UFC Ultimate Answers: The Best Finishers

UFC Ultimate Answers: The Best Finishers

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In an entertaining video from Fuel TV, top UFC fighters weigh in on who they think can end a fight the best. Of course the obligatory names of Anderson Silva and Jon Jones are near the top, but there is a surprise or two as well.

Jose Aldo is also named, so let’s hope he can starting finishing UFC opponents with frequency in 2013. Is there anyone besides Anderson Silva that could be labeled the UFC’s top finisher? Let me know your vote.

 
 
A huge fan of the sport since 1995, I love writing all aspects of the fight game. As Chief Editor of LowKick MMA, I strive to stay on the cutting edge of all things MMA related.
  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheKaybs TheKaybs

    It's funny. I would have said Johnny Hendricks… They interviewed him, but he didn't make the list.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

      gsp not in this? i though he was the most dominant at every aspect of mma? and can end his opponent at anytime he wishes (submission or KO)? im confused can someone please clear this up for me? thank you

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

        GSP is the most best fighter in the history of the sport when it comes to dominating in every area. There has never been someone who can pick you apart on the feet and then take down world class wrestlers like he is doing a demonstration with his opponent volunteering and beating top fighter one after another.

        GSP is renowned for all those things I just stated but it is other fighters like Aldo and JDS who are renowned for stopping their opponents in spectacular fashion.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

          @keith

          if he is everything you say, why cant he finish?

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/cranestyle cranestyle

            Why couldn't Kareem score free throws? Why couldn't Gretzky body check?
            You're like the guy who saw Nolan Ryan pitch a two hitter and wonders why he threw so many pitches outside?
            I'm committed to answering your shallow, ridiculous, one dimensional complaints about GSP in as many different ways as possible.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ripstic5021 ripstic5021

            ^ People who weak this don't know who Kareem, Gretzky, Nolan or GSP are.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

            @ crane

            LOL!!! Hilarious.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/dropkickmurphy dropkickmurphy

      Joe Lauzon.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/JoeBoxer Joe Boxer

    "I'm going to give it to Anderson or Myself!" What a dick! 1 more reason 2 hate him!
    PJ's comment was cool,cause at least he has joking. "Let me ask you this"

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

      So you hate him for being honest and actually realistic? I bet before he said it you were thinking it.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/JoeBoxer Joe Boxer

        Just not a fan of Jones cause he is fake ass hell

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/JoeBoxer Joe Boxer

    I mean he WAS joking! Sorry this damn phone lol

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/jdnextchamp jdnextchamp

    Can't see it in Canada -_-

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

      the sound on this video was amazing!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

      or UK :(

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/IChokePeople IChokePeople

    GSP!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/IChokePeople IChokePeople

      Seriously though, no one mentioned Carlos Condit?!? The dude has the highest finish rate of anyone I can think of.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

        Good point.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/IChokePeople IChokePeople

          Thank you.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

        Excellent point.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DKMcGrath DKMcGrath

    Tank Abbot

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/InfiniteEnigma InfiniteEnigma

      Tank "the gas tank" Abbot finishes himself….lol…thats definatly a best.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

    1. Anderson Silva
    2. Aldo
    3.Condit
    4.Jones
    5.JDS

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

      Pretty damn good. Mine personally would be 1. Silva, 2. JDS, 3. Jones, 4. Condit, 5. Aldo

      But still all the same guys.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

        wrong again hoelover

        1. anderson silva (most finishes in ufc tittle fights)
        2.aldo (15 finishes)
        3. jones(14 finisghes)
        4. jds(13 finishes)
        5. carwin (who has ALL wins coming via submission or tko) (12 finishes)

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

          Just some questions for supertroll:

          When's the last time Carwin finished somebody? How many finishes does Aldo have in his last 5 fights? What's a finisghes?

          Shhhhhhh

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

            well carwin hasnt been active and the tittle is BEST FINISHERS.. not in the last 5 fights

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

            and how many finishes does gsp have in HIS last 5 fights??? the answer is ZERO…..who is your #1 p4p

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

            one more question for hoelover……..when was the last time gsp(carwin) finished a fight?…….oh thats right 2008

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

            @onemoredumbass that's why he didn't include GSP in his top 5 finishers….. are you actually that confused about MMA?

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

            i understand, gsp is not on anyones top 5 finishers, but evan's argument was that aldo is not p4p #2 because he has only 2 finishes out his last 5 fights

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

            What does GSP have to do with any of this?

