It all came down to the final bout. Going into the main event at UFC on FX 7, Brazilian fighters were 3-3 against foreign opponents. With a rabid crowd at the Ibirapuera Arena in Sao Paulo cheering him on, it was up to Vitor Belfort to win one more for the home team.
Of course, much more was at stake in his main-event bout with Michael Bisping. With a win, the "Count" could have earned a title shot against middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Instead, Belfort's left leg sent the Brit plummeting to the mat, ending his dream of competing for UFC gold.
Belfort wasn't the only winner on Saturday night's card. Despite a slow start on the prelims, several other fighters left the show in a stronger position with the UFC brass and fans.
That's the funny thing about the fight game. Although wins and losses are carefully tracked, sometimes a fighter can win a fight on paper, but lose in the hearts and minds of everyone who matters. So, too, can a loser win big by capturing the fans' imagination with a stirring performance.
So who were the real winners and losers the night? Let's explore. For those looking for a list of results only, click ahead to the final slide.