UFC on Fox 2 was mired by unsatisfying fights that went to decision.
The amount of hype going into this card was downright enormous. There was just so much to be excited about.
Rashad Evans was fighting with Phil Davis, which could finally set fans up to see the hotly anticipated title fight between Evans and Jon Jones. The same went for Chael Sonnen vs. Mark Munoz, which was a showdown between former wrestling rivals that were both serious threats to Anderson Silva.
Last but not least? The sure-to-be-exciting fight between Michael Bisping and Demian Maia which, truly, was one of the most typical striker vs. grappler matchups in UFC history (in a good way).
Then Mark Munoz ended up having a full Monopoly set taken out of his elbow. This shifted the fights so that Bisping would now fight Sonnen and hotshot prospect Chris Weidman would fight Maia. That was still compelling, and still set up for those two big title fights.
Well, unfortunately each of the fights was a flop in its own way.
Chris Weidman and Demian Maia both gassed terribly in the second round, and would wheeze their way to a boring decision.
Sonnen would fail to take Bisping down in the first two rounds, leading Joe Rogan to declare how Sonnen totally had no chance of winning by decision (even though Sonnen nearly doubled Bisping's number of total strikes), which soured the decision for fans who didn't know what was going on.
Evans would completely dominate Phil Davis, but failed to put him away, which led to four straight rounds of side control.
It was an ugly night of fights that had many disappointed with the results.