Rank The Underdogs

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TheShaman
6/20/13 9:31:44PM
Which underdogs had/has a better chance of winning? (ie Sonnen had a better chance of beating Jones than Diaz did of beating Henderson)

This is partially to put a couple of upcoming fights into perspective, but also to rank recent possible mismatches. Feel free to add your own matches to your list.

Here are my rankings, starting with the most likely to win (but still underdogs)...

1. Bigfoot Silva vs Overeem (I picked Bigfoot to win)
2. Jung vs Aldo (ability to exceed expectations and improve between fights gives him an increased chance)
3. Sonnen vs Jones (wasn't likely, but better chance than anyone beating Silva)
4. Weidman vs Silva (this is where my list really starts doubting the underdogs' chances)
5. Nate Diaz vs Henderson (expected a beating, and got it)
6. Bigfoot Silva vs Velasquez 2 (it was too soon for him)
7. Bonner vs Silva (more of an exhibition)


It would be neat if someone listed a "by the numbers" list of the most successful underdogs (number of wins as an underdog).
jae_1833
6/20/13 10:18:43PM
#1 underdog of all time: Matt Serra
sparky
6/20/13 10:29:34PM
Weidman is going to be the MW champ after the next UFC event and Overeem would tool Bigfoot in a rematch.
jae_1833
6/20/13 10:45:14PM
Weidman
SpiderSilva
6/20/13 10:49:01PM
somethin going on in this thread. people has lost it
prozacnation1978
6/20/13 10:52:11PM
Tj grant will be a big underdog.

Gotta root for the dogs. Makes some fights look great like
Reem vs big foot.

I have seen some crazy upsets live
Including reem vs big foot
Griffin vs rampage
Griffin vs shogun
Mir vs big nog 1
Jardine vs lidell to name a few
SmileR
6/21/13 2:56:17PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

Tj grant will be a big underdog.

Gotta root for the dogs. Makes some fights look great like
Reem vs big foot.

I have seen some crazy upsets live
Including reem vs big foot
Griffin vs rampage
Griffin vs shogun
Mir vs big nog 1
Jardine vs lidell to name a few



Other than throwing Serra in there I think this list names all the big upsets of the last few years!
aussiemma
6/21/13 11:44:34PM

Posted by sparky

Weidman is going to be the MW champ after the next UFC event and Overeem would tool Bigfoot in a rematch.



hate to say it but i agree 100%
GDPofMPG
6/25/13 1:40:30PM
Biggest underdog to smallest underdog

Sonnen vs Jones
Bonnar vs Silva
Silva vs Cain
Jung vs Aldo
Weidma vs Silva - lol, Chirs is going to lose.
Diaz vs Henderson
Overeem vs Silva
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