The UFC released their unofficial half-year awards for the fights of the year so far. Not surprisingly, the Diego Sanchez – Clay Guida war at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale last month topped the list.
Here are the top five fights of the year to date from the UFC:
1.Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale
2.Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva at UFC 99
3.Cain Velasquez vs. Cheick Kongo at UFC 99
4.Martin Kampmann vs. Carlos Condit at UFC Fight Night 18
5.Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alan Belcher at UFC 100
Honorable Mentions – Dan Henderson vs. Rich Franklin, Marcus Davis vs. Chris Lytle, John Howard vs. Chris Wilson, Joe Lauzon vs. Jeremy Stephens, Matt Grice vs. Matt Veach, Paul Kelly vs. Troy Mandaloniz, Tyson Griffin vs. Rafael Dos Anjos, Sam Stout vs. Matt Wiman, Frankie Edgar vs. Sean Sherk, Tim Hague vs. Pat Barry, Chris Lytle vs. Kevin Burns, Joe Stevenson vs. Nate Diaz, Jim Miller vs. Mac Danzig, Matt Hughes vs. Matt Serra, Josh Neer vs. Mac Danzig.