The promotion leading up to the lopsided light heavyweight bout between Anderson Silva and Stephan Bonnar was that there would either be a "spectacular knockout" or a "historic upset."
Every MMA fan on the planet knew the chances of the latter happening were astronomical.
Silva delivered on his end with a spectacular knee to the body in the first round that left Bonnar in the fetal position.
While the main event lived up to the bill, it was the rest of the fight card that surprised naysayers. There were six fights attached to the main card, and nearly every one of them ended in a knockout or submission.
The only fight that went the distance was the welterweight tilt between Jon Fitch and Erick Silva, which was awarded "Fight of the Night" honors.
In a sport as unpredictable as MMA, it's never a good idea to write off an entire fight card. UFC 153 didn't boast the most significant main event, but it was stacked with great stylistic matchups.
Here are five reasons to go back and watch UFC 153 again.