UFC 168 Results: Most Impressive Performances from Las Vegas Spectacle

Andrew GouldFeatured ColumnistDecember 29, 2013

Dec 28, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA;    Ronda Rousey (red gloves) and Miesha Tate (blue gloves) fight during their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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UFC 168 featured some incredible individual efforts from fighters hungry to make a major statement during the pay-per-view.

While Anderson Silva's rematch with Chris Weidman headlined the event, there were plenty of other matches to bedazzle the Las Vegas crowd. Some bouts ended abruptly but not before the winner provided a thunderous exclamation point to an impressive outing.

Let's take a look at some of UFC 168's biggest winners.


Travis Browne Defeats Josh Barnett (R1 KO)

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 17: Travis Browne celebrates after winning with a knockout against Alistair Overeem in their heavyweight bout at TD Garden on August 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Travis Browne entered his big bout with Josh Barnett riding a wave of momentum. He left nearly creating a tsunami.

This match drew the most disparity among forecasters, but Browne thoroughly manhandled Barnett, ending the fight with a quick and decisive first-round knockout. 

Browne kneed "The Warmaster" in the jaw before delivering several elbows to the head. The match was over in the time it'd take an unlucky viewer to run to the kitchen and grab a soda.

Disposing of Barnett the same way he decimated Gabriel Gonzaga further solidified Browne's status as a legitimate heavyweight who could find himself in a short line of contenders for Cain Velasquez's title.


Jim Miller Tops Fabricio Camoes (R1 Submission)

NEW YORK - MARCH 06:   UFC lightweight Jim Miller listens to opponent Nate Diaz during a press conference at Radio City Music Hall on March 06, 2012 in New York City.  UFC announced that their third event on the FOX network will take place on Saturday, Ma
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Fabrrico Camoes looked strong during the opening minute, but Jim Miller quickly reversed the tides and forced his opponent to tap out.

Miller started slow, but he then locked Camoes in an armbar out of nowhere, getting the black belt to tap out before concluding the opening round.

The 30-year-old from New Jersey improves to 23-4 with the victory, yet again displaying his submission skills that establish him as a UFC workhorse. 


Ronda Rousey Bests Miesha Tate (R3 Submission)

Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate both deserve recognition for putting on a phenomenal match. In the end, Rousey prevailed by employing the same armbar submission that has led her to an 8-0 MMA record. 

But give Tate some credit, as Rousey had never been pushed past the first round until this epic fight.

Their first meeting earlier in 2013 proved to be a much more one-sided affair, with Tate tapping out in the first round. This time around, Tate gave the bantamweight champion everything she could handle before ultimately succumbing to her vicious submission maneuver. 

Unfortunately, the post-fight proceedings will probably steal some of the match's thunder. After the bout ended, Rousey rejected Tate's handshake, fully embracing her villainous persona that would work wonders as a heel in the WWE.

Before bashing Rousey too much for not shaking someone's hand, remember she can easily break yours.