Jan 25, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Adriano Martins (blue gloves) lays in the ground after being knocked out by Donald Cerrone (back) during UFC on FOX 10 at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Best MMA GIF's in January: Knockouts

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Knockouts are the true underlying reason why everyone loves the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Of course we love the technique, the athleticism, the storylines, the bad blood, the brawls, submissions, and even decisions, but every MMA fan absolutely loves a great knockout. That is why I have compiled a list of January’s best MMA KO’s in GIF form. Without further ado, let’s get to the GIF’s.

5. Justin Gaethje vs Richard Patishnock 

Justin Gaethje defeats Richard Patishnock via TKO  Round 1 (1:09)

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4. Luke Rockhold vs Costa Philippou

Luke Rockhold defeats Costa Philippou by KO Round 1 (2:31)

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3. Daron Cruickshank vs Mike Rio

Daron Cruickshank defeats Mike Rio via TKO Round 2 (4:56)

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2. Anthony Johnson vs Mike Kyle

Anthony Johnson defeats Mike Kyle via KO Round 1 (

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1. Donald Cerrone vs Adriano Martins

Donald Cerrone defeats Adriano Martins via KO Round 1 (4:40)

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Honorable Mentions:

1. Yoel Romero vs Derek Brunson

Yoel Romero defeats Derek Brunson via TKO Round 3 (3:23)

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2. Luis Palomino vs Jorge Patino

Luis Palomino defeats Jorge Patino via KO Round 2 (4:20)

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3. Nikita Krylov vs Walt Harris  

Nikita Krylov defeats Walt Harris via TKO Round 1 (0:25)

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Once again, I must thank Zombie Prophet for providing all of the great GIF’s. Did you agree with my list? Tell me in the comments below or on Twitter @SchlinskMMA

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Tags: Anthony Johnson Daron Cruickshank Donald Cerrone Justin Gaethje Luis Palomino Luke Rockhold Mike Kyle UFC WSOF Yoel Romero

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