In spite of the hype surrounding the Barao-Faber bout, the prelims at UFC 149 were arguably as enticing as the main event is set to be.
Ryan Jimmo's result against Anthony Perosh was arguably the most promising of any, ending in a record time of seven seconds. The result was tied for the fastest KO in UFC history.
These are the three of the most jaw-dropping prelim results at UFC 149.
Francisco Rivera defeats Roland Delorme
A Round 1 KO for Francisco Rivera was well deserved, but there is no question Roland Delorme should have put up a better performance.
This is a fighter that has won three of his last four bouts and yet was unable to keep up with the firepower Rivera boasts. Rivera's punches were lethal in this contest and proved to be too much for Delorme to handle after several punches that led to a KO.
Rivera came off of a May 15 fight and has an overall record of just 4-2. This is a top-notch fighter, but Delorme should have had a more promising performance in this contest.
Nick Ring defeats Court McGee
Nick Ring and Court McGee duked it out for three rounds before it came down to a unanimous decision in Ring's favor.
The middleweight competition at the prelims went the distance, when Ring's 13-1 record should have easily had him on top in this epic bout. Yet it was a top-notch performance from McGee that helped him stay neck and neck with Ring throughout the bout.
Make no mistake about it: the better fighter came out on top. Yet the fact it lasted three rounds was undoubtedly a shocking result.
Ryan Jimmo defeats Anthony Perosh
These underrated prelims had a defining moment when Ryan Jimmo took down Anthony Perosh in stunning fashion.
It was an outright jaw-dropping seven-second KO, which is tied for the quickest KO in UFC history. Perosh was backing up from the start of the bout, and it was a lethal right jab that left him down and out in a hurry.
Easily the most ground-breaking result of the prelims, it was quite a sight to see Jimmo make a mockery of Perosh in this light heavyweight contest of epic proportions.