1. w rsf 6 Victor Ortiz (2009)
The ultimate Maidana performance. Floored in the first, he then dropped Ortiz with the first punch he landed after rising, before visiting the canvas two more times in the second round.
However, Maidana was impossible to put away. He rallied, impossibly brave now that he’d grown accustomed to Ortiz’ power and fired back everytime the highly-touted contender put him under pressure.
A barrage sent Ortiz over in the sixth and when he rose, his face a bloody, swollen mess, the ringside doctor called the fight off. Having never fought in America before, Maidana introduced himself to the masses in the most vicious of ways and triggered a rollercoaster journey which would thrill fans for years.