30 of the best MMA knockouts of all time [UPDATED AUGUST 2023]

Nothing gets the blood of an MMA fan going quite like a good knockout ... so here are 30 of our favorites.

UFC 239 Masvidal v Askren
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6. Dan Henderson says hello to Michael Bisping

From UFC 100 – 2009

It’s only fitting that the biggest card in UFC history would have one of the best knockout in UFC history.

This is by far the best display of violence we've seen in the Octagon. Dan Henderson is a savage killer, and he proved that when he fought Michael Bisping. As Bisping was circling the former Strikeforce light heavyweight king, Henderson threw a lazy kick to distract Bisping for the bomb that was about to go off in his face.

Even after the punch nearly removed Bisping’s jaw from his face, Henderson put his entire weight behind a punch while Bisping was on the ground, He jumped and king konged Bisping’s mug to really say goodnight to the English middleweight.

This is one of the best knockouts because it’s the most violent punch during the biggest show in the sport’s history. Knockouts like Henderson’s are what grow the sport. This is what drives interest with casual fans, and we're glad Bisping sacrificed his jaw for the good of the sport he loves.

It’s safe to say that we may never see another knockout like the one Hendo put on the chin of Bisping. It was also the first time that Bisping had been finished in professional MMA. Bisping is a crazy talent, and you don’t finish crazy talent like that very often.

Henderson may have never gain UFC gold, but we will never forget this punch.