Top 10 Pictures From 'UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort'

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Bloody Elbow member crazybones already gave this picture the proper treatment. I'll just add that the best photos are often the ones that catch that split-second moment. The moment you would have missed if it wasn't for a photographer snapping his shutter at just the right time and from just the right position. While MMA has been blessed with plenty of hardworking and talented photojournalists, the sport has been devoid of iconic snapshots. This picture struck me like the image of "Rampage" Jackson howling after knocking out Chuck Liddell at UFC 71.

The other nine images after the jump.

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Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The frustrations of "KID" Yamamoto's inability to handle Demetrious Johnson's speed and timing, all in one shot.

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Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

I'm not sure if Anderson Silva's mask messed up Vitor Belfort's psyche, but it sure did pump me up for the fight.

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Photo by Esther Lin for Fanhouse

Michihiro Omigawa ran out of must-decisions when he returned to the UFC to fight Chad Mendes.

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Photo by Esther Lin for Fanhouse

The moment Steven Seagal became forever entwined with mixed martial arts.

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Photo by Ric Fogel for ESPN.com

Forrest Griffin transforms Rich Franklin's face from Jim Carrey to Jake Shields.

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Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Jon Jones shows off the new techniques he learned from Street Fighter.

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Photo by Esther Lin for Fanhouse

Donald Cerrone giving Paul Kelly the ol' Tony Blair treatment.

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Photos by Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Jones attempts his encore on March 19th.

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Photos by Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Back in fans' good graces once more.

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