28. Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg (2017)
Johnson never achieved the support that he deserved. But he remains one of the most skilled fighters to step into an octagon. The former UFC flyweight champion ran through his division and set records along the way. He was a fantastic all-rounder, with great wrestling, submissions, and striking. Unfortunately, he lacked an outstanding opponent. That’s why his legacy never received the same respect.
In 2017, Johnson broke Anderson Silva’s longstanding record for the most successful title defenses in UFC history. He defeated Ray Borg by way of a flying armbar (via MMA Junkie). The submission was sensational because it came out of nowhere. After this fight, Johnson suffered a close defeat to Henry Cejudo. Then, the UFC traded him to ONE in exchange for Ben Askren.