The flying knee is one of MMA’s most spectacular sights. Few moves create such a stunningly dynamic change of pace. From zero to a hundred and, if all goes according to plan, back to zero within a matter of seconds. The sight of a fighter leaping through the air, crashing into their opponent, and the nearly slow motion fall back to earth is a breathtaking sight.
When Jorge Masvidal uncorked his flying knee just five seconds into his bout with Ben Askren, he created one of MMA’s most dynamic and memorable KO moments. A rare and iconic fight finish, that will be a staple of highlight reels for years to come.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the other stunning jump-knee knockouts in MMA history. Check out the latest video from Combat Culture to see who made the cut, and let us know who we left off the list in the comments.