular as others, but a) when the referee stepped in there was no doubt that Travis Browne was done for the night and b) it was more the culmination of a spectacular comeback run by Andrei Arlovski, and a win that saw him pick himself off the deck to get it. If you’re a true fight fan, there should be no complaints about this one here.”
3. Matt Dwyer vs William Macario
“Fights have ended in the UFC by Superman Punch before, but I never understood why. It always seemed to be a maneuver that an opponent could see coming, and even if they got hit with it, everything looked to be against it being a fight-ending technique. William Macario will say otherwise after getting finished by Matt Dwyer’s Superman Punch in February, and when you consider that Dwyer has ended all his wins by knockout, it’s not that surprising anymore. And if the win wasn’t enough, kudos to Dwyer for bouncing back from a knockout loss against Albert Tumenov four months earlier to earn a Performance of the Night bonus.”
4. Shawn Jordan vs Derrick Lewis
“Mixed martial arts is not gymnastics, but in compiling lists like this, there should be points awarded for degree of difficulty. Having said that, Shawn Jordan lands here because his hook kick to the head that dropped Derrick Lewis and led to a finish on the ground by strikes certainly was difficult, especially considering that Jordan gave up three-inches in height to Lewis on fight night. It was a move showing off the athleticism of the former LSU football player, and of course when it was over, he had to deliver his trademark flip as well.”
5. Fredy Serrano vs Bentley Syler
“For the first two rounds of the Fredy Serrano vs. Bentley Syler bout, it was clear that the meeting of flyweight prospects wasn’t going to produce a Fight of the Night candidate. But with one uppercut in the third and final round, Serrano lifted Syler off his feet and left him sprawled on the canvas, with a KO victory and a Performance of the Night bonus being the result for the Olympic wrestler from Colombia.”
Thiago Alves vs Jordan Mein, Anthony Johnson vs Alexander Gustafsson, Sam Sicilia vs Hamid “Akira” Corassani, Makwan Amirkhani vs Andy Ogle, Frank Mir vs Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
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