What are the best MMA fights of all time?

If you're a true fan and practitioner of martial arts, then you've definitely heard of these fights. These are by far some of the greatest fighters in MMA history and these are a few of the many great bouts that have happened throughout the years. For MMA fans around the world, this list is for you!

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    #1Lawler vs. MacDonald II

    Lawler vs. MacDonald II

    The Lawler vs. MacDonald II fight was held during UFC 189 wherein Robbie Lawler took on Rory MacDonald for the 2nd time. Unfortunately for MacDonald, it ended the same way as the first bout with Robbie Lawler winning this time via knockout.

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    Henry Rice
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "The Lawler vs. MacDonald match up was an absolute slug fest and arguably one of the best mma fights to have ever happened inside the octagon. Neither fighter wanted to go down regardless how bloodied up they were. Both of them were beasts out there ad I'm grateful that they gave it they're all or we wouldn't be treated to one of the greatest fights in history! 🙏"
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    #2Rua vs. Henderson

    Rua vs. Henderson

    Rua vs. Henderson was the man event of UFC 139 which featured former Pride fighters Dan Henderson and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua going toe-to-toe in the light heavyweight division. All three judges scored the fight 48-47 in favor of Henderson.

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    George Thomas
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "These two were among the best fighters in their prime and the best in the light heavyweight division. They were bound to clash at some point in their careers and I'm glad they did. Regardless of the decision, each fighter left everything they had inside the octagon and they should both be proud of their performances."
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    #3Griffin vs. Bonnar I

    Griffin vs. Bonnar I

    The Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar fight was the finale of The Ultimate Fighter. More importantly, it managed to rope in a casual fan audience that the UFC had been looking forward to for years. It was held on May 9th, 2005.

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    Samuel Hunt
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "How can I forget about this fight?! The one that started it all for the UFC. Other people may not know this but this was literally the fight that put UFC on the map and made people aware of the birth of the sport. Seeing this fight brings back so many memories and just looking at where the UFC is now as a sport is truly a remarkable feat. 👏"
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    #4Jones vs. Gustafsson I

    Jones vs. Gustafsson I

    The Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson was the main event of UFC 165 with the Light Heavyweight Championship on the line. It was a close fight overall with the decision in favor of Jon Jones, however, it was the closest he came to losing.

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    Benjamin Thompson
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "This fight definitely needed to be included in this list! This was actually the first time that Jon Jones looked mortal and beatable inside the octagon since he started his reign as champion. To this day, people still say that he should've lost but I think both fighters were incredible and this match, one of the best mma fights of all time, is the fruit of their impressive performances. 👍"
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    #5Edgar vs. Maynard II

    Edgar vs. Maynard II

    Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard II is the second time that these two fighters faced off inside the octagon. The first bout was won by Maynard which resulted in a rematch. It was a great fight that ended in a draw for controversial reasons.

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    Juan Santos
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "It sucks that this match was such an awesome fight that ended in a draw but I think both fighters did more than enough to win which is probably why it ended as it did. Still, if it weren't for this controversial decision, we wouldn't be treated to one of the best trilogies in MMA history. 😁"
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    #6Silva vs. Sonnen

    Silva vs. Sonnen

    The Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen fight is arguably one of the greatest comebacks in MMA history. Throughout all 5 rounds, Sonnen was the more dominant fighter and could have won if not for the submission attempt by Anderson in the 5th.

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    Billy Rogers
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "One of the greatest comebacks in UFC history! Hands down! Bar none! Good night! 🔥 I really thought Chael had it in the bag, I mean it was down to the last round. But Anderson just pulled off one of the greatest stunts ever pulled inside the octagon. And that's why he'll forever be remembered as one of the G.O.A.Ts!"
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    #7Hunt vs. Bigfoot

    Hunt vs. Bigfoot

    Mark Hunt vs. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva was the main event on UFC Fight Night which aired on December 6th, 2013. As great as the fight was for both fighters, it ended in a rare majority draw. Still, it earned Fight of the Night honors.

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    Jonathan Simmons
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "Yet another great fight that ended in a controversial decision. Each fighter poured it on with neither one willing to give in. Regardless of that, they put together an awesome fight! "
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    #8Lawler vs. Condit

    Lawler vs. Condit

    Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit was an absolute dogfight with neither fighter willing to give in until the very end. "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler was hailed as the victor and continued his dominance over the welterweight division.

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    Phillip Phillips
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "I remember searching for MMA fights tonight back then when I saw the Lawler vs. Condit fight. The match was great with each fighter proving be so technical in all aspects. Glad Robbie got the W but Carlos put on an incredible performance too."

Summary

Best What are the best MMA fights of all time
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Lawler vs. MacDonald IIVideos 16 Free
2Rua vs. HendersonVideos 12 Free
3Griffin vs. Bonnar IVideos 8 Free
4Jones vs. Gustafsson IVideos 4 Free
5Edgar vs. Maynard IIVideos 2 Free
6Silva vs. SonnenVideos 2 Free
7Hunt vs. BigfootVideos 1 Free
8Lawler vs. ConditVideos 1 Free
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