Top 25 fights of all time?

Monday, August 19, 2013

The 411 staff put out their choice for..

Top-25 fights of all time
#25. Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin, UFC 116
#24. Quinton Rampage Jackson vs. Dan Henderson, UFC 75
#23. Takanori Gomi vs. Nick Diaz, PRIDE 33
#22. Gilbert Melendez vs. Josh Thomson 2, Strikeforce Evolution
#21. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Bob Sapp, PRIDE Shockwave
#20. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Dan Henderson, PRIDE Total Elimination 2005
#19. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Mirko Cro Cop, PRIDE Final Conflict 2003
#18. Randy Couture vs. Tim Sylvia, UFC 68
#17. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, PRIDE 25
#16. Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone, WEC 43
#15. Shogun Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, PRIDE Critical Countdown 2005
#14. Frank Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz, UFC 22
#13. Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard 2, UFC 125
#12. Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung, WEC 48
#11. Don Frye vs. Yoshihiro Takayama, PRIDE 21: Demolition
#10. Benson Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis, WEC 53
#9. Royce Gracie vs. Kazushi Sakuraba, Pride Grand Prix 2000: Finals
#8. Wanderlei Silva vs. Chuck Liddell, UFC 79
#7. Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg 2, UFC 52
#6. Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar 1, The Ultimate Fighter Finale
#5. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen, UFC 117
#4. Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler, Bellator 58
#3. Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton Rampage Jackson 2, PRIDE 28: High Octane
#2. Shogun Rua vs. Dan Henderson, UFC 139
#1. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic, PRIDE Final Conflict 2005

Honorable Mention
Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate, Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey
Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley, Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley
Miguel Torres vs. Yoshiro Maeda, WEC 34
Forrest Griffin vs. Quinton Rampage Jackson, UFC 86

Most appearances
Dan Henderson – 3
Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera – 3
Rampage Jackson – 2
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – 2
Mirko Cro Cop – 2
Fedor Emelianenko – 2
Benson Henderson – 2
Shogun Rua – 2
Wanderlei Silva – 2

Please understand that a top-25 list is not at all subjective. In fact, getting something incorrect on a top 25 list is a sign of Pride fanboy nut huggery, or Zuffa shillery, or stupidity and ignorance, or, mostly likely, all of them.

With that understanding in mind:
How many of these fights have you missed?
What fights do you think are missing?
What fights do you think are out of order?