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Ten fights that changed the UFC: Part 1

Originally Published: July 6, 2009
By Jake Rossen | Sherdog.com

The huffing, puffing barn-house clawing of a bout during 2005's "Ultimate Fighter" live finale between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar has taken root in MMA like no other fight before or since. It is credited with restoring the UFC's potential as the combat sport of the new century, turning on a bunch of casual, Saturday night television surfers and serving as a splint for what was then a company crippled by debt.

All of this is more or less the truth. But what the near-religious ...

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