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Diego Sanchez vs. Karo Parisyan—UFC Fight Night 6, August 17, 2006
This battle ended up being one of the best fights of 2006.
Sanchez and Parisyan had a great brawl that still can be found on highlight reels today—most notably when Sanchez sent a tooth of Parisyan's flying with a well timed knee.
Sanchez would end up taking a decision victory.
Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva—UFC 99, June 13, 2009
Much like their second battle in 2012 there were not many fans excited about their fight. Many decided to save their money for UFC 100. They missed a great back and forth classic.
Franklin would end up on the winning side with a unanimous decision.
Rashad Evans vs. Rampage Jackson—UFC 114, May 29, 2010
While some may not agree that it was a great fight, I will say they are wrong. What made this fight great was the level of hatred between the two and Evans' technique displayed in the fight.
Rarely has the UFC seen a main event sold strictly on hate. Evans and Rampage supplied that.
The first round takedown from Evans may be one of the most beautiful in history. It was set up perfectly with a combination before switching levels and putting Rampage on his rear. And the fight was not without drama. Rampage nearly stopped Evans in the third.
However, that was not enough and Evans won the bout by unanimous decision.
Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann—UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann, March 3, 2011
The fight of the night and it earned that title.
Kampmann and Sanchez went toe-to-toe and had a war inside the Octagon.
It was a very close fight that had a contentious decision that Sanchez was on a right side of. A fun fight that aired for free on the Versus network.
Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle—UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle, August 14, 2011
Chris Lytle's retirement fight was a great one. It summed up everything great about his career.
Being put in a brawl, his ability to withstand punishment, and capitalized by using his quality submission skills to defeat Hardy.
It was a fantastic fight that sent off Lytle as he should have been.