There is nothing quite as exhilarating as a comeback in sports. And throughout the years of the UFC, there have been numerous goosebump-inducing comebacks that were almost unbelievable. These unexpected moments stick with us for years and we never forget where we were when we watched them unfold. Here are three of the biggest comebacks in UFC history.
1. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen
Leading up to this fight, Anderson Silva (who was seen as the greatest of all time) had to deal with a crazy amount of trash talk from Sonnen. And for the majority of the fight, Sonnen backed it up. He took Silva down at will and battered him for 4 and a half rounds. However, in the last few minutes, Silva was able to catch Sonnen in a triangle choke out of nowhere and won the fight in brilliant fashion.
2. Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin
Heading into this fight, it was supposed to be Lesnar’s biggest test in his short UFC and MMA career. Carwin was an extremely heavy hitter and capable of knocking anyone out. Well, in the first round, Lesnar felt that power. Carwin absolutely decimated Lesnar in the first round and the fight was almost stopped numerous times. However, Lesnar survived and came back to actually win the fight in the second round after Carwin was completely gassed and tired after his output of punishment in the first round.
3. Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry
Now this is (in my mind) the most thrilling and improbable comeback in history. The fight didn’t have a ton of hype going into it, but after it was over, it will never be forgotten. Early in the fight, Barry absolutely rocked Kongo, dropped him and swarmed. For the next 30 seconds, Barry rocked Kongo multiple times and then, out of nowhere, Kongo hit two punches that put Barry out cold, while Kongo himself could barely stand. The last 30 seconds or so of this fight were absolutely craziness.