5 Terrible UFC Fights That Ended Via Highlight-Reel Knockout

Even when the action is lacking, there's always potential for a big knockout...


Have you ever been excited about an MMA fight? Of course you have! This is the most unpredictable sport on the planet that we're talking about. However, there are two sides to the coin when it comes to such a wide range of outcomes.

When two colossal power punchers are thrown together, everyone expects a short night for one of the competitors. Either that or an all-out slugfest. Take the 2018 "clash" between Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis as a prime example.

They were arguably the two hardest hitters in the division with title implications on the line. There was no possible way that the fight could suck, right? Wrong. It was one of the worst "fights" in UFC history, if not the worst fight.

Even in the most heated of rivalries like Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Rashad Evans, things don't always translate the same way once the Octagon door closes. Though to be fair to that fight, there was more action than Ngannou vs. Lewis ... not that that says much. It just came in the form of Evans putting on a one-sided wrestle fest to get the win.

Like most things in life, it goes to show that there is a negative to every positive in MMA. And very rarely have we seen the most extreme variations of that play out inside the Octagon.

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