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Old 10-30-2007, 09:22 PM   #1
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Icon1 What's the difference between a KO and TKO?

Hey guys,

I'm a little curious as to what the difference between a KO and a TKO is. I know KO stands for Knock Out and TKO stands for Technical Knockout. How does this apply to the fight game, though?

I've seen fights stopped while one fighter was pummeling another - sometimes they are scored as a TKO and other times they are scored as a KO.

I've also seen a fighter knock another fighter to the mat, at which time the referee will stop the fight as the fallen fighter attempts to get up. These are sometimes scored as a KO and other times as a TKO.

Does anybody know what the official word on this is? When is something a TKO (strikes) as opposed to a KO (Punch) ?

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Old 10-30-2007, 09:25 PM   #2
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technically? nothing

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Old 10-30-2007, 09:25 PM   #3
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I would assume that a KO is when your opponent is obviously knocked out cold/unconscious and the ref usually doesn't have to step in to stop a fight. TKO is when a guy isn't defending himself and taking punishment, but still conscious, and the ref is forced to step in... resulting in a "technical" knock out.

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Old 10-30-2007, 09:31 PM   #4
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I would assume that a KO is when your opponent is obviously knocked out cold/unconscious and the ref usually doesn't have to step in to stop a fight. TKO is when a guy isn't defending himself and taking punishment, but still conscious, and the ref is forced to step in... resulting in a "technical" knock out.
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:32 PM   #5
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KO - you're out cold, eyes closed or close, due to Kick, Slam, Punch, Knee, Stomp, Etc.

TKO - You're not completely out, but your eyes are rolling to the back of your head due to a barrage of strikes, TKO's happen in a flurry or combo if you will, more than one strike. Or you're just too fucked up to continue.

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Old 10-30-2007, 09:34 PM   #6
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I would assume that a KO is when your opponent is obviously knocked out cold/unconscious and the ref usually doesn't have to step in to stop a fight. TKO is when a guy isn't defending himself and taking punishment, but still conscious, and the ref is forced to step in... resulting in a "technical" knock out.
the ref always has to step in to stop the fight though

its really just an arbitrary distinction that is meaningless in MMA. i've seen obvious KOs ruled TKOs

in boxing, it makes sense KO = cannot meet a 10 count. TKO = stoppage by ref or doctor

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Old 10-30-2007, 09:35 PM   #7
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KO means you are unable to beat the 10 count administered by the referee.
TKO means the ref intervenes in order to prevent more permanent damage to the party getting pummeled.

difference between a KO and a TKO in two examples.
KO - Donaire-Darchinyan
TKO - Barrera-Pacquiao 1

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Old 10-30-2007, 09:37 PM   #8
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The difference is simple:

Kayo: You can't standup up and steady yourself before the ref reaches the count of 10

TKO: when the ref, doctor, or corner stops the fight.

Every MMA stoppage is a TKO because there is no count.

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Old 10-30-2007, 09:40 PM   #9
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The difference is simple:

Kayo: You can't standup up and steady yourself before the ref reaches the count of 10

TKO: when the ref, doctor, or corner stops the fight.

Every MMA stoppage is a TKO because there is no count.
Except when fighter A knows he knocked fighter B right the fuck out then walks away from it like a total bad ass.

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Old 10-30-2007, 09:44 PM   #10
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Except when fighter A knows he knocked fighter B right the fuck out then walks away from it like a total bad ass.
Please see Hansen v. Imanari for a visual description to this statement

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