Fans of mixed martial arts were once again treated to an action-packed week chock full of fights thanks to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Fighting and Entertainment Group (FEG) putting forth a bevy of top stars in the heat of battle for their year end conclusions to the 2009 fight campaign.
UFC 108: "Evans vs Silva" went down last Saturday night (Jan. 2) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and featured a main event of Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva for another shot at light heavyweight contendership. Welterweight stalwart Paul Daley answered the call of grappling guru Dustin Hazelett in the night's co-main event.
When the smoke cleared, was anyone really that upset about having Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva as headliners?
Also blowing up the MMA boards was the marathon event from the Saitama Super Arena as FieLDS Dynamite!! brought K-1, DREAM and Sengoku all under one roof for Japanese bragging rights.
There were plenty of highlights and fantastic finishes but the major angle continues to be Shinya Aoki's bone-crunching submission win over Mizuto Hirota and his controversial post-fight antics.
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 these events.
Let’s get to it.
UFC 108: "Evans vs. Silva"
2009 FieLDS Dynamite!!
That my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.
Remember that WEC 46: "Varner vs. Henderson" and UFC Fight Night 20: "Maynard vs. Diaz" are just around the corner (Jan. 10 & 11). Be sure to keep it locked in right here at MMAmania.com for all the coverage you can handle.