Travis Browne and Andrei Arlovski punctuated an excellent card at UFC 187 with a one-round slugfest for the ages. In honor of their contribution, the latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series will take a look at some of the best single-frame fights in the history of the sport.
These one-round wonders run the gamut from the early days of Brazilian vale tudo to 2015’s Ultimate Fighting Championship bangers, with a strong contingent of 10-minute Pride Fighting Championships single-stanza masterpieces in the middle. Longer is not always better in the world of MMA, and some of the best fights ever have not required more than a single round.
How does your list stack up? Let us take a look at how the Sherdog.com staff voted.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (UFC 140), Takanori Gomi vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (Pride Bushido 9), Robbie Lawler vs. Melvin Manhoef (Strikeforce “Miami”), Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Wanderlei Silva (Pride 13), Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Kestutis Smirnovas (K-1 Hero’s 6), Jerry Bohlander vs. Kevin Jackson (UFC 16)
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