Best Of The Best: The Top 12 MMA Knockouts Of 2016

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Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger for USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger for USA TODAY Sports

10. Yoel Romero vs. Chris Weidman

UFC 205 was the biggest card in MMA history, and the UFC decided to stack the first-ever card from Madison Square Garden with the best the sport has to offer.

In one of the most highly-anticipated fights on the main card, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman took on surging 185-pound contender Yoel Romero in a pivotal clash for the division’s championship picture. The contest between the two elite wrestlers didn’t disappoint, and it delivered quite the ending that MMA fans won’t forget for a long time.

Weidman made his first return to Octagon competition since suffering the first loss in his fighting career, when he lost his 185-pound strap to Luke Rockhold at UFC 194. Romero came in off of a seven-fight win streak featuring a split decision win over ‘Jacare’ Souza at UFC 194.

While Weidman seemed to have control of the contest going into the third round, Romero hit him with a massive flying knee to the skull, opening a gash that bled profusely.

The referee stopped the contest and Weidman suffered the second consecutive loss of his MMA career.