Biggest UFC Upsets According To The Odds

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UFC is unique from every other professional sporting event in so many different ways. One of the biggest differences it that it takes a blink of an eye for an underdog to take down a big-time favorite. All it takes is the smallest of mistakes to land a knockout blow or a submission for the underdog to defy the UFC oddsmakers. Here are the top 20 biggest upsets in the sport’s history.

#1: 2007: Rameau Sokoudjou (+1350) over Antonio Nogueria (-2300)

#2: 2016: Zac Riley (+1000) over Hugo Viana (-2000)

#3: 2013: Emanuel Newton (+975) over Muhammad Lawl (-1175)

#4: 2013: Larue Burley (+925) over Bubba Jenkins (-1400)

#5: 2016: Joe Taimanglo (+900) over Darrion Caldwell (-1375)

#6: 2014: Will Brooks (+800) over Michael Chandler (-1000)

#7: 2014: T.J. Dillashaw (+765) over Renan Barao (-1250)

#8: 2010: Joey Beltran (+750) over Rolles Gracie (-1500)

#9: 2014: Johnny Eduardo (+735) over Eddie Wineland (-935)

#10: 2015: Frankie Saenz (+725) over Iuri Alcantara (-1000)

#11: 2010: Frankie Edgar (+725) over B.J. Penn (-1100)

#12: 2007: Matt Serra (+700) over Georges St-Pierre (-1000)

#13: 2010: Chad Griggs (+700) over Bobby Lashley (-1200)

#14: 2008: Sergey Golyaev (+700) over Takanori Gomi (-1100)

#15: 2015: Ravael Carvalho (+700) over Brandon Halsey (-1100)

#16: 2014: Thiago Santos (+660) over Ronny Markes (-840)

#17: 2014: Mike Wilkinson (+650) over Niklas Backstrom (-1000)

#18: 2015: Holly Holm (+635) over Ronda Rousey (-1000)

#19: 2014: Herica Tiburcio (+600) over Michelle Waterson (-1050)

#20: 2010: Pat Curran (+600) over Roger Huerta (-1000)

This element of the sport is what makes UFC tickets some of the most sought out tickets in all of professional sports. On any given night, a favorite can get clocked and a new champion can emerge. Odds this big can compare to the Cleveland Browns beating the New England Patriots or the Philadelphia 76ers beating the Golden State Warriors in a big-time game. The next time you feel like betting a big underdog in UFC, remember it isn’t the craziest idea.