Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, trying to defend his belt for the first time. Antonio Silva, who just finished knocking out former K-1 standout Alistair Overeem. You had an actual former K-1 standout in Mark Hunt, the big engine that could. And you had Junior dos Santos, the best boxer in the UFC.
That's not too bad. Know what I mean? And it didn't end there. Combined, the 10 main card fighters can lay claim to nearly 80 striking-related stoppage victories among them.
So there had to be a letdown, right? There had to be a catch. It couldn't actually be as exciting in three dimensions as the paperwork might have us believe.
But that's why they fight the fights. Here's a ranking of each fight from best to worst, as well as recaps of the action. Keep those hands up.