9) Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Bob Sapp
It was no secret that Nogueira had to weather the storm of Sapp, who came into the 2002 bout 150 pounds heavier than the Brazilian.
In the earlygoing, “Minotauro” did his best to ward off the unparalleled ferocity driving Sapp. He even recovered from one of the hardest slams in MMA history, which looked like the hulking heavyweight was cradling a small child.
But in the end, after the lights literally went out inside Tokyo National Stadium, Nogueira outlasted Sapp and submitted him with an armbar in the second round.