Originally Posted by Starbuck
Completely blind. I actually remember watching bits and pieces of The Ultimate Fighter years ago but never really paid it any proper attention. Over the years I've seen bits and pieces of different fights too but again never really paid them any attention. This time I actually want to watch though and Lesnar's recent bouts against Cena and HHH in WWE are the reason why. His style made me want to check the real thing out and so far I'm intrigued to say the least lol. I'm looking forward to working my way through the list. It's always fun to delve into something new.
Just incase you missed my post, I'll repost it. I saw your posts way back and posted this way too late so you may have missed it. But yeah check out all of the other members suggested fights as well and watch Lesnar's fights since you're coming or crossing over if you will from being a wrestling fan. Try and watch the build up to Lesnar/Mir 2.
Here's the repost:
Also, if you haven't already, you may want to watch some of the early Ultimate Fighters. Even though 'TUF' is nowhere near as good as it used to be. TUF 1 up until 6 were actually really good and quite a lot of the fighters are still in the UFC. It'll give you a general idea of who they are, where they come from and you can get a feeling for the coaches to.
If you don't know already, TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) is a reality based television program created by the UFC. It's basically a tournament and 16 fighters have to live under one roof and fight every week for a 6 figure contract with the UFC.
Also have a look at some Pride Fighting Championship highlights on Youtube, you won't be disappointed.
Plus check out Pride - Decade (a documentary on Pride Fighting Championshhips), one of the best MMA docs to date. Will give you a really good look at some of the most dominating and best fighters in MMA and UFC - Beyond The Glory (UFC doc) that tells you about the early days of the UFC and how far it has come.
A couple other fights to check out:
Big Nog vs. Randy Couture
Shogun Rua vs. Lil' Nog
Mark Hunt vs. Tsuyoshi Kosaka
Mark Hunt vs. Yosuke Nishijima
Korean Zombie vs. Leonard Garcia (1st fight in WEC)
Don Frye vs. Yoshihiro Takayama
James Thompson vs. Kazuyuki Fujita
Melvin Manhoef vs. Cyborg
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Kestutis Smirnovas
Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry
Don Frye vs. Ken Shamrock
I think everyone else covered quite a lot of the other best fights to watch.
Also, here are a couple cool GIF's.