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An MMA Hall of Fame Presentation Part 1 of 4 (Update)

Good evening Maniacs

I've been thinking about doing something like this for a little while now. I don't know if anyone has ever done this in the past, (I've yet to see it)

So looking back at records, old fights and so on I've started compiling a hypothetical "Hall of Fame" for some of the sports fighters. Many aren't that well known, and I'm sure some of you will raise a questioning brow at my picks. My criteria is simple:

THESE ARE NOW CONSIDERED NOMINATIONS, IF SOMEONE CAN SHOW GOOD CAUSE WHY A FIGHTER SHOULDN'T BE INCLUDED THEY WILL NOT BE ON THE FINAL LIST. FEEL FREE TO STATE REASONS WHY A FIGHTER SHOULD NOT BE INDUCTED INTO A HYPOTHETICAL HALL OF FAME.

Be 35 years of age of older
Have an impact on the sport ( titles held, tournaments won, other contributing factors: exciting fights), Minimum of 10 professional fights.

Enjoy, I'll have part II out tomorrow I hope and 3 on Sunday.

Biggest wins, Accomplishments, titles held, Promotions, Weight classes, status:

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41) Kenny Florian--Age: 35--Height: 5'10"--Weight Classes: 145lbs, 155lbs, 170lbs, 185lbs--Status: Active

Record: 14-6 (3 KO/TKO, 9 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC
Biggest Wins: Takanori Gomi, Clay Guida, Joe Stevenson, Roger Huerta
Titles Held: None
Other Accomplishments: 3x title challenger, UFC Fight of the Night award, UFC Submission of the Night award, TUF 1 Finalist.

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42) Marcus Davis--Age: 38--Height: 5'10"--Weight Classes: 155lbs, 170lbs--Status: Active
Record:
20-9 (6 KO/TKO, 9 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, MFC
Biggest Wins: Chris Lytle, Paul Kelly, Paul Taylor
Titles Held: None
Other Accomplishments: 3x UFC Fight of the Night awards, UFC Knockout of the Night award, 2x UFC Submission of the Night award.

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43) Anderson Silva--Age: 36--Height: 6'2"--Weight Classes: 170lbs, 185lbs, 205lbs--Status: Active
Record:
31-4 (18 KO/TKO, 6 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, Cage Rage
Biggest Wins: Rich Franklin(2x), Vitor Belfort, Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen, Yushin Okami, Nate Marquardt
Titles Held: UFC Middleweight Champion, Cage Rage Middleweight Champion, Shooto Middleweight Champion(168lbs)
Other Accomplishments: 3x UFC Fight of the Night, 3x UFC Knockout of the Night, 2x UFC Submission of the Night, 2009 ESPY Fighter of the Year Nomination, 2010 MMA Live/ World MMA Awards Fight of the Year (vs. Chael Sonnen), 2011 World MMA Awards Knockout of the Year

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44) Mirko Filipovic--Age: 37--Height: 6'2"--Weight Classes: 265lbs--Status: Semi-Retired
Record:
27-10-2 (1 No Contest) (20 KO/TKO, 4 SUBS)
Major Promotions: PRIDE, UFC, DREAM, K-1(Kickboxing)
Biggest Wins: Wanderlei Silva, Josh Barnett, Mark Coleman, Kevin Randleman, Igor Vovchanchyn, Kazushi Sakuraba
Titles Held: 2006 PRIDE World Openweight Grand Prix Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC Submission of the Night award, Sherdog 2006 Knockout of the Year, Sports Illustrated/ Yahoo Sports 2000's Fight of the Decade(vs. Fedor Emelianenko), 1999 K-1 World Grand Prix Runner Up, 2000 K-1 World Grand Prix Runner Up


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45) Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira--Age: 35--Height: 6'3"--Weight Classes: 265lbs--Status: Active
Record:
33-7-1 (1 No Contest) (3 KO/TKO, 20 SUBS)
Major Promotions: PRIDE, UFC, RINGS
Biggest Wins: Mark Coleman, Dan Henderson, Mirko Filipovic, Fabricio Werdum, Josh Barnett, Tim Sylvia, Randy Couture,
Titles Held: PRIDE Heavyweight Champion, PRIDE Interim Heavyweight Champion, UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion, WEF Heavyweight Superfight Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2000 RINGS King of Kings Tournament Champion, 2004 PRIDE Heavyweight Grand Prix Runner Up, 2006 PRIDE Openweight Grand Prix Semi-Finalist, 2002 WON Fighter of the Year, 2009 Inside Fights Fight of the Year (vs. Randy Couture), UFC 2x Fight of the Night award, UFC Knockout of the Night award

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46) Akihiro Gono--Age: 37--Height: 5'7"--Weight Classes: 155lbs, 170lbs--Status: Active
Record:
32-17-7 (7 KO/TKO, 8 SUBS)
Major Promotions: Shooto, Pancrase, PRIDE, DEEP, UFC
Biggest Wins: Hector Lombard, Yuki Kondo, Gegard Mousasi
Titles Held: None
Other Accomplishments: UFC Submission of the Night award, PRIDE 2006 Welterweight Semi-Finalist, PRIDE 2005 Welterweight Semi-Finalist

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47) Ryo Chonan--Age: 35--Height: 5'9"--Weight Classes: 185lbs, 170lbs--Status: Active
Record:
20-13 (7 KO/TKO, 2 SUBS)
Major Promotions: PRIDE, UFC, DREAM, DEEP
Biggest Wins: Anderson Silva, Carlos Newton, Daijiro Matsui
Titles Held: DEEP Middleweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2005 Sherdog Submission of the Year (vs. Anderson Silva), Bleacher Report/ Sports Illustrated 2000's Submission of the Decade (vs. Anderson Silva)

