The 20 Biggest Upsets in MMA History
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#16

Thiago Santos (+660) upsets Ronny Markes (-840)

Technical Knockout (strikes), Round 1

UFC Fight Night 38: Shogun vs Henderson — 3/23/2014

Ronny Markes was a young fighter who showed a lot of promise but was never able to make the leap into the upper echelon of the 185-pound division. Because of this, the UFC eased him along with favorable match ups for the most part to help ease him along and that was the intention of this fight. Thiago Santos had never looked particularly impressive in his career and was coming off a quick submission loss in his UFC debut. This was the epitome of a “gimme fight”.

However, things did not go as planned. Right off the bat, Markes got hit with a body kick and proceeded to turtle up until the ref stepped in. It was quick but it was also painful. Not only that, the performance was enough to get Ronny fired from the UFC.



Opening line: +435– 5Dimes

Peak line: +660 — 5Dimes

Closing line: +660 — 5Dimes

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