The UFC on Fuel 6 was the first trip the UFC has ever made to China. It looked like it was going to be remembered as the card of decisions, but the main and co-main events changed that outlook.
Most of the fights on the main card were enjoyable to watch, despite the fact that only two of the six were finishes. There was great striking and grappling throughout.
Here is a power ranking of the main-card action from UFC on Fuel 6.
It wasn't pretty, but Dong Hyun Kim got back in the win column in China with a grind-'em-out strategy against Paulo Thiago.
Much of the fight saw Kim dominate Thiago from the top and back, sometimes threatening with submissions or ground strikes. For the most part, though, not much damage was inflicted throughout.
It was really the only fight on the card I almost fell back asleep for.
The opening fight on the main card, between Takeya Mizugaki and Jef Hougland, was completely one sided.
Mizugaki sprawled and brawled with Hougland, even taking the grappler down on several occasions. Mizugaki was clearly the superior fighter wherever the fight went, utilizing vicious ground-and-pound to stymie the submission attack of Hougland.
It was a good fight, but lopsided.
Whether they were slugging it out on the feet or having an insane grappling exhibition, Jon Tuck and Tiequan Zhang put on a show in their lightweight bout.
Zhang showed to have good power on the feet, but Tuck was too nifty on the ground for him. Tuck's transitions and control on the ground made sure that Zhang was as uncomfortable as possible in this fight.
Tuck looks to be a good prospect, and this fight showed why.
For the first time in a while, Takanori Gomi looked comfortable in the UFC Octagon.
Gomi showed his vintage standup and even mixed in some wrestling in his bout with Mac Danzig. At points, Danzig looked good, but he looked tentative a lot as well.
This fight would have won "Fight of the Night" honors, but the two ranked ahead of it beat it out because of their finishes.
It wasn't the all-out brawl people thought it was going to be, but at least it ended an eight-fight decision streak on the card.
For the majority of two rounds, Stanislav Nedkov grinded Thiago Silva against the cage and put on a safe, boring fight. Fired up, Silva came out in the third round looking to win the fight.
Utilizing a takedown that he should have tried earlier in the fight, Silva quickly dominated Nedkov on the ground and tapped him out with an arm-triangle choke good for the "Submission of the Night."
It salvaged an overall subpar fight.
Not many people expected this fight to go to the judge's scorecard, and boy, were they right.
In the blink of an eye, Cung Le threw a counter punch that put Franklin out cold before his limp body hit the mat. No follow-up punches were necessary, as Le walked away with the win in highlight-reel fashion.
It was the finish Chinese fans were hoping for all night. The UFC saved its best for last.