Retrospective 2010: Dethroned UFC Champions

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Retrospective 2010: Dethroned UFC Champions

If there is one thing 2010 taught us, it is to expect the unexpected in the MMA world.

Longtime champions like B.J. Penn lost their belt. "The Last Emperor" Fedor Emelianenko lost his first fight in the last 10 years in one of the biggest upsets in MMA history. Previously unstoppable champs like Lyoto Machida and Brock Lesnar got stripped of their belts. Even pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva got beat-up badly for five rounds until he managed to slip a submission in the last couple of minutes in his fight against Chael Sonnen.

There still remains one title defense in the UFC when George St-Pierre faces Josh Koscheck on Dec. 11 at UFC 124. I highly doubt GSP will lose that fight, but then again, I said the same thing about all the previously mentioned matches. So lets take a look back at where some of 2009´s champs and winners will bounce back after seeing the face of defeat during 2010.

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