10 Most Frightening Slams In UFC History

When this lot throw their weight around, you know about it.

Dan Severn UFC German Suplex

Anyone who has ever taken part in a friendly grappling contest with a pal/sibling/parent/milkman at some point in their life can attest to one simple fact.

Being slammed sucks.

Now, imagine being rag-dolled by someone who has been specially trained - to an Olympic standard in some cases - to efficiently cause as much damage as possible with said slam.

Welcome to the world of a Mixed Martial Artist facing off against a takedown machine, who won't settle until they've dropped you on your front or back with terrifying velocity.

Slams - effective ones at least - aren't as common as you'd think. It takes a ridiculous level of physical strength coupled with near-perfect technique to execute a game-changing slam in the middle of the Octagon.

Don't forget, an opponent isn't patiently waiting to be slammed into oblivion. They tend to want to resist. So, that's what makes a successful slam both beautiful and frightening in equal measure.

The art of transforming a fighter's body into a test dummy is an under-appreciated one, but we're going to celebrate said art today. Get the crash mats ready.

10. Jon Jones Vs. Stephan Bonner (UFC 94)

Jon Jones is frustratingly good at pretty much everything when it comes to being a Mixed Martial Artist.

He can knock you out with his fists, knees or elbows, tap you out with a variation of chokes and he can go the distance with you, too.

So, he can do all that, oh and he's also capable of slamming you into next week.

In his UFC 94 bout with Stephan Bonnar, Jones was in peak form and showcased some of his now signature manoeuvres. Spinning elbows and brutal knees to the head demonstrated what he could bring to the striking department, but it was his wrestling ability which really caught the eye.

Making Bonnar look like he was in the wrong sport for the entire three round fight, Jones threw his opponent around the Octagon at his own will.

But the sweetest slam of the night came when Jones had Bonnar's back whilst the two were still stood in the centre of the cage. Giving Bonnar no time to react, Jones flipped his hips and executed a German suplex straight out of a 'how-to-successfully-pulverise-my-opponent' handbook.

Remarkably, Bonnar managed to make it out of the fight in one piece, but was unquestionably dominated by Jones' outstanding striking and world class wrestling.

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