Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit provided a main event thriller at UFC 154 on Saturday night. What other bright stars stood out?
No. 1 star -- Johny Hendricks: Everyone knows that Hendricks is a fantastic wrestler. He has the credentials and the skills. What he showed on Saturday was that he has knockout power by taking out Martin Kampmann with a single punch. Hendricks' last three fights include two knockouts in less than a minute, and a decision win over Josh Koscheck. Now, he has his sights set on the UFC welterweight belt.
No. 2 star -- Ivan Menjivar: People, just don't let your arm roam free around bantamweight Ivan Menjivar. Just don't do it. If you do, he will deftly slap an arm bar on you like he did on Azamat Gashimov, and your arm will not feel great for a long time.
No. 3 -- John Makdessi: Sam Stout went into this bout as the considerable favorite, but Makdessi took away Stout's advantage with a neverending jab. This win stopped a losing skid for Makdessi, and likely saved his job.
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- Johny Hendricks
- Ivan Menjivar
- Martin Kampmann
- John Makdessi