UFC: Ultimate 175 Greatest Fights 1993-2009

UFC: Ultimate 175 Greatest Fights 1993-2009
UFC: Ultimate 175 Greatest Fights 1993-2009
  • Watch UFC: Ultimate 175 Greatest ... Season 7

    • Episode 178

      178. Rampage Jackson vs Keith Jardine UFC 96

      aired: Sat, Mar 7, 2009

      Jackson and Jardine, two of the sports best standup fighters, met in a fight to determine the who would move one step closer to the number one title contender spot in the UFC Light heavyweight division.

    • Episode 176

      176. Clay Guida vs Nate Diaz UFC 94

      aired: Sat, Jan 31, 2009

      The always exciting Clay Guida took on bad boy Nate Diaz, in a battle of wills that saw everything from stand up to an awesome ground game that left fans wanting more.

    • Episode 175

      175. Marcus Davis vs Chris Lytle UFC 93

      aired: Sat, Jan 17, 2009

      A fight the fans demanded that lived up to great expectations. Two UFC veterans who are known for their devastating knockout power, finally went head to head.

    • Episode 174

      174. Junie Browning vs Dave Kaplan The Ultimate Fighter Finale Season 8

      aired: Sat, Dec 13, 2008

      Always controversial Junie Browning looked to show that he had improved his game since The Ultimate Fighter while the hard hitting David Kaplan wanted nothing more than to show Browning that his game had come far enough.

    • Episode 173

      173. Ben Saunders vs Brandon Wolff UFC Fight Night

      aired: Wed, Dec 10, 2008

      Making his long-awaited debut into the UFC, Brandon Wolff was hoping to send a message that he belonged inside the Octagon. Ben Saunders had a different idea though as The Ultimate Fighter alum rudely welcomed him with a TKO victory due to knees only two minutes into the first round.

    • Episode 172

      172. Jim Miller vs Matt Wiman UFC Fight Night

      aired: Wed, Dec 10, 2008

      Taking the fight on short notice Jim Miller took on Ultimate Fighter alumni Matt Wiman which proved that the this UFC upstart was here to stay.

    • Episode 171

      171. Josh Koscheck vs Yoshiyuki Yoshida UFC Fight Night

      aired: Wed, Dec 10, 2008

      Showcased as the main event at the Fight for the Troops event in December of 2008, Josh Koscheck made sure the armed forces members didn't go home disappointed.

    • Episode 170

      170. Aaron Riley vs Jorge Gurgel UFC 91

      aired: Sat, Nov 15, 2008

      Two UFC veterans, with the reputation to stand and bang, square off in a battle of wills.

    • Episode 169

      169. Junior Dos Santos vs Fabricio Werdum UFC 90

      aired: Sat, Oct 25, 2008

      Coming off big wins against Gabriel Gonzaga and Brandon Vera, Fabricio Werdum looked well on his way to a title shot as he faced UFC newcomer Junior Dos Santos. But Dos Santos made it a fight not to be missed.

    • Episode 168

      168. Chris Lytle vs Paul Taylor UFC 89

      aired: Sat, Oct 18, 2008

      The fight fans had been talking about for months - two of the welterweight division's best strikers - always willing to stand and trade, met in The Octagon and lived up to expectations.

    • Episode 167

      167. Alessio Sakara vs Joe Vedepo UFC Fight Night

      aired: Wed, Sep 17, 2008

      Italian scrapper Alessio Sakara introduced UFC newcomer Joe Vedepo to the ways of the Octagon with a stunning KO victory.

    • Episode 165

      165. Kurt Pellegrino vs Thiago Tavares UFC 88

      aired: Sat, Sep 6, 2008

      Long-time wrestler Kurt Pellegrino took on a Brazilian with a strong Muay Thai background in Thiago Tavares, what ended up becoming of it was "fight of the night" honors at UFC 88.

    • Episode 164

      164. Rob Emerson vs Manny Gamburyan UFC 87

      aired: Sat, Aug 9, 2008

      Two veterans of season 5 of The Ultimate Fighter finally met inside The Octagon for a showdown.

    • Episode 163

      163. Rory Markham vs Brodie Farber UFC Fight Night

      aired: Sat, Jul 19, 2008

      Two newcomers to the UFC made a rockin' impression on the crowd and it was Markham who made an emphatic statement that he was here to stay.

    • Episode 162

      162. Frankie Edgar vs Hermes Franco UFC Fight Night

      aired: Sat, Jul 19, 2008

      Frankie Edgar is climbing up the ranks of the lightweight division, and his next challenge was taking on the veteran Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Hermes Franca. Coming off a loss, Franca was not going to give up, resulting in a 3 round battle of incredible heart.

