10. Anything can happen in a fight…
A bit of a cliche in the MMA world, the phrase “anything can happen” has been uttered countless times by commentators, media members and fighters alike. However, it continues to ring true, especially in the aftermath of last month’s UFC 162.
Anderson Silva (pictured left), the long reigning middleweight and pound-for-pound king, seemed unbeatable over the course of his UFC career, amassing a record breaking 10 title defenses en route to a perfect 16-0 UFC record. However, that all came to an end on July 6 when challenger Chris Weidman (right) shocked the world by knocking out the living legend in the second round.
While some experts thought that Weidman had the skill to take the belt, no one could have predicted that the former wrestling stand out would actually stop “The Spider” on his feet. This is just one of countless examples that anything can happen when two guys with tiny gloves punch each other in the face.
From unexpected finishes and untimely injuries to surprising underdog wins, you’ll never truly know what to expect when the Octagon doors close.