6) Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Mirko Cro Cop
Nogueira vs. Cro Cop was a PRIDE matchup of a lifetime. It pinned the best heavyweight submission specialist in the world against the best striker.
After being out-muscled and picked apart by Cro Cop in the first round, Nogueira secured a sneaky arm bar in the second to hand the Croatian knockout king his first professional loss.
The Brazilian’s victory sparked a standing ovation and earned him the interim heavyweight championship in the process.