10 Best Dragon Ball Z Fights

8. Goku vs Vegeta

Saiyan Saga

Throughout Dragon Ball Z Vegeta and Goku get into a few fights, but it’s their first battle that still stands out years later. Goku and Vegeta trade punches, kicks and beam attacks until Goku lays beaten on the ground, and Vegeta looks primed to defeat him.

The fight would of been lost had Krillin, Gohan and Yajirobe not stepped in. Even though Yajirobe valiantly cut off Vegeta’s tail, forcing him out of his Great Ape form, Vegeta would ultimately live to fight another day thanks to Goku showing him mercy. In hindsight, this is one of the single most important moments in the series.

The rivalry between Goku and Vegeta has ensured that the two constantly trained to be the very best, and without that, neither would have been strong enough to face the challenges the future had in store. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why this fight holds such importance for the series.