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Monday, 11/21/2011, 07:46 am

POLL: WHAT IS THE GREATEST FIGHT IN UFC HISTORY?

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141 Comments to POLL: WHAT IS THE GREATEST FIGHT IN UFC HISTORY?

  1. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    I might be biased on this on this one because only one of these I saw live. Shogun vs Hendo was everything I could hope for and more in a fight.

    • americanjj says:

      word. i was there too and it was epic. jaw dropping moments and standing in disbelief for most of the fight. huge card. modesto, sacramento, san jose, and downy/temecula all represented california fighters well.

      • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

        Sorry brotha for the miscommunication I meant on live on PPV instead of a rerun (UFC Unleashed) or on the internet. But I also live in CA. :)

  2. Joe says:

    it was a good fight, but slow paced after rnd 3 and very tiredsome

  3. Peter B says:

    Wandy/Chuck got me into MMA. Amazing barnburner from two legends. The hype on Rua/Hendo will wear off, but it’ll certainly go down as one of the all time greatest fights. Also, no love for Guida/Sanchez?

    • Mike says:

      Guido/Sanchez was a great fight as well!

      • J4ykworks says:

        I think its a Huge Oversight to skip over Sanchez Vs Diaz and Guida vs Huerta and Leban vs Akiyamma. Silva v sonnen was a one-sided beating save for the supprise ending. I’m pretty sure that fight was fixed, and M. Night Shyamalan co-wrote it with Michael Bay.

      • Shawn says:

        I would have to agree. As well as Guida vs Huerta. In fact, I would put those two over the Hendo vs Rua (slightly). Only because they were non-stop till the end. Hendo and Rua lulled in the last 2 rounds. Also, and it may not be exactly UFC, but notables WEC Garcia vs Jung I, and B. Henderson vs Cerrone I and II.

  4. Tim says:

    Couture vs Big Nog

  5. ZachMMA says:

    Edgar vs Maynard 2 or 3? Nobody?

  6. sideasoundlab says:

    How did Sonnen even make his way into this poll ??

    What about Rampage vs Hendo ?

  7. Anthony says:

    Edson Barbosa vs Anthony Njokuani. Not very big names but epic fight!!!

  8. Tony says:

    Nightmare Vs The heat

  9. jp says:

    edgar vs maynard II and III were both awesome

  10. get real says:

    Aldo/Hominick. Not the greatest ever. But Mark’s 5th round was epic.

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Oh yeah I can agree with that! Hominic should get another shot for that awesome performance.

      • Disagree says:

        Hominic’s on top for the entire 5th round, does virtually no damage to Aldo during that round, and he deserves a rematch? Did you not see that alien growing out of Hominic’s forehead?

        I think way too many viewers are influenced by what Rogan and Goldberg say during the broadcast. Throughout that fight, they kept saying how well Hominic was doing, but he really wasn’t–Aldo outboxed the “supposedly” better boxer! Aldo won 4 of 5 rounds, imo.

        No disrespect. Just disagree.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          I’d have to watch the fight with fresh eyes but I still think he put on a great performance and his warrior mentality made a fan out of me. I personally think they should have stopped the fight when he got that Hematoma but he just kept going..

        • Shawn says:

          I agree. But what made it exciting was that Hominic, though battered, fought hard to the end. Just like Rua did against Hendo. Because of the one sided dominance in 3.5 rounds for Aldo, I wouldn’t say it was the greatest in UFC history. But definitely one of my favorites of all time. Dang, I just can’t pick ONE. Even the top three has their upsides, that make it so hard to just pick one.

  11. MJJ says:

    My favorite fight was probably Randy Couture vs Tim Silva, it was onesided but just given Randys adversity at the time, it was pretty awesome. Hard to pick the greatest fight ever.

  12. james schade says:

    My personal favorite was Chris Leben vs. Akiyama

  13. Creature says:

    Edgar/Maynard 2 and 3, Chuck/Wandy, Couture/Nog, Sanchez/Guida,

    Hendo/Shogun, Hendo/Rampage, Griffin/Bonnar 1, Garcia/Jung 1,

    Phan/Garcia 1 and 2, Fabor/Cruz 2, Bendo/Pettis, Akiyama/Belcher,

    Akiyama/Leben.

