A list of top Muay Thai knockouts in professional fights.
Muay Thai is a spectacular sport and it can be brutal at a time. Fighting techniques used by Thai kickboxers are very powerful and the use of knees and elbows makes them very damaging to the opponent. I would like to present a list of Muay Thai KO's that I find extremely entertaining and interesting to watch.
Muay Thai elbow knockouts:
These knockouts are the worst and bloodiest cause they very often leave a nasty cut on a forehead. Spinning back elbows are especially lethal but a KO is also possible by an elbow slash from a clinch.
"(...)elbow strike is an extremely effective close range attack. It is utilized to block the opponent's vision by cutting his eyebrow, so that blood may obscure it and if the cut is deep enough the fight may end by TKO. It is also effective in delivering a spectacular knockout by hitting his chin." Read more about Muay Thai elbow strike
Lamsongkram: an elbow strike expert
Muay Thai knee strike knockouts:
"Muay Thai knee strikes are one of the most powerful attacks in any martial art. It possesses an explosive knockout power - especially flying knee strike - and it is a great tool for wearing down an opponent in a clinch. A trained fighter can deliver a blasting knee strike that can break the rib cage" Read more about Muay Thai knee strike
Brutal knee KO's (fast forward the video to 0:40 to watch them)
Muay Thai flying knee KO:
Flying knee is more sophisticated than a regular knee strike and it requires a great timing and accuracy. Once you hit your opponent's head the KO is almost guarantied. And even if you miss and hit him in the body the damage is still going to be severe. The possible defense against a flying knee could be a push kick to a rear leg. You can also parry it with you hand and then counter with a low kick.
The knee is the king, especially a flying knee
Muay Thai head kick KO's:
"(...)head kick targets an opponent's neck. Thanks to its power and effectiveness are the most common kick used in K1 and a various MMA competitions like UFC. It is a very powerful kick: it generates a compressed power equivalent to an impact of a car at 35 mph(...)" Read more about Muay Thai kicks
A compilation of the best Muay Thai knockouts: elbows, kicks, and punches:
"Find your strong and weak points and use combos that work well for you. It must come naturally to deliver a sequence of strikes. Ideally, you should choose and perfect combos that utilize your most powerful strikes - be it a head kick, a hook or a knee strike and not making yourself too vulnerable to counter attacks at the same time." Read more about Muay Thai combos