What Does TKO Stand for in UFC?


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"TKO" stands for technical knockout in UFC, according to HowStuffWorks. A technical knockout is one of the ways to win a UFC fight. The official UFC website notes that fights end in decisions, submissions or knockouts.

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What Does TKO Stand for in UFC?
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HowStuffWorks notes that there is no standing eight count in UFC, unlike in boxing. Technical knockouts, therefore, can be called regardless of whether a fighter is standing. A technical knockout occurs when the referee halts the fight after finding one of the fighters unable to defend himself. This differs from submission, in which scenario a fighter submits either physically or verbally to his opponent.

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