Top 5 best striking Combos in MMA history

Mixed martial arts stands as a captivating and unpredictable sport, defined by its diverse disciplines, skill sets, and techniques. Within the cage, this diversity unleashes a myriad of possibilities, from lightning-fast strikes to awe-inspiring transitions. Here, we delve into five of the most exceptional combinations that have etched their place in MMA history.

1. Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez

In the legendary clash at UFC 205 in 2016, Conor McGregor showcased his calculated striking prowess against Eddie Alvarez. In the second round, ‘The Notorious’ unleashed a precise 4-piece combo, targeting Alvarez’s head. Each punch found its mark, sending Alvarez to the canvas, where McGregor sealed the deal with a ground-and-pound finish.

2. Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez

A masterful blend of striking and grappling unfolded when Alexander Volkanovski defended his UFC featherweight title against Yair Rodriguez. In their July bout, Volkanovski dominated, launching a series of shots at Yair’s body and head. Before Yair could mount a counter-attack, Volkanovski executed a powerful takedown, concluding with a relentless ground-and-pound assault.

3. Petr Yan vs. Cory Sandhagen

In the clash for the interim bantamweight belt at UFC 267 in 2021, Petr Yan faced Cory Sandhagen in a contest filled with highlight-reel moments. Among them was Yan’s memorable spinning back fist that nearly finished Sandhagen. A swift spin and a combination of right and left hands showcased Yan’s striking brilliance.

4. TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barรฃo

TJ Dillashaw’s striking prowess took the spotlight in his 2015 title defense against Renan Barรฃo. In the fourth round, Dillashaw cornered Barรฃo, unleashing a relentless barrage of punches. With each hit, Barรฃo wobbled, and Dillashaw persisted until the referee intervened, solidifying his dominance in the match.

5. Donald Cowboy Cerrone vs. Rick Story

UFC 202 in 2016 witnessed one of the most iconic combos in UFC history. Donald Cerrone faced Rick Story in an exhilarating bout that culminated in Cerrone’s victory in the second round. After a series of intense exchanges, Cerrone orchestrated a remarkable 4-piece comboโ€”a jab to the face, a punch to the body, another to the head, and a brutal finishing head kick, creating a sequence of unparalleled beauty in MMA history.