6) Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia
While Ronda Rousey’s first-round knockout of Bethe Correia at UFC 190 was completely mesmerizing, it shouldn’t have happened in the first place.
Entering her 2015 tilt with Rousey, Correia had compiled an undefeated professional MMA record of 9-0, including three victories inside of the Octagon. But when you look at who she defeated, Correia’s UFC wins came against opponents who have a combined promotional record of 1-7 (Jessamyn Duke, Shayna Baszler, Julie Kedzie).
That’s hardly the well-rounded track record usually needed to challenge a champion, let alone the hottest ticket in the sport at the time. Correia just happened to open her mouth and spit out the perfect amount of words to attract Rousey’s interest.