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Mr. Brutality's Top 10 KNOCKOUTS GIF-athon

"He who turns the other cheek is a cowardly dog."
- Ragnar Redbeard

After watching Big Country Nelson completely starch Big Nog last weekend, I put together some KO's that have made the Brutality List over the years. There is no real rhyme or reason to this - just some fights that were awesome enough to stick in my head. Usually these KO's are either devastatingly violent or completely surprising, or a wicked combination of the two.

While some people watch MMA for the athletic contest, the battle of wills, or the clash of skill-sets, I mostly watch for moments like these. A sudden burst of explosive violence that leaves the building silent.

Here we go:

10. Roger Huerta vs. Zorobabel Moreira

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Huerta continued his descent when he gets finished in devastating fashion by a soccer kick from Zorobabel. This was like an aggravated assault outside of a Brazilian nightclub.

9. The Reem vs. Bigfoot Silva

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After a slow two rounds, Bigfoot decided to come out and straight-up smash Overeem in the third. It was as surprising as it was vicious. Watching the ref pull Bigfoot away from his victim was like a scene out of a primitive carnivore documentary.

8. Doug Marshall vs. Brett Cooper

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Marshall, for all of his flaws, throws absolute bombs. He puts everything he can into his haymakers and sometimes he connects with a skull for a total lights out.

7. 'Ruthless' Lawler vs. Melvin Manhoef

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Lawler was taking the most brutal leg kicks ever from the power striker Manhoef. Then out of nowhere, backed up against the fence, he drops him with a huge right.

6. Dan Hendo vs. M. Bisping

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Pretty much have to put this one on here. One of the top KO's in UFC history. I don't think there is anyone alive that could take that punch flush on the jaw and stay standing.

5. G.Goodridge vs. P.Herrera

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Early MMA - this knockout was brutality in its purest form.

4. Tank Abbott vs. D.Matua

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One of the first intense MMA knockouts I ever saw. Got me hooked into the sport. Tank was a great headhunter, if nothing else.

3. Aleksander Emelianenko vs. R. Morais

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Aleks has some serious hand speed for a big guy and I was always impressed with him (and his brother's) ability to switch from total nonchalance to total kill-mode in the blink of an eye. This opponent didn't know what hit him after the first punch, and then stood there in a daze eating fists until a nice faceplant.

2. James Irvin vs. Terry Martin

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In my opinion, the best walk-off KO ever. This is the shit that happens in movies. Irvin strolls out as soon as Round 2 begins and times a huge flying knee perfectly into the head of Martin for the insta-concussion.

1. Stun Gun DHK vs. Erick Silva

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For some reason, I can't get over how awesome this was. No one, and I mean NO ONE, thought that DHK would go down to Brazil and flatten the dynamic Erick Silva with a such a bomb. But Stun Gun loaded up and threw all of his body behind a straight left and dropped Silva like a corpse. Totally shocking, and my current favorite knock out of all time.

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