No matter how even a fight looks on paper, sometimes theory falls short of fact.
Perhaps one of the hardest jobs in combative sports is that of matchmaker, who wants to maximize the potential of action toward an honest end every single time. Much of this is based on the styles of the fighters and their proven ability to implement said styles under harsh conditions.
But when this fails for whatever reason, it can end up in a one-sided fight that leaves many viewers disappointed and unfulfilled.
It also leaves behind serious questions for the defeated: Did he just have a bad night, or were his skills simply overstated?
To that end, here are five MMA fights that could see those questions answered with the finality they deserve.