    • Episode 161

      161. Josh Koscheck vs Chris Lytle UFC 86

      aired: Sat, Jul 5, 2008

      The striker versus the grappler and wrestler. Josh Koscheck took on heavy handed Chris Lytle in an intense fight.

    • Episode 160

      160. Dustin Hazelett vs Josh Burkman The Ultimate Fighter Finale Season 7

      aired: Fri, Jun 27, 2008

      A talented all around athlete, Josh Burkman took on the long and lanky Dustin Hazelett at the Ultimate Fighters' season 7 Finale. Both fighters were looking to bounce back from losses in their previous fights, but it was Hazelett who got back on the winning track with a slick armbar.

    • Episode 157

      157. Kevin Burns vs Roan Carneiro UFC 85

      aired: Sat, Jun 7, 2008

      The jiu-jitsu expert Roan Carneiro took on UFC newcomer Kevin Burns at UFC 85. With just two weeks notice, Burns, an Iowa banker, showed the world how his MMA dream came true!

    • Episode 156

      156. Goran Reljic vs Wilson Gouveia UFC 84

      aired: Sat, May 24, 2008

      After checking off five fights into the win column Wilson Gouveia had to face UFC newcomer Goran Reljic at UFC84 in Las Vegas, Nevada. After the battle Reljic took the win but the two walked away from the Octagon with Fight of the Night honors.

    • Episode 155

      155. Jonathan Goulet vs Kuniyoshi Hironaka UFC 83

      aired: Sat, Apr 19, 2008

      Jonathan Goulet had a huge advantage going into this fight, a hometown crowd. The Quebec native walked out with a Montreal Canadians jersey on at UFC 83 and the crowd backed him the entire fight. Kuniyoshi Hironaka on the other hand wanted nothing more than to rain on Goulet's parade and came out looking for the finish.

    • Episode 154

      154. James Irvin vs Houston Alexander UFC Fight Night

      aired: Wed, Apr 2, 2008

      In his pre fight interview James Irvin mentioned that he didn't work that hard on his conditioning because the odds of this fight going all three rounds was slim. He didn't know how right he was, as this match up didn't make it out of the first round and tied a UFC record in the process.

    • Episode 153

      153. Nate Diaz vs Kurt Pellegrino UFC Fight Night

      aired: Wed, Apr 2, 2008

      The Ultimate Fighter 5 Winner Nate Diaz stepped into the Octagon to face his toughest challenge yet, Brazilian jiu-jitsu Blackbelt Kurt Pellegrino. After taking a pounding in the first round, Diaz came back to lock in one of the most controversial celebratory chokes in UFC history.

    • Episode 152

      152. Kurt Pellegrino vs Alberto Crane UFC Fight Night

      aired: Wed, Jan 23, 2008

      Team Quest scrapper Alberto Crane took on the colorful and entertaining Kurt Pellegrino at UFN 12. After his bottom teeth went through the bottom of his lip early in the first round, Pellegrino rebounded to push the fight into the second round where it was later stopped.

    • Episode 151

      151. Rashad Evans vs Michael Bisping UFC 78

      aired: Sat, Nov 17, 2007

      Someone's "0" had to go as Rashad Evans and Michael Bisping battled it out at UFC 78. Both were coming off of controversial decisions and both were looking to leave no doubt about this fight.

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    • Episode 50

      50. Rampage Jackson vs Wanderlei Silva UFC 92

      aired: Sat, Dec 27, 2008

      The former PRIDE rivals squared off for the first time inside the Octagon at UFC 92 as Jackson was attempting to defeat Silva for the first time in three tries. The fight lived up to the hype when 'Rampage' stopped 'The Axe Murder' with a KO in the first round to gain his revenge.

    • Episode 49

      49. Houston Alexander vs Keith Jardine UFC 71

      aired: Sat, May 26, 2007

      Houston Alexander was looking to make a name for himself in his Octagon debut against 'The Dean of Mean' Keith Jardine at UFC 71. It didn't take Alexander long to establish he meant business in the UFC with a TKO in less than a minute.

    • Episode 48

      48. Rampage Jackson vs Chuck Liddell UFC 71

      aired: Sat, May 26, 2007

      Chuck Liddell had been on a tear, winning his previous 7 fights before encountering Rampage at UFC 71. The last man to beat him was Rampage Jackson when the two squared off in Pride. Liddell had revenge on his mind but Jackson wanted nothing more than to continue his winning ways over 'The Iceman'. Which he did in stunning fashion.

