Here is List of Top 10 UFC Fights of 2016 and Best Knockout of Year 2016
Michael Bisping shocked the MMA world by scoring a stunning knockout over Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 to win the UFC middleweight title, the aftermath was a little off-putting for some. After it appeared that Bisping has a mini-spat in the Octagon following the bout regarding a handshake.
Bisping knocked Rockhold out just three-and-a-half minutes into the first round at their main event bout on June 4. It was the first time Bisping scored a cleaned KO since he fought Andy Bridges in Pride & Glory back in 2004. The whole episode left a bitter taste in Rockhold’s mouth.
2nd ) Rumble Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira (UFC202)
Anthony Johnson lit up UFC 202 with a brutal knockout of Glover Teixeira inside just 13 SECONDS.
With UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier watching on from cageside, the number #1 and number #2 ranked 205-pound fighters in the world wasted no time at all getting stuck into each other from the opening bell.
The fight lasted all of twelve seconds as both men walked across the Octagon and got straight into range.
After a series of blocked shots from both fighters, Johnson saw his opening and delivered a devastating uppercut that pierced the defences of the Brazilian.
The combination of Johnson’s devastating power and Teixeira’s head position leaning into the punch meant the Brazilian lost consciousness before he even hit the mat.
Thankfully the referee recognised Teixeira was totally incapacitated and waved the fight off immediately giving ‘Rumble’ a massive win and likely the next title shot in the UFC’s light heavyweight division.
With his knockout of Teixeira, Anthony Johnson became the only fighter in UFC history to earn five knockout victories in less than one minute.
3rd ) Lando Vanatta vs. John Makdessi ( UFC 206 )
Makdessi tilted back and fell to the floor, seemingly unconscious before he landed. Vannata stood calmly by and watched him, as if fully aware that there was no need to rush in and finish the man off. Makdessi’s motionless form on the mat confirmed that hypothesis, and with that the fight was over at the 1:40 mark of Round 1.
“I practiced that kick about 2,000 times in camp and I knew it was going to work,” Vannata said. “I was planning on using it and I knew he couldn’t stop it. I expected it to be successful. I’m ready for whoever they want to give me next.”
With that, Vannata gets his first win in the UFC after an unsuccessful debut in which he turned in an unexpectedly strong performance in a losing effort against Tony Ferguson in July. Makdessi has now lost three of his last four.
4th) Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard (UFC199)
The two veteran middleweights went toe-to-toe in one of the most exciting bouts of 2016.
The fight started off with a lot of tension. Both men understood the power the other possessed and they were not going to make a mistake right out of the gate.
As they got more comfortable with their range, the power shots came. Henderson connected with a straight right hand that caught Lombard flush.
Lombard began to come forward and that is when Henderson cracked him with a big right hand. It hurt Lombard, but as Henderson went in for the finish he got clipped himself with a left. Lombard tossed Henderson to the canvas and advanced to the crucifix position. Henderson worked his way up to his feet, but Lombard uncorked another power shot that knocked Henderson down.
The American survived the round, but it didn’t look good for the former PRIDE welterweight and middleweight champion.
After each took hard strikes in the first round, there was a clear respect for each other’s power as the second got underway. And just like that, it was over.
5th) Yoel Romero vs. Chris Weidman (UFC 205)
Chris Weidman waited a long time to be able to fight in his home state of New York. The memory he’ll take away is not a good one after Yoel Romero blasted him into unconsciousness with a knee.
The middleweight bout was part of the main card of the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden in New York. It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
6th) Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard (UFC199)
Rawlings (7-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) controlled much of the action in the opening frame while a passive VanZant (7-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) stuck to the outside and rarely let her strikes go. After being implored by her corner between rounds to focus on simple strikes, VanZant did the exact opposite, throwing a jumping switch kick that connected with Rawlings’ jaw and sent her crashing to the canvas for the knockout at the 0:17 mark of Round 2.
7th) Donald Cerrone vs. Matt Brown (UFC 206)
Donald Cerrone had a few scary moments against Matt Brown, but in the end, it was another knockout for him at welterweight.
Cerrone (32-7 MMA, 19-4 UFC) stopped Brown (20-16 MMA, 13-10 UFC) with a third-round head-kick knockout, giving him five straight stoppage wins since going up from lightweight to 170 pounds.
UFC 206 took place Saturday at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
8th) Stipe Miocic vs. Fabricio Werdum (UFC 198)
came in the first round of the main event, when defending champ Fabricio Werdum was knocked out by Stipe Miocic, sending the UFC heavyweight belt on its way to Miocic’s home town in Cleveland, Ohio.
9th) Yair Rodriguez vs. Andre Fili (UFC 197)
10) Michael Johnson v. DustinPoirier (Fight Night 94)