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Top 25 Fights to Show a New MMA Fan!!

The voting is in. Here is the top 25 fights to show to a new MMA fan. The fights are ranked according to those that received the highest percentage of votes in their respective rounds.
1) Kevin Randleman vs. Fedor Emelianenko - 68.57%
http://www.clipjunkie.com/Randleman-vs-Fedor-vid130.html

2) Stephan Bonnar vs. Forrest Griffin - 64%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Forrest_Griffin_vs_Stephan_Bonnar_TUF_1_Finale?vid=10001572&tid=100

3) Takanori Gomi vs. Nick Diaz - 63%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Takanori_Gomi_vs_Nick_Diaz_PRIDE_33_Second_Coming?vid=10003332&tid=100

4) Clay Guida vs. Roger Huerta - 54%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Roger_Huerta_vs_Clay_Guida_TUF_6_Finale?vid=10001224&tid=100

5) Diego Sanchez vs. Karo Parisyan - 50%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Diego_Sanchez_vs_Karo_Parisyan_UFN_6?vid=10003461&tid=100

6) Rampage jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva #2 - 50%
http://fightgameblog.com/2008/11/video-vault-rampage-vs-silva-ii/

7) Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic vs. Wanderlei Silva - 50%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Wanderlei_Silva_vs_Mirko_Cro_Cop_Filipovic_II_PRI?vid=10002609&tid=100

8) Wanderlei Silva vs. Chuck Liddell - 49%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Chuck_Liddell_vs_Wanderlei_Silva_UFC_79?vid=10001215&tid=100

9) Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida - 47%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Diego_Sanchez_vs_Clay_Guida_TUF_9_Finale?vid=10005354&tid=100

10) Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic - 46%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Fedor_Emelianenko_vs_Mirko_Cro_Cop_Filipovic_PRIDE?vid=10000813&tid=100

11) Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira - 46%
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6bc74_cro-cop-vs-nogueira-final-conflict_sport

12) BJ Penn vs. Joe Stevenson - 46%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_B_J_Penn_vs_Joe_Stevenson_UFC_80?vid=10001194&tid=100

13) Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg II - 44%
http://mmavideolinks.to/fighter-videos/167/1675-frank-trigg-vs-matt-hughes-2.html

14) Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fedor Emelianenko - 42%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Fedor_Emelianenko_vs_Antonio_Rodrigo_Nogueira_III_?vid=10000811&tid=100

15) Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans - 41%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Lyoto_Machida_vs_Rashad_Evans_UFC_98_HD?vid=10005327&tid=100

16) Brett Rogers vs. Fedor Emelianenko - 41%
http://www.arkhilario.com/2009/11/07/fedor-vs-rogers-video/

17) Diego Sanchez vs. Nick Diaz - 41%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Diego_Sanchez_vs_Nick_Diaz_TUF_2_Finale?vid=10001596&tid=100

18) Forrest Griffin vs. Rampage Jackson - 39%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Quinton_Rampage_Jackson_vs_Forrest_Griffin_UFC_86?vid=10000725&tid=100

19) Georges St. Pierre vs. John Fitch - 37%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Georges_St_Pierre_vs_Jon_Fitch_UFC_87?vid=10001033

20) Don Frye vs. Yoshihiro Takayama - 36%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Don_Frye_VS_Yoshihiro_Takayama_at_PRIDE_21_Demo?vid=10007774&tid=100

21) Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogeuira - 36%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Randy_Couture_vs_Antonio_Rodrigo_Nogueira_UFC_102?vid=10006226&tid=100

22) Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Bob Sapp - 36%
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3ydfs_bob-sapp-vs-antonio-rodrigo-nogueir_sport

23) Randy Couture vs. Tito Ortiz - 34%
http://mmavideolinks.to/fighter-videos/36/290-randy-couture-vs-tito-ortiz.html

24) Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson - 31%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Anderson_Silva_vs_Dan_Henderson_UFC_82_Pride_of_a_?vid=10000870&tid=100

25) Randy Couture vs. Chuck Liddell #1 - 26%
http://www.mma-core.com/videos/_Chuck_Liddell_vs_Randy_Couture_1_UFC_43?vid=10001205&tid=100

Honorably Mentions: Rampage vs. Wanderlei, Shogun vs. Rampage, BJ Penn vs. Sean Sherk, Faber vs. Brown 2

If any of the links don't work, or if they don't have the whole fights, PM me and I'll fix it.
 

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GREAT list, I love this. 100% worth the effort and I will be saving this to a few servers and my personal machine, I recommend lots of others do it too. :thumbsup:


Shogun vs Rampage IMO should have made the list but all fights are great!


edit: lol @ "John" Fitch. Mythbusters made that same mistake.
 

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awesome list and thanks for throwing that together. I disagree with showing a new fan the Bonnar/Griffin fight, although it was one of the best fights I've ever seen. A new fan may think it's too barbaric or bloody haha


EDIT: That is of course by new fan you mean someones dad who recently started enjoying spike tv re-runs of fights...
 

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Discussion Starter #11
There are several fights that were left off that I think are amazing. Cyborg vs. Manhoef is one of them.

However, it was a group effort, and this is what the group wanted.

Thank you everyone that voted.
 

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Yeah I would have liked to see a few more fights up there, but all in all I am very satisfied with this list. I could sit on the couch and watchs those fights all day!:thumbsup:
 

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Yeah I would have liked to see a few more fights up there, but all in all I am very satisfied with this list. I could sit on the couch and watchs those fights all day!:thumbsup:
Anyone that wants a copy of the whole list of 80 fights, let me know and i'll email it to you. just pm me your email address
 

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Awesome, and you don't have to be new to love those fights and the links all together make it easy to find. :thumbsup:
 

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One of my favorite fights I would show a MMA newbie is Martin Kampmann vs Drew McFedries.

The fight starts off with Drew landing some good punches and just walking through anything Kampmann is throwing. Kampmann's face starts to swell as he gets the fight to the ground. Secures side control and then gets a beautiful arm-triangle and puts McFedries to sleep.

Great fight by Kampmann that shows how a well rounded fighter should always beat a one dimensional fighter.
 

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wow excellent work!

its so easy to think of fights that could/should be in there. but i dont think you could say that any of the fights in the list dont deserve to be there

again, gr8 work
 

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25?

So hard to narrow it down to 25 fights, great list but i think there are alot of great fight from back in the early days that would be great for new fan so see how the sport and fighters have evolved
Keith Hackney vs Emmanuel Yarborough..1 of my all time favs
Marco Ruas vs Paul Varelans...awsome fight !
Pedro Rizzo vs Tank Abbott....another great one !
Frank Shamrock vs Tito Ortiz.....mma rope a dope!
.....really need to do a top 50 fight of all time list !
 

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So hard to narrow it down to 25 fights, great list but i think there are alot of great fight from back in the early days that would be great for new fan so see how the sport and fighters have evolved
Keith Hackney vs Emmanuel Yarborough..1 of my all time favs
Marco Ruas vs Paul Varelans...awsome fight !
Pedro Rizzo vs Tank Abbott....another great one !
Frank Shamrock vs Tito Ortiz.....mma rope a dope!
.....really need to do a top 50 fight of all time list !
You could do a top 100 and still have great fights left out!!! I mean spike TV did the 100 greatest UFC fights and they really were incredible fights, so that is without fights outside of the UFC!
 
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