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The Best MMA Fights of 2010

Written on December 12, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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As 2010 nears it end, many MMA fans are surely reminiscing the best fight they've watched this year. That is why Fighting Insider is listing the greatest MMA fights of 2010.

The 2010 is soon to come to its end, but memory of the past year will remain. In the world of mixed martial arts, the end of the year does not mean the final match for every fighters. It is just a reminder that they must pursue for a new bout next year. That being said, Fighting Insider is listing the best of 2010.

1. WEC 49: Mark Hominick vs Yves Jabouin

Though it may have not been an important part as far as rankings are concerned, the WEC 49 bout was certainly an important match for Hominick. Combined with the hot Edmonton crowd and a small WEC cage, Mark Hominick fought an absolute war against a guy who threw everything but the kitchen sink at him. The match was one of those fast-paced fights where both men showed incredible guts and heart for nearly two rounds.

2. WEC 48: vs

Jose Aldo showcased a sheer brutality of beating Urijah Faber in WEC 48. This is the kind of match that will forever make an impact for Faber, as he survived five punishing rounds in this bout. On the other hand, the WEC 48 brought Jose Aldo in the Top 3 of the best pound-for-pound fighters of all time.

3. UFC 116: Brock Lesnar vs Shane Carwin

The UFC 116 match between Lesnar and Carwin is one sloppy fight to recall. However, given with high regards by the promotion and the crowd reaction, the match was also dramatic. It was in this bout that people saw how Brock Lesnar overcame a full five-minute onslaught from Carwin, and then rose back as if nothing happened. It was the kind of fight that turned UFC fans around on Brock Lesnar from being an outsider to a champion.

4. WEC 58: Leonard Garcia vs Chan Sung Jun

WEC 58 is a horrible fight in terms of technique. However, the two guys in a bar-room brawl is one of life’s guilty pleasures. At the end of the day, the match pitting Garcia against Jung sold a lot of interest and gave some job security for both men.

5. UFC 110: vs Joe Stevenson

This is the match that showcased Sotiropoulos as a legitimate contender in the lightweight division. Stevenson, on the other hand, is trying to regain his footing in the UFC. People had bought the idea of seeing a ‘new’ Stevenson, but his opponent put on a big time performance. It was in this match that Sotiropoulos fought in his home country, Australia, and helped make the UFC relevant in the land down under. The UFC 110 had a bit of everything: promotion, career and ranking importance.


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