It was the decade that gave us “Forrest Gump” and “Titanic,”
“Friends” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Smells Like Teen
Spirit” and “Regulate.” Mickey Mantle, Walter Payton and Harry
Caray died. Canelo Alvarez, Bryce Harper and Kyrie Irving were
born. The Hubble Space Telescope launched, the Cold War ended and
scientists cloned a sheep.
Mixed martial arts went from crawling to walking, as the
Ultimate Fighting Championship was born in the United States
Pride Fighting Championships followed suit across the Pacific.
Pioneers provided a foundation upon which the sport could be built.
The latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series
series shines the spotlight on the best and most influential
fighters of the 1990s. In order to be eligible, nominees had to
have debuted no later than 1996 or competed in at least 10 fights
during the decade.