The Biggest Mismatches in UFC History

UFC 240 will take place in Edmonton, Canada this Sunday and I’m not going to beat around the bush here. It has one of the biggest mismatches in the history of the UFC. The undefeated Felecia Spencer attempts to do the impossible by defeating future UFC Hall Of Famer and former UFC Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg.

We’ve gone over all the odds and dug deep into Youtube to find other fights that look completely one sided, on paper at least.

These are The Biggest Mismatched In UFC History

Cris Cyborg vs Felecia Spencer UFC240

Before her loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 in December 2018, Cris Cyborg was one of the most dominant fighters in any division of the UFC. The Featherweight division was purpose made for her and she ran through all of her opponents before she thought it was a good idea to stand and trade with seemingly the only women that may be capable of knocking her out. Amanda Nunes.

No offence to Felecia Spencer who seems like a lovely young lady, but she gone get knocked out in front of her home crowd this weekend. Mark my words. 

Cyborg is a beast and a rematch with Nunes, more than likely on New Years Eve, seems inevitable. 

Valentina Shevchenko v Priscilla Cachoeira – UFC Fight Night 125

Valentina Shevchenko is another fighter that has taken full advantage of a new weight class in the Women’s UFC. She is the inaugural Flyweight champion and she doesn’t look like being dethroned anytime soon.

Her initial fight at Flyweight was a complete mismatch against Priscilla Cachoeira which resulted in a bloodbath. The beat down only eneded when Shevchenko seemingly spared her opponent by submitting her with a rear naked choke.

The referee came under a lot of scrutiny for letting the fight go as long as it did.

We thought the video was too brutal to show so here is a compilation of the Flyweight champ who speaks English, Russian, and Spanish fluently.

C.M Punk vs Mickey Gall – UFC 205

This fight being on the list is not intended to pay homage to how great a fighter Mickey Gall is. The 27 year old has lost two of his last three fights inside the Octagon.

It is more an example of how far the UFC is still willing to go to promote the organisation on a global scale despite it’s success.

Don’t forget C.M Punk had a second fight inside the UFC mid last year! Spoiler alert, he lost that fight badly as well.

Again, we could show you footage of both beat downs but I think Joe Rogan sums it up best.

Ronaldo Souza v Chris Camozzi – UFC On FX (Belfort vs Rockhold)

Brazilian Ronaldo Souza was the former Strikeforce and DREAM Middleweight Champion when he entered into the UFC for his first fight back in May of 2018.

His opponent was Chris Camozzi who at the time was coming off four straight wins in the UFC. 

The fight makers got this won wrong.  Souza would win this fight inside the first round and go on to win his next five straight fights and 9 of his next 13 inside the Octagon. This included wins over Vitor Belfort, Derek Brunson and Chris Weidman.  

Camozzi would win just five of his next 13. That included another submission loss to Souza in the first round.

Again, the fight is quite boring to watch so here’s the legendary fight between Roger Gracie and Ronaldo Souza in a BJJ tournament in 2004 where Souza gets his arm broken yet still wins the fight.

Randy Couture vs James Toney – UFC 118

It would turn out to be the second last fight of UFC Hall Of Famer Randy Couture however it was possibly his easiest fight. 

He took on pro Heavyweight boxer James Toney who now has an incredible 77 wins to his name inside the ring including Evander Holyfield.

Toney admittedly knew nothing about the sport of Mix Martial Arts.

Toney was ankle picked by Couture inside the first few seconds of the fight and put to sleep.

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather

Ok so this wasn’t a UFC fight but it involved one of the most overated fighters in modern times attempting to beat one of the greatest boxers we have ever seen.

Savvy punters (this writer included) reaped the benefits of the McGregor hype by taking the almost even money available for a Mayweather KO victory however!

The fight wasn’t much chop but the lead up promotion was top notch. And it worked as both fighter lined their pockets with cash.

Matt Hughes vs Royce Gracie – UFC 60

Royce Gracie fought at the very first UFC event  in Denver Colorado way back in November of 1993 and he went undefeated through 11 fights inside the UFC.

That was before he returned to the promotion in 2006 as a 40 year old to fight the then UFC Welterweight champion Matt Hughes who was 40-4 inside the Octagon at the time.

Hughes beat Royce Gracie in the first round and then beat his cousin, Renzo, four years later.

There is no family better equipped at Jui-Jitsu than the Gracie family however by the time Royce returned to the UFC, it was a different sport. 

Jon Jones vs Chael Sonnen – UFC 159

Jon Jones became the youngest UFC champion when he won the Light Heavyweight title way back in March 2009 at UFC128.

When he faced Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 in 2013, he looked unbeatable. Sonnen was coming off a loss to Anderson Silva and he decided to move up to Light Heavyweight.

The only reason Sonnen got the fight, in a weight class he’d never competed in, was because he is such a good trash talker.

The post fight interview is infamous for Jones accepting to talk despite having a very serious injury to his toe.