    All of them tie for best of all time :) lol

    • Shawn says:

      My top fights of all time aren’t the quick devasting KO’s or subs. It’s the long drawn out battles, that see-saw back and fourth. Non-stop action. No lulls. That both are bloodied and battered at the end, and no one knows which way it’s going to go. Those fights are epic.

    • get real says:

      How could I forget about Bendo/Pettis. That was going to be a razor-thin decision for Ben before the kick heard round the world to push Pettis in the decision. Epic fight. Thanks man.

  14. Ruben says:

    I like Guida vs Huerta

  15. Keith says:

    edgar vs maynard 2?

  16. ninjamaster says:

    Its gotta be between the Griffin-Bonnar fight at the end of TUF or Shogun-Henderson…both incredible fights!

  17. T-Dub says:

    I can’t believe you guys can forget Tito Ortiz vs Frank Shamrock and Diego Sanchez vs Karo Parisyan

    • trod says:

      I agree with Sanchez vs Parisyan,also like Hughes Trigg 2. Best fight ever is hard 2 call. The slow 5th (even though Shogun had mount 4 5 min) is the only thing I did’nt like about Shogun/Henderson, still a great fight.

  18. Mike Diaz says:

    Shogun vs Hendo was a slugfest. It was a whole different experience to see it live! Please come back to my neck of da woods Dana. And rematch them or give Hendo to Rashad and put Shogun with Rampage in Japan. TEAM PENN!!!!!!

  19. dummyman says:

    Fellas, Leonard Garcia vs. Roger Huerta I. ‘Nough said………

  20. tom23 says:

    Stout vs. Fisher 2.

  21. joey says:

    man i would love to see them do this poll over with like 15-20 options id love to see those results cuz i think diaz v.s. penn should be on there heurta v.s. garcia a lot more to please do this over bjpenn.com

  22. magoo says:

    Tim Credeur and Nate Quarry was one hell of a fight……imo

  23. sanchez says:

    greatest fight in mma history was monson vs fedor

  24. Gerard says:

    Chuck vs. Randy, Pete Sell vs. Scott Smith, Frank Trigg vs. Matt Hughes, BJ vs. Hughes, Korean Zombie vs. Leonard Garcia were also great fights!

  25. Nick Diaz says:

    No one ever seems to think of Bj vs Sanchez, granted it was a one sided beating from Bj still a true representation of his greatness

    • Shawn says:

      True. BJ’s greatness. But not exactly a great fight all around. Like you said, one sided. And I think most were expecting that. I was. But can’t take away from Sanchez. He’s a beast. Wouldn’t stop fighting. Great fights to me are the ones where I’m standing up the last 2 rounds and can’t sit still cuz the fight is so close, and they are just wailing at each other, or transition after transition, reversal after reversals. Man, I just get excited thinking about it. It’s a human chess match. Especially when you can see what each fighter is wanting to do, or setting up to do, then you see the other guy realize what his opponent is trying to do, and does his own things to counter, and then his opponent sees that… Man! Those are the great fights.

  26. Apollo says:

    Godzilla Vs. King Ghidora anyone?

  27. Taimanglo says:

    Not a fan of Hughes, But I have to say Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg the come back was just Glorius.

  28. Ian says:

    Lots of good fights mentioned so far, but one of my favorites is leben vs Akiyama. That fight had it all.

  29. Curtis says:

    Yo Leben vsTerry Martin was dope
    Pat Barry vs Cheick Kongo was Insane
    GSP vs Penn 1 was BAllin

  30. DyNoMiTe says:

    Know what’s going to be a good fight? When GSP actually finishes fights again. Don’t care who it is. But the fact he would finish his opponent would make it exciting. But i have to say in my opinion the greatest fight in UFC history was Junior vs Cain by numbers, but Couture vs Liddell 2 by excitement

    • Shawn says:

      Pleeeaaase! GSPs last fights were off the hook. Always enjoy seeing beat on his opponents. Sure it’d be nice to see him finish fights again. But his dominance over his opponents, is still a fun thing to watch. And before anyone starts flaming about laying and praying, go watch those fights again. And I guarantee you, there’s not much laying and praying on GSPs part. He’s too busy throwing punches and kicks standing, or elbows and knees on the ground. Don’t forget keeping busy also with sub attempts.

      Like Dana says too, to him, it doesn’t matter if the fight doesn’t get finished, as long as battle is fought and the war is won. And you can see it in both fighters. I’ll take those over quick KO’s and subs any day.

