Very little do to while quarantined? Travel down memory lane with some big UFC upsets.
Over the years, the UFC has actually provided us a few of the most unforgettable minutes in combat sportshistory Much of those minutes being highlight-reel knockouts, questionable surfaces and massive upsets that most fans all over the world never ever saw coming. As battle fans around the world await a go back to normalcy and constant activity from the world’s leading blended martial arts organization, we have a look at 5 occasions from the UFC that featured a few of the greatest upsets in the promo’s history.
5 UFC 199
On Saturday, June 4, 2016, the UFC was live from The Online forum in Inglewood, CA. In the co-main event of the night, bantamweight supremacy was on the line when then bantamweight champ Dominic Cruz was slated to finish his trilogy bout with a long time opponent, California’s own Uriah Faber.
The heated competition concerned an end after 25 minutes of war inside the Octagon, leaving fans with lots of memories to think back about when discussing among the very best competitions in combat sports.
The main event of UFC 199 featured middleweight champ Luke Rockhold handling a bitter competitor, Michael “The Count” Bisping in a rematch following their first bout back in2014 Rockhold went into the battle on a five-fight win streak and had actually simply recently beat Chris Weidman for the middleweight title in his previous bout.
Bisping wanted to take advantage of the momentum he acquired by beating among the best of all-time, Anderson Silva simply 4 months ahead of time.
Fireworks came frequently and early and the middleweight championship was chosen in a matter of minutes, concluding what was an action-packed card for the battle fans in California.
4. UFC 193
On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, Etihad Arena in Melbourne, Australia was loaded to the rafters with 56,214 fans in presence. A pay-per-view that offered over one million buys and created a gate income of 6.8 million dollars featured a co-main and main event with 4 of the baddest women in the world.
The co-main event featured then strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Canada’s Valerie Letourneau. Jedrzejczyk went into the action-packed event on a 10 battle win streak and wanted to seal herself even more as one of the best fighters ever. Letourneau, on a hot streak of her own, wanted to do what no female had actually had the ability to do up that point and took her chance at dismissing Jedrzejczyk.
The 2 women would fight for a total 25 minutes prior to a Champ might be chosen. The battle in between the 2 captivated the masses and ended up being an excellent appetiser for the main event that will come.
The main event of UFC 193 featured among the most dominant women in Mixed Martial Arts history, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey and embellished boxing champ, Holly Holm. Rousey went into the bout a best 12 -0, after finishing much of her challengers along the method. Holm likewise went into the contest unblemished at 9-0 and wanted to end up being a champ in the UFC for the first time. Rousey and Holm would take part in a contest that altered the landscape of blended martial arts while developing the ideal ending to an amazing night of women’s Mixed Martial Arts.
3. UFC 196
On Saturday, March 5, 2016, the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV played host to UFC196 The co-main event featured a women’s bantamweight title battle in between champ Holly Holm and Miesha Tate.
The 2 women each had their minutes throughout the battle, nevertheless, heading into round 5 it appeared champion Holly Holm was on her method to her first effective titledefense Tate understood that a finish was her only hope as the round started. Almost 4 minutes into the round, the battle concerned an end and a night of unanticipated results was underway.
The main event of the night featured 2 of the most popular super stars in UFC history, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. McGregor was fresh off his 13 second KO of featherweight legend Jose Aldo while Diaz went into following a piece de resistance versus Michael Johnson. It just took about 9 minutes to shock the Mixed Martial Arts world as UFC 196 featured 2 of the most drama-filled battles in current memory.
2. UFC 217
On Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, the world’s most well-known arena, Madison Square Garden hosted UFC217 An event that marked the return of among the most noteworthy Octagon legends inhistory The main card featured a women’s strawweight title battle in between ruling champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Rose Namajunas.
Joanna went into the contest following an effective title defense versus Jessica Andrade, while Namajunas was available in after a submission win over Michelle Waterson.
The 2 women went into the contest shooting on all cylinders, one attempting to additional cement her tradition while the other wanted to record UFC gold for the first time. 3 minutes into the first round a champ was crowned by means of TKO and another terrific combat sports minute unfolded within MSG.
The main event featured the return of UFC legend George St-Pierre as he took on Michael Bisping for the middleweight title. The champ Bisping rode into MSG on a five-fight win streak with his previous success coming versus another legend in Dan Henderson.
St-Pierre went back to action after almost 4 years far from the game of Mixed Martial Arts with a chance to put his stamp on the middleweight division.
Bisping and St-Pierre dealt with the fans at MSG to an extraordinary night as the heated competition in between the 2 concerned ahead. Championship rounds weren’t required to identify a champ in the bout, a result that left the world questioning, simply who is the best of all-time?
1. UFC 69
On Saturday, April 7, 2007, the UFC made it’s method to the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. The co-main event of the night featured a young unbeaten increasing star Diego ‘Nightmare’ Sanchez and Josh Koscheck in a rematch of their first bout objected to in 2005.
The 2 young studs would do fight in front of the Houston faithful for a full 15 minutes, leaving the result in the hands of the judges as they carried out in their first encounter.
The main event of UFC 69 featured a welterweight championship battle in between Champ George St-Pierre and Long Island’s Matt Serra. Serra went into the bout riding a three-fight win streak while GSP rolled into the Toyota Center having won 6 battles over a period of 2 years, avenging his first profession loss to Matt Hughes while doing so.
Any of the crowd that might have anticipated a long night for these 2 competitors remained in for rather the surprise when the battle concerned an end simply 3 minutes after beginning. It was a result that nobody saw coming and the UFC welterweight division was never ever the very same once again.
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