Coming into UFC 156, fans and pundits were in quite the lather over the densely packed card that awaited them in Vegas. Case in point: the pay-per-view segment featured four current or former major league MMA champions and six guys who, at some point, fought for a UFC belt.
But it wasn't the big names who stole the show Saturday night, at least not in the sweeping fashion in which they were billed. Turns out you actually have to fight the fights to steal the show.
That theme, and the excitement attending it, extended well beyond the star-studded main card. The highlights and surprises extended all up and down the line, Facebook to finale.
But do the results alone tell the whole story? If you just said yes, then I would like to correct you and tell you that no, they do not. Outcomes are but the tip of the iceberg.
What are those outcomes not telling you? What lurks behind the curtain? Who were the real winners and losers on Saturday night at the casino? Read on, why don't you?