We look back at some of the best front kick KO’s in UFC history:
ANDERSON SILVA VS VITOR BELFORT (2011)
One of the most remembered knockouts in the promotion’s history, when champion Anderson Silva, who was defending the middleweight belt at UFC 126, held in February 2011, knocked out Vitor Belfort with a beautiful front kick in the first round.
LYOTO MACHIDA VS VITOR BELFORT (2018)
At UFC 224, held in May 2018, Lyoto Machida said goodbye to the promotion with a KO that transcended into history, after blasting legendary Vitor Belfort’s chin with a front kick, ending the fight one minute into the second round.
CHITO VERA VS FRANKIE EDGAR (2021)
Ecuador’s Marlon “Chito” Vera faced legend Frankie Edgar at UFC 268, held in November 2021. In the third and final round, Vera hit Edgar with a powerful front kick to end the fight and take the win.
MICHAEL CHANDLER VS TONY FERGUSON (2022)
At UFC 274, Michael Chandler once again proved why he is one of the best in the world and why he deserves to be at the top of the lightweight division. Starting the second round, he put the lights out on tough Tony Ferguson, who collapsed to the canvas as soon as he was hit by a powerful front kick.