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Greatest fight of all time #1

View Poll Results: Greatest fight #1
UFC 139: Shogun vs Henderson 11 39.29%
TUF Finale 1: Griffin vs Bonnar I 3 10.71%
UFC 125: Edgar vs Maynard II 4 14.29%
UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen I 1 3.57%
WEC 53: Henderson vs Pettis 0 0%
UFC 79: Liddell vs Silva 0 0%
WEC 48: Garcia vs Jung I 2 7.14%
TUF Finale 9: Sanchez vs Guida 1 3.57%
Pride FC 2005: Fedor vs Cro Cop 0 0%
Pride 33: Nick Diaz vs Takanori Gomi 5 17.86%
Pride FC 2005: Shogun vs Rogerio Nogueira 0 0%
WEC 49: Henderson vs Cerrone I 1 3.57%
UFC 58: GSP vs Penn I 0 0%
Pride Grand Prix 2000: Sakuraba vs Gracie I 0 0%
UFC 52: Matt Hughes vs Frank Trigg II 0 0%
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07-14-2012, 04:54 PM
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Greatest fight of all time #1

Just like we've done with the top 10 fighters of all time. Lets do one with the greatest fights of all time.

After each poll is done, I'll add another fight with suggestions from you guys. Each poll is open 7 days.

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Surprised to not see fights involving exciting guys like Frye, Belfort, Arona, Ninja Rua, Rampage, Alvarez, etc, etc... it's not easy making a list like this though.

It seems like a whole pile of fights from Wanderlei Silva, Nick Diaz, etc could make this list too. Hard to pick one.

I remember Fedor's fight against Randleman being pretty incredible. Big Nog/Sapp was a great fight too.

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These were the first ones to come to mind. I actually watched Sapp/Nog the other day and I never even thought about it.

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These were the first ones to come to mind. I actually watched Sapp/Nog the other day and I never even thought about it.
Haha, well it's definitely a good conversation. So hard to say what makes a best fight... some fights go to decision and they're amazing, while others end in 30 seconds are amazing.

EDIT - love the new avatar, tomorrow's the big day!

EDIT #2 - and when you say "first ones to come to mind", do you mean the first ones to be returned in a Google search? http://www.tapology.com/rankings/all...nd-ufc-history

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Haha, well it's definitely a good conversation. So hard to say what makes a best fight... some fights go to decision and they're amazing, while others end in 30 seconds are amazing.

EDIT - love the new avatar, tomorrow's the big day!

EDIT #2 - and when you say "first ones to come to mind", do you mean the first ones to be returned in a Google search? http://www.tapology.com/rankings/all...nd-ufc-history
I only referenced that when when I couldn't remember the event it happened at. Mainly the Pride and WEC cards. lol

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I voted Edgar vs Maynard II.

That's one of those fights where you go "Holy ****! Did that just happen?

Simply one of the greatest comeback/finishes in history.

Lots of good choices though.

Scott Smith vs Pete Sell and Royce vs Kimo I -should be on the list as well imo.

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For me, Gomi vs. Diaz.

The wild Fireball Kid with his dangerous power hooks vs. Diaz's more technical, rangy volume boxing... Gomi's wrestling (which at the time was a solid tool for him, although nowadays would be considered pretty average) against Diaz's dangerous guard... Gomi's huge fireball right hook - which Diaz referred to as "some Hadouken f**kin' punch, busted my s**t up" - and his premature celebration in the first round, then blowing his load going for a finish. Diaz coming back strong and outclassing Gomi, who was fighting on an empty tank but still going for it with huge counters and ripping body shots. The Diaz cut in the second round that could've given the Japanese ref a reason to call the fight for Gomi, and then Gomi's takedown that Diaz immediately turned into one of the first gogoplata finishes in MMA.

A huge upset from Diaz over a pound-for-pound contender, that ended up not counting because he was smoking the reefer.

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I voted Edgar vs Maynard II.

That's one of those fights where you go "Holy ****! Did that just happen?

Simply one of the greatest comeback/finishes in history.

Lots of good choices though.

Scott Smith vs Pete Sell and Royce vs Kimo I -should be on the list as well imo.
II was the draw, wasn't it? III was the finish.

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II was the draw, wasn't it? III was the finish.
Yes.

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II was the draw, wasn't it? III was the finish.
Right. My mistake.

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Judging by the results so far, alot of ppl have a short memory.

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So many to choose from. Hendo/Shogun was great but I think I have to go with Diaz/Gomi. That's when I became a huge Diaz fan. What a great finish.


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So many to choose from. Hendo/Shogun was great but I think I have to go with Diaz/Gomi. That's when I became a huge Diaz fan. What a great finish.

Glad I'm not the only one voting for this.


Gomi's my favorite fighter ever so that was a heartbreaker for me at the time, but it was so fun to watch.

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Off of that list I would say Edgar/Maynard II.

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I went with Shogun/Hendo. Two of my favorite fighters in all out warfare, not a bit of inactivity. It's fortunate the fight happened as a five rounder.

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I'm going with Diaz/Gomi as well with Shogun/Lil' Nog in second. Out of the ones on this list, Edgar/Maynard II, Henderson/Cerrone I and Shogun/Henderson would round out my top 5. I feel like there's a lot of great fights not on the list (obviously since you can only list 15) but can't think of many right now.

A couple that do come to mind which I'd say were better fights than most on this list are Leben/Sexyama, Huerta/Guida and Frye/Takayama. Another one I loved was Edgar/Griffin. And of course as a huge Axe Murderer fan, I never get sick of watching his wins over Rampage and Sakuraba as well as the beatings he put on various Japanese cans over the years.

EDIT - Something just made me think of Eddie Alvarez and I gotta mention his win over Kawajiri in Dream as being one of my favourite fights. His loss to Chandler was also a great fight. Generally you can't go wrong with watching Alvarez fight, one of the most exciting fighters out there imo.

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My pick is fairly ridiculous so I've waited a couple days to think about, and I've decided I don't care because it was the most entertaining fight I've seen.

Barry/Kongo.

I could watch it everyday and not be bored.

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Check that, my favorite fight is Anderson Silva clowning Forrest Griffin. Kongo/Barry would be #2, and Edgar/Maynard 3 would be 3rd.

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I'm going with Diaz/Gomi as well with Shogun/Lil' Nog in second. Out of the ones on this list, Edgar/Maynard II, Henderson/Cerrone I and Shogun/Henderson would round out my top 5. I feel like there's a lot of great fights not on the list (obviously since you can only list 15) but can't think of many right now.

A couple that do come to mind which I'd say were better fights than most on this list are Leben/Sexyama, Huerta/Guida and Frye/Takayama. Another one I loved was Edgar/Griffin. And of course as a huge Axe Murderer fan, I never get sick of watching his wins over Rampage and Sakuraba as well as the beatings he put on various Japanese cans over the years.

EDIT - Something just made me think of Eddie Alvarez and I gotta mention his win over Kawajiri in Dream as being one of my favourite fights. His loss to Chandler was also a great fight. Generally you can't go wrong with watching Alvarez fight, one of the most exciting fighters out there imo.
All very good selections. I was surprised that Leben/Akiyama wasn't in the poll, considering that Zombie/Garcia was.

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Shogun vs Machida I for the most technical fight of all time. Shogun vs Hendo has to be up there as the most exciting brawl of all time.

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I used to think the Bonar/Griffin fight was the greatest, looking back on it, it was a slopping bar room brawl. Tons of heart but sloppy as hell. Shogun and Henderson fight was a damn beauty, greatest fight in the UFC with the Hughes fight not to far behind.

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