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UFC's Biggest Upset of 2007

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The biggest Upset of 2007
Serra vs GSP (Serra TKO 1st rd) 47 57%
Kongo vs CC (Kongo Dec) 1 1%
GG vs CC (GG KO 1st rd) 13 16%
Jardine vs Liddell (Jardine Dec) 1 1%
Griffin vs Shogun (Griffin Tapout 3rd rd) 19 23%
Other 2 2%
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Serra/GSP was by far the biggest upset of the year.... and in UFC history. I don't think there has been another fight where there has been a fighter given so little chance, and then knocked out a guy who had picked apart and destroyed everyone in his way... Many people looked at it like a joke just because he got a title shot for winning a season of TUF, and then he took the belt. I think the closest to Serra/GSP was Liddell/Jardine... even though it went the decision, I definitely didn't see Jardine taking Liddell.... If anything I figured Dana handpicked Jardine for Liddell to make a comeback. The closest to GSP/Serra of all time though had to be way back in UFC 15 when Randy Couture took on Vitor Belfort... Vitor Belfort was just destroying guys left and right within about the first minute of every fight. I thought Randy was such a likeable guy, and I felt bad for him when he entered the ring... then I was blown away when he KO'd Vitor Belfort.... amazing!

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It's hard to pick just one, but if I had to, Gonzaga KOing Cro Crap. That was supposed to be an easy fight where CC would wrap up his title shot and maybe be holding the belt now.

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There was definately alot of upsets this year. That's just the way this sport is. Even when Silva fought Franklin, for some reason, hardly anybody thought that Franklin would get beat down like he was. However, I wasn't suprised.
The biggest shocker in my opinion this year, in the UFC, would probably be the fight between Gonzaga and CroCop. I'm not saying anything bad about Gonzaga but no one expected that not only he would knock CroCop out, but that he'd do it the way he did. Also, rounding out the top three, is Serra/GSP and Forrest Griffin/Shogun Rua. Shogun's fight was a very big dissapointment for me. Not to take anything away from Griffin, but Shogun didn't fight to his abilities. I know his knee was hurt, but if it was that bad, he shouldn't have fought, and that still isn't a great excuse as the reason he was conditioned and totally gassed. Serra is a tough fighter and has been around for quite a while and knows the sport. Although I love GSP and think he's one of, if not the, best all-around fighter in MMA, I wasn't too suprised.

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Liddell / Jardine shocked me as I really believed that the Iceman would come out with a big KO... however GSP tapping due to strikes was about as unfathomable an ending to a fight as I could think of. GSP has gone up against the cream of the crop for the division but he has never been mauled like that. Serra amazed me that night.

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Definetly GSP vs. Serra.

Forrest v. Shogun is a close second but was not a title fight and since it was a crossover fight it is always hard to judge how big the skill differential is.

Whoever said CC is old I got 6 words for you. Randy Couture is eleven years older.

Post #20   10/2/07 12:11:36PM   

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GSP/Serra NO DOUBT!!!

99 out of 100 times GSP dominates Serra, Serra isn't no good IMO...his fights are lackluster and GSP would dominate him in a rematch like Hughes is about to do...

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gonzaga/cro cop imo

i called all the other fights so to me this was the only one i had wrong, GSP/serra i had serra wining, but not a TKO i thouht he would sub. him

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serra/gsp and CC/GG are about the same for me, the fact that both were KO's and not dec. makes it that much harder to choose.

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Posted by Ultimate_fighter

I think that Griffin vs Shogun, cuz some people said, and same with me that shogun would come into the octagon looking to bash some heads in, but that was not the case in UFC 76 at all. Griffin just tired him right out, shogun tried to fight but nothing was going his way, Griffin got his back in the 3rd! and put him in a RNC with 15 seconds left!!!!!!!


Serra vs GSP is also a huge one just becuz it was a 1st TKO! But i still think the shogun vs griffin was insane!!!





the match up with GSP and Serra was pretty devistating, but who would have thought that Griffin could not only beat Shogan Unanimously but then make a fighter who is better at the ground game submitt. That was even more impressive!

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Posted by TMIL316

its got to be the serra gsp fight who the **** saw that commin ha nobody i was at that fight and it was a shock to everyone sux too bc serra is garbage



+1 If Serra and GSP ever fight again you can bet your life GSP would win 9 out of 10 times.

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gg vs cc has got my vote. of all the underdogs on this list i thought gg had the smallest chance of winning. i gave the guy no chance against cc. i figured by the end of the fight gg's head would be in the upper deck. boy was i wrong.

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My Vote is for Sylvia/Couture because out of all those fights listed Randy had a 0.000012301934290290% chance of winning and i think every other underdog had a better chance at winning.

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Easily Serra vs. GSP. If you had Serra picked that night tell me why? GSP is flipping amazing! I still find it hard to believe sometimes. Like it was a bad dream or something..........

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Serra/GSP No way anyone has a legitimate reason as to why they picked Serra to win. Especially by TKO. cough cough bulls**t ahead of time

Post #29   10/2/07 8:31:35PM   

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serra/gsp for sure. Everyone thought it would end in the 1st round, But not by serra winning. I never seen it coming, I'm sure no one else did, espically by 1st round tko.

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