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Year End Awards: 2009's Best KO's In MMA

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You may recall that we did  the top ten of the best KO's of 2009 at the halfway point in June of this year.  We've endured another 6 months of epic battles, title fights, and more.  Here's the list from June:

  • Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans, UFC 98
  • Jose Aldo vs. Cub Swanson, WEC 41
  • Matt Hamill vs. Mark Munoz, UFC 96
  • Brett Rogers vs. Andrei Arlovski, Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields
  • Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski, Affliction 2
  • Vitor Belfort vs. Matt Lindland, Affliction 2
  • Yahir Reyes vs. Estevan Payan, Bellator 6
  • Ben Henderson vs. Shane Roller, WEC 40
  • Paulo Thiago vs. Josh Koscheck, UFC 95
  • Dan Hardy vs. Rory Markham, UFC 95
  • I have feeling this list will not be the same, so check for the new list after the jump plus a bonus video!

    There were some bomb ass knockouts this year, and I wish I give list them all.  However, I doubt you really want to read all of that.  So here's my top ten(plus a few extra), and as always feel free to list your own or critique mine.

    • Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans, UFC 98
    • Jose Aldo vs. Cub Swanson, WEC 41
    • Matt Hamill vs. Mark Munoz, UFC 96
    • Fedor Emelianenko vs. Andrei Arlovski, Afflcition
    • Fedor Emelianeko vs. Brett Rogers, Strikeforce
    • Vitor Belfort vs. Matt Lindland, Strikeforce
    • Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin, UFC 101
    • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Luiz Cane, UFC 106
    • Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping, UFC 100
    • Nate Marquardt vs. Demian Maia, UFC 102
    • Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida, UFC 104
    • Roy Nelson vs. Brenden Schaub, TUF 10 Finale