Stepping up on just one day's notice, Marcus LeVesseur filled in for Tim Means to fight UFC newcomer Abel Trujillo. Trujillo, a representative of the Blackzilian camp, came into the fight with some solid hype around him as a solid prospect.
Trujillo was impressive in his win, earning a referee stoppage from repeated knees to the body. His debut can only be described as a success.
What we'll remember about this fight
The stoppage. Those knees to the body were wicked. I would not be surprised if he broke a couple of Marcus LeVesseur's ribs. I haven't seen knees to the body on the ground that wicked since Georges St-Pierre did that to Matt Serra.
What we learned about Abel Trujillo
Trujillo is a beast, plain and simple. LeVesseur is a great wrestler and a grinder, and Trujillo overpowered him with his striking and ground control. He is definitely a prospect to keep your eye on in the lightweight division.
What we learned about Marcus LeVesseur
LeVesseur taking the fight on a day's notice is commendable, but if he can't get his wrestling going, he is in trouble. LeVesseur couldn't control Trujillo and he paid for it.
What's next for Trujillo
His original opponent was Tim Means, another bright prospect in the UFC. Make that fight happen like it was supposed to.
What's next for LeVesseur
A fight against another guy who is struggling to put together a win streak in Rafaello Oliveira. It would be a wrestler against a submission grappler.