It’s Monday morning. Demetrious Johnson efficiently defended his UFC flyweight title for a report eleventh time on Saturday night time. I’m nonetheless watching his submission of Ray Borg. If that doesn’t land “Mighty Mouse” on the listing of most incredible finishes in UFC historical past, what does?

However since we’re on the topic, what does represent a incredible end? First, it’s a must to bounce out of your seat when it occurs. Subsequent, it needs to be one which pops into your head instantly when the subject comes up, making the next record very private and stream of consciousness. Lastly, it needs to be one thing you possibly can watch over and time and again and by no means get bored.

Right here’s one individual’s listing…

Demetrious Johnson-Ray Borg (Watch the replay on UFC FIGHT PASS)
Regardless that it’s recent in everybody’s thoughts, this one gained’t develop previous anytime quickly. Method forward in his historical past-making title protection towards Ray Borg, Demetrious Johnson might have run out the clock within the fifth spherical, broke his tie with Anderson Silva and picked up his verify. Not DJ. As an alternative, he went for a end nobody had seen earlier than, as he suplexed Borg and picked up his arm on the best way down. No one, particularly Borg, noticed that coming, and he was pressured to faucet out to the armbar. It was a basic instance of the good ones pulling off one thing superb on the drop of a hat.


Anderson Silva-Chael Sonnen I (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
Talking of nice ones pulling off one thing superb, who will ever overlook the primary battle between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen? Beat up for 4 rounds, Silva was on the verge of dropping his title to his heated rival when the 2 hit the mat once more within the fifth and last body. However this time, the gutsy Silva discovered the opening to slap on a submission, and in a flip of occasions that shocked the followers in attendance, Sonnen tapped and “The Spider” saved his title in one of many nice comebacks in MMA historical past.

Edson BarbozaTerry Etim (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
Each time Edson Barboza throws a kick – whether or not to the legs, physique or head – there’s the likelihood for a unbelievable end. However none will ever examine to the night time in January 2012 when he brief-circuited Terry Etim with a wheel kick that ended the struggle the second it landed. Often, a kick like this lands and the fighter might get knocked out by the impression of hitting the canvas or is surprised sufficient that a comply with-up will get the job accomplished. Etim was out the second Barboza landed, displaying off the Brazilian’s scary energy.

Matt HughesFrank Trigg II (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
This battle was so good that it earned a spot within the UFC Corridor of Fame, and that’s not shocking in any respect. Surprised and almost completed by Frank Trigg, longtime UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes escaped his opponent’s choke try, however he didn’t attempt to wait out the spherical and get his bearings again. As an alternative, he picked Trigg up, marched him throughout the Octagon and slammed him. As the gang erupted, Hughes’ choke to finish the bout was mere window dressing. That was champion-grade stuff proper there.

Matt SerraGeorges St-Pierre I (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
It’s nonetheless the best upset in UFC historical past, but when anybody watched Matt Serra’s struggle with Karo Parisyan, it was clear that Serra had the facility to change anybody’s plans for the night. But the factor was that Georges St-Pierre wasn’t about to be the man who acquired caught by Serra, who earned his shot on the welterweight title by profitable season 4 of The Final Fighter. Then once more, that’s why they struggle the fights, and in lower than 4 minutes, New York’s “Terror” was the brand new champion after a knockout nobody outdoors of Workforce Serra noticed coming.

<a href='../fighter/Conor-McGregor'>Conor McGregor</a> knocks out <a href='../fighter/Jose-Aldo'>Jose Aldo</a> just 13 seconds into their featherweight bout at UFC 194
Conor McGregor-Jose Aldo (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
The construct-up for the featherweight title bout between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor took the combatants across the globe and had struggle followers champing on the bit to see the Brazilian and the Irishman lastly throw arms within the Octagon. On December 12, 2015, they did, nevertheless it didn’t final lengthy, as McGregor took the undisputed title in simply thirteen seconds. I don’t know what it appeared and felt like at residence, however within the MGM Grand Backyard Area, it was a mixture of Mardi Gras, the Fourth of July and New Yr’s Eve all wrapped into one as you seemed to the individuals sitting subsequent to you, questioning, “Did I simply see what I noticed?”

Gabriel GonzagaMirko Cro Cop (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
Mirko Cro Cop made a dwelling out of knocking individuals out with head kicks, so when Gabriel Gonzaga turned the tables on the previous PRIDE star at UFC 70, it was a type of moments the place these on press row needed to maintain the underside of their chairs to keep away from leaping up and yelling after what was one of many sport’s nice upsets and knockouts. Once more, like most of those finishes, nobody noticed that Gonzaga head kick coming.

John MakdessiKyle Watson (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
This end by John Makdessi all the time makes my record of biggest UFC knockouts, and it’s one of many extra underrated finishes, although I don’t know why. In entrance of over fifty five,000 individuals in Toronto, Makdessi faked a kick on Kyle Watson, and as Watson’s arms got here down, “The Bull” threw an ideal spinning again fist and it was lights out. The humorous factor is, in addition to I described that, it took a number of replays in sluggish movement for me to get all of it down. In actual-time, it’s onerous to select up how he pulled it off. And that’s from outdoors the Octagon. Simply assume how Watson felt.

Scott Smith-Pete Promote (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
The liver shot. I can’t converse from expertise, however from what I’ve been informed, there’s nothing extra painful in fight sports activities. So it was no shock that after Scott Smith took one from Pete Promote and staggered backward in ache, the top was close to. And it was. Simply not for Smith, who discovered the power for one final punch as Promote charged in and it was the sport winner, as a flush proper hand put the New Yorker down and out to cap off probably the most weird and memorable sequences in UFC historical past.

Nate MarquardtWilson Gouveia (Watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)
A variety of the earlier fights on this record come from title fights or bouts that had critical implications on the divisional rankings, and the struggle between Nate Marquardt and Wilson Gouveia at UFC ninety five in 2009 actually didn’t have that. However oh, what a end. Let’s run down Marquardt’s ending barrage: Flying knee, proper punch, left kick to the physique, left kick to the top, proper kick to the top, spinning again fist, proper punch, proper punch, left knee. Struggle over. It’s a must to see it to consider it.