Muay Thai, the art of eight limbs, uses the knees as an essential weapon to achieve success. This ancient art form has become a key component in mixed martial arts (MMA), and we have seen fighters time and time again use knees to inflict devastating damage on opponents.
While knees are usually used within the clinch, it takes a special athlete or a special fighter to transform the attack into a flashy, yet deathly move: the flying knee.
Although flying knees aren’t often thrown, and even more rarely landed, we have seen on multiple occasions fighters execute the move, and when executed perfectly, the victim often finds himself staring up at the lights.
Some of the greatest knockouts of all-time have come by way of flying knee, and with that in mind, let’s take a look at the five best in UFC history: