The Science Behind the Knockout

How to Knock Out a Fighter in MMA

Of course after a weekend of fights where knockouts have occurred, everyone starts going on about how weak the knockout-ee’s chin was, how the knockout-er threw the killer punch, blah, blah, blah. If everyone’s such an expert, then explain what actually happened.

Well, now someone has. From a National Geographic program on the actual science of fighting, there’s a video clip on what happens when you get knocked out. Fun stuff, really.

So what matters in getting a knockout? Technique first. Then mass.

Dust off your kinetics. Start with your footwork. Then practice, practice, practice. Throw, throw, throw. And after 10,000 hits, it’ll be there.