    • Episode 47

      47. Georges St-Pierre vs Matt Serra UFC 83

      aired: Sat, Apr 19, 2008

      UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra traveled to interim Champion Georges St-Pierre's hometown of Montreal, Canada to see which was the true UFC Welterweight Champion.

    • Episode 46

      46. Matt Hughes vs Frank Trigg UFC 45

      aired: Fri, Nov 21, 2003

      UFC Welterweight champion Matt Hughes defended his title against Frank Trigg at UFC 45. The champion only needed one round to submit the challenger.

    • Episode 45

      45. Chuck Liddell vs Kevin Randleman UFC 31

      aired: Fri, May 4, 2001

      Chuck Liddell gave a rude welcome to Kevin Randleman in the former heavyweight champ's light heavyweight debut at UFC 31, stopping him with a left hook a mere 1:18 into the first round. This was the fight that effectively kicked off the UFC reign of 'The Iceman'.

    • Episode 44

      44. Jens Pulver vis BJ Penn UFC 35

      aired: Fri, Jan 11, 2002

      The first time Jens Pulver and BJ Penn fought it was for the UFC Lightweight Title. After a five round, back-and-forth battle, it was Pulver who emerged victorious.

    • Episode 43

      43. Georges St-Pierre vs Sean Sherk UFC 56

      aired: Sat, Nov 19, 2005

      From the opening bell the fight at UFC 56 between Georges St. Pierre and Sean Sherk was all St. Pierre, as the explosive Canadian controlled not only the standup game, but the ground action as well, and once "Rush" had Sherk on the ground, it was bombs away, and the end came at 2:53 of the second round.

    • Episode 42

      42. Scott Smith vs Pete Sell The Ultimate Fighter Finale Season 4

      aired: Sat, Nov 11, 2006

      Two good friends from Ultimate Fighter 4 square off in the Octagon to battle, which produced one of the most unbelievable endings in the UFC. After a vicious blow to the body Smith knocks out an over anxious Sell.

    • Episode 40

      40. Wanderlei Silva vs Keith Jardine UFC 84

      aired: Sat, May 24, 2008

      Coming off of 3 straight losses Wanderlei Silva was looking to get his first win inside the Octagon since 1999. Keith Jardine, however, was trying to show that his win over Chuck Liddell was no fluke and that he was the top contender at 205lbs.

    • Episode 39

      39. Randy Couture vs Pedro Rizzo UFC 34

      aired: Fri, Nov 2, 2001

      After their controversial first match at UFC 31, Couture and Rizzo meet once again to settle the score. Though this time there was no doubt of who won when Couture knocked out Rizzo in the third round of the spectacular rematch.

    • Episode 38

      38. Chris Leben vs Anderson Silva UFC Fight Night

      aired: Wed, Jun 28, 2006

      At UFC Fight Night, world-class Brazilian bomber Anderson Silva, who was making his long-awaited UFC debut, walked through the usually durable Chris Leben in a mere 49 seconds, stunning the crowd and announcing his arrival with a flourish and a loud one at that.

    • Episode 37

      37. BJ Penn vs Sean Sherk UFC 84

      aired: Sat, May 24, 2008

      Sean Sherk returned to the Octagon to reclaim his title after serving a suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. After much pre fight hype the talking time was over and it was time to find out who was the UFC Lightweight Champion, BJ Penn or Sean Sherk.

    • Episode 36

      36. Randy Couture vs Vitor Belfort UFC 15

      aired: Fri, Sep 9, 1994

      Vitor Belfort was undefeated coming into this fight against Randy Couture. None of Belfort's fights had ever gone on longer than 2 minutes. At only 20 years old Belfort was being praised as the next "Big Thing". At this point in MMA history, Randy Couture was seen as just another victim of Belfort's climb to the top.

    • Episode 35

      35. Chuck Liddell vs Randy Couture UFC 57

      aired: Tue, Apr 4, 2006

      Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture battled it out for the third and final time with the UFC Light Heavyweight Title on the line. It was Liddell emerging from the Octag victorious after a second-round knockout.

    • Episode 34

      34. Royce Gracie vs Kimo Leopoldo UFC 3

      aired: Fri, Sep 9, 1994

      After barely breaking a sweat in his first seven UFC wins Royce Gracie then ran into a physical buzzsaw in the imposing Kimo Leopoldo. Kimo forced Gracie to the brink of defeat before the Brazilian legend showed his warrior's heart by roaring back and submitting Kimo in 4:40 of the most intense UFC action seen to that point.

    • Episode 33

      33. Matt Hughes vs BJ Penn UFC 63

      aired: Sat, Sep 23, 2006

      Hughes got his chance to avenge his last loss. BJ Penn wanted his UFC Welterweight title back. It was a back-and-forth battle that ended with Hughes getting the TKO over Penn.

