Counting Down The Decade In The UFC: 2014-2016

This portion of the past decade was dominated by Conor McGregor, as he became the first-ever two-division champion at the same time.

We continue our countdown through the decade with three more installments in the series of best moments in the UFC.

Check out 2010 through 2013 on The Mix on FightLine, with 2014 through 2016 available right here.

UFC Decade In Review: 2014

The UFC showed where they were headed in 2014, upping the amount of events to 46 with over 500 fights taking place. That number included 16 championship matches inside the Octagon.

Ronda Rousey continued her run through the female bantamweight division, as did Jose Aldo at featherweight, TJ Dillashaw at bantamweight and Demetrious Johnson at flyweight.

Chris Weidman turned back the challenge of Lyoto Machida and Fabricio Werdum became a champion.

Also, the UFC entered into a second female division, as Carla Esparza became the strawweight titleholder by besting future champion Rose Namajunas.

UFC Decade In Review: 2015

In 2015, we got the first installment of the Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier rivalry, as Cormier pushed “Bones” all five rounds.

Also, Joanna Jedrzejczyk began her run as strawweight champion, finishing Carla Esparza.

Meanwhile, Demetrious Johnson continued to dominate at flyweight and Rafael dos Anjos became a champion.

Oh, and Conor McGregor started his title run, earning the interim champion with a finish of Chad Mendes before knocking out Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds at UFC 194.

It was also the end of the Ronda Rousey era, as Holly Holm shocked the world in Australia.

UFC Decade In Review: 2016

Jon Jones again became a champion after losing his belt outside the Octagon in 2016, with Miesha Tate scoring her first championship by finishing Holly Holm.

Stipe Miocic won his first title as well, knocking out Fabricio Werdum in Brazil, Eddie Alvarez became a champion and Michael Bisping enjoyed his moment in the sun.

Alvarez had his run cut short, as Conor McGregor became the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two weight divisions at the same time. Amanda Nunes also rudely welcomed Ronda Rousey back, knocking her out in under a minute.

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