So was this the best MMA event ever? I think it was.

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  1. Grijswaarde Black Belt

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    I guess not everyone here knows all the fighters on the card, let alone where they stood at that time, but in 2005 this card happened; best fighters of that time, some of the best fights ever (Emelianenko Cro cop not even the main event), and most of the fighters at their absolute prime. Also a tournament with semi-finals and a final on the same date.

    We had:

    Shogun - Arona
    Fedor - Cro cop
    Yoshida - Tank Abbott
    Werdum - Zentsov
    Shogun (yes again) - Overeem
    Arona (yes again) - Wanderlei
    Nakamura - Vovchanchyn

    For those who missed that era: there was a tournament with Shogun, Arona, Overeem and Wanderlei. Shogun won.

    We had Fedor - Cro cop, considered the best fight ever until recently

    We had Tank (then still considered a VERY dangerous legend being choked out by Yoshida

    We had Vovchanchyn (if you don't know him google him, seriously a GOAT contender almost never mentioned) being choked out by Nakamura.

    Best event ever imo.

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  2. bjdiaz Purple Belt

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    I used to have this dvd. Quite possibly the GOAT MMA event
     
  3. Ares Black Asteroid Belt

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    Legendary night
     
  4. Law of One IG: andrewkdang

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    YES.

    I remember the UFC event with Lawler-Rory and McGregor-Mendes was awesome, but still can’t compare to Final Conflict. I wish I had watched it live.
     
  5. KYS Banned Banned

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    Nah UFC 200 was better when the wrestling dude beat up that fat guy lmao.
     
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    Who has ever called Fedor/Crocop the best fight ever? Most anticipated HW fight, sure. But the fight itself wasn't an all-time great showing. They were pretty hesitant and clearly respected each other a little too much.
     
  7. joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    It was epic, looking back on it I’m still upset Tank lost to Yoshida lol.
     
  8. Grijswaarde Black Belt

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    Well i have to agree with you it wasn't, so we cool, but for SURE a LOT of people did.
     
  9. Danis_champ Brown Belt

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    Fedor vs Cro Cop still the biggest fight of all time even if Khabib vs Conor happens...
     
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    You're mostly dead on but you're overstating tank somewhat hardcore. I don't really remember too many people thinking he was still dangerous then.
     
  11. samsolid11 White Belt

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    Man I wish Rizin gets as big as Pride was one day. Unfortunately wasnt an MMA fan back then. Watching a high caliber MMA card live while not fucking up my whole sleeping schedule would be something totally new for me (am from europe).
     
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    What is the new best ever?
     
  13. kingghidrah Green Belt

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    Vovchanchyn could easily be considered the GOAT of 20th century MMA
     
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    Ill will was sick af
     
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    Just because I was there and it was my first live UFC event. And it was a good one at that.

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    Fedor Emelianenko (c) def. [​IMG] Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira (ic) Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
    Mark Hunt def. [​IMG] Wanderlei Silva Decision (Split) 3 5:00
    Takanori Gomi def. [​IMG] Jens Pulver KO (Punch) 1 6:21
    Dan Henderson def. [​IMG] Yuki Kondo Decision (Split) 3 5:00
    Mirko Cro Cop def. [​IMG] Kevin Randleman Submission (Guillotine Choke) 1 0:41
    Rulon Gardner def. [​IMG] Hidehiko Yoshida Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
    Makoto Takimoto def. [​IMG] Henry Miller Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
    Ryo Chonan def. [​IMG] Anderson Silva Submission (Flying Scissor Heel Hook) 3 3:08
    Ryan Gracie def. [​IMG] Yoji Anjo Submission (Armbar) 1 8:33
    Mu Bae Choi def. [​IMG] Paulo Cesar Silva Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) 1 5:47
    Ikuhisa Minowa def. [​IMG] Stefan Leko Submission (Heel Hook) 1 0:27

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  18. IIIIIIII Titanium Belt

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    yeah, it's hard to argue with that one. even back then, people knew it was a big deal. with time, it grows even more in legend.
     
  19. IIIIIIII Titanium Belt

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    lol, just out of curiosity: what's your av all about?
     
  20. PlayTheGame Brown Belt

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    In terms of skill and fighter's greatness - Jones vs Cormier by a landslide. Can't even decide which one of the two.
     

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