Best MMA Fights

Posted on 28 March, 2022

These are the best MMA fights I've seen. If a legal link to their fight is available, I've included it. Unfortunately promotions occasionally take down their free fights, so some of the links may no longer work.

If you have UFC fight pass, a paid subscription service, all of the below UFC fights are available to you.

Justin Gaethje vs Michael Chandler

A fight to determine who would remain in UFC Lightweight title contention after they both lost their first UFC title shot.

Robbie Lawler vs Robbie McDonald 2

Their rematch for the welterweight belt. Known for its intense staredown at the end of round 4. Warning: lots of blood.

Doo Hon Choi vs Cub Swanson

A fight between a hot Korean prospect and fan favorite Cub Swanson at UFC 206.

Link to Fight

Kelvin Gastelum vs Israel Adesanya

For the interim middleweight belt.

Arman Tsyarukan vs Islam Mackachev

One of the best fights that demonstrate extremely high grappling acumen by both fighters.

Link to Fight

Justin Gaethje vs Dustin Poirier

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Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington

For the welterweight belt, a match between 2 intense rivals known for their grappling skills. What happens when two great grapplers fight? Kamaru Usman's first title defense.

Pat Barry vs. Cheick Kongo

Arguably the biggest swing in momentum possible.

Link to Clip of the Important Moment

Petr Yan vs Cory Sandhagen

For the interim bantamweight belt. A highly technical primarily striking match. Maybe not as many momentum swings as the other fights on this list, but it boasts a very high pace.

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Weili Zhang vs Joanna Jędrzejczyk

For the straweight belt. My favorite women's fight of all time. Both highly technical and consists of a lot of action. If someone says women's mma isn't high level or exciting, show them this fight

Clay Guida vs Diego Sanchez

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Dustin Poirier vs Holloway 2

For the interim lightweight belt. Max Holloway was the featherweight champ at the time and moved up to lightweight for this fight. They previously fought at featherweight early into both of their UFC careers

Link to Most of the Fight

Best Performances

I can't really call these the best fight since they were pretty one-sided, but these fights are noteworthy.

Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar

Justin Gaethje vs Tony Ferguson

For the interim UFC Lightweight belt. Tony Ferguson comes in with an 11 fight win streak. The winner of this fight got to challenge retired Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.