UFC Fight Night 35 took off live from Duluth, Ga., Wednesday evening, bringing a fight card stacked with interesting and entertaining matchups to the MMA faithful across the globe.
While the card—which was headlined by Luke Rockhold and Costas Philippou—left plenty to be desired in terms of name recognition, the fights developed as high-octane, action-packed affairs that brought the audience inside the Arena at Gwinnett Center to its feet.
On paper, there is only room for one winner and loser in any given matchup in the sport of MMA, but we know better than that.
There are moral victories, and occasionally a fighter can raise his or her stock simply by performing exceptionally well or by doing something unexpected and spectacular inside the cage.
Click on to see the real winners and losers from UFC Fight Night 35.
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