TUF 1 Finale was the setting for an all time classic match between Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin, with a six figure UFC contract on the line. The two squared off and put a great show on for the fans, in a fight that Dana White described as the most important bout in UFC history.
Even most casual fans I know have seen this classic. Bonnar and Griffin now enjoy a spot in the UFC’s Hall of Fame, arguably due to their part in this integral bout. At a time where MMA was still seen as barbaric or un-interesting by most sports fans, these two stepped up and put in a Gatti vs. Ward type performance.
It was exactly what the sport needed, although the bout wasn’t highly technical, it provided the UFC and MMA with a base to work with. You show any pure boxing fan this bout and I guarantee it will get them hooked on MMA, or at least interested.
Even though TUF has started to become a little watered down, it does still have a huge fan base, and it still has it’s awe inspiring moments. So for old times sake, enjoy the full Griffin vs. Bonnar fight video courtesy of UFC.com, and stay tuned to Lowkick!