Early finishes are something that are always highly coveted in the sport of mixed martial arts, but truth be told, sometimes it’s the latest stoppages that turn out to be the most spectacular.

In this article we’ll prove it as we look back at the top 10 latest finishes in UFC history and discover that they include some of the most jaw-dropping, memorable, inspired and in some cases record-breaking knockouts and submissions in the history of the sport.

No.10: Stipe Miocic vs. Mark Hunt – 2.47mins of Round 5

On his way to winning the heavyweight title, Stipe Miocic came up against Mark Hunt in 2015, and he showed why he would one day become champion with a dominant display against ‘The Super Samoan’.

Hunt proved to be too tough for his own good in the fight as from start to finish Miocic was in complete control, taking down the New Zealander and mauling him over and over again with brutal ground and pound.

By the third round the increasingly battered, bloodied and bruised Hunt seemed to be running on empty, but there was no quit in him, and against his better judgement the referee opted not to intervene to put him out of his misery.

At the end of the fourth round a doctor was called in to check on hunt, but he was then sent out for more needless punishment in the final round, in which Miocic put together a sustained barrage of blows on the mat that finally led to the fight being waved off with only two minutes and 13 seconds remaining.

The most remarkable thing about this late stoppage was that it was the culmination of a performance that would put Miocic in the record books for landing the most strikes in a single bout in UFC history (361), and also the largest strike differential in history (361-46).

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