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.
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1. Joaquin Buckley delivers the wildest KO in UFC history

From UFC Fight Island - 2020

Joaquin Buckley was coming off a loss in his UFC debut when he stepped into the cage with Impa Kasanganay. After one round it looked like he was on his way to another loss when, in the second round, everything changed.

Kasanganay threw a kick which Buckley caught and WHILE STILL HOLDING THE LEG he landed a spinning kick that floored Kasanganay.

The KO is still widely considered the best KO in the UFC and went viral after it happened.

Both men are still fighting, Buckley defeated André Fialho in May 2023 and Kasanganay is currendly undefeated in the PFL where he's two fights away from wiu

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A version of this slideshow first appeared on FanSided in 2016.