Archive for the ‘Top 10’ Category

SportsCenter-Top-10-PlaysWith the 20 year anniversary of the UFC being celebrated this week, everyone seems to be feeling nostalgic. All-time top 10 lists, flashbacks, and every other kind of remembrance have been all over the internet. ESPN—the leader in sports!!!—tallied their list of top 10 fighters in UFC history. (more…)

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Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez gave the fans a bloody battle recently at UFC 166.  With that in mind and in honor of Halloween, I (Nicole) wanted to take a look back at my own favorite blood soaked MMA fights.  The Red Cross might consider making these guys honorary members of the gallon club after seeing these images.

Jim Miller vs Joe Lauzon5. Joe Lauzon vs. Jim Miller-UFC 155

With more blood splatter than a season of CSI, this one earned Fight of the (more…)

Im-Stupid2If there’s one thing we love around here, it’s wallowing in self pity. It’s what we do best. In fact, every time I make a bad call in print in front of MILLIONS of readers, it’s like my professional integrity just got upper-decked by Rosie O’Donnell. I think you’ll like this article as much as I hate it. It’s the Top 10 WORST predictions we’ve ever made in our lives. And we did it right here on VigilanteMMA.

10. Chris Lytle vs. Matt Serra will be amazing. Let’s not even dwell on the fact (more…)

jonesgusdecisionOne of our “other” favorite MMA sites to read—besides our own (because we’re just that arrogant)—is Cage Potato. They always put an entertaining twist on the world of mixed martial arts that goes beyond just reporting the …*YAWN*… news. If you’ve been a fan of ours for a while, chances are you’re also a fan of these guys, because if there’s a site out there whose snark and wit we’d love to match, it’s them. (more…)

September 25 is “One Hit Wonder Day.” Radio stations across the country will probably be playing songs like Taco’s Puttin’ on the Ritz and I Can’t Wait by Nu Shooz non-stop today. But the music industry isn’t the only place you can find one-hit wonders. Not at all. The MMA world has it’s share of them as well. So let’s tackle the top 10 one hit wonders in MMA history, shall we? Now let me pop in my Toni Basil cassette. “Hey Mickey you’re so fine you blow my mind…”

Here are my qualifications for a one hit wonder in MMA. (more…)

alistair-overeem-post-ufc-141“Bust” is such a negative term, and we prefer to remain positive. Eh, who am I kidding? We love to revel in the misery of others. So today we’re going to look at some of the biggest busts in UFC history. Since we could use a ton of different qualifiers for this list, let me explain how I view a bust.

First and foremost, they should have a lot of fanfare and hype behind (more…)

We’ve become used to UFC posters featuring face offs, cut-and-pasted mean mug shot and on the few lucky occasions the UFC graphic design department gets REALLY crazy, they might even go with a flag themed poster. That is far from accurate when we look back at the old Pride FC posters. They’ve certainly had there share of unique images on their posters. Here are a few of the most noteworthy ones.

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my rushmorePart 2 of our Mount Rushmore series covers the welterweights. We’ve tried to come up with what we consider “the big 4” fighters in every weight class. We look at it from a historical perspective–their accomplishments inside the cage/ring as well as the mark they made on the sport. Feel free to critique our picks. That’s exactly what these things are for–friendly debate. Although it’s true that we are much smarter than our readers, it doesn’t mean we don’t (more…)

my rushmoreThis is the first installment of a series of “Mount Rushmore” articles–one for each weight class. This will be much more enjoyable than the real Mount Rushmore because you don’t have to drive through North Dakota (or is it South Dakota?). Briefly, here are some of the parameters I used to determine who should be considered the ‘Big 4’ at their respective weight class. First, I’m looking at this from a historical perspective. So historical significance is weighted much more heavily than “Fighter X beat A, B and C” arguments. Titles and accolades (more…)

joh loberThe UFC has a long history of being the home of the greatest fighters in the world. Believe it or not, many of them have never received a UFC title shot though. With that in mind, I did some research on past title fights and the challengers for those belts. Sure enough, many of those guys getting title shots over the years shouldn’t even be allowed to wear a leather belt, let alone a big gold one with sparkles and shiny things all over it. So (more…)