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Top 5 fighters with the most knockout wins in UFC history

Every MMA fighter’s dream is to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, also known as the UFC. It is not only the biggest MMA ring in the world, but the best fighters around the world compete here. There are a total of nine divisions for male fighters and four divisions for female fighters in the UFC. It is the dream of every fighter around the world to represent their country and win the UFC Championship. Well, to become a champion, you have to win fights, and there are three different ways of winning. Either by decision, submission, or knockout. Now, you might have thought about which fighter has the most knockout wins in UFC history. So we are here to answer all your questions. Let’s not wait any longer and take a look at the below-mentioned list.

Top 5 fighters with the most knockout wins in UFC history

  1. Derrick Lewis: 14 wins
  2. Matt Brown: 13 wins
  3. Anderson Silva: 11 wins
  4. Anthony Johnson: 11 wins
  5. Thiago Santos: 11 wins

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Top 5 fighters with the most knockout wins in UFC history

1. Derrick Lewis: 14 wins

The American mixed martial artist, Derrick Lewis holds the record for most knockout wins in UFC history. He has 14 knockout wins, which is the most by any fighter in the UFC ring.

He made his UFC debut on April 19, 2014, against Jack May and won the fight by knockout. Since then, his first nine out of the 10 wins have all been by knockouts. Lewis has a record of 18-9-0, and 14 of those 18 wins have come by knockouts. Surprisingly, 6 out of his 9 losses were also knockouts. So either he knocks out the opponents or gets knocked out by them.

2. Matt Brown: 13 wins

The next fighter on the list is Matt Brown, with 13 knockout wins in his UFC career. He is just one knockout win behind Derrick Lewis to level his record.

Matt Brown has been a part of the UFC since 2008 and is still under contract with them. His first win in the UFC came by a knockout, whereas his most recent win in the UFC has also come by a knockout. He has a record of 17-13-0, and 13 of his 17 wins are by knockouts.

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3. Anderson Silva: 11 wins

Whenever we talk about knockouts, how can we forget the Brazilian mixed martial artist, Anderson Silva? The former UFC middleweight champion has 11 knockout wins in his UFC career.

He has a record of 17-7-1 in his UFC career and holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history. Not only that, he had a winning streak of 16 wins from his debut in the UFC and 11 of them were knockouts. Moreover, he won the UFC middleweight championship by knockout.

4. Anthony Johnson: 11 wins

Another fighter on the list is Anthony Johnson, with 11 wins. He was a different kind of breed when it came to winning fights by knockout. His debut in the UFC came against Chad Reiner, and he won the fight by knockout in just 13 seconds.

Most of his knockout wins have come in less than one minute of the respective rounds. Sadly, he is no longer with us, but if he hadn’t left the UFC and joined Bellator, he would have definitely had more wins by knockouts.

5. Thiago Santos: 11 wins

The last fighter on the list is the Brazilian fighter, Thiago Santos. The Jiu-Jitsu expert had a total of 11 wins by knockout, which is the joint 3rd most in UFC history. He has fought a total of 24 fights in his UFC career and won 14 fights. Among those 14 wins, he has won 11 by knockout. He is no longer a part of the UFC and has now joined the Pro Fighters League.

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