On New Year’s Eve 2004, Ryo Chonan and Anderson Silva fought against each other in Japan. Most people and experts considered Chonan the underdog and Silva the likely victor. The first two rounds were mostly competitive between the fighters. After three minutes in Round Three, something shocking happened.
Chonan submitted Silva before anyone could blink an eye with a flying scissor heel hook. In fact, Silva seemed surprised at the speed of the move, and others couldn’t believe how fast the tap came. Ryo Chonan defeats Anderson Silva via submission is often considered among the greatest MMA fights ever, even today.