If you dozed off somewhere between the UFC on Fuel 8 preliminary card fights and the main card fights I can’t say I blame you, but I hope you woke up in time to see the last two fights on the main card.
The bouts between Stefan Struve and Mark Hunt and Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann saved what was shaping up to be a pretty lackluster event.
Things started off promising with a second-round knockout to open the card, but they slowed down after that, as the next eight fights ended in decisions.
The action picked up for the co-main event as Stefan Struve and Mark Hunt scrapped through an interesting bout, but even that looked like it was going to end in disappointment when the two came out in the third round looking pretty much spent.
Mark Hunt’s heavy hands were able to bring some excitement back into that one as he dropped Struve and pulled a walk-off move, which looked to confuse referee Herb Dean for a second, as he had not waved off the fight at that point.
The main event built on that bout as Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann did exactly what everyone expected them to do: Stand and throw until one of them fell to the ground.
Silva was the one who was left standing as the crowd in Japan celebrated the former Pride star’s “Knockout of the Night” victory.