8) Eyes wide shut

There’s no way around it. Despite standing right in front of the action, referee Chip Snider was blind to this absurd illegal knee.

The culprit, Charles Oliveira, would go on to submit Nik Lentz at UFC on Versus 4 after stunning him with this strike. Originally ruled a victory for the Brazilian, it would later be overturned to a no contest.

It remains one of the most blatant and missed illegal knees of all time.

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Dan is a former MMAWeekly.com contributor, BleacherReport.com MMA featured columnist, CagePages.com editor and a University of Tennessee graduate. He has been featured on Countdown to UFC 171 and SiriusXM Fight Club, while covering events such as: UFC 169 Barao vs. Faber II; UFC on Fuel TV Korean Zombie vs. Poirier; UFC on FX Browne vs. Bigfoot; UFC on FX Maynard vs. Guida; Bellator 123 Curran vs. Freire.