The first of two UFC events this past weekend took place Friday night, as UFC Fight Night 55 went down from Sydney, Australia.
If you missed it, the entire card aired live on UFC Fight Pass, and a replay is available – and it would be worth your time to check it out.
All 11 bouts that took place from inside the Allphones Arena ended early, including the main event between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping. The former Strikeforce champion locked up a guillotine to submit Bisping and cement his status in the middleweight division.
Here’s a look at the three stars from the card:
This one is a given, as Rockhold dominated a worthy challenger in Bisping before putting him away. It would have done enough to secure his standing in the 185-pound division to beat the Brit, but by finishing him, he made a bold statement.
Rockhold went 3-0 this year – figuring he won’t be scheduled for another fight before the calendar flips to 2015 – and ended all three bouts early. Outside of a loss to Vitor Belfort (who was on TRT at the time), the AKA fighter has looked as strong as anybody.