Don't Leave it to the Judges
UFC president Dana White always reminds fighters to go for the finish, to make sure they are leaving the Octagon with the win. Here are some great bouts where the fighters were left wishing they hadn’t left it with the judges.
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1 Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis UFC Fight Night
A light-heavyweight title eliminator, former UFC light-heavyweight champ Rashad Evans, was a win away from challenging for the belt he once had, squared off with former NCAA D1 National Champion wrestler and undefeated in MMA - Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis.
Jan. 28, 2012
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2 Lyoto Machida vs. Shogun Rua UFC 104
Brazil is known for producing some of the greatest fighters in the world and two of the best are set to face off as Lyoto Machida defends his title against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Machida has not suffered a loss, but Shogun could be his hardest test yet.
Oct. 24, 2009
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3 Benson Henderson vs. Gilbert Melendez UFC Fight Night
Longtime Strikerforce lightweight champion Gilbert 'El Nino' Melendez makes his Octagon debut in the main event at UFC on FOX 7 for the UFC lightweight championship against three-time defending champ Benson 'Smooth' Henderson.
Apr. 20, 2013
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4 Michael Bisping vs. Matt Hamill UFC 75
The tension between these two fighters rose when they were training partners and teammates on the 3rd season of TUF. Bisping was critical of Hamill because of his aggressive training style, but tonight these two won’t be.
Sep. 8, 2007
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5 Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping UFC Fight Night
UK hero, Michael 'The Count' Bisping and Oregon's Chael Sonnen are some of the grittiest fighters in and out of the Octagon. Whether it's a war of words or 5 rounds of battle, they'll bring the heat.
Jan. 28, 2012
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6 Carlos Condit vs. Nick Diaz UFC 143
One of Stockton's notorious brothers and former Strikeforce champ, Nick Diaz, takes on the last WEC Welterweight champ, Carlos Condit to unite the UFC Interim Welterweight belt and fight for the right to go toe-to-toe with legendary Georges St-Pierre.
Feb. 4, 2012
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7 Forrest Griffin vs. Quinton Jackson UFC 86
Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson made his second title defense against The Ultimate Fighter® season 1 winner Forrest Griffin. In what turned into a classic, these two went non stop for the full 25 minutes and ended with a surprised new champion.
Jul. 5, 2008
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8 Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin UFC 59
An instant-classic battle between the Old Guard and the New, former UFC light-heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz entered the Octagon looking to squash an emerging star in The Ultimate Fighter 1 winner Forrest Griffin who aimed to steal his elder’s thunder.
Apr. 15, 2006
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9 Leonard Garcia vs. Nam Phan UFC 136
Garcia and Phan previously battled to what many considered the most controversial decision of 2010, with Garcia taking home the W at the TUF 12 Finale last December. Their first rematch was postponed due to Phan's injury. Now, they will finally meet once again to settle the score.
Oct. 8, 2011
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