The brainchild of Bjorn Rebney, Bellator MMA was born on April 3, 2009. In the seven-plus years that have elapsed since, the promotion has staged more than 160 events, undergone sweeping leadership changes and bounced from one television platform to the next, ultimately landing on Spike TV -- the former home of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The one constant has been a propensity for the spectacular, from Toby Imada’s jaw-dropping inverted triangle on Jorge Masvidal to the two heart-stopping showdowns between Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez.
The latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series series examines the best Bellator knockouts of all-time. Hector Lombard, Pat Curran and Michael Page all made the cut.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Joe Warren vs. Joe Soto (Bellator 27), Patricky Freire vs. Ryan Couture (Bellator 148), Pat Curran vs. Marlon Sandro (Bellator 48), Alexis Vila vs. Joe Warren (Bellator 51), Patricio Freire vs. Daniel Weichel (Bellator 138), Douglas Lima vs. Ben Saunders (Bellator 100), Rafael Carvalho vs. Brandon Halsey (Bellator 144), Muhammed Lawal vs. Seth Petruzelli (Bellator 96).
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