UFC names top five upsets for 2011 half-year awards

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Twenty20Dollars
7/6/11 8:56:38PM
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5. Demetrious Johnson squeaks by Miguel Torres at UFC 130
4. Dennis Siver brings George Sotiropoulos' hype train to a halt at UFC 127
3. Dustin Poirier destroys Josh Grispi at UFC 125
2. Charlie Brenneman takes out Rick Story at UFC on Versus 4
1. Tito Ortiz shocks the world and chokes out Ryan Bader at UFC 132


Honorable mention:
Diego Nunes-Mike Brown
Waylon Lowe-Willamy Freire
Demetrious Johnson-Kid Yamamoto
Brian Ebersole-Chris Lytle
Danny Castillo-Joe Stevenson
Brian Stann-Jorge Santiago
Brian Stann-Chris Leben
Rick Story-Thiago Alves
George Roop-Josh Grispi

Twenty20Dollars
7/6/11 9:03:47PM
I think Piorier over Gripsi was number 1 for me. As Grispi was suppose to be fighting for the title and Dustin steps in and dominates.

I also Ebersole was pretty big, although experience, rather unknown and Lytle was suppose to win.

I think Ortiz though was the biggest betting underdog at around +600, but I can't remeber the others.
FastKnockout
7/6/11 9:09:27PM
Rick Story-Thiago Alves only in the honorable mentions? Boooooo.
Twenty20Dollars
7/6/11 9:19:08PM

Posted by FastKnockout

Rick Story-Thiago Alves only in the honorable mentions? Boooooo.



I didn't have it as a big upset. I knew Story would beat him. After we saw GSP take him down repeadtly.
FastKnockout
7/6/11 9:21:26PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars


Posted by FastKnockout

Rick Story-Thiago Alves only in the honorable mentions? Boooooo.



I didn't have it as a big upset. I knew Story would beat him. After we saw GSP take him down repeadtly.



Really? It must just be me. I thought Alves would run straight through him with his stand-up. I keep underestimating the ability of wrestlers, and I was surprised with how far Story's striking came along.
prozacnation1978
7/6/11 9:46:46PM
My top 3

Ortiz vs bader
Sotoropolous vs siver
And brennamen vs story
Twenty20Dollars
7/6/11 9:48:50PM
I just wish I would have bet real money on Story over Alves. I'm still wary of using betus.
kopower
7/6/11 10:37:43PM
I thought Ebersole pretty much destroying Lytle should have made the list over mighty mouse and Torres.
Playground_Samurai
7/6/11 10:42:42PM

Posted by kopower

I thought Ebersole pretty much destroying Lytle should have made the list over mighty mouse and Torres.



Yea, by that point, MM over Torres wasn't really that much of an upset.
Budgellism
7/6/11 11:28:38PM

Posted by gspfan


Posted by kopower

I thought Ebersole pretty much destroying Lytle should have made the list over mighty mouse and Torres.



Yea, by that point, MM over Torres wasn't really that much of an upset.



Absolutely. That fight wasn't an upset in my mind.
Theoutlaw08
7/7/11 10:48:13AM
5. Brian Stann over Chris Leben
4. Rick Story over Thiago Alves
3. Charlie Brenneman over Rick Story
2. Dustin Poirier over Josh Grispi
1. Tito Ortiz over Ryan Bader

Other decent ones
Diego Nunes-Mike Brown
Brian Ebersole-Chris Lytle
Brian Stann over Jorge Santiago
George Roop over Josh Grispi
mrkennedy
8/10/11 3:35:44PM
Charlie Brenneman over Rick Story
Tito Ortiz over Ryan Bader
Dustin Poirier over Josh Grispi

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