10. Yoel Romero vs. Chris Weidman
UFC 205 was the biggest card in MMA history, and the UFC decided to stack the first-ever card from Madison Square Garden with the best the sport has to offer.
In one of the most highly-anticipated fights on the main card, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman took on surging 185-pound contender Yoel Romero in a pivotal clash for the division’s championship picture. The contest between the two elite wrestlers didn’t disappoint, and it delivered quite the ending that MMA fans won’t forget for a long time.
Weidman made his first return to Octagon competition since suffering the first loss in his fighting career, when he lost his 185-pound strap to Luke Rockhold at UFC 194. Romero came in off of a seven-fight win streak featuring a split decision win over ‘Jacare’ Souza at UFC 194.
While Weidman seemed to have control of the contest going into the third round, Romero hit him with a massive flying knee to the skull, opening a gash that bled profusely.
The referee stopped the contest and Weidman suffered the second consecutive loss of his MMA career.