Quinton Jackson was unable to dethrone light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, but after spending his entire training camp at the MusclePharm Sports Science center in Denver "Rampage" appeared to be in the best shape of his professional career.
Jackson's head movement and wrestling was vastly improved in the fight and there are certainly positives to take away from the loss.
A rematch with a former champion would make sense on many levels.
Additionally, Josh Koscheck earned an impressive knockout victory against Matt Hughes in his return to the Octagon for the first time since an April loss to Georges St. Pierre.
Koscheck's next move should be at middleweight, he's fresh off the biggest win of his career and his skillset would be a welcome addition at 185 pounds.
Heavyweight's Travis Browne and Mark Hunt along with lightweight Nate Diaz earned wins in their respective bouts in the lead up to the evening's aforementioned bouts.
Considering Jones is slated to defend the championship against Rashad Evans next, we take a look at five fights that should take place going forward.