8 Best Late Comebacks In UFC History

These fighters came back to win against al the odds.

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There's something especially compelling about a fighter coming back to finish a fight when they are behind on the judges' scorecards. It is the testament of a fighters will to win against all odds and in the face of severe adversity.

MMA Is a diverse game, meaning that fighters have several different options to end a fight, which often means turning the tide of the contest as a whole completely out of nowhere.

Every now and then a fighter will pull off a Rocky-style moment to avoid losing a decision and finish a fight in spectacular fashion.

These fighters threw caution to the wind in search of a glory, and in doing so, cemented themselves in UFC folklore.

8. Yoel Romero Vs. Tim Kennedy

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This fight may well be higher up the list if it wasn't mired in controversy for the events that preceded the finish.

UFC 178 was the event which hosted the battle between two high-level wrestlers, and longtime middleweight contenders, in Yoel Romero and Tim Kennedy.

Romero won the closely contested first round, negating Kennedy's wrestling and winning the striking exchanges, managing to cause the American to bleed profusely with a big left hand.

The second round saw more success for Kennedy, but he was still coming off worse in the striking exchanges between the two. At the end of the round Kennedy showed off the resilience that has characterised much of his MMA career, landing successive clean uppercuts on Romero who was saved by the bell as he continued to eat clean shots.

Then the controversy happened.

Romero went back to his corner looking completely exhausted. His corner who appeared to be stalling for time, covered him in water, leaving referee Big John Mccarthy no choice but to wait while his corner had to dry him off.

Romero remained seated throughout, as Kennedy appealed the injustice. The incident has since been christened as 'stoolgate' in the MMA community.

The extra thirty seconds rest clearly benefitted Romero, who came out in the third round like a man possessed, landing a collosoal right hand before swarming Kennedy to get the come-from-behind finish.

Result: Yoel Romero def. Tim Kennedy via TKO (strikes) at :58 of R3

 
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