Even without pay-per-view princes Anderson Silva or Georges St-Pierre, the greatest MMA promotion on the face of the planet found a way to give its fans several memorable title bouts through the first half of 2014.
Whether it was TJ Dillashaw’s dismantling of reigning bantamweight champion Renan Barao at UFC 173, the back-and-forth battle between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler for the vacant welterweight strap at UFC 171 or Demetrious Johnson’s dominant, but routinely underappreciated, performance against Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174, the UFC has put on its fair share of jaw-dropping moments.
With six months left in the calendar year, Dana White and friends are looking to expand upon their already relatively successful year without either of the promotion’s biggest pay-per-view draws.
All of these fights garner the world’s attention, but only some of them will likely quench the thirst they’ve created within the MMA community.
Read on to see how the remaining 2014 UFC title fights stack up against one another.