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  1. TCE TCE = The Corona Effect Pink Belt

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    I made this list around a year or so ago, and have been adding more fights to it as time goes on. Do feel free to add your own in this thread.

    I feel this thread will help newcomers to the sport to witness some of the best MMA fights this sport has to offer, and for hardcore fans to relive some of the most historic fights.

    This is my list of the greatest fights I've ever seen. A mix of obscure, underrated gems piled in with all time absolute classics.


    Fights are listed In alphabetical order / Link to the fight video (through FP, Youtube, etc.)

    Abel Trujillo vs. Jamie Varner (Fight)
    Alberto Mina vs. Shinsho Anzai (Fight)
    Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen I (Fight)
    Andre Roberts vs. Ron Waterman (Fight)
    Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne (Fight)
    Antoni Hardonk vs. Eddie Sanchez (Fight)
    Antonio Banuelos vs. Scott Jorgensen I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Carlos Condit vs. Hiromitsu Miura (Fight)
    Carlos Newton vs. Dan Henderson (Fight)
    Carlos Newton vs. Jose 'Pele' Landi Jons (Fight)
    Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier (Fight)
    Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz II (Fight)
    Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry (Fight)
    Chris Leben vs. Terry Martin (Fight)
    Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva (Fight)
    Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi (Fight)
    Daijiro Matsui vs Bob Schrijber (Fight)
    Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard (Fight)
    Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio Rua I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Dan Henderson vs. Wanderlei Silva II (Fight)
    Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson (Fight)
    Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic II (Fight)
    Darren Till vs. Nicolas Dalby (Fight)
    David Loiseau vs. Solomon Hutcherson (Fight)
    Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno (Fight)
    Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice (Fight)
    Derrick Lewis vs. Travis Browne (Fight)
    Diego Brandao vs. Dennis Bermudez (Fight)
    Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida (Fight)
    Diego Sanchez vs. Karo Parisyan (Fight)
    Diego Sanchez vs. Nick Diaz (Fight)
    Dominick Cruz vs. Demetrious Johnson (Fight)
    Don Frye vs. Ken Shamrock (Fight)
    Don Frye vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (Fight)
    Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard (Fight)
    Donald Cerrone vs. Rob McCullough (Fight)
    Dong Hyun Kim vs. Erick Silva (Fight)
    Dong Hyun Kim vs. John Hathaway (Fight)
    Dong Sik Yoon vs. Melvin Manhoef (Fight)
    Dustin Poirier vs. Dan Hooker (Fight)
    Dustin Poirier vs. Eddie Alvarez I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje (Fight)
    Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje (Fight)
    Edson Barboza vs. Dan Hooker (Fight)
    Fabricio Werdum vs. Antonio Silva (Fight)
    Fabricio Werdum vs. Rodrigo Nogueira I (Fight)
    Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabio Maldonado (Fight)
    Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar I (Fight)
    Frank Mir vs. Rodrigo Nogueira I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard II & III (Fight II / Fight III)
    Frankie Edgar vs. Mark Bocek (Fight)
    Frankie Edgar vs. Tyson Griffin (Fight)
    Georges St. Pierre vs. BJ Penn I (Fight)
    Georges St. Pierre vs. Johnny Hendricks (Fight)
    Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez (Fight)
    Gilbert Melendez vs. Nobuhiro Obiya (Fight)
    Goran Reljic vs. Wilson Gouveia (Fight)
    Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum (Fight)
    James Thompson vs. Don Frye (Fight)
    Jim Miller vs. Joe Lauzon I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Jiri Prochazka vs. Volkan Oezdemir (Fight)
    Joachim Hansen vs. Caol Uno (Fight)
    Joe Stevenson vs. Kurt Pellegrino (Fight)
    Joe Stevenson vs. Luke Cummo (Fight)
    John Lineker vs. Francisco Rivera (Fight)
    Joe Lauzon vs. Jamie Varner (Fight)
    Johnny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson (Fight)
    Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Jorge Santiago vs. Kazuo Misaki I & II (Fight I (?) / Fight II)
    Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar I (Fight)
    Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga (Fight)
    Josh Barnett vs. Rodrigo Nogueira I (Fight)
    Josh Emmett vs. Shane Burgos (Fight)
    Josh Thomson vs. Hermes Franca (Fight)
    Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt (Fight)
    Justin Gaethje vs. Luis Palomino I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson (Fight)
    Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington (Fight)
    Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Kestutis Smirnovas (Fight)
    Kazuyuki Fujita vs. James Thompson (Fight)
    Kelvin Gastelum vs. Rick Story (Fight)
     
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    Kendall Grove vs. Ed Herman (Fight)
    Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida (Fight)
    LC Davis vs. Hideo Tokoro (Fight)
    Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung I (Fight)
    Leonard Garcia vs. Nam Phan I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Marco Polo Reyes vs. Dong Hyun Ma (Fight)
    Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva I (Fight)
    Mark Hunt vs. Dan Bobish (Fight)
    Mark Hunt vs. Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (Fight)
    Mark Hunt vs. Wanderlei Silva (Fight)
    Mark Hunt vs. Yosuke Nishijima (Fight)
    Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva (Fight)
    Matt Brown vs. Jordan Mein (Fight)
    Matt Grice vs. Jason Black (Fight)
    Matt Hughes vs. BJ Penn II (Fight)
    Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg II (Fight)
    Matt Wiman vs. Thiago Tavares (Fight)
    Mauricio Rua vs. Rogerio Nogueira I (Fight)
    Melvin Manhoef vs. Evangelista Santos (Fight)
    Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Miguel Torres vs. Takeya Mizugaki (Fight)
    Mike Perry vs. Danny Roberts (Fight)
    Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Gilbert Melendez I (Fight)
    Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Nate Diaz vs. Kurt Pellegrino (Fight)
    Nate Marquardt vs. Tyron Woodley (Fight)
    Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley (Fight)
    Nick Diaz vs. Takanori Gomi (Fight)
    Paul Daley vs. Sabah Homasi (Fight)
    Paul Taylor vs. Paul Kelly (Fight)
    Phillip Miller vs. Shungo Oyama (Fight)
    Quinton Jackson vs. Dan Henderson (Fight)
    Quinton Jackson vs. Ricardo Arona (Fight)
    Randy Couture vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (Fight)
    Rashad Evans vs. Brad Imes (Fight)
    Riki Fukuda vs. Ryuta Sakurai III (Fight)
    Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit (Fight)
    Robbie Lawler vs. Chris Lytle (Fight)
    Robbie Lawler vs. Melvin Manhoef (Fight)
    Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald II (Fight)
    Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Randy Couture (Fight)
    Roger Huerta vs. Clay Guida (Fight)
    Ronaldo Souza vs. Chris Weidman (Fight)
    Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm (Fight)
    Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate II (Fight)
    Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade I (Fight)
     
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    Scott Smith vs. Cung Lee I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Scott Smith vs. Pete Sell (Fight)
    Shinya Aoki vs. Joachim Hansen I, II & III (Fight I / Fight II / Fight III)
    Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski II (Fight)
    Takanori Gomi vs. Luiz Azeredo I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    Thales Leites vs. Nate Marquardt (Fight)
    Thiago Alves vs. Chris Lytle (Fight)
    Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders (Fight)
    Thiago Santos vs. Jimi Manuwa (Fight)
    Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis (Fight)
    Tony Ferguson vs. Edson Barboza (Fight)
    Tony Ferguson vs. Lando Vannata (Fight)
    Travis Browne vs. Alistair Overeem (Fight)
    Tyson Griffin vs. Clay Guida (Fight)
    Tyson Griffin vs. Rafael dos Anjos (Fight)
    Vitaly Minakov vs. DJ Linderman (Fight)
    Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann (Fight)
    Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton Jackson I & II (Fight I / Fight II)
    War Machine vs. Jared Rollins (Fight)
    Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk (Fight)
    Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira (Fight)
     
  4. BestPosterNA Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    damn dude u insane
     
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  5. Maaj19 Brown Belt

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    Good shit dude, bookmarking this. Should be stickied
     
  6. charalsias Brown Belt

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    I was trying to think of fights to add, but i keep finding them in your list.Good job i bookmarked the page!

    But i see no links to one of those sites uncle dana is going after wink wink
     
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  7. TCE TCE = The Corona Effect Pink Belt

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    Thanks, guys.

    Been working on this list for a year or so. Absolute amazing fights from all different orgs.

    Enjoy!
     
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  8. Kaynan Purple Belt

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    Fuck yeah! I have needed exactly a list like this. You’re the man
     
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  9. FlowchartRog Brown Belt

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    What about Poirier Vs Holloway?
     
  10. Dan Torrance Purple Belt

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    wow.

    thanks for all the effort that took.
    <JackieThumbsUp>
     
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    One sided beatdown
     
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    Yoel Vs Costa?

    Amazing list! Kudos
     
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  13. charalsias Brown Belt

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    Came up with a couple additions.

    Fedor vs Cro cop
    Cro cop vs Wanderlei(that staredown alone...)
     
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    damn what a list, lol. Must be in a pandemic lockdown
     
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    Forgot Ngannou vs Lewis
     
  16. FlowchartRog Brown Belt

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    I agree it was a beatdown and Max was basically outgunned by Poirier, but I still thought it was a really fun scrap and Max showed a lot of heart.

    I mean, Poirier Vs Eddie 1 and 2 are included there, and they were far more decisive beatdowns than the Max fight.
     
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    Eddie hurt Dustin, both upstairs and to the legs. Max couldn’t do anything
     
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    John Lineker vs Louis Gaudinot
     
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    Thanks, guys.
     
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    Something i wasn't surprised by: Robbie Lawler has 4 fights on that list.

    GSP has 2. Anderson has 1. Khabib has zero. Fedor has 1. Jones has 2. Several fighters have 3.

    But only Robbie fucking Lawler has 4 fights on there. He may not be the GOAT but he's the one guy who, every single time, was going to go out and give 100% from bell to bell.

    WAR Ruthless Robbie Lawler!
     

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