Hunt could arguably be #1 on this list, though he has to load up to lay opponents out rather than simply brush their chins. However, when “The Super Samoan” uncorks a strike you better believe consciousness is in jeopardy. He’s flattened plenty of foes in the Octagon, as well as outside of the organization, and is a “must see” fighter based on his potential for putting out an adversary’s lights regardless of rumble.
The UFC heavyweight division is forefront at this weekend’s upcoming effort in Houston thanks to a headlining bout between champ Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos as well as featured fights involving Shawn Jordan-Gabriel Gonzaga and Daniel Cormier-Roy Nelson. While all six UFC 166 scrappers have strike-based stoppages to their credit, only two can be considered knockout artists, joining a core group of competitors packing cement in each glove. Some are one-dimensional, some are well-rounded, but all are among the UFC’s hardest hitting heavyweights. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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