With UFC 202 now one for the history books, it would seem a good time to look back at the sport’s short but rich history, getting a sense from how far its come. Over it’s years of rising popularity, there have been some incredible fights that new fans to the sport would do well to look up and watch. Just what are these memorable fights, and did McGregor Diaz II make the list? You’ll just have to read on to find out…
1. Lawler-MacDonald (UFC 189)
This 2015 match between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald was easily the fight of that year. With MacDonald threatening to steal the title from Lawler and leading on the scorecard, Lawler scored a last-round knockout to stave off almost-certain defeat.
2. Hunt-Silva (UFC Fight Night 33)
If only heavyweight-boxing matches could live up to the slugfest that this early UFC matchup became. Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva stood toe-to-toe for five rounds, absolutely pummeling one another, each trying to land the decisive blow. That blow never came, though, and the match ended in a split decision.