UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck 2 unfolded very much according to expectations.
Well, I should say the co-main events did.
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre largely had his way with No. 1 contender Josh Koscheck from start to finish.
The class of the 170-pound division opened the title bout using his stiff left jab to tenderize Kos, and succeeded mightily. Apparently, he broke a bone in Josh's right orbital in those first five minutes and the scene only got more grizzly from there.
Koscheck was basically fighting with one eye for four of the five rounds and, by that measure, it's no small miracle he lasted the full 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, heavyweight contender Stefan Struve turned back a staunch challenge from recent addition Sean McCorkle and had the last word in their prefight war of the same.
But the news doesn't stop there; plenty of minor plot lines surfaced on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal. With those in mind, here are 20 lessons learned from the festivities.