Peep this, Potato Nation — in honor of March Madness, we’re putting together a big bracketology feature on the best fights in MMA history, with your votes determining the #1 Greatest MMA Fight of All Time. (Launch date: TBA…but pretty soon!) I’m looking forward to it, and you should too.
The only problem is, our interactive bracket only has space for 16 entries, which means that a bunch of classic MMA matches won’t be included. I can’t reveal the bracket yet, but I can reveal the ten honorable mentions that are all competing for the last spot. Check ‘em out below, and click those links for video clips of each one.
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Carlos Newton
PRIDE 3, 6/24/98
Matt Hughes vs. BJ Penn 2
UFC 63, 9/23/06
Dan Henderson vs. Wanderlei Silva 2
PRIDE 33, 2/24/07
Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva
UFC 79, 12/29/07
Anthony Pettis vs. Benson Henderson 1
WEC 53, 12/16/10
Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard 2
UFC 125, 1/1/11
Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry
UFC on Versus 4, 6/26/11
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
UFC on FUEL 8, 3/3/13
Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez
UFC 166, 10/19/13
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs. Mark Hunt
UFC Fight Night 33, 12/7/13
After the jump, you will find a voting widget. Cast your vote on which of the above fights is most worthy of a place in the bracket, and that fight will earn the sixteenth spot. Votes must be in by Thursday morning at 9 a.m. ET.
Make sense? If not, please drop us a line in the comments section or on Twitter. Now get to voting…