It's a good thing the top of the UFC 148 card was exciting to help fans forget the horrendous showing that the preliminary bouts put on. All the fights went to a decision and—outside of a few fights—were generally pretty lackluster.
A number of fighters were primed to set themselves up for a nice jump in competition with a win. Fighters like Melvin Guillard and Gleison Tibau were big names in the lightweight division who stood to gain a lot from an impressive showing, but neither left the cage feeling great about their performances.
Still, there were some bright moments that provided fans with entertainment despite the one-sided decision victories. The bouts have gotten a bad rap from MMA analysts, and rightfully so, but it could've definitely been a lot worse.
Luckily for MMA fans that missed them, this list will let you know what bouts to go back and watch and which ones to skip.