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Category: Best Of The Best Fights (page 1 of 11)

Finding beauty and inspiration in simply the best MMA fights.

Carlos Condit vs Martin Kampmann II (Full Fight)

Carlos Condit vs Martin Kampmann II, UFC Fight Night, 28 August 2013
Fight of the Night

carlos condit vs martin kampmann IISurgical precision and devastating combinations. Expect nothing less from one of the greatest welterweight fighters in MMA history. Carlos Condit The Natural Born Killer showing the fight world his talent and his ferocity in this incredible fight against the Danish Kickboxing champion.

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Tim Elliott vs Louis Smolka (Full Fight)

Tim Elliott vs Louis Smolka, UFC on Fox, 15 April 2017
Fight of the Night

tim elliott vs louis smolkaFlyweight division fighters are able to do things that no other division can do. It takes the speed of the lightweight division and multiplies it by 10. Watching Tim Elliott vs Louis Smolka was like watching two wasps dancing back and forth. An action packed fight with ferocious scrambling. An exciting matchup that only these two talented and well conditioned grapplers could give.

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Darren Elkins vs Mirsad Bektic (Full Fight)

Darren Elkins vs Mirsad Bektic, UFC 209, 4 March 2017
Fight of the Night

Mirsad Bektic vs Darren ElkinsDarren Elkins might not be a super star in the sport, but he is definitely one of the toughest. To me, he has become akin to the likes of Scott Jorgensen, Eddie Wineland, and Brad Pickett. Fighters who are extremely talented and accomplished but for one reason or another, simply haven’t been able to break into the upper echelon of their weight divisions. Darren Elkins vs Mirsad Bektic unfortunately isn’t going to help in Darren’s bid for a UFC title shot and MMA stardom, but it does speak volumes to how much heart and experience Darren has.

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Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen I and II (Full Fights)

Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen I, UFC 117, 7 August 2010
Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen II, UFC 148, 7 July 2012

anderson silva vs chael sonnenFrom 2006 to 2013, the UFC Middleweight division was dominated by one of the best MMA fighters of all time, Anderson “The Spider” Silva. He surgically and systematically destroyed every single opponent the UFC put in front of him, defending his Middleweight Title 10 successive times. He destroyed Rich Franklin with knees. He rained elbows down on Travis Lutter while having him in a triangle. He choked Dan Henderson out with a rear naked choke. He even danced his way to victory against Demian Maia. It got to a point where Anderson Silva and the Middleweight division started getting boring to watch. Anderson Silva made every single fighter in the division look like they didn’t have the talent and the training to compete.

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Junior dos Santos vs Stipe Miocic I (Full Fight)

Junior dos Santos vs Stipe Miocic, UFC on Fox Dos Santos vs Miocic I, 13 Dec 2014
Fight of the Night

junior dos santos vs stipe miocicIt’s no secret, all fight fans love a stand-up battle, especially between heavyweights. In Junior dos Santos vs Stipe Miocic, we have two of the best heavyweight fighters in MMA, both with boxing backgrounds, and both willing to battle to the death.

For a long period of time, the UFC heavyweight division was dominated by Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos. They defeated everyone they fought until they met each other in the cage. At the time of their first fight, Cain was the champion. Cain had defeated half the heavyweight division and then champion Brock Lesnar. Junior earned the contender position after beating the other half of the division. Junior won the first fight and Cain came back to win the second to regain his title and the third to retain it.

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Dominick Cruz vs Cody Garbrandt (Full Fight)

Dominick Cruz vs Cody Garbrandt, UFC 207, 30 Dec 2016
Fight of the Night

Dominick Cruz vs Cody GarbrantThe great Urijah Faber will go down in MMA history as a legend of the sport. He paved the way for the great lighter weight fighters we know and love today. He made being 150 pounds and under cool when the fight industry was dominated by 200+ pound wrestlers. As legends are created, they also need to come to an end. Urijah Faber lost his WEC Featherweight belt and the belt changed hands multiple times before going to another great Featherweight fighter, Jose Aldo. Before he left the ring, Urijah Faber and his Team Alpha Male made one of the greatest rivalries in the sport against Dominick Cruz.

Time and time again, Team Alpha Male came up short against what seemed to be an allusive fighter with a unique style that couldn’t be deciphered. Urijah Faber, Joseph Benevidez, TJ Dillashaw. All the top guys from Team Alpha Male all came up short. Tonight, at UFC 207, we witness history in the making and perhaps one of the greatest moments in Team Alpha Male history if not MMA history. Cody Garbrant, a long time disciple of Urijah Faber, finds victory over Dominick cruz in one of the most incredible Bantamweight fights.

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Marco Polo Reyes vs Dong Hyun Kim (Full Fight)

Marco Polo Reyes vs Dong Hyun Kim, UFC 199, 4 June 2016
Fight of the Night

Marco Polo Reyes vs Dong Hyun KimgA serious contender for the 2016 fight of the year. Marco Polo Reyes vs Dong Hyun Kim is a action packed fight with constant back and forth action. Two ferocious fighters competing to climb the rankings in the UFC Lightweight division.

Dong Hyun Kim, not to be confused with with the UFC veteran “Stun Gun” refers to himself as the “Maestro”. He comes to the UFC with a plethora of experience with about 20 fights under his belt. Finally he makes it on to the global platform that is the UFC and shows the world what he’s made of.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz (Full Fight)

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz, UFC 205, 12 Nov 2016

joanna jedrzejczyk vs karolina kowalkiewiczJoanna Jedrzejczyk vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz was a phenomenal fight, a contest between technique and toughness. Another attestation to the legitimacy of womens MMA – if there still is any doubt. However before going into the fight, it would be appropriate to reflect on the incredible achievement of the UFC205 event itself.

UFC 205 was a historic and milestone event for many reasons. The achievement of Conor McGregor to hold two championship belts in two different weight divisions at the same time. The remarkable and perhaps record breaking ticket and Pay Per View sales. The ticket prices and participation of fans and audience also shows that MMA is starting to arrive as a main stream sport.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Claudia Gadelha II (Full Fight)

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Claudia Gadelha II, UFC TUF 23 Finale, 8 July 2016
Fight of the Night

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Claudia Gadelha IIIn a July weekend full of incredible fights, we have Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Claudia Gadelha II. Personally, this is the fight that I have been looking forward to most. A striker versus grappler match-up between a world-class kick boxer and a tough well-rounded Nova Uniao product.

There has always been doubt in my mind over who won Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Claudia Gadelha I. Joanna started the fight with a great knockdown in the first round. Then Claudia was able to grapple and take Joanna down for the rest of the fight. Since Joanna won the fight she had the opportunity to fight Carla Esparza for the championship. If Claudia won that fight, she would have gotten the fight against Carla. If she was able to capture the belt from Carla, things would be very different.

Now we get to see the two ladies fight again. Finally to settle who the better fighter is.

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Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar II (Full Fight)

Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar II, UFC 200, 9 July 2016

Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar IIA highly anticipated fight between two of the best P4P fighters in MMA. But this is not just any normal fight. These are two former champions competing not just with each other, but with themselves. Do they still have it? Do they still have what it takes to make a run for the championship? Do they still have the energy and the drive to train, to grind, to further pursue a career in the cage?

Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar II is a fight where we see two of the best fighters battling to solidify their legacy and make another claim for the UFC Featherweight belt.

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