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48) Shane Carwin--Age: 37--Height: 6'2"--Weight Classes: 265lbs--Status: Active
Record:
12-2 (12 KO/TKO)
Major Promotions: UFC, Ring of Fire, WEC, Art of War
Biggest Wins: Frank Mir, Gabriel Gonzaga
Titles Held: UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion, Ring of Fire Heavyweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC Knockout of the Night award

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49) Vladimir Matyushenko--Age: 41--Height: 6'1"--Weight Classes: 205lbs, 265lbs--Status: Active
Record:
26-6 (9 KO/TKO, 7 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, IFL, Jungle Fights, Affliction
Biggest Wins: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Yuki Kondo, Igor Pokrajac, Tim Boetsch
Titles Held: IFL Light Heavyweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC Light Heavyweight Title challenger, Soviet National Wrestling Champion

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50) Oleg Taktarov--Age: 44--Height: 6'0"--Weight Classes: 265lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
17-5-2 (2 KO/TKO, 17 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE
Biggest Wins: Tank Abbot, Marco Ruas, Mark Kerr
Titles Held: UFC 6 Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC 5 Tournament Semi-Finalist, Ultimate Ultimate 1 Tournament Runner Up, UFC Superfight Challenger

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51) Akira Shoji--Age: 38--Height: 5'8"--Weight Classes: 265lbs, 205lbs, 185lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
14-17-5 (2 KO/TKO, 5 SUBS)
Major Promotions: PRIDE, DEEP, KOTC
Biggest Wins: Guy Mezger
Titles Held: None
Other Accomplishments: Draw with Renzo Gracie, 2000 PRIDE Openweight Grand Prix Quarter-Finalist

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52) Renzo Gracie--Age: 44--Height: 5'10"--Weight Classes: 185lbs, 170lbs--Status: Semi-Retired
Record:
13-7-1 (1 No Contest) (1 KO/TKO, 8 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, EliteXC, K-1, IFL, RINGS
Biggest Wins: Pat Miletich, Frank Shamrock, Carlos Newton, Oleg Taktarov
Titles Held: None
Other Accomplishments: 1999 RINGS King of Kings Runner Up


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53) Igor Vovchanchyn--Age: 38--Height: 5'8"--Weight Classes: 205lbs, 265lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
55-10 (1 No Contest) (29 KO/TKO, 17 SUBS)
Major Promotions: PRIDE, RINGS
Biggest Wins: Yuki Kondo, Valentjin Overeem, Gilbert Yvel, Mark Kerr, Gary Goodridge (2x), Kazushi Sakuraba
Titles Held: IFC 1 Tournament Champion, World Vale Tudo 5 Tournament Champion, AFC 3 Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2000 PRIDE Openweight Grand Prix Runner Up, 2005 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Quarter-Finalist

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54) Hayato Sakurai--Age: 36--Height: 5'8"--Weight Classes: PRIDE Lightweight (161lbs), 170lbs--Status: Active
Record:
36-12-2 (11 KO/TKO, 10 SUBS)
Major Promotions: PRIDE, UFC, DREAM, Shooto, DEEP
Biggest Wins: Ryo Chonan, Shinya Aoki, Mac Danzig, Jens Pulver, Frank Trigg, Caol Uno
Titles Held: Shooto Middleweight (168lbs) Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2009 DREAM Welterweight Grand Prix Semi-Finalist, 2005 PRIDE Lightweight Grand Prix Runner Up

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55) Kiyoshi Tamura--Age: 42--Height: 5'11"--Weight Classes: 185lbs, 205lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
32-13-3 (5 KO/TKO, 13 SUBS)
Major Promotions: RINGS, PRIDE, DREAM, DEEP, K-1 HEROES
Biggest Wins: Kazushi Sakuraba, Ikuhisa Minowa(2x), Jeremy Horn, Pat Miletich, Renzo Gracie, Masakatsu Funaki
Titles Held: 1997 RING BD Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: 1999 RINGS King of Kings Tournament Runner Up, 1996 RINGS BD Tournament Runner Up

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56) Mark Hunt--Age: 37--Height: 5'10"--Weight Classes: 265lbs, 265+--Status: Active
Record:
8-7 (5 KO/TKO)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, DREAM, K-1 (Kickboxing)
Biggest Wins: Mirko Filipovic, Wanderlei Silva, Ben Rothwell
Titles Held: None
Other Accomplishments: UFC Knockout of the Night award, Fight Matrix 2004 Upset of the Year (vs. Wanderlei Silva), 2000 K-1 Kickboxing Oceania Grand Prix Champion, 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, 2002 K-1 World Grand Prix 3rd Place.

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57) Kazuo Misaki--Age: 35--Height: 5'10"--Weight Classes: 185lbs--Status: Active
Record:
24-11-2 (1 No Contest) (6 KO/TKO, 9 SUBS)
Major Promotions: PRIDE, Pancrase, DEEP, Sengoku, StrikeForce
Biggest Wins: Joe Riggs, Denis Kang, Dan Henderson, Phil Baroni
Titles Held: 2006 PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2010 Sherdog Fight of the Year (vs. Jorge Santiago)

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58) Masakatsu Funaki--Age: 42--Height: 6'0"--Weight Class: 205lbs, 185lbs--Status: Retired
Record:
39-13-1 (4 KO/TKO, 34 SUBS)
Major Promotions: Pancrase, K-1 Dynamite, DREAM
Biggest Wins: Semmy Schilt (2x), Yuki Kondo (2x), Bas Rutten, Ken Shamrock, Frank Shamrock, Guy Mezger (2x)
Titles Held: King of Pancrase (2x), 1996 King of Pancrase Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: 1994 King of Pancrase Semi-Finalist

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