Best Decision Fights

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  1. mmathprofessor

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    Sometimes it seems like some people forget that fights don't always have to end in a finish to be exciting. Sure we all love a good KO or a flash sub, but some of my favorite fights went to a decision. And not even always a close one. Lets not let boring decisions ruin what fights that go the distance can be! What is your top 3 go the distance fights. Mine are...

    1. Hendo/Shogun - yeah they gassed, yeah it got sloppy, but this was a back and forth fight between two guys with a warrior spirit and an iron chin

    2. Franklin/Wanderli - both passed their prime and Franklin clearly up in the cards, we get a flash of the Wand of old a couple times. They went at it like they were young again.

    3. GSP/Condit - I may catch some flack for this one I know, but GSP was questionable coming in and put a quick end to that question. It wasn't really a close fight, but entertaining as hell.

    Oh and lets please not turn thus into a "such and such was robbed" thread. This is to celebrate battles not to cheapen them with opinions that won't change the actual outcome.
     
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    liddell/silva
     
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    Yeah I loved that fight. It's funny. The issue with that fight is also what probably made it such a good fight too. In their primes I see one brutally Koing the other quick (could have went either way) and we wouldn't have had such a battle.
     
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    KZ/Garcia I. I realized I don't care who won

    EDIT: I'd add Bendo/Guida
     
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    Fedor vs Crocop
    Wanderlei vs Hunt
    Wanderlei vs Hendo 1
    Shogun vs Hendo
    Shogun vs Lil Nog
    Shogun vs Machida 1
    Nogueira vs Barnett 1
    Nogueira vs Couture
     
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    But sherdog told me that if a fight goes to a decision it's a boring fight

    Edgar/Maynard 2
     
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    Yeah that was epic. And the draw made it more so.
     
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    cro cop/fedor comes to mind
    also Maynard/edgar 2
    mighty mouse/ Ian mccall 1
     
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    Nogueira/Barnett 1 is one that doesn't get talked about much. It was a great fight!
     
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    Edgar vs. Griffin
    LilNog vs. Shogun
    Liddell vs. Wand
    Fedor vs. Nog I and III
    Fedor vs. CroCop
    Nog vs. Barnett I
    Shogun vs. Hendo
    Pettis vs. Bendo
    Griffin vs. Bonnar I
    Aldo vs. Hominick
    KZ vs. Garcia I
    Cain vs. JDS II
    GSP vs. Fitch
    Lauzon vs. Miller
    Couture vs. Sylvia
    Kharitonov vs. Nog
    Wand vs. Hendo I


    ....and a whole shitload of others that I just can't think of right now.

    Decisions are not inherently boring.
     
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    Tito vs Belfort

    Tito vs Forrest 1

    Tito vs Couture

    Wand vs Hunt

    Any Nick Diaz dec

    GSP vs Condit
     
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    I was on the edge of my chair the whole damn fight! Great battle between two great HWs in their primes....
     
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    McCall/Johnson 1
    Dodson/Elliott
    Cariaso/Fergesen
    Lineker/Urushitani
    Elliott/Papazian

    The funny thing about these fights is that they are used as examples of why flyweight sucks because they went to a decision
     
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    Forrest/Bonnar I
    Guida/Sanchez
    Edgar/Maynard II
    Forrest/Rampage
    Wand/Franklin (Both)
    Rua/Hendo
    Rampage/Hendo
    Rua/Machida I
    Belcher/Sexyama
    Franklin/Hendo
    Forrest/Tito (all 3)
    Edgar/Penn II
    Rampage/Machida
    Serra/Karo
    Sherk/Griffin
    Sanchez/Karo

    Just some off the top of my head. (Personal favorites, not saying everyone would find those fights exciting.)
     
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    I really loved Randy Couture vs Tim Sylvia.

    At the time it seemed like Sylvia just couldn't be beaten at heavyweight and then here comes Mr. old man "Captain America" Randy Couture out of retirement to blow every ones minds and destroy him.
     
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    Shoji vs Stiebling for me
     
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    Surprised you have Edgar/Penn 2 in there over 1. Not that either was bad. I always likes the first fight more though.
     
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    Rizzo Vs Randy1
    Baroni Vs lindalnad 1 and 2
    Lawler Vs Riley
    Guida Vs Griffen
    Griffen Vs Edger
    Tavares Vs Griffin
    Nog Vs Barnet 1 and 2
    Lil Nog Vs Shogun
    Shogun Vs Machida 1
    Shogun Vs Hendo
    Buscape Vs Azeredo
    Ninja Vs Sperry
    Guida Vs Sanchez
    Sanchez Vs Kampman
    Sanchez Vs Diaz
    Karo Vs Sanchez
    Karo Vs Diaz
    Wnad Vs Hendo 1

    Most of my fav fights have gone to the decision
     
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    Sherk Tyson

    Randy Nog.

    Randy Rizzo I.
     

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