10 Worst Fight Bookings in UFC History


With an endless roster complete with bona fide champions, budding contenders, eager prospects and veterans on the tail end of their careers, the UFC has promoted a vast mix of fights throughout the years.

At times, the promotion has avoided making obvious matchups in favor of more lucrative options. Other times, they’ve scrambled to find replacement fighters on just a few weeks, or days, notice.

The UFC has juggled this sometimes erratic scheduling fairly well, but has experienced a few hiccups along the way. These ill-advised occurrences certainly come with the territory, but they don’t make things easier for a promotion aiming to fuse professional mixed martial arts (MMA) and world-class skill into one beautiful entity.

To understand the ups and down of matchmaking at the highest level, we take a closer look at the mistakes that have been. Here are the top 10 worst fight bookings in UFC history.

  • KRS Porlaneff

    Royce VS Art Jimmenson? Man, it’s from Jurassic UFC. A fight like this, at the very first UFC event, NEVER could be at this list.

    Want another fight to replace? Frankie Edigar VS José Aldo II for the UFC interim FW belt while the UFC FW champion Conor McGregor is fighting at WW against a LW…

  • Bobbie_Z

    Whoever writes these petty articles is a small-minded, self-important, weakling of a nobody.