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Old 12-10-2011, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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***Top 25 fights to show a new fan - MAKEOVER, we need your input!***

So, our lovely old list of the top 25 fights to show a new fan is in serious need of an update.

A LOT of great fights have happened since then, and this is where you guys come in. We need your list. Your top 25 of most entertaining fights all time.

Remember that this has to be the top 25 fights that you would show to a friend if you wanted him/her to get into MMA.

The way this works is, when this thread is eventually closed we will take all your lists, give every fight 1-25 points according to it's placement on each list and add it all up. That way we get an average top 25 which we will unveil sometime in 2012

Now, have fun making these lists - and put some thought into it! And remember - every promotion is in this, not just UFC

And thank you for your help!
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:46 AM   #2 (permalink)

 
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I'll be adding my list in 2012, after 141, probably before 142.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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GSP/Jason Miller
Big Nog/CroCop
CroCop/Fedor
Liddell/Couture trilogy
Liddell/Ortiz I/II
shogun/hendo
Sanchez/Guida
Nog/Couture
Nog/Mir
Aldo/Hominick
Shogun/Lil' Nog
Silva/Cung Le
Frank Shamrock/Tito Ortiz
Nick Diaz/Takanori Gomi
Pete Williams/Mark Coleman
Bj Penn/Matt Hughes II
Matt Hughes/Frank Trigg
Wandy/Rampage I/II/III
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GSP/Jason Miller
Big Nog/CroCop
CroCop/Fedor
Liddell/Couture trilogy
Liddell/Ortiz I/II

shogun/hendo
Sanchez/Guida
Nog/Couture
Nog/Mir
Aldo/Hominick
Shogun/Lil' Nog
Silva/Cung Le
Frank Shamrock/Tito Ortiz
Nick Diaz/Takanori Gomi
Pete Williams/Mark Coleman
Bj Penn/Matt Hughes II
Matt Hughes/Frank Trigg
Wandy/Rampage I/II/III
Griffen/Bonnar
Lesnar/Carwin
Leben/Akiyama
Please - only single fights, and number your list will you?
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Ohhh this is exciting, I will update later on with ym list!

I will have G-Spot v Joe Daddy on it for sure so a new fan can see a fast paced and dynamic ground fight and appreciate it isn't gay dry humping all the time!
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Ohhh this is exciting, I will update later on with ym list!

I will have G-Spot v Joe Daddy on it for sure so a new fan can see a fast paced and dynamic ground fight and appreciate it isn't gay dry humping all the time!
Great man, we need as many entries as we can get!

We need some new fights to bring in fans
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I believe a top list to show a new fan should include wide variety of weight classes, and TKOs, KOs, subs, and quick finishes and grinding decisions, and also notable fights which are not necessarily spectacular (Lesnar vs Mir 1). The idea should be to show what to expect - if we show only 25 first-round KOs the reality will be very boring.

It also should be weighed heavily towards fighters who are active today - but still include some historic and pivotal ones. The fights should probably be accompanied by an explanation why they are on the list - whether the fighter is a legend (Wandy) or if the fight itself had an important impact in the sport (Sanchez vs Koscheck, Emelianenko vs Werdum). This way the newbie will understand there's more to the sport than guys beating the shit out of each other, and that there's a rich history despite its young age.

With that in mind, my top 25 fights for a new fan - not my top 25 fights of all time, although the top 2 are:
  1. Shogun vs Hendo (best MMA fight of all time, and with two legends)
  2. Anderson Silva vs Sonnen (the most dominant UFC champ of all time in his toughest fight)
  3. Korean Zombie vs Garcia (one of the best fights of all time)
  4. Royce Gracie vs Gordeau (this is where it all started, UFC 1)
  5. Sanchez vs Koscheck (this is where UFC started its second coming, TUF 1 finale)
  6. Emelianenko vs Werdum (at the time of the fight Emelianenko was considered one of the most dominant fighters of all time, with an unprecedented and unmatched record)
  7. Quinton Jackson vs Wanderlei Silva 2 (classic fight with two legends, and a rivalry for the ages)
  8. Quinton Jackson vs Wanderlei Silva 3 (classic fight with two legends, and a rivalry for the ages)
  9. Edgar vs Maynard 2 (Improbable and incredible performance)
  10. Edgar vs Maynard 3 (Another improbable and incredible performance)
  11. Sanchez vs Guida (MMA at its brutal finest)
  12. Hendo vs Bisping (a decisive finish to a TUF season full of smack talk)
  13. JDS vs Velasquez (UFC debuts on network television)
  14. Cro Cop vs Wanderlei Silva 2 (two legends showing their signature styles and moves, one brutal finish)
  15. Cruz vs Faber 2 (pure technique)
  16. Mir vs Minotauro 2 (when they first met, Mir delivered the first KO to Minotauro, who later claimed the loss was because he was sick. Rematch to settle the score)
  17. GSP vs Penn 2 (arguably the best pound-for-pound match-up in MMA history)
  18. Couture vs Silvia (the shot that was heard all over the MMA world)
  19. Machida vs Couture (another shot that was heard all over the MMA world)
  20. Anderson Silva vs Griffin (real world meets The Matrix)
  21. GSP vs Hughes 3 (third match in a great rivalry with two champs from different generations of fighters)
  22. Lesnar vs Mir 1 (Lesnar the pro wrestler is welcomed to UFC)
  23. Lesnar vs Mir 2 (Lesnar the MMA fighter gets a rematch)
  24. Shogun vs Machida 2 (rematch after a hotly contested and often questioned split decision)
  25. Aldo vs Swanson (one of the most spectacular finishes in MMA history)

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I believe a top list to show a new fan should include wide variety of weight classes, and TKOs, KOs, subs, and quick finishes and grinding decisions, and also notable fights which are not necessarily spectacular (Lesnar vs Mir 1). The idea should be to show what to expect - if we show only 25 first-round KOs the reality will be very boring.

It also should be weighed heavily towards fighters who are active today - but still include some historic and pivotal ones. The fights should probably be accompanied by an explanation why they are on the list - whether the fighter is a legend (Wandy) or if the fight itself had an important impact in the sport (Sanchez vs Koscheck, Emelianenko vs Werdum). This way the newbie will understand there's more to the sport than guys beating the shit out of each other, and that there's a rich history despite its young age.
Could not agree more
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Here is my list:
Couture vs Silvia
Jackson vs Arona
Kaufman vs Coumache
Jones vs Machida
Diaz vs Penn
Fedor vs Randleman
Shogun vs Hendo
Anderson Silva vs Sonnen
Royce Gracie vs Gordeau
Quinton Jackson vs Wanderlei Silva 3
Edgar vs Maynard 2
Hendo vs Bisping
Guida vs Henderson
JDS vs Velasquez
Mir vs Minotauro 2
GSP vs Penn 1
Machida vs Couture
Anderson Silva vs Griffin
Little Nog vs Ortiz
Diaz vs Smith
Fedor vs Sylvia
Fedor vs Arlovski
Lesnar vs Mir 1
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