Sherdog’s Top 10: Finishes in UFC Heavyweight Title Fights

Top 10

By Brian Knapp Jan 19, 2018

Part of the lure with heavyweights involves knowing a fight-ending sequence is always a breath away. Big men oftentimes bring about big finishes, whether they come in the form of bone-breaking submissions, crushing one-punch knockouts or face-shattering ground-and-pound. Perhaps that explains the volatile nature of the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title, which has never been successfully defended more than twice consecutively.

As Stipe Miocic attempts to buck history and prepares to put his championship on the line against Francis Ngannou in the UFC 220 main event this Saturday at the TD Garden in Boston, the latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series series focuses on the best finishes in UFC heavyweight title fights.

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OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir (UFC 100), Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva (UFC 160), Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC 166), Randy Couture vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (UFC 74), Randy Couture vs. Pedro Rizzo (UFC 34), Andrei Arlovski vs. Paul Buentello (UFC 55), Randy Couture vs. Kevin Randleman (UFC 28), Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos (UFC 211), Mark Coleman vs. Dan Severn (UFC 12), Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Couture (UFC 91), Josh Barnett vs. Randy Couture (UFC 36), Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir (UFC 146), Maurice Smith vs. David Abbott (UFC 15)

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