Gonzaga’s win over “Cro Cop” is the oldest bout on Rogan’s list but, truly, classics never die. At the time, Filipovic was on a five-fight winning streak and feared for his high kicks, while Gonzaga was on a nice run of his own but not necessarily seen as an adversary on Flipovic’s level. Amazingly, the BJJ specialist ended up out-striking Filipovic, sending the Croatian icon crashing down to the canvas with less than ten ticks remaining in the opening round of action. The knockout was one of the most violent in UFC history, leaving Filipovic’s knee twisted behind him, and particularly remarkable in that Gonzaga took the PRIDE star out with his own weapon.
With four Top 10 heavyweights on tap, as well as another bout featuring two of the division’s highly-touted players, it’s clear the lineup for UFC 166 is as dreamy as it gets for fans of the sport’s big boys. Specifically, champion Cain Velasquez is scheduled to defend his title against Junior dos Santos at the show, while Roy Nelson-Daniel Cormier and Shawn Jordan-Gabriel Gonzaga will also take to the Octagon in hopes of entertaining fans and exiting the effort victorious. With the event less than a week away, longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan recently gave his thoughts on the best knockouts in the company’s history and not surprisingly most of the aforementioned heavyweights made the cut based on past performances including one holding the list’s top spot. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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