5 Best UFC Fights Of All Time
The five best UFC fights of all time include some of the greatest battles the sport has ever seen. Over the years, UFC fighting has become more popular and the fighters are becoming celebrities. When you check out the five best UFC fights of all time you will see why the sporting world is catching on to the excitement of UFC fighting.
- Chuck Liddell vs. Randy Couture - April 16, 2005. Chuck Liddell has been a legend for years in the UFC fighting ranks. In this entry on the list of the five best UFC fights of all time, Liddell battled fellow UFC legend Randy Couture who held the championship belt at the time. Liddell added to his legend when he knocked out Couture early in the first round to take the title. Liddell was the first fighter to ever knock out Couture in a championship match in the first round.
- Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock - November 12, 1993. Royce Gracie was the martial artist and Ken Shamrock was the unhinged brawler who used mostly boxing and wrestling moves in this entry on the list of five best UFC fights of all time. In the end, it was Gracie choking out Shamrock 57 seconds into the first round that decided this match. Shamrock had tapped out four times before the referee finally called the bout.
- Quinton Jackson vs. Mauricio Rua - April 23, 2005. At the "Pride Total Elimination 2005" UFC event, Mauricio Rua challenged Quinton Jackson to a match. Jackson was the favorite because of his decided advantage in size and strength. By the time the match was over, Jackson had three broken ribs and a dislocated knee because of Rua's superior technique. It was one of the more brutal UFC matches ever.
- Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar - April 9, 2005. In the first season of the UFC show "The Ultimate Fighter," it was unknown whether or not the show would be a success. What brought the show, and UFC fighting in general, to the forefront is the battle between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar. It went on for fifteen minutes and, when it was over, a bloody and battered Griffin was the winner. It turns out that UFC was the winner as well as the show was picked up for a second season and attendance at UFC events soared.
- Ken Shamrock vs. Don Frye - February 24, 2002. The UFC billed "Pride 19" as a grudge match between Ken Shamrock and Don Frye. This is one of the five best UFC fights of all time that lived up to the hype. The two fighters battled each other bloody for five rounds until Ken Shamrock finally won a split decision.