Which was a bigger upset...3 choices

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  1. Rod Farva

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    Ronda vs Holly based on the choices

    GSP vs Serra overall
     
  2. Tour'soverboyo

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    Holly beating the greatest and most legendary athlete in the history of sports was the biggest
     
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    Rousey average odds: -1450
    Holm average odds: +637

    Barao average odds: -832
    Holm average odds: +400

    It's not even close. Rousey was a bigger favorite than Barao and Holm was a bigger underdog than TJ.
     
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    Personally, I was most surprised by TJ over Barao. Up until that point, he was obviously a very good fighter, but he was never a world beater. Then bang (pun intended), he was suddenly one of the best p4p fighters on the planet. Nobody expected it to go down like that.

    As for the other two fights, I was on record before those fights saying that Cejudo and Holly had very good chances get the belt. Hell, I even told people that there was a good chance Holly would KO Ronda with a high kick. Not that I'm some soothsayer, but I thought both challengers were clearly bad stylistic match ups for the champions.
     
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    TJ vs Barao caught me off guard the most.

    I vaguely called the other two. Cue the snoop dog music and the big joint slide over my face.

    "If anyone has a chance of beating Ronda it's Holly and her style."

    "I'm favoring MM, but it should be a different fight this time around. I expect it to be very competitive."
     
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    Like a few others have said GSP losing to Serra was huge. In the rematch we saw what should have been.

    Out of your list TJ imo was the craziest. The dismantling had me in awe. I was a bit surprised how well Holms handled Ronda but not nearly to the same level as TJ. And I think MM won.
     
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    Ok you got me there. Didn’t think to consider average odds, only closing. Thanks for the clarification.

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    Rousey's defeat was the biggest upset because she finished most of her opponents within a round and had never really been in trouble.
    Johnson, on the other hand, had already gone the distance several times and his loss even looks suspiciously like a win, so it wasn't such a sharp departure from his previous fights.
    Although Barao had been dominant, he never achieved the high profile of the other champions under consideration.
     
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    Bisping vs rockhold 2 was a bigger upset than all those 3
     
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    Ronda v Holly. Not that it wasnt possible Holly could win,but it was shocking and surreal anyway to watch that.
     
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    talking title fights in ufc it matt serra lucky punch .
     
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    serra vs gspwas bigger 2nd was tj vs barao
     
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    Rousey vs Holm hands down! No question. Great Job as usual LouisBolanos ! I was just thinking in my head about the odds couldn't remember the TJ odds but knew it wasn't close was about to go look them up.
     
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    I was in vegas for ufc 173 and the sports books had barao at -950.
     
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    For sure cejudo vs midget mouse

    It was even bigger than Bisping/Rockhold. They were both dominated in the first meetings, but in the tiny little 125 division they have no power so there is even less chance of upset due to no flash KOs

    Cejudo was effortlessly sparked out just 2 years ago and MM had only gotten better, yet Henry went toe to toe with mm
     
  18. Xtal

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    You really consider Cejudo beating MM an upset? When they first fought, Cejudo had only been fight decent competition for 1.5 years, with another 1.5 years fighting bums on the local circuit. After seeing the improvements he made in the Benavidez robbery, followed by his decimation of Reis, I thought this would be a very close fight.
     
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  20. Alpha_T83

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    I agree with that logic. It's a bigger upset if it's a definitive TKO win versus a questionable split decision.
     
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