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Here are the 10 best UFC knockouts of 2017 — but which is your number one?

No shortage of spectacular finishes via strikes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship over the past 12 months.

UFC 2017: 218 Holloway vs Aldo 2 Francis Ngannou knocks out Alistair Overeem at UFC 218. Source: Scott Taetsch

THE UFC WILL kick off its 2018 schedule with a Fight Night event — headlined by Jeremy Stephens and Doo Ho Choi — on 14 January, but in the meantime you might be reflecting on some of the best of the action from the past year.

BT Sport, the UFC’s official broadcast partner in the UK and Ireland, has posted its ranking of the top 10 knockouts of 2017, and it includes a host of spectacular finishes.

Featuring strikes with the fist, elbow, knee and shin, the countdown ends with Francis Ngannou at number one for the punch that stopped Alistair Overeem at UFC 218 and earned him a title shot against heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic later this month.

But do you agree with the selection? Watch the video and vote in our poll, or let us know in the comments section if there’s a knockout which should have been included instead.

Which was the best UFC knockout of 2017?

Poll Results:

FRANCIS NGANNOU def. Alistair Overeem (794)
EDSON BARBOZA def. Beneil Dariush (140)
MATT BROWN def. Diego Sanchez (139)
ALEXANDER GUSTAFSSON def. Glover Teixeira (134)
KELVIN GASTELUM def. Michael Bisping (76)
HOLLY HOLM def. Bethe Correia (70)
OTHER (60)
MIKE PERRY def. Jake Ellenberger (57)
ALISTAIR OVEREEM def. Mark Hunt (38)
JOSH EMMETT def. Ricardo Lamas (37)
MARLON MORAES def. Aljamain Sterling (29)

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