When a fighter is thrust into a title shot unexpectedly, most people would write them off as having no chance.
With the fourth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” giving the middleweight and welterweight winners a chance at championship gold, most people thought the "TUF" winners, Travis Lutter and Matt Serra, would have no chance against Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre, respectively.
At UFC 67, Lutter almost pulled off the unthinkable, he was able to mount Anderson Silva in Round One before succumbing to a triangle choke in Round Two.
What brought insult to injury was the fact that Lutter failed to make weight for the event, so even if he had defeated Silva, the belt would not be his.
Serra, however, wouldn’t let this opportunity slip away.
He did make weight against St. Pierre at UFC 69, but most people still thought “The Terror” had no chance against “Rush”.
He changed all that with a right hand to the side of St. Pierre’s head that wobbled the champ. After connecting with a few more strikes to the still dazed St. Pierre, Serra eventually stood over St. Pierre and pounded away until “Big” John McCarthy stopped the fight (while St. Pierre tapped out).
Serra walked away with the championship belt and one of the biggest upsets of all time.