Brock Lesnar never had an easy fight in the UFC, Kampmann is always in wars, but the guy with the most difficult fights has to be Akiyama. Not even champions have as many difficult fights as the sexy one.
I think Lesnar did get one favourable matchup in Heath Herring. I think Zuffa knew Herring lost his MMA motivation before the fight also.
Akiyama for sure has been matched with the most challenging fights and agree with most champions not having a path that difficult.
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