The 2014 MMA calendar is 50 percent completed, so it is time to look back at the highlights of the past six months.
Many outstanding performances have already gone down inside and outside the Octagon. From Ronda Rousey's first knockout win against Sara McMann to TJ Dillashaw's surprise victory over Renan Barao, MMA fans have been treated to some memorable showings.
On Saturday, UFC 175 will kick off the back end of 2014 with a bang. Rousey will attempt to earn an even more impressive victory against Alexis Davis, and Chris Weidman will attempt to silence his doubters with a more traditional win than the ones he picked up against Anderson Silva.
Heading into the weekend, here are the most impressive MMA performances from the past six months.