Three months into the year, the UFC already has a strong highlight reel of knockouts. That much is evident with Fuel TV posting a video of the top five knockouts of the year so far, and Anthony Pettis’ head kick knockout of Joe Lauzon isn’t even able to make the list. Watch as they count down the top five of the year so far, with additional gems added as honorable mentions.
Only one event this year was not represented in the countdown, UFC on Fuel TV 1. The other six events of 2012 were represented, with UFC 144 being represented the most with three knockouts.
Warning: Make sure to turn your volume down in your headphones or for your speakers during Joe Rogan’s excitement following Tim Boetsch’s knockout of Yushin Okami at UFC 144.
5. Nick Denis over Joseph Sandoval-UFC on FX 1
4. Tim Boetsch over Yushin Okami- UFC 144
3. Stephen Thompson over Dan Stittgen- UFC 143
2. Jose Aldo over Chad Mendes- UFC 142
1. Edson Barboza over Terry Etim-UFC 142
Anthony Pettis over Joe Lauzon- UFC 144
Issei Tamura over Zhang Tiequan- UFC 144
Joseph Benavidez over Yasuhiro Urushitani- UFC on FX 2
Cub Swanson over George Roop- UFC on Fox 2
Pat Barry over Christian Morecraft- UFC on FX 1
Lavar Johnson over Joey Beltran- UFC on Fox 2