With 2016 about to end we countdown the biggest upsets in the Octagon this year. It goes to show that at this elite level anything can happen. A fighter just needs to be better one night, find the right move or land the right punch to go home victorious.
If we were to only focus on the betting numbers this list would be rather dull. However, we considered the relevance of the fighters involved and the magnitude of the fight itself. We have everything, from the birth of a bitter rivalry, to a UFC debut or a championship bout.
#5 Nate Diaz chokes Conor McGregor
It may not have been a surprise to Nate, but the world of MMA -and specially all the new casual fans- expected Conor to destroy the youngest of the Diaz. McGregor came to that fight surrounded by the hype of an unstoppable phenomenon, plus, he was facing a fighter who was on vacation two weeks before the fight.