If you wanted to introduce someone to the UFC and its history, which PPVs do you think they need to see? The rules: 3 cards per era (5 year period) E.g. 3 cards each for The early days: 1993/4 - 1998 - UFC 1 until UFC Ultimate Brazil The dark days: 1999-2003 - UFC 18 until UFC 45 Resurrection: 2004-2008 - UFC 46 until UFC 92 Modern UFC: 2009-2013/4 - UFC 93 until UFC 173 Ok, I know this is somewhat random, but I wanted to introduce some kind of logic to make sure we have cards from every period. I will present my own choices below, but I'm interested in your views because I only started following the UFC on a regular basis around 2010 or so, so my knowledge especially about earlier Pay-per-views is limited. Here go my picks: The early days: UFC 1 - kinda obvious Ultimate Ultimate 2 - Final appearances of Ken Shamrock before he went WWF/E; final appearance of Don Frye, who won the tourney, likely after winning a fixed bout UFC 12 - First appearance of Vitor Belfort, and a display of Mark Coleman looking like a monster The dark days: UFC 30 - First UFC under the Fertittas, Tito Ortiz dominating, but overall a card when the UFC was likely closer than ever to folding UFC 31 - Couture vs Rizzo, BJ's debut in the UFC, and Carlos Newton upsets the GSP of those days in Pat Miletich UFC 40 - Ortiz vs Shamrock 1 - due to its coverage in mainstream media and Resurrection: UFC 47 - Chuck annihilating Tito, Nick Diaz stealing Robbie Lawler's soul, Lytle and Arlovski finishing fights UFC 68 - Sylvia vs Couture - to understand what Randy Couture has achieved in this sport, I think this is a must see UFC 79 - GSP vs Hughes in the Main Event, also featuring Chuck, Wand (both still not quite out of their prime), and Machida when he was still invincible Modern UFC: UFC 94 - St. Pierre vs Penn II - Again, GSP and Machida; also shows the first glimpse of Jon Jones' greatness UFC 100 - A 'history' of the UFC would be incomplete without Lesnar, and this card actually lived up to expectations UFC 166 - Velasquez vs Dos Santos III - just a great card Your take?