Every UFC knockout of 2024 [UPDATED]

Here are all the knockouts that took place in the UFC in 2024.

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As 2024 charges forward, a new chapter in the UFC's storied saga unfolds every Saturday night - be it in the known grounds of the Apex or a packed arena in a faraway city. With every Fight Night and pay-per-view event, the promotion keeps on delivering a vivid mix of exhilarating fights and mediocre matchups.

Sometimes the anticipated matchups end in a snooze fest; other times an unexpected booking shines through as the 'Fight of the Night, earning the participants the much-coveted $50,000 bonus. But what fans look forward to most in every UFC fight is an unforgettable knockout.

A knockout, abbreviated to KO, is any legal strike or combination of strikes that renders the opponent incapable of continuing to fight. In MMA terms, it is often labeled as 'shutting the lights out' for fun. A technical knockout or TKO, meanwhile, is when the referee intervenes and decides that one of the fighters cannot safely continue the fight.

The intervention usually takes place when the losing party seems to be unable to defend themselves or is visibly falling unconscious.

There are some other variations of TKO as well, such as the doctor's stoppage which takes place when the cage-side physician deems a fighter unfit to continue. The corner stoppage is another type of TKO, when the coaches or other cornermen throw in the towel, metaphorically speaking, to protect their fighter.

There is another form of knockout which is rare in the UFC or MMA in general but not unheard of - the double knockout. In a double KO, both combatants land blows and lose consciousness temporarily at the same time, rendering them unable to continue simultaneously. In such cases, there is no winner. The match is declared a draw.

2024 has seen its fair share of exciting knockouts inside the UFC octagon. Following is an exhaustive list of all the KOs that took place this year:

This story will be updated throughout the year, please check back often.

UFC Vegas 84

There were a whopping six KO's/TKO's at the UFC's first event of the year. The card, taking place on Jan. 13, was hosted at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Joshua Van

The first knockout of 2024 belongs to Joshua Van who finished Felipe Bunes with ground and pound in the second round of their fight. You can watch the highlight here.

Nikolas Motta

Next came a quicker finish when Nikolas Motta shocked with an underdog KO of Tom Nolan in the second fight of the night.

Jean Silva

Three KOs in three fights continued with Jean Siva's TKO of Westin Wilson. You can watch the highlight here.

Marcus McGhee

We then got a standing TKO when Marcus McGhee stunned Gaston Bolaños with a flurry. You can watch the highlight here.

Brunna Ferreira

The first KO of the main card belonged to Brunna Ferreira who landed a beautiful flying knee and finished with punches versus Phil Hawes.

Magomed Ankalaev

Then, in the main event, Magomed Ankalaev literally punched his way into a potential title shot when he stopped Johnny Walker with an insane right hook.


UFC 297

Gillian Robertson

Gillian Robertson defeated Polyana Viana via a brutal ground and pound TKO earning the first knockout win of the card. She stopped the fight with strikes after three back-to-back submissions in the early prelims. You can watch the highlight here.

Neil Magny

Neil Magny was just seconds away form losing his fight to Mike Malott before he secured an ideal position and unleashed massive ground and pound to finish him with just seconds left.


UFC Vegas 85

Randy Brown

Randy Brown secured one of the best moments of the night when he knocked out Muslim Salikhov in the very first round.

Charles Radtke

Charles Radtke earned a stoppage over Gilbert Urbina in the first round then promptly pissed off everyone in his post-fight interview. You can watch the highlight here.

Themba Gorimbo

Themba Gorimbo proved he's a star once again with the fasted knockout of the night when he landed an overhand right that dropped Pete Rodriguez in just 32 seconds. You can watch the highlight here.

Luana Carolina

Luana Carolina is only the second woman in the UFC to hold a finish so far in 2024. She did so by comeback TKO versus Julija Stoliarenko in the final seconds of their preliminary card fight. (WATCH)


UFC 298

The UFC hosted it's second PPV of the year from Anaheim, CA and it did not fail to deliver. There were three insane KO/TKOs that night.