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

            idk, who cares. im with you guys. i want gsp to finish. i guess im just a disgruntled gsp fan that was let down to many times.

            in the words of mike tyson " a good winner wins, a great fighter finishes"

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

            *a good fighter wins, a great fighter finishes"

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HunterB HunterB

            from the words of a true and utter genius, a man truly ahead of his time…. "tittle" quoted from the OMR Lowkick diaries.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/azzkika azzkika

            Is there not a single thread on lowkick where you wont turn it into the same relentless absurdity about GSP onemoreround? When was the last time Silva faced someone taller than himself and of the same calibre as Condit? Oh thats right… NEVER.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

            I'm with you, EH, Carwin does not deserve to be on this list.

            Vitor Belfort would be on my top 7 list because he possesses what we all called 'killer instinct'.

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

            @ug, its tittled BEST FINISHERS not BEST INSTICTS…….anyways how many fighters do you know with 100% victories coming via finish

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

            Well, I didn't put Carwin in MY top 5 because I didn't think he belong in MY top 5, Onemoreround. You can add him to yours if you want.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/grapplure grapplure

        aldo number 5?? wow you need to brush up on your jose aldo, in my opinion he is #2 p4p.

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

          @onemoreround you admit GSP is ranked #3 P4P so why don't you have him in top 5?
          Just because they are a top P4P fighter doesn;t mean they are the greatest finishers (GSP, Edgar, Cruz)

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

      @Underdog pretty much nailed who is in the list but not in the right order IMO.
      Aldo is a killer but I feel that his finishes, while great, have all come against lesser competition (except Mendes) while Jones and JDS have been dropping former UFC champs and top 10 fighters like a bad habit.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DG1 DG1

    dum dum

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/KeithFarrell KeithFarrell

    #1 Silva
    #2 JDS
    #3 Jones
    #4 Condit
    #5 Velasquez

    Honourable Mentions – Jose Aldo, Ronda Rousey, Nate Diaz, Vitor Belfort, Alistair Overeem, Johny Hendricks, Demian Maia, Donald Cerrone, Melvin Guillard.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

      I completely forgot about Melvin Guillard and Alistair Overeem.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/EvanHolober Evan Holober

        Those guys are great too. My next 5 would be Cain, Struve, Cerrone, Weidman, and Vitor in no particular order.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/thexperience1 thexperience1

    Eventhough he had some lackluster performances in the past few years.. if you're talking about the best finishers… RAMPAGE should be in the mix PERIOD!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ripstic5021 ripstic5021

    I wish someone would finish this fucking debate.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/ny2ut2id2nv ny2ut2id2nv

    Anderson Silva. Debate ended.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

    From Brazil the best finishers are, Anderson silva (king) ….. Then there is Shogun Rua , Jose Aldo, Wanderlei & Dos Santos.
    From Mexico its Valasquez
    From US, Bones & Joe lauzon are great. Frank Mir, Rich Franklin, Brian Stann, Tiago Alves, Chuck Liddell, Matt Brown, Dan Hendo. Rampage.
    From Japan Takanori Gomi
    From Vietnam originally: Cung Lee

    All these guys have great finishes whether it be sub or KO. too many other guys I have missed.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DKMcGrath DKMcGrath

      Valasquez from Mexico thats funny!You should put Rampage from Africa since hes african american…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MMA_knockoutz05 MMA_knockoutz05

    evan tanner…too soon? too late.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/odesahitman odesahitman

    1. Jon Jones
    2. Andersson Silva
    3. Cain Velasquez
    4. Junior Dos Santos
    5. Roy Nelson

    Q. Who would your top five finishers be from former UFC fighters?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/odesahitman odesahitman

    If I could choose a fighter as a body guard it would be Cain Velasquez… He's the most brutal fighter I've ever seen. Who is your favorite most brutal finisher?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/azzkika azzkika

    Fedor finished 27 fights which is pretty good going. I think Silva is probably the best given the variety of finishes he has performed and his timing is second to none for striking, but there are so many fighters who are great finishers but not necessarily great fighters.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MICKY! MICKY!

    Joe Lauzon is the best finisher in mma and he has only been mentioned once, 100# finishing rate with 22 wins and 22 finishes and 9 of them coming in the UFC

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/MICKY! MICKY!

    100% I mean haha