Sherdog’s Top 10: UFC Heavyweight Title Fights

Top 10

By Brian Knapp May 11, 2017

The Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight throne has historically been the hottest of hot seats.

Since it was introduced in 1997, the title has never remained in one place for long. Fifteen men have captured the heavyweight crown, three of them -- Cain Velasquez, Tim Sylvia and Randy Couture -- on multiple occasions. Junior dos Santos can join that exclusive group when he challenges Stipe Miocic for the championship in the UFC 211 main event on Saturday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Will the Miocic-dos Santos rematch go down in the annals as one of the most memorable of its kind? The latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series series examines the most memorable UFC heavyweight title fights of all-time:

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OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Randy Couture vs. Pedro Rizzo (UFC 34), Randy Couture vs. Josh Barnett (UFC 36), Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar (UFC 91), Bas Rutten vs. Kevin Randleman (UFC 20), Randy Couture vs. Ricco Rodriguez (UFC 39), Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar (UFC 121), Randy Couture vs. Kevin Randleman (UFC 28), Tim Sylvia vs. Andrei Arlovski (UFC 61), Randy Couture vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (UFC 74), Maurice Smith vs. David Abbott (UFC 15), Junior dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez (UFC on Fox 1), Stipe Miocic vs. Fabricio Werdum (UFC 198), Tim Sylvia vs. Ricco Rodriguez (UFC 41), Randy Couture vs. Maurice Smith (UFC 15.5)

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