    • Episode 32

      32. Randy Couture vs Gabriel Gonzaga UFC 74

      aired: Thu, Aug 25, 2005

      Randy Couture was fighting for respect at UFC 74 against the much younger up-and-coming Gabriel Gonzaga. What he ended up finding was his form as he successfully defended his Heavyweight Championship.

    • Episode 31

      31. Rampage Jackson vs Dan Henderson UFC 75

      aired: Sat, Sep 8, 2007

      Rampage stepped into his first UFC Light Heavyweight defense against PRIDE Champion Dan Henderson. It was Henderson's first time back into the Octagon since UFC 17, while Jackson was coming off his KO of Chuck Liddell at UFC 71. Jackson and Henderson locked horns in a 5 round battle that left no room for error.

    • Episode 30

      30. Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz UFC 66

      aired: Sat, Dec 30, 2006

      One of the most anticipated rematches in UFC history didn't disappoint when Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz squared off at UFC 66. With the light heavyweight belt on the line the bout lasted until the third round, but had similar results to their first encounter. With Liddell again winning by TKO.

    • Episode 29

      29. BJ Penn vs Matt Hughes UFC 46

      aired: Sat, Jan 31, 2004

      Rising in weight from 155 pounds to 170 to challenge a man considered to be one of the top pound for pound fighters in the world, BJ Penn was seen by most to be committing athletic suicide against Matt Hughes, who was making the sixth defense of his title. Someone forgot to tell Penn though, who, in one of the sport's most memorable moments, fulfilled all of his exceptional promise in a mere four minutes and 39 seconds as he submitted Hughes in the first round.

    • Episode 27

      27. Randy Couture vs Tito Ortiz UFC 44

      aired: Fri, Sep 26, 2003

      Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture went the distance at UFC 44. Couture dominated Ortiz and walked away from the Octagon that night with the Light Heavyweight title.

    • Episode 26

      26. Georges St-Pierre vs Jon Fitch UFC 87

      aired: Sat, Aug 9, 2008

      Jon Fitch had won his first 8 UFC fights and got his shot to take down one of the best fighters in the World, UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre. St-Pierre did not underestimate Fitch calling him 'the toughest challenge' after their bout went the distance.

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    • Episode 25

      25. Chuck Liddell vs Randy Couture UFC 52

      aired: Sat, Apr 16, 2005

      It had been a long time coming for Chuck Liddell, seven years to be exact. But after a series of disappointments and near-misses, 'The Iceman' finally gets a light heavyweight world championship after a stirring first round knockout of Randy Couture in the main event of UFC 52.

    • Episode 24

      24. Royce Gracie vs Ken Shamrock UFC 1

      aired: Fri, Nov 12, 1993

      An early favorite to win the first ever Ultimate Fighting Championship, Ken Shamrock looked the part and fought like a champion as well. Unheralded Royce Gracie, clad in the traditional gi of Gracie jiu-jitsu, wasn't expected to stop Shamrock's run to the title, but he did in less than a minute with an amazing show of poise and technique.

    • Episode 23

      23. Anderson Silva vs Dan Henderson UFC 82

      aired: Sat, Mar 1, 2008

      It's was a dream match-up as 'The Spider' Anderson Silva took on "Dangerous" Dan Henderson at UFC 82 to see who was the true Middleweight Champion. Henderson came out early and was able to get Silva to the ground but Silva would show once again why people consider him the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

    • Episode 22

      22. Georges St-Pierre vs Matt Hughes UFC 65

      aired: Sat, Nov 18, 2006

      Georges St-Pierre asked and he finally received his title shot against Matt Hughes. Hughes had beaten St-Pierre once before at UFC 50. Now St-Pierre has his chance to avenge his loss and in the process walk away with the 170 lbs title, both of which he attained.

    • Episode 21

      21. Randy Couture vs Chuck Liddell UFC 43

      aired: Tue, Jun 6, 2006

      With a drop to the light heavyweight division, Randy 'The Natural' Couture reinvented himself and stunned the mixed martial arts world, not only by taking on Chuck Liddell in his first 205-pound fight at UFC 43, but by beating 'The Iceman' via a decisive third round TKO.

    • Episode 20

      20. Roger Huerta vs Clay Guida The Ultimate Fighter Finale Season 6

      aired: Sat, Dec 8, 2007

      Roger Huerta looks to stay unbeaten in his UFC career but his task loomed large as he went toe-to-toe with Clay Guida. These two left it all inside the Octagon as they possibly gave what some of the UFC faithful would say was the best fight of 2007.

