10 best MMA fights of all time list

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The 10 best fights in the history of mixed martial arts, in chronological order
(Criteria for selection: Dramatic, with momentum swings; high-stakes, high-profile; at least one legendary fighter involved; holds up to repeated viewings)

10. Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva
UFC 79; Dec. 29, 2007, at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

9. Nick Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi
Pride 33: "The Second Coming"; Feb. 24, 2007, at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas

8. Georges St. Pierre vs. BJ Penn
UFC 58; March 4, 2006, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas

7. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mirko Filipovic
Pride: "Final Conflict 2005"

6. Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg
UFC 52; April 16, 2005, at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas

5. Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar
The Ultimate Fighterfinale; April 9, 2005, at Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas

4. Mirko Filipovic vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Pride: "Final Conflict 2003"; Nov. 9, 2003, at Tokyo Dome

3. Randy Couture vs. Pedro Rizzo
UFC 31; May 4, 2001, at Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City

2. Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Carlos Newton
Pride 3; June 24, 1998, at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo

1. Royce Gracie vs. Kimo Leopoldo
UFC 3; Sept. 9, 1994, at Grady Cole Center, Charlotte

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No love for 155 lbs and less.

bj/gsp is not one of them, imo.

Paul Varlins vs marco ruas. Spelling?

Any list is gonna be subjective so I haave to say this is a very good one. Defo could do with Nog vs Shogun but again all great fights on there IMO

What about Frye vs Takayama? haha.

bmoney - What about Frye vs Takayama? haha.

definitely one of the most entertaining MMA fights of all time, if not one of the greatest

No Rampage/Silva is also laughable. Phone Post

RickMartelsArrogance - Royce vs Kimo #1 and Nog vs Shogun isn't listed?


 The list is chronological, from most recent all the way back to the Royce-Kimo fight, so that fight isn't actually the #1 best fight on the list.  I agree though, alot of better fights could have been chosen.

These lists never deliver entirely..... Phone Post

 Disagree with about 50% of the fights listed. 

 Chuck vs Wand should be alot higher imo.

I normally enjoy a thread like this when the keyboard critics at least indulge my nostalgia by actually saying what fights they think are better....

Silva vs Sonnen has all those characteristics.

Also Manhoef vs Santos is still the craziest swing for the fences bloodbath I've seen, better than Griffin Bonnar.

I think they only got 1 out of 10 right in Sak/Newton

I would also consider Edgar Maynard II..
but I'm glad to see Royce / Kimo getting some credit- that shit (when you first saw it) was CRAZY

You can't win with a list like this. Everyone is going to disagree with something or prefer a different fight or two that didn't make it.

That being said, it does seem to have some pretty significant fights left off, as well as you few head scratchers that did make the list.

Edgar Maynard II and Silva Sonnen deserve mention.

THE_PREDATOR -  These lists never deliver entirely..... Phone Post


fail of a list