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An MMA Hall of Fame Presentation Part 2 of 4

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.

LINK TO PART 1
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.
Biggest wins, Accomplishments, titles held, Promotions, Weight classes, status:

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40) Yuki Kondo--Age: 36--Height: 5'11"--Weight Classes: 205lbs, 185lbs--Status: Active
Record: 53-26-8 (15 KO/TKO, 17 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, Pancrase, Sengoku, PRIDE, Bodog Fight, DEEP
Biggest Wins: Frank Shamrock, Semmy Schilt (3x), Masakatsu Funaki, Guy Mezger, Akihiro Gono, Evangelista Santos
Titles Held: King of Pancrase Middleweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC Light Heavyweight Title Challenger, 1996 Pancrase Neo-Blood Tournament Winner

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39) Sean Sherk--Age: 38--Height: 5'6"--Weight Classes: 170lbs, 155lbs--Status: Active
Record: 36-4-1 (8 KO/TKO, 13 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, KOTC
Biggest Wins: Kenny Florian, Nick Diaz, Karo Parisyan (2x), Manvel Gamburyan, Tyson Griffin,
Titles Held: UFC Lightweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2x UFC Fight of the Night award

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38) Caol Uno--Age: 36--Height: 5'7"--Weight Classes: 155lbs, 145lbs--Status: Active
Record
: 26-15-5 (2 KO/TKO, 13 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, DREAM, K-1 HERO'S, Shooto
Biggest Wins: Din Thomas (2x), Rich Clementi, Ivan Menjivar
Titles Held: Shooto Welterweight (154lbs) Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2006 K-1 HERO'S Middleweight (154lbs) Grand Prix Runner Up, 2008 DREAM Lightweight Grandprix Semi-Finalist, UFC Lightweight Tournament Finalist

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37) Matt Serra--Age: 37--Height: 5'6"--Weight Classes: 155lbs,170lbs--Status: Semi-Retired
Record: 11-7 (2 KO/TKO, 5 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC
Biggest Wins: Georges St. Pierre, Frank Trigg, Ivan Menjivar, Chris Lytle
Titles Held: UFC Welterweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: TUF 4 Winner, UFC Knockout of the Night award, UFC Fight of the Night award

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36) Semmy Schilt--Age: 38--Height: 6'11.5"--Weight Classes: 265lbs, 265+--Status: Semi-Retired
Record:
26-14-1 (14 KO/TKO, 10 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, Pancrase, K-1(Kickboxing)
Biggest Wins: Akira Shoji, Yuki Kondo, Ikushisa Minowa, Guy Mezger,
Titles Held: King of Pancrase Heavyweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: 5x K-1 World Grand Prix Champion(Kickboxing) K-1 Superheavyweight Champion (Kickboxing)

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35) Matt Lindland--Age: 41--Height: 6'0"--Weight Classes: 185lbs, 205lbs, 265lbs--Status: Semi-Retired
Record:
22-9 (8 KO/TKO, 7 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, StrikeForce, IFL
Biggest Wins: Jeremy Horn, Carlos Newton, Ricardo Almieda, Pat Miletich, Phil Baroni (2x)
Titles Held: None
Other Accomplishments: UFC Title Challenger

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34) Jeff Monson--Age: 41--Height: 5'9"--Weight Classes: 205lbs, 265lbs--Status Active
Record:
43-13 (2 KO/TKO, 27 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, StrikeForce, PRIDE, DREAM, Sengoku, M-1 Global
Biggest Wins: Roy Nelson, Segei Kharitonov, Mark Kerr, Ricco Rodriguez
Titles Held: Cage Warriors Heavyweight Champion, ISKA Heavyweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC Knockout of the Night award, UFC Submission of the Night award,

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33) Fedor Emelianenko--Age: 35--Height: 6'0"--Weight Classes: 265lbs, 265+--Status: Active
Record: 33-4 (1 No Contest) (9 KO/TKO, 16 SUBS)
Major Promotions: PRIDE, RINGS, DREAM, M-1 Global, StrikeForce, Affliction
Biggest Wins: Mark Coleman (2x) Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (2x), Mirko Filipovic, Andre Arlovski, Tim Sylvia, Mark Hunt, Kevin Randleman,
Titles Held: PRIDE Heavyweight Champion, WAMMA Heavyweight Champion, 2004 PRIDE Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion, RINGS Openweight Champion, RINGS 2001 Openweight Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: Sports Illustrated/ MMA Fighting/ FIGHT! Magazine/ Bleacher Report 2000's Fighter of the Decade, Sports Illustrated/ Yahoo Sports 2000's Fight of the Decade (vs. Mirko Filipovic), Sports Illustrated/ Sherdog Knockout of the Year (vs. Andre Arlovski), 2005 WON Most Outstanding Fighter, 2003 Fight Matrix Fighter of the Year

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32) Tim Sylvia--Age: 35--Height: 6'8"--Weight Classes: 265lbs, 265+--Status: Active
Record: 30-7 (19 KO/TKO, 4 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, Affliction, ProElite
Biggest Wins: Branden Vera, Andre Arlovski (2x), Ricco Rodriguez, Ben Rothwell
Titles Held: UFC Heavyweight Champion (2x) PWP Heavyweight Champion, ICON Sports ROH Tournament Champion, EC 47 Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC Fight of the Night Award, WON 2007 Fight of the Year (vs. Randy Couture)

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31) Rich Franklin--Age: 37--Height: 6'1"--Weight Classes: 205lbs, 185lbs, 265lbs--Status: Active
Record:
28-6 (1 No Contest) (15 KO/TKO, 10 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, WFA, RINGS
Biggest Wins: Evan Tanner (2x), Ken Shamrock, Yushin Okami, Wanderlei Silva, Chuck Liddell
Titles Held: UFC Middleweight Champion
Other Accomplishments: UFC Knockout of the Night award, UFC Fight of the Night award

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30) Dan Henderson--Age: 41--Height: 6'0"--Weight Classes: 185lbs, 205lbs, 265lbs--Status: Active
Record:
29-8 (13 KO/TKO, 2 SUBS)
Major Promotions: UFC, PRIDE, RINGS, StrikeForce
Biggest Wins: Fedor Emelianenko, Rich Franklin, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Michael Bisping, Vitor Belfort, Wanderlei Silva, Yuki Kondo, Ryo Chonan, Renzo Gracie, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Titles Held: PRIDE Welterweight Champion, PRIDE Middleweight Champion, StrikeForce Light Heavyweight
Champion,2005 PRIDE Welterweight Grand Prix Champion, UFC 17 Middleweight Tournament Champion,
1999 RINGS King of Kings Tournament Champion
Other Accomplishments: 2x UFC Fight of the Night award, UFC Knockout of the Night Award, UFC/ ESPN/ Inside MMA/ WON/ MMA Fighting/ Yahoo Sports 2011 Fight of the Year (vs. Mauricio Rua), Black Belt Magazine 2007 Fighter of the Year, Bleacher Report/ Inside Fights/ Fight Magazine 2009 Knockout of the Year (vs. Michael Bisping)

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