History of Marquez vs. Vazquez foxsports Oct 20, 2016 at 5:00p ET Rafael Marquez-Israel Vazquez gallery The beginning Rafael Marquez (left) and Israel Vazquez began their epic rivalry in March 2007 when Marquez challenged for Vazquez's super bantamweight title. New champ Marquez severely damaged Vazquez's nose, causing major breathing problems. The fight, which was extremely close, was stopped in the seventh round, giving Marquez the win. Take two After healing up for five months, Vazquez was ready for a rematch. Burning desire Vazquez was hungry to even the score. Gotta earn it These fighters picked up right where they left off in the first bout. All heart Neither man held anything back as the bout was close early. Brutal affair Vazquez and Marquez both paid a tremendous price in the second bout. Blood feud Vazquez wasn't going to allow some blood to deter him in the rematch. Revenge is mine Vazquez stopped his rival in the sixth to win back his super bantamweight title. The second bout won 2007 Fight of the Year honors. Let's do it again Marquez (right) and Vazquez decided to fight seven months later in March 2008. This fourth-round knockdown gave Marquez the lead. Finishing strong Needing to rally, Vazquez floored Marquez in the 12th. The fight now went to the judges. Two warriors The bout was incredibly close. Vazquez won a split decision to keep his super bantamweight title thanks to the 12th-round knockdown. They also took the 2008 Fight of the Year honors. Third time's a charm Here's how they looked before the third bout. Who won? And here's how they looked after. Vazquez and Marquez will fight again Saturday and if history is an indicator, the bout will be a classic.