Most Bizarre MMA Matches of All Time

Bizarre MMA matches produce shocking results and unforgettable memories for all those who were watching them. Sometimes, the most expected results don't happen during a match involving MMA gloves, but rather during boxing matches. When these special matches occur, they provide endless entertainment to MMA fans. It's always fun to talk about the nuances behind each bizarre match. There are certain bizarre matches that stand out above the rest, and analyzing these matches is real entertainment. 

One of the most bizarre MMA matches in history took place at UFC 111 between Georges St-Pierre and Dan Hardy. St-Pierre was defending his UFC Welterweight Championship against Hardy. St-Pierre dominated this fight with his unmatched grappling and wrestling techniques. That's not very bizarre at all, since St-Pierre is known to prefer ground fighting to striking. The most bizarre part of this match was that he was unable to force Hardy to submit to several submission holds. Whether it was pure toughness on Hardy's part of a mental lapse by St-Pierre, it was a bizarre fight that St-Pierre did go on to win by unanimous decision. St-Pierre was even disappointed in his own performance. He really wanted to finish the fight before it went to the cards, but Hardy wasn't going to let that happen. 

Another bizarre fight in the UFC involved a match between Jon Jones and Matt Hamill at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale. Jones was winning all aspects of the fight until he was disqualified for illegal elbow strikes. Jones used a 12-6 elbow strike, which is illegal in most MMA competitions. The 12-6 elbow strike occurs when a fighter throws a vertical elbow that starts in the air and drops toward the floor. These are illegal because they are completely devastating, lethal attacks. This is bizarre because it's the only loss in the UFC career of Jon Jones. He had to know that these elbow strikes were against the rules, yet he chose to use them anyway. Nobody knows if he did it intentionally to injure Hamill or if he simply forgot in the heat of the moment that 12-6 elbow strikes are illegal. 

One final bizarre fight occurred at WEC 53 between Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson. In one of the most unusual kicks you'll ever see, Pettis jumped off the side of the cage and landed a kick to Henderson's head all in one fluid motion. The crowd in attendance and the announcers were stunned. Nobody had ever seen such a kick landed in a real professional fight. This kick was something kids picture in the minds when they think of unrealistic fights. It actually happened in this fight. The fights and fans will never forget the amazing kick by Anthony Pettis in this grueling match.

Frank Slavin is a huge MMA fan, but more than that he enjoys any form of entertainment.  That's why these bizarre matches really caught his eye.
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