5 Best MMA Fights Ever
This list of 5 best MMA fights ever is based on multiple factors; the competitor's history, the action in the match, and the aftermath they created. MMA is actually a very old sport. It began as basic street wrestling and evolved into the sanctioned sport witnessed today. Way back in ancient Greece, fighters would use multiple styles of fighting to defeat a nemesis. In modern times, the sport was thought of as "street fighting" before gaining a sport status. Participants in MMA sanctioned matches train for years to achieve the level of fighting performed in front of thousands of fans. This is not something to try at home.
- Don Frye v. Ken Shamrock. Topping the list of best MMA fights is the match from the "Bad Blood" event in 2002. Coming from a professional wrestling background, Ken Shamrock had a lot to prove, even with his extensive martial arts training. Prior to the match, Frye allegedly said bad things concerning persons close to Shamrock and the latter was none too pleased. It showed in the match. While Frey ultimately won, Shamrock's show proved his place in MMA fighting.
- Royce Gracie v. Dan Severn. This entry makes the list of best MMA fights for it's securing of Jiu-Jitso into MMA. Prior to this 1995 match, the motion-related art was not a common or respected form. Royce Gracie used this style against the larger Dan Severn's old school wrestling techniques to gain a victory.
- Matt Hughes v. B.J. Penn II. Making the list of best MMA fights comes the rematch between these two accomplished fighters on September 23, 2006. The history between these two put it high on the watch list. The match went back and forth with Hughes finally winning
- Stephan Bonner v. Forrest Griffin. On the list of best MMA fights come an all out brawl. This match put both of the contenders on the MMA map for the first time.
- Royce Gracie v. Kazushi Sakuraba. This match from way back in 2000 went on for more than an hour and a half. Ultimately, the match ended with Sakuraba proving that Gracie was not invincible.