The Luckiest Fighters in MMA History

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The Luckiest Fighters in MMA History
JANE KALINOWSKY/Associated Press

If success in MMA hinges greatly on hard work and dedication, it seems almost farcical to assume that good fortune plays a major role in the outcome of any high-profile fight.

But for some, like the fighters on this countdown, their careers were made or salvaged because of providential breaks.

In the most opportunistic instances, these fighters enjoyed lopsided matchups, benefited from favorable calls from judges or referees or received forgiveness for typically unforgivable offenses.

Here's a glimpse at the luckiest fighters in MMA history.

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