The UFC never has been shy about trying to deliver fireworks.

Traditionally, the promotion has liked to close out the calendar year with a bang. (Although a few years, the way the dates fell, it meant starting the new year with one, instead.) But the point is, a big pay-per-view always was something fans could look forward to around the holidays.

The past couple years, the UFC has shifted away from those, and the final pay-per-view of the year has been in the middle of December. But we still have memories of those big blowout events from the past.

In the spirit of the holiday season, this year we’re giving you our countdown of the best fights from the UFC’s past year-end pay-per-views. Each day, come back here and open the proverbial door to find out which fight is next on the list.

Disclaimer: Like all lists, these things are subjective. Maybe Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit was a truly great and competitive fight, but Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey was far from competitive and just a mauling. When we say “best fights,” we also mean best moments, so don’t get too hung up on Monday morning quarterbacking. Just enjoy the look-back.

24. Cole Miller def. Dan Lauzon

Cole Miller vs. Dan Lauzon, UFC 108

Event: UFC 108
Date: Jan. 2, 2010
Result: Cole Miller def. Dan Lauzon via submission (reverse triangle choke and kimura) – Round 1, 3:05
Notes: “Submission of the Night” ($50,000) for Miller … Miller’s third UFC fight-night bonus award … Miller’s 11th submission in 16 career wins … Lauzon’s return to the UFC after more than three years away … Lauzon’s brother Joe fought later on the card and lost to Sam Stout

23. Sam Stout def. Joe Lauzon

Sam Stout vs. Joe Lauzon, UFC 108

Event: UFC 108
Date: Jan. 2, 2010
Result: Sam Stout def. Joe Lauzon via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Notes: “Fight of the Night” ($50,000 each for Stout and Lauzon) … Stout’s second straight “Fight of the Night” award in a run that hit three in a row … Stout’s second straight win, which gave him his first winning streak in the UFC … Lauzon’s fifth overall UFC bonus award and second in a run that hit six fights in a row … first decision loss of Lauzon’s career … Lauzon’s brother Dan fought earlier on the card and lost to Cole Miller, who won “Submission of the Night”

22. Jon Jones def. Alexander Gustafsson

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson, UFC 232

Event: UFC 232
Date: Dec. 29, 2018
Result: Jon Jones def. Alexander Gustafsson via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:02 – to win vacant light heavyweight title
Notes: The fight was a rematch from UFC 165 in September 2013, which Jones won by unanimous decision in what was his closest fight to that point … Jones and Gustafsson each made a disclosed $500,000 for the fight; Jones was not scheduled to receive a disclosed win bonus … the win was Jones’ 14th straight, which doesn’t count his stoppage of Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, which was overturned to a no contest … the TKO finish was Jones’ return to stoppages (again, not counting the no contest) after decision wins in his previous four fights … Gustafsson dropped to 0-3 in light heavyweight title fights, including his previous loss to Jones and a split decision loss to Cormier at UFC 192.

21. Travis Browne def. Josh Barnett

Travis Browne vs. Josh Barnett, UFC 168

Event: UFC 168
Date: Dec. 28, 2013
Result: Travis Browne def. Josh Barnett via knockout (elbows) – Round 1, 1:00
Notes: “Knockout of the Night” ($75,000) for Browne … Win was Browne’s third straight first-round knockout and third straight “Knockout of the Night” bonus, all in a perfect 3-0 2013 … After the win, Browne went on a 2-6 slide, including a loss his next time out in a title eliminator to Fabricio Werdum, who went on to become heavyweight champion … Browne fought one fight ahead of Ronda Rousey, whom he started dating less than two years later and eventually married … Loss was Barnett’s first by knockout in seven years