2. Michael Page vs. Cyborg
Our No. 2 knockout of 2016 comes from Bellator MMA and undefeated welterweight prospect Michael ‘Venom’ Page.
Page would take on Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos at Bellator 158 in July, as the undefeated Page was now 6-0 competing in Bellator. Santos was coming off of a first-round loss to Saad Awad at Bellator 154, snapping his two-fight winning streak.
In the second round of the fight, ‘Venom’ threw a flying knee after the Brazilian came forward with a right hand, throwing Cyborg down to the mat with his hands clasped over his skull in agony. The powerful knee resulted in a frontal sinus fracture that would require Santos to undergo surgery.
Since then Santos has yet to return to the cage, while Page earned a split decision win over Fernando Gonzalez last month. If you’re not convinced that Page’s knockout over ‘Cyborg’ shouldn’t be No. 2, just take a look at this: