1. TKO 8 Jesus Soto-Karass – 9-15-2012, MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Hands down, this is the best Maidana fight you will see. It was a barn burner from the start, and had all the qualities of a wild slugfest: knockdowns, hitting on the break, hitting after the bell, point deductions, and over all bad blood for as long as the fight lasted. You could even question the stoppage if you really want to nit-pick. Maidana had a one point edge on two cards and three points on the third when he scored the stoppage.