Hey guys. Just trying to waste some time on The Playground while we wait on Saturday night to roll around. What are your top 3 favorite fights, KO/TKOs, submissions, and upsets in MMA?
1. Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva
Reason - Liddell vs. Silva happens to be one of the few fights that built up an incredible amount of hype that actually delivered. These two men had been on a crash course with each other for years, and had fans drooling in anticipation. Once it finally happened, it would end up one of the greatest fights in UFC history. Both men came out swinging, and by the end of the first round no one expected it to make it to a decision because both men were throwing with bad intentions to delight of the MMA world.
2. Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard
Reason - I know this was recent but I was already a huge Edgar fan before this fight, and the heart he showed during the fight was amazing to watch. It damn well made me like the kid even more. Add in the rivalry these two have and how competitive Maynard made it and you have one hell of a fight!
3. Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 2
Reason - The first fight between these two was good, but the second one was even better! It was fun watching Ortiz mouth off those months leading in like he actually thought he could finish Liddell this time around. And when the fight finally came around, I loved watching the fear creep slowly into Tito's eyes when Liddell reminded him just how lethal his punching power was.
Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar
Rampage vs. Dan Henderson
Leonard Garcia vs. The Korean Zombie
1. Robbie Lawler's 4th round knockout of Frank Trigg at Icon Sport. The Knockout
2. Phil Baroni's 1st round knockout of Dave Menne at UFC 39.The Knockout
3. James Irvin's 2nd knockout of Terry Martin at UFC 54The Knockout
Chuck Liddell's KO of Tito Ortiz (The first fight)
Robbie Lawler's KO of Melvin Manhoef
Wanderlei Silva's KO of Keith Jardine
1. Shinya Aoki's Rear Naked Choke on David Gardner at Dream 7. The Submission
2. Toby Imada's Inverted Triangle Choke on Jorge Masvidal at Bellator 5.The Submission
3. Ryo Chonan's Flying Scissor Heel Hook on Anderson Silva at Pride Shockwave 2004.The Submission
Nick Diaz's Gogoplata on Takanori Gomi
Frank Mir's Armbar on Tim Sylvia
The Korean Zombie's Twister on Leonard Garcia
1. Frankie Edgar over B.J. Penn at UFC 112.
2. Junior dos Santos over Fabricio Werdum at UFC 90.
3. Forrest Griffin over Rampage at UFC 86.
Forrest Griffin over Shogun
Frankie Edgar over B.J. Penn 2
Gabriel Gonzaga over Mirko Cro Cop