Who are the best Leg Kickers to the Head?

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  1. BoD 2.0

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    In MMA right now?

    Some that come to mind are TJ Killashaw, Barboza, Whitaker, Machida, Cowboy...

    TJ and Whitaker are very good at setting up their roundhouse kicks off of punches, they almost disguise their kicks in punching combinations and slip them up before the opponent sees them.

    Where as Barboza relies more on lightning speed and the threat of leg kicks to get his head kicks up.

    Who else are great kickers to the dome in MMA today, and what approach do they mostly take?

    Discuss... Gifs welcome
     
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    I feared for Mir's life when this kick whisked by, missing by millimetres.
     
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    What exactly is a “leg kick to the head?”
     
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    I knew this gif was coming haha
     
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    a headkick.

    I used to make the same verbal mistake when talking about it. He means to say head kick since all kicks are, by definition, done with legs.
     
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    Cro Cop & Machida.

    Cro Cop for notoriety, Machida for versatility; he has several different type of headkick KOs on his record - Muay Thai headkick, flying cranke kick, front kick.
     
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    How the hell did I forget Cro Cop. Maybe because he’s old now
     
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    Barboza and Aldo's leg kicks are brutal, to the head
     
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    Maybe its when you leg kick, but hit "the other head" as the kick strays from the target ever so slightly. I guess Cup Cheick Kongo?
     
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    Definitely Barboza:

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    And although he's not known for his headkicks, this was a beauty:

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    "He leg kicked him to the head Joe"
     
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    Leg kickers to the head?
     
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    Barboza man, he's the headkick GOAT.

    Amongst women, Holly for sure.
     

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