Sherdog’s Top 10: Strangest Endings

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By Mike Sloan Aug 25, 2015
Sunday's UFC main event ended as strange as anything on this list. | Photo: Jeff Botari/Getty/UFC

The fight game has a long history of memorable finishes, from dramatic knockouts and submissions to outcomes marred by controversy. However, sometimes something crazy occurs inside the throes of combat, and oftentimes, it cannot be explained.

Mixed martial arts has had its share of strange endings in its relatively young history: double knockouts, self-inflicted knockouts, unavoidable accidents, illnesses and equipment malfunctions. These wacky conclusions have taken place inside the biggest promotions, from Pride Fighting Championships and the Ultimate Fighting Championship, all the way down to the regional level.

The latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series examines the strangest finishes in MMA history.


HONORABLE MENTIONS: Cristiane Justino vs. Shayna Baszler (EliteXC “Unfinished Business”); Matt Makowski vs. Nick Serra (EliteXC “Primetime”); Yoshihiro Nakao vs. Heath Herring (K-1 Premium 2005 Dynamite!!); Kazuyoshi Kiyama vs. Kensaku Nakamura (Pancrase Changing Tour 3); Mikhail Shein vs. Ramis Teregulov (ProFC 53)


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