It’s hard to ever top the 2013 “Upset of the Year,” which happened to go down twice in fact.
Chris Weidman might just hold the card forever after his knockout of then-UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Weidman followed up that performance with a second victory over the seemingly invincible “Spider.”
But, 2014 still provided us with some interesting and stunning results. Here’s a look at five of the best from UFC and Bellator in no particular order:
T.J. Dillashaw over Renan Barao
Much like Weidman-Silva, most just expected Renan Barao to take care of T.J. Dillashaw. Heck, the Team Alpha Male fighter only got the title shot because Raphael Assuncao was injured.
Somebody forgot to tell Dillashaw that.
The alum of The Ultimate Fighter manhandled Barao for four-plus rounds before putting him away late in the fifth and becoming the new UFC bantamweight champion.
Barao was being talked about as the “pound-for-pound” best fighter in the world, but Dillashaw did what teammate Urijah Faber and countless others could not before: hand him a loss.