POLL: Who Deserves “Finish Of The Night” From UFC 172?

POLL: Who Deserves “Finish Of The Night” From UFC 172?


The UFC topped of a great month of MMA action last night inside Maryland’s Baltimore Arena putting on of the best cards of the year.

UFC 172 featured ten action packed fights which included six spectacular finishes. I think this may be the toughest “Finish of the Night” poll for you LowKickers to determine yet.

Last weeks poll, from UFC on Fox 11, was won by fan-favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone for his come from behind submission win over dangerous Brazilian Edson Barboza on the events main card. Cerrone smashed the poll with 89% of the votes.

Second up, was Caio Magalhaes for his destruction of Luke Zachrich on the preliminary card. The 26-year old picked up just 6% of the votes narrowly beating Alex White with 5%.

Out of the six finishes at UFC 172 there were four submissions and two knockouts. Cast your votes for this weeks “Finsh of the Night” winner and checkout the results below:

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/hatch1921 hatch1921

    The KO from Castillo was brutal…. but… Rockhold got the finish of the night in my opinion. He made Tim look like a rookie. Great night of fights.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BruceLee Bruce Lee

    Rockhold was in control as soon as Boetsch went for the single and the summersault scramble began. It was beautiful to watch. On the schoolyard Boetsch looks like the obvious winner but I like it when a guy who doesn't look like a monster can still win. Beautiful.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DavidSaucier David Saucier

    I agree Luke had the best finish of the night, it might hold up all year.

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

      I agree.. Luke's finish was just sick! It was beautiful… Beal's knee was a close second. It actually looked more spectacular, but we've seen that before. How often do you see someone get subbed in the way Luke did? That makes it truly special.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/highkick12 highkick12

    Castillo's flying knee was the clear finish of the night. That shit was sick!

    Rockhold's sub took like 2 minutes to get but it was a smooth backwards triangle thing he got him locked in.

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

      That was BEAL not Castillo.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/highkick12 highkick12

        You're right my bad, Castillo had the awesome home run punch.

        Id give Beal's flying knee finish of the night.

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

    Personally i thought the way Benavidez set up that guillotine and the final position he attained was far and away one of the best finishes I have seen in quite a while. Cerrone's RNC was very slick but had his opponent rocked whereas Benavidez set it up very early in the position and transitioned beautifully step by step. A truly world class example of Jitz and how devastating it can be when done right.

    I know most prefer KOs and understandably so, but still, I appreciate the skill and training required to finish someone like Benavidez did, which involves more than some fancy footwork and connecting with power and timing. In fact, it requires a lot of skill and composure and is mightily ore impressive to me.

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

      N what was Luke's finish? to transition from that scramble to the inverted triangle AND made it look flawless. honestly any junkyard dog can pull off a RNC if he gets ur neck bt i dare you to try n get sum1 in an inverter triangle and then kimura them n make it look easy in he process

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

        Yes Luke's finish was outstanding but he applied position from outset and it was over from the outset he didn't have to progress it much as he had it on in one.

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

          And regards RNC they are one of the more common and well known submissions but the transition Cerrone made to RNC was as slick and instinctive as Luke's inverted triangle was.

          I thought Benavidez stood out because he had to progress position gradually without losing it and done so brilliantly, something considerably harder than slapping on a quick position which many fighters have done down the years, some of fedor's arm bars from guard were the among best you'll ever see especially for a HW and the skill is all in one transition. Progressive transitioning is another thing as the fighter is usually aware of what you're attempting and defending it making it much harder as opposed to being caught by surprise with a slick transition.