The Most Important Matches in MMA History: ONE Championship, UFC, and Bellator


Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has seen countless memorable battles across various promotions, each contributing to the sport’s rich history. Here, we highlight some of the most significant matches from ONE Championship, UFC, and Bellator.


ONE Championship:

ONE Championship has carved a unique niche in the MMA world by emphasizing the martial arts spirit and values such as humility, integrity, and respect. Some pivotal matches include:

Angela Lee vs. Mei Yamaguchi: Angela Lee became the youngest MMA world champion ever at just 19 years old, capturing the inaugural ONE atomweight belt.


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Igor Svirid vs. Vitaly Bigdash: Known for its sheer excitement, this middleweight title bout is often recalled as one of the greatest fights in ONE Championship history.

UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship):


The UFC has hosted some of the most epic showdowns that have shaped the landscape of MMA:

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald II: A brutal and bloody war that is frequently mentioned among the greatest MMA fights of all time.

Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar I: Credited with bringing MMA into the mainstream, this fight showcased the heart and determination of both fighters.

Bellator MMA:

Bellator has also seen its share of historic clashes:


Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler I: This lightweight title fight marked the birth of a legendary rivalry and is a staple in Bellator’s greatest fights list.

Andrey Koreshkov vs. Douglas Lima II: Part of a thrilling trilogy, this welterweight bout featured a dramatic finish and showcased the skill level within Bellator.

Each of these matches has not only entertained fans but also helped to elevate the sport of MMA to new heights, making them unforgettable parts of MMA history.



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Jeremy Deschner
Black Belt in American Karate from the Texas Karate Institute. Now training in Brazilian Jiujitsu in Japan. Twitter: @mmajpn1 @jiujitsu_Jedi

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