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

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5. Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira

Possibly the most feared striker in MMA today is light heavyweight title challenger Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson.

Johnson is no stranger to the Performance Of The Night bonus since making the jump up to the light heavyweight division, as he’s left a trail of unconscious bodies in his tracks since returning to the UFC. One of Johnson’s most bone-rattling knockouts, came in the co-main event of UFC 202 back in August when he took on Glover Teixeira.

Teixeira was coming fresh off his knockout victory over Rashad Evans that we mentioned earlier in our list already, and got his proposed match-up with ‘Rumble,’ whom he called out after his victory over Evans.

Johnson and Teixeira would come out immediately to the center of the Octagon at the start of the round, and the exchange of blows ended quickly with the Brazilian hitting the floor unconscious after an uppercut from Johnson landed clean.

The win now sets up ‘Rumble’ to challenge current division champ Daniel Cormier in a title bout in the near future, as the Blackzilians product waits for ‘DC’ to return from injury.

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