There were no mega-stars competing on the UFC's second Fox Sports 1 showcase. They needed a splash for their debut and got it, courtesy of Chael Sonnen and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. And Wednesday night's show should better reflect what these fight cards will normally look like.
And things look pretty good so far.
Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann are a step down the ladder, at least when it comes to star power and notoriety. But when it comes to fireworks, they take a backseat to no men. Condit finished Kampmann in the fourth round of the main event, but he was hardly the only winner on the night in Indianapolis.
In combat sports, there are winners and losers on paper, and then there are the fighters who owned the night in the hearts and minds of the fans. Sometimes they are one and the same. Click through with me and see who I thought fit each bill at UFC Fight Night 27.
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