Top Eight Head Kick Knockouts In MMA History


The sport of mixed martial arts has seen dozens of memorable moments. It doesn’t matter if it occurred in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, PRIDE, Strikeforce, World Extreme Cagefighting or any smaller promotions, as long as there was fans in attendance and cameras to record the action, people would be talking about it the next day. In MMA, some of the most memorable moments outside of title victories and monumental grudge matches have been head kick knockouts. What are some of the greatest in MMA history?


Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort at UFC 126

This fight between two Brazilians was for the UFC middleweight championship. Coming into the fight, Silva was upset that Belfort would even take the fight against someone he had trained with in the past and what ensued was a beautiful front kick that has been coined the “Seagal Kick.”

Silva retained his title and Belfort has been working his way back towards a title shot ever since.

Hobson Lopes is a writer with experiences in several fields in sports writing especially MMA & UFC. Hobson is a 2012 graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Western Connecticut State University. He currently writes for,, and many other websites.