UFC 165 Results: Questions Answered and Lessons Learned

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UFC 165 Results: Questions Answered and Lessons Learned
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UFC 165 is in the books, and outside of some horrible hype videos, it went down as one of the most successful UFC events in recent memory.

Considering the card had two title fights, it's surprising that fans weren't more excited for UFC 165. Perhaps it's due to fans being jaded over seeing UFC lightweight champ Jon Jones and UFC interim champ Renan Barao—he's the best bantamweight; the UFC needs to drop the interim tag—dominate the competition in their fights.

We saw Jones finally forced to fight back from adversity in his title match with Alexander Gustafsson. The Swede pushed Jones to his limits, but the champion was able to edge him on the scorecards.

Barao didn't look like a world-beater in the early going against Eddie Wineland but capped off his fight with an amazing TKO victory. The win was Barao's second title defense, and with Dominick Cruz still on the sidelines, it's hard to not consider Barao the top bantamweight in the world.

The rest of the card featured action-packed fights (minus the Francis Carmont-Costa Philippou bout) that made fans who forked over $55 to watch the pay-per-view satisfied with their purchase.

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