Pride FC Memories. Top 5 biggest highlight reel KOs in Pride.

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  1. DimmuSakuraba

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    This is just my opinion and not some type of definitive list. I'm more into what has made it in the highlight reels rather than what victories are significant.

    I only include 1 KO per fighter since Pride is known to have some big time KO artists that just have pyramids of highlight reel KOs.

    5. Igor Vovchanchyn vs Francisco Bueno

    Bueno isn't by any means a big star in MMA but this KO was massive. Igor flattened Bueno on his feet and then hit him with another devastating hook.

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    4. Dan Henderson vs Wanderlei Silva 2

    Dan Henderson while always a big talent had kinda flown under the radar when it comes to being a big player in mma. With all his decision wins prior, some people jokingly called him "Decision Dan" but he proved he could knockout some of the best when he KOed Wanderlei Silva. The match was pretty even, if I remember correctly, Wand was taking Henderson down and they traded on feet a lot and in the clinch. It all came down to a wild slugfest ending where Dan ended getting the nice punch.

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    3. Quinton Jackson vs Ricardo Arona

    You know, its not Wanderlei's fault that Quinton Jackson kept beating the crap out of all the competition to earn his way to Wanderlei's belt. Rampage was a bad bad man with explosive wrestling and striking. This one is big in the books of Pride since it was literally a powerbomb KO. Yes, some call it a headbutt but you can't deny its one of the biggest highlight reel KOs in Pride History.

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    2. Mirko Filipovic vs Wanderlei Silva 2

    Mirko's was hard to select, but argruably his greatest victory in MMA is his Openweight GP tournament win with Wanderlei, Barnett, and Nogueira in the mix. Wanderlei was already battered, cut, and bruised, and Mirko finished it off the way he does best.

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    1. Wanderlei Silva vs Quinton Jackson 2

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    Actually, even though Wanderlei has quite a lot of highlight reel KOs, this was easy to pick. C'mon! Just look at it. An amazing fight ends with Rampage getting knocked out cold, falling through the ropes, and bleeding all over the side of the ring. This is something you'd see in an action movie. Argruably, the most famous image of brutality in Pride's history.

    Whats your list?
     
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    I completely forgot Dan dropped the hammer on Wand ala Bisping after the initial KO.
     
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    Igor getting KO'd by CroCop was gnarly!
     
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    The Crocop ko of Wand was even more impressive considering Wand weighed in more than Mirko. Maybe the biggest Wand ever was and that's a scary thought.
     
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    Sakurai vs. Alonso was pretty brutal

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    I won't be bias, I agree with you TS.

    #2 crushed me. I wouldn't put it in any top 5 list unless it was fights that left you butt hurt. Still an epic KO in MMA, just not for me :(

    5. Crocop vs Igor
    4. Gomi vs Gracie
    3. Rampage vs Arona
    2. Shogun vs Arona - Redemption for Wand losing. Loved every second of it.
    1. Wand vs Page 2
     
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    good list. crocop/igor was certainly one of the best, too. i'm glad you put wand/rampage 2 at the top and showed that rare beautiful angle. the blood dripping from rampage's face is indeed the most memorable image of PRIDE's brutality. wand/rampage 1 is one of the very best TKOs of all-time (right there with nate/gouveia).
     
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    Did Igor invent planking that night??? Such a brutal KO
     
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    For me it would go as follows-
    5. Shogun Overeem 2
    4. Gomi Azeredo
    3. Wand Rampage 2
    2. Cro Cop Igor
    1. Rampage Arona

    Their were so many but everyone of those if you show them to someone unfamiliar with PRIDE are jaw droppers
     
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    Fedor dribbling Nog's head off the mat with GnP?
     
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    ''KOs''
     
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    That fight went to a decision.
    Also why doesnt the Hendorson vs. Silva 2 gif not include the hilarious spinning backfist that dan threw that actually started tge whole next exhange? It rocked wand so hard.
     
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    Shogun vs Lil Nog
     
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    Aleks vs Morais, Ricardo got absolutely starched
     
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    These were all great KOs

    Anderson vs Newton
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    Liddel Mezger
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    Randleman vs Crocop
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    Emelianenko vs Morias
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    Soko vs Nog
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    Krazyhorse Bennett/Maeda and Chuck/Metzger(oops up above lol) are a couple that some may forget.
     
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