The UFC is known for its intense and competitive fights. Many fighters, past and present, have been praised for their incredible skills, will to win, and sheer brutality inside the octagon. Some of the most brutal and memorable moments have come from those like Royce Gracie, who won three of the first four UFC events, and fighters like Anderson Silva, who was one of the most fearsome strikers in his era. Other brutal bouts include Masvidal vs. Diaz, Cormier vs. Miocic, and McGregor vs. Aldo. These fights were all thrilling, intense, and dangerous affairs, and are widely recognized as among the most brutal bouts in UFC history.