UFC on FOX 5 Results: Power Ranking the Stoppages
From top to bottom, UFC on FOX 5 delivered on all levels of excitement, including some of the most surprising and memorable finishes of the year.
UFC President Dana White probably had a tough time deciding which performance was more deserving of a fight bonus.
There was something special about every stoppage on this card, and it's likely every fighter with a finish walked away a little richer on Saturday night.
Shockingly, most of the stoppages occurred on the undercard. It was the kind of night that showed it isn't always smart to skip out on the prelims.
There was only one bout on the main card that didn't go the distance. It involved a man seeking vengeance for an ignored MySpace message, which is apparently serious stuff.
Without further ado, here are the power rankings for every stoppage at UFC on FOX 5.
Abel Trujillo TKO’s Marcus LeVesseur in Round 2
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Marcus LeVesseur's undefeated collegiate wrestling record couldn't save him from the ferocious power of Abel Trujillo.
After getting dropped several times in the standup exchanges, LeVesseur finally succumbed in the second round to Trujillo's vicious onslaught of knees to the body.
There are very few fighters, if any, that can pack on the sort of muscle Trujillo displays at 155 pounds.
Scott Jorgensen Submits John Albert in Round 1
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After back to back losses, Scott Jorgensen responded well by submitting John Albert with a rear-naked choke in the first round of their exciting bantamweight scrap.
The bout didn't go the distance, but UFC President Dana White was impressed enough to handsomely reward Jorgensen for his handiwork.
"Young Guns" walked away with bonuses for "Fight of the Night" and "Submission of the Night."
Matt Brown KO’s Mike Swick in Round 2
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Half of Mike Swick's prediction was correct.
There was a knockout. Unfortunately, it didn't come in the first round and Swick was on the receiving end.
Matt Brown left "The Ultimate Fighter" Season One star motionless on the canvas after a devastating two-punch combination.
People have overlooked Brown for a long time.
He is currently riding a four-fight win streak, including two big wins over Swick and Steven "Wonderboy" Thompson.
The welterweight division has officially been placed on notice.
Daron Cruickshank KO’s Henry Martinez in Round 2
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Daron Cruickshank is a prospect to watch in the lightweight division.
His highlight reel knockout victory over Henry Martinez wasn't just spectacular—it could steal some votes for "Knockout of the Year."
After landing several kicks to the body, Cruickshank caught Martinez with a clean roundhouse kick to the head that netted the second-round stoppage.
Yves Edwards KO’s Jeremy Stephens in Round 1
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In a stunning upset, Yves Edwards became the first man to knock out Jeremy Stephens.
The "Thugjitsu Master" proved he was more than just a washed up journeyman in ousting one of the lightweight division's toughest fighters.
Stephens finally paid for his overaggressive fighting style, and it came in the form of a hard counter right hook.
After the fight, Edwards was awarded "Knockout of the Night," which marks the fourth UFC fight bonus of his career.