Fans of mixed martial arts were once again treated to an action-packed weekend chock full of fights thanks to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) kicking off the month of August with a couple of hours of caged combat.
UFC 101: 'Declaration' went down from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, marking Zuffa's debut in "The Keystone State." BJ Penn submitted Kenny Florian for the lightweight title while Anderson Silva made it look easy by knocking out former light heavyweight champ Forrest Griffin.
Less than 24 hours later, WEC 42: 'Torres vs. Bowles' lit up "The Joint" at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada. Dominick Cruz and Joseph Benavidez put on a blistering 135-pound war and Brian Bowles shocked the world by stopping uber-Bantamweight Miguel Torres in the first round.
In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines coming out of each show.
Let’s get to it.
UFC 101: 'Declaration'
WEC 42: 'Torres vs. Bowles'
Feel free to also link to any event-related material in the comments section below … it’s wide open: