Pure kickboxing fights in the UFC?

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  1. DaffodilMcWoozy

    DaffodilMcWoozy Brown Belt

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    e.g.
    Nate Diaz > Michael Johnson > Edson Barboza

    No takedowns or clinches involved
     
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    Off the top of my head I want to say

    Penn vs. Sanchez?

    Garcia vs. KZ 1

    Kongo vs. Barry

    I could be wrong.
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    A lot of takedown attempts from Sanchez

    I'm pretty sure there was some takedown there.

    When you're trying to finish a rocked opponent on the ground, this is not a kickboxing match anymore.
     
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    Andersen vs Diaz
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Steve Cantwell loved to do this.
    I think most of his fights were like that.

    Cane-Cantwell, Stann-Cantwell 3, Diabate-Cantwell...

    Velasquez-Stoinic...Cain simply turned him into his kickboxing sparring partner.

    JDS-Mirco - or wait, that was more like Muai Thai.

    Mir-Nog 1.
    Barboza-this british guy forgot his name.
     
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    Rory vs Lawler 2,unless you're counting the ending on the ground.
    Lawler vs Condit.

    Stann vs Silva.

    TJ vs Barao,both fights.

    Machida vs Shogun 1.
     
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    Condit vs hardy
    Condit vs diaz
     
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    Even Condit/Lawler had no grappling whatsoever involved with the exception of 1 failed takedown attempt
     
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    If you don't count the end, CroCop-Barry was in that direction
     
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    Cung Le vs Bisping
     
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    Any gsp fight
     
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    Barboza-Felder
    Barboza Njokuani
    Barboza Green
     
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    Condit vs Diaz had a take down and sub attempt.
     
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    PrideFC, but Pulver vs. Gomi. That was damn near a boxing match.
     
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    I think most MMA fans prefer stand-up fights as they boo when there is too much mat inaction. Suspending the ground and pound option would be a welcome sight.
     

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