You know what? Sometimes, it all comes together.
Even more than usual, all the bright lights were trained on the main event at UFC 166. Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez would defend the strap against Junior dos Santos in a trilogy-capping battle for the ages.
There was indeed a battle for the ages in Houston Saturday night. But it wasn't in the main event.
Oh, sure, that was a terrific fight, between two of the best heavyweights ever. That was a treat and a memorable contest. But another bout outshone the main event and stole the pay-per-view show, and it would have left most buyers feeling satisfied even if Velasquez or dos Santos had never thrown a punch. Well, that might be an extreme description. But you understand.
Read all about it in the slides that follow, which include grades for every main card fighter.