  31. AAxAntonio says:

    many great fights but #1 Lidel vs Silva

  32. Dre111 says:

    Leonard Garcia vs Nam Phan II… EPIC

  33. bizzle says:

    Not UFC but for mma fight period I got Fedor v. CroCop..

  34. jimmmmmy says:

    There are a few fights that shoulda been on that list that aren’t.. My top 5

    Rua vs Henderson
    Sanchez vs Guida
    Edgar vs Maynard 2
    Faber vs Cruz 2
    Liddell vs Wanderlei

  35. reesio10 says:

    Rampage vs Griffin was a good fight aswell, i have not seen that one mentioned so far!

  36. Justa Thought says:

    It’s just cool to look at ALL the fights and fighters mentioned by the fans on this poll. So many great fighters and great fights. How about Kimo vs Royce Gracie?

  37. alexandre cruz says:

    Couture x Minoutauro, also a very good one

  38. James says:

    Guida vs Huerta
    UFC should bring Huerta back

  39. marquezgotrobbed says:

    Penn vs Hughes 2 for pure excitement.

  40. Lex w says:

    Chuck vs wanderlei

  41. Jb says:

    THe one fight that brought mma to main stream. Forrest vs Bonnar. Best ever

  42. Gregg Johnston says:

    Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez – When Clay caught that kick from Diego, got knocked out cold, but kept fighting – man that is the stuff of legends.

  43. al jon says:

    How about pride Wanderlei vs jackson remember that one allways

  44. daniel gilbert says:

    Sanchez v kampmann was a good fight

  45. effyocouch says:

    UFC:
    Lidell/Wandy, Shogun/Hendo, Phan/Garcia II, Sanchez/Guida, Sanchez/Kampmann, Franklin/Wandy, Leben/Akiyama, Edgar/Maynard II, Diaz/Penn, Nogueira/Couture, I’m sure there are more I’m forgetting.

    MMA:
    Alvarez/Chandler, Wandy/Rampage, Shogun/Coleman, so many more that I can’t even remember lol

  46. t.dot says:

    Dos Santos- Velasquez on Fox……….Fucking Joke!Q!!!

  47. Zack says:

    Guida vs Sanchez was good and kampman vs Sanchez and penn vs Sanchez lol Diego is just exciting

  48. brandon thomas says:

    Penn vs Diego or guida vs huerta or forestgump vs bonnar these are my top 3 not sure in which order but penns been in some badass brawls

  49. Marquezgotrobbed says:

    Griffin vs Edgar was also a great fight.

  50. Nik Lentz vs Andre Winner for sure. surprised that wasnt an option it was an all out war on spike TV.

    / Poll.

  51. aaxantonio says:

    they should of put royce vs kimo as a choice not the greatest but got to give love to the old school guys

  52. Marquezgotrobbed says:

    Diego vs Diaz and Diego vs Karo too..Diego puts on great fights man!

  53. GRT 3000 says:

    Fitch vs. anybody. best shit ever…

  54. Marquezgotrobbed says:

    Fitch vs GSP weren’t bad dude.. was an exciting fight for both of those dudes..note to Joe Silva match up two boring dudes together or two wrasslers you get an ok fight.

  55. Marquezgotrobbed says:

    But BY FAR the greatest fight of all time has to be..Gabe Gonzaga vs Kevin ‘the shaman’ Jordan!!

  56. get real says:

    Every fight people have commented on were great battles. It is crazy how many epic fights the ufc/wec has had.

  57. bizzle says:

    Hughes v Trigg 2 is another one..

  58. tom23 says:

    Am I the only person who saw Sam Stout vs Spencer Fisher 2???? That was the shit.

  59. Adrian says:

    They really have to let this whole Hendo vs Rua thing go all that fight showed was why neither fighter will ever be champ. They both were gassed out too tired to finish. yea they showed lots of heart but the fight was nothing special

  60. Will says:

    Penn vs Stevenson, Penn vs Sanchez, Aldo vs Hominick, the one fight where the dude from TUF, the one Bisping won, with the blue hair or something got super bloody but still kept pushing forward,

  61. Jonas says:

    I got the chills from seeing Chris Lyttle subbing Dan Hardy and walking away from MMa. Such an awesom guy and is truly missed in the sport. Wish more were doing what he did!