Danny Barlow

Danny Barlow made a statement in his UFC debut when he knocked out Josh Quinlan in the third round. Even more impressive was that Barlow broke his arm in the first round and still battled on.

Marcos Rogério de Lima

The next stunner came after heavyweight MarcosRogério de Lima knocked out Junior Tafa in just over one minute. Tafa had stepped in on just 24 hours' notice to fill in for his brother Justin who was injured. The good deed did not pay off for him. (WATCH)

Ilia Topuria

Probably the highlight of the night came when Ilia Topuria knocked out Alexander Volkanovski to win the featherweight title and make history.


UFC Mexico

Muhammad Naimov

This finish goes down as a TKO, but it's really an injury stoppage. We added it to the list for documentation purposes. The TKO goes to Muhammad Naimov after Erik Silva injured his MCL and is unable to continue. (WATCH)


UFC Vegas 87

The knockouts were abundant at UFC Vegas 87 on March 2. The small card proved big moments at the UF

Loik Radzhabov

Loik Radzhabov secured the first finish of the night when he knocked out Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady in the third round.

Ludovit Klein

Ludovit Klein earned a first-round knockout of AJ Cunningham with less than 30 seconds remaining in the round. (WATCH)

Christian Leroy Duncan

Christian Leroy Duncan earned the third finish of the night when he finished Claudio Ribeiro in the second round. (WATCH)

Vinicius Oliveira 

Vinicius Oliveira earned a Knockout of the Year moment when he landing a flying knee on Bernardo Sopai in the final moments of the fight.

Steve Erceg

Steve Erceg shocked with the fifth knockout of the night when he dropped Matt Schnell with a walk-off punch in the second round. (WATCH)

Jairzinho Rozenstruik

Jairzinho Rozenstruik earned a TKO of Shamil Gaziev after Gazieve revealed he could not see.


UFC 299

Robelis Despaigne

Robelis Despaigne earned an 18-second knockout of Josh Parisian in his UFC debut putting him firmly on the map in the UFC heavyweight division.

Curtis Blaydes

Curtis Blaydes sent a message to the heavyweights that he's still dangerous and should not be underestimated. He knocked out surging star Jailton Almeida in at the 36-second mark of the second round. (WATCH)

Jack Della Maddalena

Jack Della Maddalena earns his 17th win in a row when he knocked out Gilbert Burns in the third round of their main card fight.

Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier earned the most impressive win of the night when he knocked out Benoit Saint-Denis in the co-main event of the night. Poirier was a surprising underdog in the bout and silenced any doubters about the trajectory of his long career.


UFC Vegas 88

Thiago Moises

Thiago Moises pieced apart his opponent, UFC debuting fighter Mitch Ramirez. He secured the win after leg kicks became too much for Ramirez and the fight was called off in the third round. (WATCH)

Stay tuned for more potential knockouts.


UFC Vegas 89

Payton Talbott

Payton Talbott continues to impress as he climbs the latter towards the top of the division. His latest feat came by knocking out Cameron Saaiman just seconds into the second round of their fight.

Edmen Shahbazyan

Edmen Shahbazyan needed just one round to finish AJ Dobson via TKO.


UFC Atlantic City

Jacob Malkoun

Jacob Malkoun defeated Andre Petroski after Petroski knocked himself out going in for a takedown.

Ibo Aslan

Ibo Aslan defeated Anton Turkalj in the final moments of their three round fight.

Dennis Buzukja

Dennis Buzukja defeatec Connor Matthews via TKO to earn his very first UFC win.

Julio Arce

Julio Arce defeats earned a second round TKO of Herbert Burns

Nate Landwehr

Nate Landwehr reinvigorated his whole career when he knocked out Jamall Emmers in the first round and then gave an epic post-fight speech.

Kyle Nelson

Kyle Nelson brutalized Bill Algeo for a quick first round win.

Nursulton Ruziboev

Nursulton Ruziboev defeated Sedriques Dumas strengthening his climb to the top of the division.

Joaquin Buckley

Joaquin Buckley stopped Vicente Luque with brutal grounds and pound in the second round of their co-main event fight.

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