1. Conor vs. Nate II: UFC 202

UFC 196 smashed records, and help put the price tag on the company as a whole at $4 billion. The success of that show proved that MMA was not a sport that has plateaued , it is a sport that is still going.

The only thing that could top UFC 196, would be to do it all over again at UFC 202. While this fight was originally scheduled to main event UFC 200, a rather public disagreement about media event scheduling led to it being pushed back to UFC 202. You could put this fight on the finale show for TUF season 71 for all it mattered, it would still be huge.

While Conor gassed again, he managed to stay calm this time and stick to his strategy. He earned a decision victory and avenged his loss. Next up is Madison Square Garden and the lightweight championship.

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