The top 20 bloodiest fights in UFC history

Fans like lists. It doesn't matter if it's a rundown of the 10 greatest fighters in UFC history or the 50 worst entrance songs…

By: Tim Burke | 10 years ago
The top 20 bloodiest fights in UFC history
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Fans like lists. It doesn’t matter if it’s a rundown of the 10 greatest fighters in UFC history or the 50 worst entrance songs in EliteXC history – people can’t get enough of them. Most of them are kind of played out, but Fox Sports recently did an article that brought back a few memories – the 20 bloodiest fights in UFC history. It’s not exactly an article for the squeamish, but each fight only includes one picture so it’s not that bad.

They did an excellent job with it too, choosing to go with a forgotten bloodbath as their number one. Here’s their list of fights in order – check their article out for a little background if you don’t remember what happened.

20: Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Stephan Bonnar – UFC 110
19: Jim Miller vs. Mac Danzig – UFC 100
18: Randy Couture vs. Vitor Belfort – UFC 49
17: Martin Kampmann vs. Diego Sanchez – UFC on Versus 3
16: B.J. Penn vs. Diego Sanchez – UFC 107
15: Jon Madsen vs. Abe Wagner – The Ultimate Fighter 10
14: Josh Neer vs. Keith Wisniewski – UFC on Versus 6
13: Rory Singer vs. Josh Haynes – UFC: Ortiz vs. Shamrock 3
12: Donald Cerrone vs. K.J. Noons – UFC 160
11: Joe Stevenson vs. Yves Edwards – UFC 61
10: Sean Sherk vs. Kenny Florian – UFC 64
9: Jeremy Stephens vs. Estevan Payan – UFC 160
8: Josh Koscheck vs. Chris Lytle – UFC 86
7: Stefan Struve vs. Dennis Stojnic – UFC 99
6: Edwin DeWees vs. Gideon Ray – The Ultimate Fighter 4
5: Jim Miller vs. Joe Lauzon – UFC 155
4: Renato Sobral vs. David Heath – UFC 74
3: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva – UFC 146
2: B.J. Penn vs. Joe Stevenson – UFC 80
1: Jonathan Goulet vs. Jay Hieron – UFC Ultimate Fight Night 2

Do you think they missed anything? Did any of the fights mentioned deserve a higher or lower placing? Does Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez at UFC 166 maybe deserve a place?

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