Daily Debate: Machida, Bader, Lineker or Pico – who had the weekend's best KO?

It was a smorgasbord of smashing of faces this past weekend between Bellator 199 and UFC 224.

There were stoppages galore at the two events, including some insane knockouts. The Bellator 199 main card at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., had three knockouts in five fights. So did UFC 224 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro – and that card overall had 11 stoppages in 13 fights.

So which knockout was the best of the weekend? That was the question we posed for our Daily Debate feature on MMAjunkie Radio: Which of the following main-card KOs/TKOs was most impressive at UFC 224 and Bellator 199?

The choices we gave? Ryan Bader over Muhammed Lawal, John Lineker over Brian Kelleher, Lyoto Machida over Vitor Belfort, and Aaron Pico over Lee Morrison.

The result was a total landslide (via Twitter):

Machida’s (24-8 MMA, 16-8 UFC) masterful front-kick knockout sent Belfort (26-14 MMA, 15-11 UFC) into retirement in the most brutal of ways. It was reminiscent of the way Machida sent Randy Couture into retirement a little more than seven years ago. And more than 70 percent of you said that was the best, leaving Bader’s 15-second KO of “King Mo” Lawal in the dust in second place.

Check out the video above as the MMAjunkie Radio crew discusses all four knockouts from the weekend.

And for more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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