If you were going to introduce someone to MMA, which 5 fights would you show them?

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Poor_Franklin
9/4/11 3:33:39AM
1. Shogun - Lil Nog
2. Gomi - Diaz
3. Garcia - Chan-Sung Jung
4. Rampage - Wandy I
5. Henderson - Pettis

i know it's hard to pick only 5, but these have always stood out to me personally.

FastKnockout
9/4/11 3:45:32AM
1. Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar - Fight that sent the UFC into the mainstream spotlight.

2. Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva - Incredible fight between two of the most feared strikers in the history of the sport.

3. Scott Smith vs. Pete Sell - Entertaining fight with incredible comeback.

4. Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 1 - Best rivalry in UFC history.

5. Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 2 - Chapter 2 of the rivalry.

I'd introduce them to the UFC before Pride, considering Zuffa now owns Pride and I wouldn't won't them to be confused on the different rules/fighters while letting them watch two different organizations. Also wouldn't introduce them to the WEC too quickly. Most mainstream fans don't won't to watch the smaller guys.
Pookie
9/4/11 4:45:20AM
Frye v. Takayama
K. Zombie v. M. Toad
Hunt v. Nishijima
Machida v. T. Silva
Rampage v. Chuck 1
sclasclemski
9/4/11 7:36:38AM
Jose Aldo vs Chase Beebe (Ridiculous Flying Knee KO)
Jon Jones vs Brandon Vera (awesome takedowns to brutal Elbow finish)
Fedor vs Kevin Randleman (Seriously....the suplex heard round the world)
Machida vs Evans
Tony Imada vs Jorge Masvidal (I think thats the one with the standing inverse triangle finish)
prophecy033
9/4/11 8:19:07AM
1. Frys vs Takayama
2. Griffin vs Bonnar
3. Liddell vs Silva
4. Royce Gracie vs Sakuraba 1
5. Lesner vs Velazquez
Twenty20Dollars
9/4/11 12:10:48PM
I've done this before, but can't remember what fights I've picked.

1. Griffin/Bonnar
2. Kampmann/Mcfedries
3. Cerrone/Henderson 1
4. Lesnar/Mir 2
5. Pettis/Henderson
tn_rebel
9/4/11 1:59:12PM

Posted by prophecy033

1. Frys vs Takayama
2. Griffin vs Bonnar
3. Liddell vs Silva
4. Royce Gracie vs Sakuraba 1
5. Lesner vs Velazquez



good list... I would just replace Sakuraba with Severn and I would have to put Guida vs Sanchez in somewhere
Poor_Franklin
9/4/11 2:53:45PM

Posted by tn_rebel


Posted by prophecy033

1. Frys vs Takayama
2. Griffin vs Bonnar
3. Liddell vs Silva
4. Royce Gracie vs Sakuraba 1
5. Lesner vs Velazquez



good list... I would just replace Sakuraba with Severn and I would have to put Guida vs Sanchez in somewhere



guida/sanchez was my honorable mention
Khaos
9/4/11 4:47:33PM
Saku vs Royce 1
Berry vs Kongo
Jung vs Garcia 1
MacDonald vs Doerkson 2
Sonnen vs Silva
ghandikush
9/4/11 8:25:23PM
Diaz Gomi

Parisyan Kim

Shogun Nog

Sell Le

Anderson Sonnen
TeamDEY
9/4/11 9:00:00PM
5. Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez

4. Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin

3. Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar

2. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

1. Fedor vs. Nog
Hendo67
9/4/11 9:09:30PM
1. Demian Maia vs Jason MacDonald
- Introduce them to the ground game, and the grappling aspect of MMA.

2. Wanderlei Silva vs Chuck Liddell
- Two legends throw down in a 3 round war.

3. Diego Sanchez vs Clay Guida
- What didn't happen in this fight?

4. Cheick Kongo vs Pat Barry
- 4 knockouts in one round, hah

5. Alan Belcher vs Wilson Gouveia or Nick Diaz vs Paul Daley
NaturalBornKiller92
9/5/11 12:23:43AM
forrest griffin/ stephan bonner
matt hughes/ frank trigg 1 & 2 (they got me hooked)
gsp/ penn 1
clay guida/ tyson griffin

those are my favorites personally
mrsmiley
9/5/11 8:49:45AM
Nog vs Herring (Fight 1)
Bas vs Frank Shamrock (Fight 2)
Saku vs Newton
Yvel vs Goodridge
Fedor vs Randlemen
placente
9/5/11 4:30:08PM
the fights that i think would hook anyone would be:

1. Forrest griffin vs Stephan Bonnar

2. Damian Maia vs Jason Mcdonald

3. Leonard Garcia vs Chan Sung Jung (for the wild striking porn casual fans like)

4. Jose aldo vs Cub Swanson (ko porn casual fans like)

5. Crocop vs Fedor ( for the tactical goose bump fighting that happened there)
Budgellism
9/6/11 12:07:33AM
1. Griffin vs. Bonnar
2. Shogun vs. Lil Nog
3. Sonnen vs. Silva
4. Sanchez vs. Guida
5. Pettis vs. Bendo

Watching any of these fights would instantly make you a fan in my opinion.
Michael_Corleone
9/6/11 10:17:02PM
Anderson Silva vs Rich Franklin 2
Georges St-Pierre vs Matt Serra 2
Jon Jones vs Mauricio Rua
Dominick Cruz vs Uriah Faber 2
Brock Lesnar vs Frank Mir 2


Honorable mention:

Jose Aldo vs Mark Hominick
Chris Leben vs Yoshihiro Akiyama
emfleek
9/7/11 8:30:06AM
Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry
Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva
Clay Guida vs. Diego Sanchez
Anthony Pettis vs. Ben Henderson
Miguel Torres vs. Yoshiro Maeda

HONORABLE MENTION: Chris Lytle vs. Matt Brown 2, Chris Leben vs. Terry Martin, Chris Leben vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama, Wanderlei Silva vs. Rampage Jackson 2
gartface
9/7/11 9:05:28AM
In no particular order:

Guida vs Sanchez
Parisyan vs Sanchez
Griffin vs Bonnar
Filipovic vs Emelianenko
Frye vs Takayama
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