The fight took home “Fight of the Night” honors and many MMA outlets named it 2015’s best MMA fight, with UFC president Dana White calling it, “The fight of the ever.”. All of his recent losses (Bisping, Sonnen, Davis, Soszynski) were attributed to him being taken down to the ground. However, Hunt was relentless, taking Silva to the mat. Meanwhile, Hughes was obviously distracted by the shot. If you’ve seen these fights before, watch them again; if you haven’t seen them, well, set aside some time because you really need to see these historical battles inside the Octagon. In the future, new fights may dislodge a lower-ranked fight from this list — after all, there are some recent fights that are highly ranked in the top 15 UFC fights of all time. The UFC basically went with, “These guys are both tall,” when promoting Jon Jones’ sixth UFC light heavyweight title defense. Anderson Silva vs. Bisping does not bode well for “The Count,” but he deserves his shot more so than some other former title challengers (Leites, Cote, Maia). Cote was rocked by Sakara’s big elbows and would have likely been finished had Sakara landed some legal blows. After the fight, neither man could attend the press conference as they had to both go to the hospital. Thank you for your insight. Sylvia seemed unable to use his height and reach advantage. Hughes lost that fight, and his UFC welterweight title, submitting to a rear-naked choke in the first round. © Copyright 2020 Endgame360 Inc. All Rights Reserved. I do count it as a loss, but look at what was happening before the illegal shots were landed. All Time Greatest Middleweights in MMA History Anderson "The Spider" Silva. In the final round, Jackson was unable to close the distance, which prevented him from making a late run for the stoppage. With a little more than two minutes left in the round, Hunt dropped Silva with a right and worked for the finish with ground and pound. Couture also controlled the second round, taking Sylvia to the mat before working ground and pound inside the guard of his much larger opponent. It’s still tough ranking Bisping ahead of Weidman, but Weidman is lacking overall experience against the elite of the division. The first time Matt Hughes and Frank Trigg met, Hughes defended his UFC welterweight title by stopping Trigg via a standing rear-naked choke. Jones picked up his pace in the second round, but Gustafsson never backed down from Jones’ striking attacks. Went to Spicely’s record says he has lost 1 but if you scroll down it shows he lost to Alvey and sanchez.. When the result of the fight was announced, awarding the victory to Griffin, Bonnar collapsed to the mat. Bisping has fought 17 times for the UFC since TUF 3. The lead-up to this one was nasty, with plenty of trash talk from Chael Sonnen. The change has been made. Complete UFC Middleweight Rankings - #1: Michael Bisping (30-7), #2: Robert Whittaker (19 … There was not much going on in this fight until Nogueira knocked Couture down with a big right hand with three minutes left in the first round. When the round ended the two stood in the center of the Octagon and stared each other down, their vision clouded by blood. Thank you for the link and update. About 10 months after that fight, the two met for a third time, in the main event of UFC 136. In the fourth round, Jackson was able to close the distance and land some strikes, opening up a cut over Griffin’s right eye. All those advantages went out the window within the first 10 seconds of the fight as Couture blitzed Sylvia, knocking him down with a big right hand and looking for the finish before taking Sylvia’s back, where he spent the remainder of the round. In March 2007, Couture returned to the Octagon to face Tim Sylvia for Sylvia’s heavyweight title. Silva looked like he was running out of gas in the fourth round, but he was still able to land some leg kicks that hurt Hunt. Many in the audience would not take their seats again until well after the fight ended. Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar: TUF 1 Finale. Entering the fight, Sylvia was 13 years younger than Couture and had a six-inch height advantage and an almost 12-inch reach advantage. With that being said, Griffin still kept Jackson at distance, which prevented him from scoring with his strikes. Nogueira took the fight, which won “Fight of the Night” by unanimous decision.