The event culminated with Benson Henderson defending his lightweight title against former Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez, who was making his UFC debut on Saturday.
Just about every fighter, from Facebook to Fox, delivered the goods Saturday night. The evidence lies in the evening's most salient stat: Eight of the event's 12 fights ended in a knockout or technical knockout. That is unusual. It is also awesome.
But the stat lines only tell you so much. Here are grades for every main-card fighter.