Forrest Griffin Against Stephan Bonnar TUF Finale 1
For many including the UFC management, the Forrest Griffin versus Stephan Bonnar, at The Ultimate Fighter Finale 1. Went down as the groundbreaking fight for the organisation. These two fighters went to war for three rounds at the end of Season 1 of TUFC on live television. And as the fight progressed, more and more people around the country began to tune in.
For many of this fight became the turning point in the organisation’s history. Introducing the sport of mixed martial arts to the wider world. Creating a whole new fan base for the organisation and propelling it into mainstream sports culture. It was a back and forth war that had fans on the edge of their seats, turning casuals into hardcore MMA fanboys.
Griffin And Bonnar Not Afraid
Both fighters were not afraid to go toe to toe with one another and share some leather. Both men were hungry for the UFC contract and so on fight night were determined to leave it all inside the cage. Starting out the two met in the middle of the UFC octagon and began to exchange punches.
With neither man wilting under the constant and ferocious pressure. The fighters would go back and forth for all three round. In a non-stop bonanza of mixed martial arts action, both men electrified the watching crowds. Who’s numbers swelled as the fight continued.
The fight itself was only supposed to see one of the fighters being offered a UFC contract. But that was not the case as both fighters put on such a display of heart and grit. That Dana White and the UFC offered both men a six-figure contract with the organisation. A historic fight by all measurements between two MMA Hall of Famers in Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar and one every fight fan needs to see.