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  1. Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson rematch set for UFC 178 on Sept. 2...

    Brett Okamoto

    A light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson has been set for UFC 178 on Sept. 27 in Toronto.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014
  2. Fight of the year: Jones-Gustafsson

    Brett Okamoto

    Let's be real, none of us had Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson on our short list for potential fight of the year candidates, right? Oddsmakers saw it as a mismatch, pegging Jones about an 8-to-1 betting favorite. The UFC's marketing strategy heading...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  3. UFC Fight Night 33 -- Hunt, Silva fight to a draw in slugfest

    Brett Okamoto

    Heavyweights Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva produced a late candidate for fight of the year with their brutal majority draw at UFC Fight Night 33.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  4. 2012 fight of the year: Henderson-Edgar I

    Brett Okamoto

    Benson Henderson's first year in the UFC was 2011, but you might say the former WEC lightweight champion truly arrived in 2012. Henderson was easily one of the most impressive figures in the Octagon in 2012 and it all started with a 155-pound ti...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  5. Frankie Edgar on his top five fights

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has been a part of multiple memorable fights during the past six years -- from a one-round TKO in his very first performance, to back-to-back fights with MMA legend B.J. Penn, to a "fight of the year" candidate ...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  6. Our 'alternative' picks for Fight of the year

    Chad Dundas and Chuck Mindenhall

    Editor's note: Next week, the ESPN MMA page will roll out it's official end-of-they year awards. With winners in each of the most popular categories seemingly pretty clear cut, however, ESPN staffers Chuck Mindenhall and Chad Dundas will take the fin...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  7. What was the best fight in 2010?

    The experts weigh in on the best fight in 2010.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2010
  8. Lesnar's rank secured; Leben hits a double

    Jake Rossen

    Calling a bout between two super heavyweights fight-of-the-year material used to be the setup to a punch line. Being big and athletic meant heading for the NFL; never moving past varsity football and lacking self-preservation meant a stint in Japan o...

    Blog | July 04, 2010
  9. MMA: UFC 116 postmortem

    Jake Rossen

    Calling a bout between two super heavyweights fight-of-the-year material used to be the setup to a punch line. Being big and athletic meant heading for the NFL; never moving past varsity football and lacking self-preservation meant a stint in Japan o...

    Blog | Conversation | July 04, 2010
  10. WEC 48: Breaking down the main card

    Tomas Rios

    With Jose Aldo perhaps just a step away from stardom and Ben Henderson and Donald Cerrone set to rekindle their 2009 fight of the year, Saturday's WEC 48 could help make up for MMA's lost month.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2010
  11. Sherdog's Fight of the Year: Benson Henderson-Donald Cerrone

    Jack Encarnacao

    The decision was controversial, but there was no doubting the action or intrigue: Donald Cerrone-Benson Henderson is Sherdog's Fight of the Year.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2010
  12. Top 10 fights of the year, with a DFW flavor

    Andrew Plante / Special contributor

    Martin McNeil for ESPN.com One man's vote for the fight of the year: Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir at UFC 100. Top 10 fights in 2009 from a DFW fan's perspective:10. Rich Franklin vs. Vitor Belfort, UFC 103 (Sept. 19) This fight probably wouldn'...

    Blog | December 23, 2009
  13. Agony of victory: Cerrone delivers it to Henderson

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Josh Hedges/WEC/ZuffaDonald Cerrone, right, gave as good as (or better than) he got from Benson Henderson.And suddenly, construction work begins to look a lot more appealing: Ben Henderson, a probable fight of the year finalist for his efforts in a w...

    Blog | October 13, 2009
  14. Donald Cerrone delivers agony of victory to Benson Henderson

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    And suddenly, construction work begins to look a lot more appealing: Ben Henderson, a probable fight of the year finalist for his efforts in a win against Donald Cerrone at WEC 43 on Saturday, celebrated by collapsing in the locker room and being shu...

    Blog | Conversation | October 13, 2009
  15. Five best fights of 2009 (so far)

    Tomas Rios

    Sherdog takes a look at five bout in the not-so-distant past that we might consider "fight of the year" come December.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2009
  16. Ultimate Chaos orders Atencio some high marks

    Jake Rossen

    Dave Mandel/Sherdog Bobby Lashley's one-round drubbing of Bob Sapp wasn't exactly fight of the year material.Full disclosure: Without going into details, I was unable to soak up the televised atmosphere of Saturday's "Ultimate Chaos" card. The ...

    Blog | June 28, 2009