15. Stephen Thompson vs. Jake Ellenberger
In 2015, Thompson was a welterweight contender. The South Carolina native had come into the UFC with a strong kickboxing record and because of this became one of the best strikers in MMA. Furthermore, as you might expect, his kicks are extremely good, as Ellenberger found out in the final of The Ultimate Fighter. In short, this was a barnstormer from start to finish.
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Ellenberger actually rocked Thompson with a big hook early in the round, but ‘Wonderboy’ was able to rally and recover. He bounced back and unleashed his back of tricks. Firstly, he let fly with a side kick to the face. Then, he dazed Ellenberger with a spinning hook kick. Ellenberger was on shaky legs before a second spinning hook kick finished him off.