9. Junior Dos Santos v Cain Velasquez
Heavyweight is traditionally the most glamorous division in boxing, but it’s fair to say its not quite got there yet in MMA. Cain Velasquez arguably came the closest to being that superstar, but injuries stifled him. He had a great rivalry with Junior Dos Santos though, with the Brazilian shocking via KO in the first round of their 2011 clash.
That was Velasquez’s first loss and he was determined to win back the title. He came back and crushed Dos Santos in the rematch in a truly dominant performance. There was a dead rubber match, where ‘Cigano’ lost again, this time via TKO in round five. After beating the best, Dos Santos brought the best out of Velasquez.