UFC NEWS – Poll Results: What is the greatest fight in UFC history?

November 25, 2011 10:58 am by Pedro Carrasco

In our latest polling here at BJPENN.COM we asked our readers what fight you thought was the greatest ever in UFC history.

With so many analysts, fighters and fans proclaiming that last weekend’s UFC 139 five-round war between Dan Henderson and “Shogun” Rua earned the prize, we took to our polls to see what our readers thought.

It is hard to pin down just one fight as the absolute best in UFC history. There have been so many epic wars that deserve credit. Fight’s like Guida vs. Sanchez, Big Nog vs. Couture, and Gracie vs. Leopoldo are all worthy options when considering the best.

However, for the sake of our poll we chose some notable standout fights that are widely considered by many to be the best of the best.

So what is the best fight in UFC history? Apparently, according to our readers it’s what many viewers of last weekend’s pay-per-view main event thought all along.

With the polls closed, and the 5,311 votes tallied, the clear winner with 57.5% (3,052 votes) of the vote goes to the aforementioned UFC 139 main event between Dan Henderson and “Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar came in second place on our poll with 1,057 votes (19.9%), Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen came in right behind them in third with 671 votes (12.6%), Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva took fourth with 381 votes (7.2%), Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock came in fifth position with 84 votes (1.6%) and Randy Couture vs. Pedro Rizzo came in sixth place with 66 votes (1.2%).

Interestingly enough, 502 votes where cast for our “other” category and voters left their opinions in our comments section as to who they think put on the best performance in history. Fights like Nick Diaz vs. Karo Parisyan, Roger Huerta vs. Leonard Garcia, Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva and Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin where all popular options listed by our voters who chose “other”.

However, based on the feedback we received and with all voters having the option to list their own fight’s as best, the top earner and best fight in UFC history based on fan votes is without a doubt “Hendo vs. Shogun”.

Thank you everyone who participated!

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