10 Knockouts You May Have Missed In 2017

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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