UFC has seen many great rivalries over the years. Here, let's take a look at the most heated rivalries ever in UFC history.
This rivalry started off because of a flippant comment by Jones and it seems like the rivalry will never end. They have faced each other during two bouts at UFC 182 and UFC 214 with both of them resulting in Jones as the winner.
Both the fighters talked trash about each other in several interviews and press conferences to a point that it became toxic even for the audience to watch because of their racist comments and what not. Khabib and McGregor faced each other at UFC 229 where Khabib defeated 'Notorious' in the fourth round.
This rivalry is as intense as any the sport has ever seen. A pair of teammates who turned into bitter enemies. Dillashaw and Garbrandt have fought each other two times at UFC 217 and UFC 227. Dillashaw emerged victorious in both the fights via KO/TKO.
The rivalry between Ortiz and Liddell is one of those that helped push the UFC to new heights in a mainstream sense. They have faced each other at UFC 47 and 66 with both of them announcing Lidell as the winner. Sadly, a third fight between the legends got canceled due to Tito undergoing neck surgery.
McGregor and Diaz have belittled each other on various occasions. Nate was actually on a boat when he got the call to fight Conor at UFC 196 on short notice and he accepted it quickly and even got the satisfying tap out win over 'The Notorious.' At UFC 202, McGregor got back his revenge. A third fight between the duo is still on the table.
The feud between Silva and Sonnen is a very hyped one and is loved by the audience. They have faced each other at UFC 117 and UFC 148. Although Silva defeated Sonnen in both the bouts, the fights were very exciting and fun to watch.
This rivalry started outside the UFC, but carried over into the Octagon and deserves a place on this list for sure. Rousey and Tate have faced each other at Strikeforce where Rousey emerged as the winner. At their next bout at UFC 168, Tate ultimately succumbed to an armbar in the third round resulting in Rousey's victory again.
Widely regarded as one of the most entertaining beefs in mixed martial arts today, they have faced each other two times at UFC 245 and at UFC 268. Usman won at UFC 245 by a KO/TKO in the fifth round whereas at UFC 268 by unanimous decision.
This friend-turned-foe rivalry is one of the most exciting and hyped ones on the list. Covington and Masvidal faced each other at UFC 272 where Covington won the bout by a unanimous decision. Masvidal still refuses to bury rivalry with Covington after resounding UFC 272 loss.
It won’t be wrong to say that Usman has emerged as the winner in this grueling rivalry between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal. They have stepped in the Octagon twice, during UFC 251 and in UFC 261. On Both occasions, Usman proved who is the better fighter by winning both the bouts.