The 50 Best UFC Fights

Here’s 50 UFC fights to watch while you wait for sports to start back up

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So, you're wondering what the best UFC fights of all-time are? Let's talk about it!

The UFC and the sport of mixed martial arts have been around for about 26 years. With the UFC welcoming 2024, now is a good time to go back down memory and watch some UFC matches that left a mark in the sport, likely making the fighters quite a bit of money in the process!

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Some are rivalries that had fighters face each other a few times, some were just stand out finishes, and some were back and forth battles that are, or will likely be in the UFC Hall of Fame. We've even seen some dominant interim champions pop up!

In no particular order, here are some of the best matches in the UFC.

1. Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk UFC 248

2. Paul Felder vs. Dan Hooker UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker

3. Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor UFC 196

4. Matt Hughes vs. Frank Trigg 52

5. Matt Serra vs. Karo Parisyan UFC 53

6. Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz UFC 66

7. Chuck Liddell vs Randy Couture UFC 43

8. Chuck Liddell vs. Randy Couture UFC 52

9. Georges St-Pierre vs. Matt Hughes UFC 50

10. Georges St-Pierre vs Matt Hughes UFC 65

11. Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock UFC 1

12. Tito Ortiz vs. Frank Shamrock UFC 22

13. Bas Rutten vs. Tsuyoshi Kohsaka UFC 18

14. Rory Macdonald vs. Robbie Lawler 2 UFC 189

15. Chan Sung Jung vs. Yair Rodriguez UFC Fight Night 139

16. Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller UFC 155

17. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen UFC 117

18. Forest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonner The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale

19. Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson UFC 165

20. Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva UFC Fight Night 40

21. Randy Couture vs. Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira UFC 102

22. Maurice Smith vs. Mark Coleman UFC 14

23. Matt Hughes vs. Carlos Newton UFC 34

24. B.J. Penn vs. Sean Sherk UFC 85

25. Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey UFC 207

26. Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard UFC 199

27. Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn UFC 112

28. Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum UFC 236

29. Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje UFC 218

30. Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale

31. Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva UFC 234

32. Jon Jones vs. Mauricio Rua UFC 128

33. Michael Bisping vs. Luke Rockhold UFC 199

34. Brian Stann vs. Wanderlei Silva UFC on Fuel TV: Stann vs. Silva

35. Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic 1 UFC 226

36. Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic 2 UFC 241

37. Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou UFC 220

38. Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar UFC 121

39. Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos 2 UFC 155

40. Randy Couture vs. Tim Sylvia UFC 68

41. Phil Davis vs. Tim Boetsch UFC 123

42. Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture UFC 129

43. Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva UFC 162

44. Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington UFC 245

45. Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo UFC 227

46. Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes UFC 238

47. Justin Gaethje vs. Edson Barbosa UFC on ESPN 2

48. Rafael dos Anjos vs. Anthony Pettis UFC 185

49. Nate Diaz vs. Kurt Pellegrino UFC Fight Night 13

50. Roger Huerta vs. Clay Guida The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale

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