  62. Mike says:

    Not for nothing, The Clay Guida vs Ben Henderson fight was pretty damned good too

  63. This survey is biased just because most of the people voting doesn’t even remember the other fights, or they just didn’t watch them…

  64. jocool567 says:

    I was on the floor for Hendo Shogun and that was the best live fight iever I lost all control.. That being said I don’t know if there is greatest fight ever. This sport is still a baby and as it grows it will just get crazier and crazier and I am down for that ride!!! I might try to come up with a top ten but no order

  65. Benny Sin says:

    People are only saying the Hendo vs Shogun fight because they just saw it. Also, where’s Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard 2?

  66. Kyle says:

    Frank Shamrock vs Tito Ortiz

  67. FSMMA says:

    Seems like ppl think that UFC only been aired for 2 years and that’s a shame.

    Tito Ortiz vs. Frank Shamrock – best UFC fight ever.

  68. EoinJohnson says:

    Whats about the 2 Bonnar/Soszcynski fights?
    And where is Nam Phan vs Leonard Garcia 1 & 2?
    Diaz vs Penn?
    Griffin vs Ortiz?
    Griffin vs Jackson?

  69. Nicky Francis says:

    I’d think the greatest fight ever would have to have had some significant impact on a championship situation (Randy Couture vs. Tim Sylvia, either GSP vs. BJ fight, etc.) or be super important for the sport (Griffin vs. Bonnar). Saying, just to pick one example, that Sanchez vs. Kampmann was the greastest fight ever is like saying a game between Ray Allen’s Bucks and Tracy McGrady’s Magic in the first round of the playoffs was the greatest NBA game of all time.

  70. KingGareth says:

    Diaz vs Penn

  71. Angel says:

    Nick Diaz vs Diego Sanchez. bjj vs wrestling at its best

  72. Tapout a Warrior says:

    I honestly cannot believe that anyone could say that the best fight is not Forrest and Stephan. I say that being a huge MMA fan, Hendo and Shogun no doubt # 2 best ever. That fight did not change the MMA world forever, nor did it make being a fighter a viable means to provide for a family. Those facts alone not only make it the best but think of the build up, Forrest quiet pretty much through all of TUF 1 but during his fights proved to be a Warrior. Stephan Bonnar taking out Bobby S. and surving that deep choke to be the finalist. Dude that was a build up which promised to be a slugfest, and delivered. Shogun and Henderson both Pride icons meeting and delivering was awesome easily fight of the year but it didnt have the wow factor of the TUF finale. Just my opinion as a humble fan.

  73. Epic Fights! says:

    how about Rich Franklin vs Wanderlie Silva man that was a great fight!! especially at the end when wandy and rich were just hitting each other at the last seconds of the third round!

  74. Mike Perryman says:

    There are really two many fights-great fights to choose from.

  75. John Gab says:

    Man silva vs sonnen is a great fight from the start of the bell the strike from one another the ground game was very amazing and Silva ending it with a trangle arm bar at the 5TH ROUND!!!!

  76. njl22222 says:

    I saw everyone of those live and Hendo vs Shogun was definately the best. One of the best fights ever (If Not). I’m wondering why Penn VS Diaz isn’t on there. That was a damn good fight.

  77. bob says:

    Meh biased poll is biased. you ask a question like this, so soon after an epic battle as the one we had with shogun and hendo, chances are that simply because it is fresh in people’s minds.. it will win.

    I dunno, personal opinion, Griffin v bonnar made this sport what it is today.. without that one fight, none of the ones after may have happened at all.

  78. jeremy michael says:

    it’s the griffin bonnar fight for sure. that’s the fight that REDEFINED MMA.

  79. Jake says:

    Lesnar vs Carwin is the best to me.

  80. mmadred says:

    huerta vs garcia

  81. Sucker punch says:

    Nick Diaz vs The Heat

  82. Chris says:

    Just watched all the options and can’t go past chuck liddell and wandelei silva. Awesome

  83. J says:

    Shouldn’t this be titled poor list of great main events because other than maybe the Hendo – Shogun fight I don’t know that one of them would make a top 10 list of all time UFC fights.

  84. A.James says:

    The Hendo vs Shogun was already a legendary fight before the cage closed. That was a contest people had wanted to see a long time ago. There really were some awesome moments in that match but, I think it’s the men’s histories that really put this fight over the top as far as the best UFC match of all time. Not too many hall of famers meet up on a regular basis. Not enough legends cross paths while they’re still in title contender shape.

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