Greatest Fighting Matches

This is a list of great MMA Fights i’ve compiled after having watched thousands of hours of fighting ^^. Many will be added in the future!!
When available, a link is added to watch the fight itself. When a videolink is missing, feel free to put it in the comments and maybe i’ll add it.
Having problems viewing the video’s on RUTube and don’t know any Russian? Look for help below the list.


MMA Fights:

Royce Gracie vs. Kazushi Sakuraba, PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Finals, May, 1, 2000 (watch)
It may not have been the most exciting fight but it lasted an incredible 90 minutes. Plus it featured the originator of the sport, Gracie, against Japan’s biggest fighting icon in Sakuraba. They battled through dozens of submissions attempts, kicks, punches and stomps.

Randy Couture vs. Tim Sylvia, UFC 68, March 3, 2007 — Columbus, Ohio (watch)
Couture was forced to retire a year earlier after suffering a second brutal knockout at the hands of Liddell. The 220-pound Couture decided to make an improbable run at the heavyweight title against 6-foot-8, 265 pound Tim Sylvia. This may have been best the atmosphere in UFC history. A record crowd of 19,000-plus routed against the giant.

Quinton Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva II, Pride 28: High Octane, Oct. 31, 2004 — Tokyo, Japan (watch)
The feud between “Rampage” Jackson and Wanderlei Silva was heated and pack with vitriol. The two light-heavyweight monsters initially ran across each other at the finals of the PRIDE 2003 Middleweight Grand Prix. “The Axe Murderer” won that fight in a walk by sending Jackson into unconsciousness during the first round with a series of lethal knees from the clinch. This is their second encouter.

Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva, UFC 79, Dec, 29, 2007 — Las Vegas (watch)
Fans had waited for this fight for years. Liddell was the longtime UFC champ at 205 pounds while Silva had crushed folks for years in Japan. A potential matchup was ruined by Quinton Jackson in 2003 when he beat Liddell during a tournament. There was still a buzz but there was a feeling maybe it was too late for both and a great fight wouldn’t materialize. Wrong. This one turned out to be an absolute slugfest. Liddell and Silva both had their moments. Both landed big shots.

Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar, TUF 1 Finale, Apr. 9, 2005 — Las Vegas (watch)
This was the turning point for mixed martial arts in the United States. The UFC rolled the dice putting a reality show featuring 16 fighters on cable television. Griffin and Bonnar met in what was the most viewed fight in U.S. television history and they didn’t disappoint.

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, PRIDE Final Conflict 2005, Aug. 28, 2005 — Saitama, Japan (watch)
This was one of the rare times in MMA when the top two fighters in a weight class meet while both at the top of their game. Cro Cop was scaring the hell out of heavyweights with his lethal head kicks and Fedor had torn through 19 straight opponents finishing eight of the last nine. Cro Cop entered on a seven fight win streak finishing six of those opponents. It was three rounds of nail-biting action. If it went to the ground, Cro Cop was in trouble and if he landed one of those kicks, Fedor was dead meat.

Melvin Manhoef vs. Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, Cage Rage 15 “Adrenaline Rush”, Feb. 4, 2006 — London (watch)
This is considered to be the wildest brawl in MMA History. It bears noting that Manhoef was defending his Cage Rage light heavyweight title, but considering how both men fought, it seems more likely that they were fighting for a night with Jessica Alba. Dizzying exchanges and feats of intestinal fortitude that defied human biology seemed to arrive with every passing moment, and neither fighter seemed interested in asking for or giving any quarter.

Don Frye vs. Yoshihiro Takayama, Pride 21 “Demolition”, Jun. 23, 2002 — Saitama, Japan (watch)
Awesome fight that looks more like a hockey brawl, except it’s more intense and without all that hockey padding. Legendary fight between former UFC fighter Don Frye and Japanese combat legend Yoshihiro Takayama. This is one of my personal favorites!

Randy Couture vs. Pedro “The Rock” Rizzo I, UFC 31 “Locked & Loaded”, May 04, 2001 — New Jersey (watch: pt1 pt2)
A Heavyweight Title Bout between from the early UFC Days. In one of the best and most brutal fights in MMA history, both fighters inflicted a lot of damage on each other with a classic matchup as a result.


    Help watching videos:

    The problem you will probably have with RUTube is that some video’s are flagged as mature content. So they ask you to confirm you’re over 18 years old (this is what is should say: “Мне 18 и более лет. Продолжить просмотр” All you need to do is click that link (Продолжить просмотр) and you should be able to watch the video.
    It’s also possible that video’s have been removed or deleted, so report broken links in the comments.
    Other problems you’ll have to google them…

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