Top 10 Most Shocking UFC Upsets In 2016

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Moreno Smolka

No.5: Brandon Moreno vs. Louis Smolka

As a UFC newcomer accepting a fight on just nine days notice, the odds were always going to be firmly stacked against Brandon Moreno heading into UFC Fight Night 96 in October.

To make matters worse, he’d been lined up to fight Louis Smolka, who was riding high on a four-fight winning streak in the UFC and had tasted defeat just once in his twelve fight professional career.

Smolka closed as over a 6-1 favorite to extend his unbeaten run, so even the 22 year-old Moreno was shocked by how swiftly he was able to end the fight, locking in a rear-naked choke submission mid-way through the first round to announce his arrival in the UFC with a flourish.

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