Fighter with most knockouts

UFC Fighters With Most Knockouts (2023 List)

UFC and MMA in general have both become more popular in the past years, but which of the UFC fighters has the most knockout to their record?

The current record holder of the most knockouts in the UFC is Derrick Lewis. Lewis fights in the heavyweight division and has 13 knockouts to his name. In a split second place there are Vitor Belfort and Matt Brown, both having 12 knockouts.

If you are not familiar with how the weight classes in UFC work, check out this post.

In this post, we go through the full list of the UFC fighters with the most knockouts.

UFC Fighters with the most knockouts

You probably all came here for this list, so here is the list of 10 UFC fighters who have the most knockouts during their UFC careers.

FighterNationalityDivisionKnockouts
1Derrick LewisAmericanHeavyweight13
2Vitor BelfortBrazilian AmericanHW, LHW, MW*12
2Matt BrownAmericanWelterweight12
4Anderson SilvaBrazilian AmericanLHW, MW*11
4Anthony JohnsonAmericanLHW, MW, WW*11
4Thiago SantosBrazilianLHW, MW11

*HW = Heavyweight, LHW = Lightheavyweight, MW = Middleweight, WW = Welterweight

As you can see, most of the knockout champions in the UFC are from the 4 highest weight divisions.

Also, all of the 6 fighters with the most knockouts in UFC history are either from Brazil or the US.

Who has the most knockouts in UFC history?

The current record holder of the most knockouts in the UFC is Derrick Lewis. Lewis fights in the heavyweight division and has 13 knockouts to his name.

Lewis also holds other titles as well, such as:

  • Most knockouts in the UFC Heavyweight history
  • Tied for most finishes in UFC Heavyweight division history
  • 4x Performance of the Night
  • 3x Fight of the night

What is a knockout or KO?

The term knockout is used in a lot of combat sports, such as MMA and boxing.

Knockout means someone is knocked out and they can not get up in a given time. In MMA, that time is typically a lot shorter until the referee will blow the whistle since MMA fighters go after their opponent even after the knockout.

In boxing, you have to get up by the count of 10.

Knockouts are often referred to as KO’s as well, something to keep in mind.

Final thoughts

In conclusion, the current holder of the title of the most knockouts in UFC history is Derrick Lewis with 13 knockouts to his name in UFC.

It might not sound like a lot, but considering how few fights one can actually do in a year, or their career, 13 is really impressive.

Not only you will have to fight, but also win and finish with a knockout. They are not that common.

I hope you found what you were looking for, have a wonderful day!

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