12/31/2012 08:01 am ET

The 50 Most Brutal Knockouts In MMA History (Video)

Mixed martial arts has grown leaps and bounds as a sport and culture throughout the years. The emergence of the UFC and stars like Anderson Silva and Rampage Jackson 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.

We've got some heavyweight hooks, immaculate head kicks, irrational swings of glory, and barrages of punches that show some just want it more. If you can't watch people get put to sleep, we think this might not be the best list for you. But if you can stomach it like we know you could, check out the 50 Most Brutal Knockouts in MMA History.

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