Saitama Super Arena has been the home of some legendary fight cards. This, UFC on Fuel 8, however, was not one of them.
It wasn't that way by design. The UFC actually booked a great night of fights, including four bouts on Fuel TV that would have normally been worthy of headlining the card. It promised to be a lot of fun—but sometimes promises just can't be kept, good intentions be darned.
The last two fights of the night, finally, ended a string of eight consecutive decisions. The main event alone had enough action for any 12 fights. That made Wanderlei Silva, Brian Stann and Mark Hunt heroes in my book. But they weren't the only winners on the card.
In MMA, sometimes a fighter can win the bout and still be the loser, especially if he fights in a cautious and boring manner. Likewise, losers who show heart and gusto can improve their standing with management and fans.
So, with that in mind, who were the real winners and losers of UFC on Fuel 8? Let's find out together.