1. Vitor Belfort
While he’s technically tied for first place alongside Anderson Silva with both having 14 finishes on their UFC resume, ‘The Phenom’ takes the top spot since every single win he’s ever recorded in the Octagon has come inside the distance.
Belfort’s remarkable record of 14 finishes out of 14 wins began as far back as UFC 12 in February of 1997, taking a combined total of just two minutes to TKO both Tra Telligman and Scott Ferrozzo to win the event’s one-night heavyweight tournament.
That would set a trend that would continue throughout his career, with Belfort’s fight-ending power being responsible for the vast majority of his UFC wins from that point forward in three different weight classes, with only two of his victories having come by way of submission.
There’s been no shortage of highlight-reel worthy finishes for the Brazilian star over the years, with his first stint in the Octagon perhaps best remembered for the way he steamrolled over a debuting Wanderlei Silva in just 48 seconds at UFC: Brazil in 1998 with an endless barrage of blows across the full length of the cage.
His second stint, however, has been characterized by his sudden knack for delivering lethal head kicks, demolishing Michael Bisping, Luke Rockhold and Dan Henderson twice in a truly spectacular fashion that seems fitting for the UFC’s deadliest fight finisher.