Despite the fact that the UFC and MMA as a whole have been plagued by a laundry list of controversial outside-the-cage hot topics this year, 2015 has largely delivered in a big way when it comes to actual in-cage competition.
We’ve already witnessed hyped and highly watched pay-per-view (PPV) main events like Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier, Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz, Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes, and most recently, Ronda Rousey vs. Bethe Correia (not that it was all that anticipated, but it was quite the spectacle nonetheless).
Yet the rest of 2015 and beyond is full of absolutely blockbuster potential match-ups that would seem like the UFC has no choice but to make, at least on paper. Unfortunately for fans, these truly massive events are unsigned and still in the works for late 2015 and into 2016.
Will they ever materialize and deliver on their monstrous potential? As Dana White often says about everything, “We’ll see what happens.” For now, let’s break down the top five most anticipated UFC bouts as of today.