Perhaps it was The Naked Gambler who said it best: "of all the ways in which bodies can violently collide, perhaps none is as visceral as the flying knee."

Truly one of the most spectacular finishes in the MMA repertoire, the is a technical and aesthetic unicorn. It's a move that never gets old and amazes every single time a patella connects with a cranium, mid-air.

Not as rare as an or Peruvian necktie, but less common than a rear naked choke, the flying knee is seen about as often as a or a choke, which means, there's actually a chance of seeing one in any given fight.

From Yoel Romero's sudden finish of Chris Weidman at and Edson Barboza's picturesque knee against Beneil Dariush at , to Michael "Venom" Page's thunderous knockout of "Cyborg" Santos and Paul Daley's spectacular stoppage against Brennan Ward at 158 and 170, respectively, flying knees are instant highlight reels and "Knockout of the Year" candidates. And don't forget that time Thomas Almeida and Jeremy Stephens both won via flying knee, on the same card.

Enjoy some flying knees below, and make sure to check out the Insane KO of the Day series, for more fantastic finishes.


Flying Knees


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