Top 20 Biggest Upsets in MMA History According to the Odds
This article updated each time a new upset breaks the top 20, whether it be one of the biggest UFC upsets or in MMA period. Each fight includes the opening odds, peak odds and the closing line, plus a brief description of the situation heading into it and a description of how it played out. Before we get into the thick of it, here are a some important details regarding the methodology used for the list:
- For each fight I listed the opening, closing and peak lines, but all rankings are based solely on the closing line.
- To make sure all numbers listed are the most accurate, the odds listed are via the three largest sportsbooks: Bookmaker, 5Dimes and Bovada. The book used for each line is specified each time.
- The opening odds will be via whichever book originated the line.
- The closing line will be via whichever book out of the three had the highest odds on the underdog.
- The peak line will be via whichever book had the highest peak odds underdog peak, regardless if they were the one who opened it or where the book with the highest closing line.
Click an upset from the list below to view it’s slide featuring more information such as opening odds, peak odds, closing odds and a description of the fight. Or you can scroll through the slides one-by-one by clicking the left and right arrows at the bottom pr top of the page.
- (+1350) Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou upsets Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
- (+1000) Zac Riley upsets Hugo Viana
- (+975) Emanuel Newton upsets Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal
- (+925) Larue Burley upsets Bubba Jenkins
- (+900) Joe Taimanglo upsets Darrion Caldwell
- (+800) Will Brooks upsets Michael Chandler
- (+765) T.J. Dillashaw upsets Renan Barao
- (+750) Joey Beltran upsets Rolles Gracie
- (+735) Johnny Eduardo upsets Eddie Wineland
- (+725) Frankie Saenz upsets Iuri Alcantara
- (+725) Frankie Edgar upsets B.J. Penn
- (+700) Matt Serra upsets Georges St-Pierre
- (+700) Chad Griggs upsets Bobby Lashley
- (+700) Sergey Golyaev upsets Takanori Gomi
- (+700) Rafael Carvalho upsets Brandon Halsey
- (+660) Thiago Santos upsets Ronny Markes
- (+650) Mike Wilkinson upsets Niklas Backstrom
- (+635) Holly Holm upsets Ronda Rousey
- (+600) Herica Tiburcio upsets Michelle Waterson
- (+600) Zach Freeman upsets Aaron Pico
Go to the next slide to start with upset #20