Consensus Ranking Designed By Mortis

Top 10 Craziest Freakshow Fights

Ranking Description

The strangest bouts in MMA history

Ranking last updated 6 months ago  |  Discuss Ranking

Designer's Guidelines:

  • Ranking Type: Bouts
  1. Hong Man Choi vs. Jose Canseco mmaweekly.com
    Choi vs. Canseco
    Hong Man Choi | KO/TKO | Round 1
    2009 | Dream 9
  2. Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Eric Esch mmaweekly.com
    Minowa vs. Esch
    Ikuhisa Minowa | Submission | Round 1
    2006 | Pride Bushido 12
  3. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Hong Man Choi mmaweekly.com
    Emelianenko vs. Choi
    Fedor Emelianenko | Submission | Round 1
    2007 | Yarennoka!
  4. Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Paulo Cesar Silva mmaweekly.com
    Minowa vs. Silva
    Ikuhisa Minowa | KO/TKO | Round 1
    2006 | Pride Bushido 10
  5. Eric Esch vs. Zuluzinho mmaweekly.com
    Esch vs. Zuluzinho
    Eric Esch | Submission | Round 1
    2007 | Pride 34
  6. Daiju Takase vs. Emmanuel Yarborough mmaweekly.com
    Takase vs. Yarborough
    Daiju Takase | Submission | Round 2
    1998 | Pride 3
  7. Keith Hackney vs. Emmanuel Yarborough
    Hackney vs. Yarborough
    Keith Hackney | KO/TKO | Round 1
    1994 | UFC 3
  8. Paulo Cesar Silva vs. Chad Rowan mmaweekly.com
    Silva vs. Rowan
    Paulo Cesar Silva | Submission | Round 1
    2006 | Fields Dynamite!! 2006
  9. Ray Mercer vs. Tim Sylvia
    Mercer vs. Sylvia
    Ray Mercer | KO/TKO | Round 1
    2009 | AMMA 3 - Adrenaline MMA 3
  10. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Zuluzinho mmaweekly.com
    Emelianenko vs. Zuluzinho
    Fedor Emelianenko | Submission | Round 1
    2005 | Pride Shockwave 2005

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  1. Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Bob Sapp | 2009 - Dream 9
  2. Randy Couture vs. James Toney | 2010 - UFC 118
  3. Takashi Suguira vs. Paulo Cesar Silva | 2004 - Pride Bushido 4
  4. Kimbo Slice vs. David Abbott | 2008 - EliteXC
  5. James Thompson vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski I | 2011 - KSW 16
  6. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Bob Sapp | 2002 - Pride Shockwave
  7. Mariusz Pudzianowski vs. James Thompson II | 2011 - KSW 17
  8. Semmy Schilt vs. Akira Shoji | 2001 - Pride 16
  9. Hong Man Choi vs. Bobby Ologun | 2006 - Fields Dynamite!! 2006
  10. Don Frye vs. Thomas Ramirez | 1996 - UFC 8

  11. Jerry Bohlander vs. Scott Ferrozzo | 1996 - UFC 8
  12. Bernard Ackah vs. Johnnie Morton | 2007 - Dynamite!! USA
  13. Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson | 2008 - EliteXC
  14. Gerard Gordeau vs. Teila Tuli | 1993 - UFC 1
  15. Charles Bennett vs. Ken Kaneko | 2005 - Pride Shockwave 2005
  16. Mu Bae Choi vs. Paulo Cesar Silva | 2004 - Pride Shockwave 2004
  17. Tim Sylvia vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski | 2010 - Moosin: God of Martial Arts
  18. Zuluzinho vs. Henry Miller | 2005 - Pride 30
  19. Heath Herring vs. Paulo Cesar Silva | 2003 - Pride Shockwave 2003
  20. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Zuluzinho | 2006 - Pride Total Elimination Absolute

  21. James Thompson vs. Paulo Cesar Silva | 2005 - Pride Shockwave 2005
  22. Don Frye vs. Yoshihiro Takayama | 2002 - Pride 21
  23. Frank Mir vs. David Abbott | 2003 - UFC 41
  24. Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Yoshihiro Takayama | 2001 - Pride 14
  25. Vitor Belfort vs. David Abbott | 1997 - UFC 13
  26. Naoya Ogawa vs. Paulo Cesar Silva | 2004 - Pride Critical Countdown 2004
  27. Semmy Schilt vs. Yoshihiro Takayama | 2001 - Pride 18
  28. Paulo Cesar Silva vs. Henry Miller | 2004 - Pride Total Elimination 2004
  29. David Abbott vs. John Matua | 1995 - UFC 6
  30. Nobuhiko Takada vs. Kyle Sturgeon | 1998 - Pride 3

  31. Vitor Belfort vs. Scott Ferrozzo | 1997 - UFC 12
  32. Sam Adkins vs. Keith Mielke | 1996 - UFC 8
  33. Paul Varelans vs. Joe Moreira | 1996 - UFC 8
  34. Scott Ferrozzo vs. David Abbott | 1996 - UFC 11
  35. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Bob Sapp | 2009 - Dream 11
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