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When it comes to comebacks across all UFC history, the honorable mentions could have honorable mentions. So many great come-from-behind wins didn't make the top 10, but here are the five that missed it most narrowly.
Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami
At UFC 144, Tim Boetsch traveled to Yushin Okami's home country.
When he seemingly lost the first two rounds, Boetsch came out swinging in the third stanza. Less than one minute in, Boetsch stopped Okami with brutal uppercuts along the fence and silenced the Japanese crowd.
Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio Rua II
In a rematch of their epic bout at UFC 139, Dan Henderson and Mauricio Rua recently met again in March.
Despite winning the first matchup, Henderson found himself in big trouble in his second bout with Shogun. The Brazilian knocked Henderson down in each of the first two rounds, but he wasn't able to finish. Showcasing his ridiculous toughness, Henderson caught Rua with a right hook in the third round, breaking his adversary's nose and adding another amazing win to his resume.
Mike Russow vs. Todd Duffee
The differing physiques in this matchup were hard to ignore, and it came as little surprise that a shredded Todd Duffee was picking Mike Russow apart through two rounds.
Landing only 10 significant strikes in the first 10 minutes, Russow looked to be on his way to a clear decision loss. Then, with less than three minutes remaining, Russow clipped Duffee and caused everyone's jaw to drop.
Antonio Silva vs. Alistair Overeem
Following a win over Brock Lesnar in his UFC debut, Alistair Overeem looked to take another step toward the heavyweight championship against Silva.
A confident Overem cruised through the first two rounds, absorbing only seven significant strikes over 10 minutes. However, Overeem's brash approach came back to bite him, as he got caught with his hands down in the third round and saw an 11-bout winning streak come to an end.
Stefan Struve vs. Christian Morecraft
In his first UFC outing, Christian Morecraft started out extremely strong.
Morecraft nearly finished Stefan Struve in the first round and didn't allow Skyscraper to attempt one significant strike in the opening stanza. However, only 22 seconds into the second frame, Struve stormed back and handed Morecraft a knockout loss.