Passing the Torch fights

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TimW001
4/21/09 8:32:23PM
Can anyone think of some fights that involved the old MMA passing the torch to the new MMA. I'll list a few, just off the very top of my head.



Guy Mezger vs Chuck Liddell

GSP vs Matt Hughes II

Wanderlei vs Sakuraba

Matt Hughes vs Royce Gracie (A little late for it to happen)

Frank Mir vs Tank Abott

Lesnar vs Randy

And of coarse...

Chuck vs Rampage
Chuck vs Jardine
Chuck vs Rashad
Chuck vs Shogun Rua

So please, list as many as you can think of, I know there are more.
mrsmiley
4/21/09 8:44:19PM
Saku vs the Gracie family


I wouldn't really consider Saku/ Wandy a passing of the torch. More like Brazils revenge on Japan for taking out the Gracies.
Khaos
4/21/09 10:09:45PM
Frank Shamrock vs Tito Ortiz, even though Ortiz lost, I think this was a fight that really helped him.
postman
4/21/09 10:24:02PM
Shamrock Diaz

Anderson Franklin
mentalcase
4/21/09 10:35:18PM
Coleman vs Nogueira

Wolfenstein
4/21/09 10:53:26PM
Ivan Salaverry and Rousimar Palhares.
Urijah Faber and Jens Pulver.
Gabriel Gonzaga and Mirko Filipovic.
Maurice Smith and Mark Coleman
Vitor Belfort and Matt Lindland (a stretch...maybe)
Pookie
4/22/09 2:33:45AM
The way the fights at the 2005 grand prix unfolded, it felt like Shogun was "passed the torch" after his victory in the finals over Arona.

But it wasnt Arona's torch that was passed along to Shogun, it was Wandy's.
Franklinfan47
4/22/09 3:25:02PM
I think there's alot of fights out there that could be looked at as a PTT fight, but the first that came to mind for me was GSP vs Hughes 2.
haggiswashere
4/22/09 7:30:59PM
Mir vs Nog
Maybe in time we will regard Lesnar/ Couture as one.
Royce Gracie/ Matt Hughes
chickmagnet
4/27/09 1:15:56PM
Chuck vs. Randy 2
Fedor vs. Nog
Hughes vs. St. Pierre 2
Randy vs. Big Tim(the older man taking the torch lol)
Vera vs. Mir
Brock vs. Randy
Chuck vs. Rampage 2
Henderson vs. Wand 2
Anderson vs. Rich 1
SociopathX
4/27/09 9:23:15PM
Alves Vs GSP

oops... i jumped the gun a little.
TimW001
4/27/09 11:53:23PM
Guy Mezger vs Wanderlei
Guy Mezger vs Tito Ortiz
Ken Shamrock vs Tito Ortiz
Sakuraba vs Melvin Manhoef
Rich Franklin vs Ken Shamrock
mentalcase
4/28/09 12:02:20AM

Posted by TimW001

Guy Mezger vs Wanderlei
Guy Mezger vs Tito Ortiz
Ken Shamrock vs Tito Ortiz
Sakuraba vs Melvin Manhoef
Rich Franklin vs Ken Shamrock



how come the lions den guy have two torches each?
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