‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor is one of the biggest superstars of MMA in recent times. He is the face of UFC for years and since Conor joined UFC, he has taken this sport to new heights. Today to honor his legacy, we’ll have a look back at the top 5 knockouts of Conor McGregor.
Conor McGregor made his UFC debut in 2013 against Marcus Brimage and he announced his arrival in the promotion with a first-round TKO. ‘The Notorious’ holds 10 victories in UFC out of which 8 came via TKO.
Throughout the years, this ferocious knockout artist has produced many spectacular moments in UFC and he was the first person to hold two division titles simultaneously. Now, let’s have a look at the top 5 knockouts of Conor McGregor.
Here goes the list of the top 5 knockouts of Conor McGregor
5. Conor McGregor vs Diego Brandao (UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs Brandao)
Conor McGregor made his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage and in his very next fight, he faced Max Holloway. After defeating Brimage by a first-round TKO, McGregor scored a unanimous decision win against Holloway.
Riding these wins he headlined the first UFC Fight Night of his career against Diego Brandao, that too in front of his home crowd in Dublin, Ireland. This was the first step of writing history in the book of Conor McGregor as he knocked out Diego Brandao in the very round of the fight and won the performance of the night bonus.
Brandao was considered as the first major test of Conor McGregor in UFC after facing Holloway and he passed it with flying colors. This TKO of Conor landed on the fifth number of our list of the top 5 knockouts of Conor McGregor.
4. Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier (UFC 178)
‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor faced ‘The Diamond’ Dustin Poirier in the featherweight contest of UFC 178. This was considered an important fight in the division as the winner of this match is going to get closer to the title shot.
McGregor and Poirier had some really intense faceoff during the weight-ins and even Dustin Poirier believes Conor got into his head. Everyone in UFC knows Conor is a master of playing mind games and he really got him into this fight.
After landing some initial shots, Conor McGregor knocked out Dustin Poirier in just the first round of the fight within just 1 minute 46 seconds. This TKO of ‘The Notorious’ is on number 4 in our list of the top 5 knockouts of Conor McGregor.
3. Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone (UFC 246)
Conor McGregor stepped into the biggest fight of his career against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 and faced a fourth-round submission loss in this fight. After that, he announced his retirement, but ‘The Notorious’ came back in action in 2020 against the UFC veteran Donald Cerrone.
McGregor went into Welterweight to face Cerrone into this fight. On his comeback, ‘The Notorious’ knocked out Donald Cerrone within just 40 seconds of the very first round with a head kick followed by punches.
This spectacular TKO win of Conor McGregor is on number 3 in our list of the top 5 knockouts of Conor McGregor.
2. Conor McGregor vs Eddie Alvarez (UFC 205)
Conor McGregor challenged Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 to achieve the unbelievable. After winning the UFC Featherweight title at UFC 194, he moved to Lightweight to become the first-ever UFC two-division champion.
This fight was one of the biggest fights of McGregor’s career and Alvarez was not one of the easiest fights for him. After having a really breathtaking first round Conor landed his trademark punch in the second round of the fight and Eddie Alvarez fell down on the floor.
With this win, he became the first-ever UFC fighter to become a two-division champion and this landed on number 2 in our list of the top 5 knockouts of Conor McGregor.
1. Conor McGregor vs Jose Aldo (UFC 194)
Jose Aldo was one of the most dominating UFC champions and ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor challenged him for his Featherweight title at UFC 194. Aldo was the reigning champion in this fight and before this, he was undefeated in UFC.
Conor really got into his mind badly and before the fight, he predicted that he’ll knock out Aldo with his left hand. As soon as the fight started Conor McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds of the very first round.
This is one of the biggest knockouts in UFC history until now and with this, he won the UFC Featherweight title, and no doubt this is on number 1 in our list of the top 5 knockouts of Conor McGregor.
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