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The 10 Most Brutal MMA Knockouts, In GIFs | Complex

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Lyoto Machida (black/red shorts) def. Rashad Evans (black tight shorts) - KO 3:57 round 2 during UFC 98 at MGM Grand Arena on May 23, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Getty

Mixed martial arts has grown leaps and bounds as a sport and culture throughout the years. And the emergence of stars like Anderson Silva, Rampage Jackson, and Jon Jones keep fans glued to their TVs by delivering electrifying performances. The knockout is equivalent to the game-tying three, the go-ahead home run, or the 90th minute game winner. So in honor of the recent World Series of Fighting, we thought it would only be right to revisit some of the marquee knockouts that help put the sport on the map… in GIF form.

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