10 Knockouts You May Have Missed In 2017

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A busy year of mixed martial arts wraps up this weekend with UFC 219 and the RIZIN FF World Grand Prix: Final Round, but there are plenty of highlights to look back on. 

While we look back at 2017, some of the most memorable knockouts inside of the cage have come from the UFC. You have Francis Ngannou decapitating Alistair Overeem, Edson Barboza destroying Beneil Dariush with a flying knee and a vicious elbow from Mike Perry against Jake Ellenberger. 

But what about some of the top knockouts you may not have seen?

We’ve scanned the web for 10 of the most under appreciated and under the radar knockouts from the past year that you need to see before the curtain closes on 2017. 

Prepare for violence. 

10. Marcin Różalski vs. Fernando Rodrigues Jr. - KSW 39 

9. Sean O'Malley vs. David Nuzzo - LFA 11

8. Yusuke Yachi vs. Darron Cruickshank - RIZIN 5

7. Muslim Salikhov vs. Melvin Guillard - Kunlun Fight MMA 12

6.Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Mahoef - Bellator 176

5. Sabina Mazo Isaza vs. Jamie Thorton - LFA 9

4. Arman Ospanov vs. Taichi Nakajima - ACB 61

3. Tywan Claxton vs. Jonny Bonilla-Bowman - Bellator 186

2. Aaron Pico vs. Justin Linn - Bellator 183


1. Matt Jones vs. Carson Frei - Front Street Fights 12

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Volkan Oezdemir lost to Daniel Cormier in the co-main event at UFC 220, but it didn't take long for the 28-year-old challenger to get back to the drawing board. 

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Bellator 192 Results: Chael Sonnen Advances, Rory MacDonald Wins Title

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Bellator 192 took place Saturday, Jan. 20, at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The event was headlined by the opening bout of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix between Chael Sonnen and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and a welterweight title fight between champion Douglas Lima and challenger Rory MacDonald. 

UFC 220 Results: Stipe Miocic Breaks UFC Record

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In the main event of UFC 220, one of the most exciting heavyweight matchups in recent memory took place, with Stipe Miocic putting his title on the line against heavy-handed contender Francis Ngannou. 

UFC 220 Results: Daniel Cormier Stops Volkan Oezdemir

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The light heavyweight title was on the line in the co-main event of UFC 220 on Saturday night at TD Garden in Boston as Daniel Cormier went head-to-head with Volkan Oezdemir. 

Watch: Aaron Pico Scores Brutal Knockout At Bellator 192

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After a misstep to begin his professional career, top mixed martial arts prospect Aaron Pico has been proving that he deserves all of the hype he received leading up to his debut. 

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Daniel Cormier may be entering the final year of his fighting career -- and he's completely OK with that.

FloCombat Doubleheader: Reasons To Watch Walkout FC 9, Mecca XI Muay Thai

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A hot-fire doubleheader comes to FloCombat on Saturday, Jan. 20, as Walkout FC 9 and Driller Promotions: Mecca XI Muay Thai stream live to your favorite device. 

UFC 220: Are We Forgetting Boop Master Volkan Oezdemir?

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Volkan Oezdemir is a forgotten man heading into Saturday's UFC 220 fight card in Boston. 

UFC 220: Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou Weigh-In Results

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The UFC 220 weigh-ins are underway, as Stipe Miocic, Francis Ngannou, Daniel Cormier, Volkan Oezdemir, and the rest of the crew hit the scales ahead of their Saturday-night showdown in Boston.