MMA’S GREATEST BRAWLS – MELVIN MANHOEF VS. EVANGELISTA SANTOS
This classic fight took place February 2nd of 2006, at ‘Cage Rage 15 – Adrenalin Rush’, back when every MMA event was named after a cheesy 1980s B movie. Santos and Manhoef could easily be cast as anonymous henchmen, and fit right into the scenery. Cage Rage had plenty of great fights and fighters, but few battles stand up against this one.
It was apparent from the onset that both fighters were looking for a scrap, and they took turns unloading on each other in a true battle of attrition. Even as their conditioning faded, these two continued exchanging like Rock Em Sock Em Robots.
Until the very bitter end.
This fight is both an instant classic and a great brawl. Manhoef is 43 and still actively fighting to this day, while Santos last saw action in 2016. Without further ado, here is Melvin Manhoef Versus Evangelista Santos.