For the second time in 2013, the UFC landed in England for a televised UFC event.
This time, it was UFC Fight Night 30, headlined by former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida making his middleweight debut against friend and rising 185-pounder Mark Munoz.
Both main-eventers are potential factors in their division, but Saturday's fight did not carry title implications for the weight class. That reality was mirrored across the card, with matchups that, while intriguing, are not poised to ripple widely across the MMA pond. Add in the fact that the event started midday stateside, and you didn't exactly have a recipe for excitement.
Longtime fans, though, don't need a recipe. When you're talking MMA, there is always a chance you'll see something special or new. Or strange. Very, very strange.
UFC Fight Night 30 was no exception. Boy howdy. Here's a list of the real winners and losers from a, shall we say, unusual night in Manchester.