When Yuri Alcantara squared off against Hacran Dias at UFC 147, it was more than just a featherweight fight on a lackluster card. It had the distinction of being the 2,000th fight in the UFC's storied history.
Through 2,000 fights, the organization has had some incredible moments. A tiny Brazilian wearing pajamas would show the world that Brazilian jiu-jitsu was the future of fighting. A former UFC lightweight from Long Island would win a reality show and go on to defeat the greatest welterweight champion in history. The UFC itself would purchase and import talents from their two biggest competitors and much more.
And then there are the fights themselves. Some fights were simply atrocious, while others left fans on the edge of their seats. Of the 2,000 fights, we have seen ultra-violent knockouts, super-slick submissions and barn-burning slugfests that could have only been written in Hollywood.
Here is a look at the 25 most entertaining fights in UFC history.
Authors Note: Just for fun, I threw in a bonus for you. See if you can guess which one made the cut at the last minute.