The most impressive victories were as decisive as possible and left no doubt about which fighter was the best in their respective bout on Saturday night.
Anthony Pettis Submits Benson Henderson
In a shocking outcome, it was No. 1 contender Anthony Pettis who defeated Benson Henderson via submission (armbar) to win the UFC Lightweight Championship and steal the show as the best finish of the night.
Henderson and Pettis had exchanged in a fierce battle though the majority of the first round, but after Hendo took down his challenger, Pettis was able to get a grip on the former champion's arm and sink in the submission.
Not only was this a rematch from a WEC Championship match earlier in the careers of the two men, but this was also the main event of a pay-per-view. Pettis proved that he can handle anything thrown his way and will mentally and physically dominate it.
This was the perfect ending to a great PPV.
Chad Mendes TKOs Clay Guida
Chad Mendes has been looking to prove to the UFC that he deserves another shot at Jose Aldo and his featherweight championship, and a huge third-round TKO victory over Clay Guida is exactly what he needed.
Guida is one of the more recognizable names in the sport. While he hasn’t fought well over the last several bouts, the fact that Mendes dominated him thoroughly and ultimately ended the fight early is a testament to how strong of a contender Saturday's winner has become.
Hyun Gyu Lim Knocks out Pascal Krauss
While the headlines were stolen by an amazing main card, the undercard featured the eventual Fight of the Night award winner, Hyun Gyu Lim knocking out Pascal Krauss in the first round.
Lim and Krauss came to the center of the Octagon and began throwing huge shots at each other. With no fear or hesitation, the two men battled toe-to-toe until Lim caught Krauss with a clean shot and buckled him.
Using a strong knee to the jaw, Lim rocked Krauss and followed it up with heavy strikes before the referee was forced to step in and stop the fight. This was an amazing battle that featured a very decisive ending.
Benson Henderson (c)
Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
Decision (split) (29-28, 27-29, 29-28)
Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Hyun Gyu Lim
KO (knee and punches)
Kyung Ho Kang
Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Submission (guillotine choke)
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