    • Episode 19

      19. Georges St-Pierre vs Matt Hughes UFC 79

      aired: Sat, Dec 29, 2007

      Former champion Georges "Rush" St-Pierre stepped into the Octagon with his nemesis Matt Hughes at UFC 79. Hughes and St-Pierre went to battle for the third time to determine who would walk away with the interim UFC Welterweight Title and the chance to face Matt Serra for the undisputed championship.

    • Episode 18

      18. Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz UFC 47

      aired: Fri, Apr 2, 2004

      It was the grudge match to end all grudge matches, a packed house saw Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz finally get it on in the main event of UFC 47 after months of Tito avoiding to sign to the fight. Yet after only five minutes and 38 seconds, it was 'The Iceman' who was left standing, as he emphatically stopped the former light heavyweight champion in the second round.

    • Episode 17

      17. Randy Couture vs Tim Sylvia UFC 68

      aired: Sat, Mar 3, 2007

      In a much anticipated fight, the respected Randy Couture took on heavyweight defender Tim Sylvia. Few critics gave Couture the edge, but everyone wanted to see what he would do in the Octagon. In a 5 round war that kept the sellout crowd on their feet the entire fight, Couture and Sylvia showed the world exactly why fans love this sport.

    • Episode 15

      15. Thiago Alves vs Matt Hughes UFC 85

      aired: Sat, Jun 7, 2008

      The greatest welterweight of all time, Matt Hughes, stepped into the Octagon to take on the up-and-coming Thiago Alves in a fight to get one step closer to the Welterweight crown. It was a one sided battle that saw Alves as the victor.

    • Episode 14

      14. Matt Hughes vs Carlos Newton UFC 34

      aired: Fri, Nov 2, 2001

      Matt Hughes defeated Carlos Newton for the second time at UFC 38. Unlike the first fight, this one headed all the way into the fourth round before ending with Hughes retaining his welterweight title.

    • Episode 13

      13. Randy Couture vs Pedro Rizzo UFC 31

      aired: Fri, May 4, 2001

      In the first defense of his heavyweight title at UFC 31, 37-year-old Randy Couture went to war for five bloody rounds with renowned Brazilian banger Pedro Rizzo, almost stopping his challenger in the first round. Rizzo survived though, coming back strong with brutal leg kicks and strikes that left many fans wondering who won the bout when it was over.

    • Episode 11

      11. Forrest Griffin vs Rampage Jackson UFC 86

      aired: Sat, Jul 5, 2008

      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.

    • Episode 10

      10. Forrest Griffin vs Mauricio Rua UFC 76

      aired: Sat, Sep 22, 2007

      It was the long awaited debut of PRIDE superstar Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua inside the Octagon. Forrest Griffin wanted nothing better than to spoil Shogun's debut and climb his way up the UFC Light Heavyweight ladder, which he shockingly did.

    • Episode 9

      9. Gabriel Gonzaga vs Mirko Cro Cop UFC 70

      aired: Sat, Apr 21, 2007

      After a dominating performance his first time inside the Octagon, Mirko Cro Cop took on the well rounded Gabriel Gonzaga. Though it would be Gonzaga's night as he took out Cro Cop with one of the most vicious knockouts in UFC History.

    • Episode 8

      8. Karo Parisyan vs Diego Sanchez UFC Fight Night

      aired: Thu, Aug 17, 2006

      Diego Sanchez kept his undefeated streak alive by taking down Karo Parisyan in what many consider one of the best fights of 2006.

    • Episode 7

      7. Anderson Silva vs Rich Franklin UFC 77

      aired: Sat, Oct 20, 2007

      Rich Franklin got his chance to win back the UFC Middleweight title against the man who beat him, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. Silva had to travel into Franklin's backyard for his second title defense in a fight that Franklin promised wouldn't be like the last time. However it was.

    • Episode 3

      3. Matt Hughes vs Frank Trigg UFC 52

      aired: Sat, Apr 16, 2005

      Ever since Matt Hughes submitted Frank Trigg in 2003, the top contender plotted his revenge. After an inadvertent low blow stunned Hughes, Trigg pounced and almost choked the champion out, only to see Hughes recover, slam the challenger, and choke him out at the 4:05 mark of one of the most intense championship battles you will ever see in the Octagon.

    • Episode 2

      2. Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva UFC 79

      aired: Sat, Dec 29, 2007

      Two of the biggest names in MMA collided at UFC 79 as Liddell and Silva finally squared off. Both fighters were coming off of back-to-back losses and both wanted to get back into the chase for the 205lb title.

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