After months of build-up, UFC came and went and the welterweight belt stayed in the hands of Georges St-Pierre. But the fighters who stood out were not at the top of the card. Read on for the Three Stars of UFC 158, and yes, it's just a coincidence that their names all start with J.
No. 1 star — Jake Ellenberger: He needed a big win to stay near the top of the UFC's packed welterweight division. His canvas-smelling knockout of Nate Marquardt certainly did the trick. It earned him a $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus, and pushed him closer to an elusive title shot.
No. 2 star — Jordan Mein: How do you make sure everyone remembers your UFC debut? Knocking out a fighter who has never been knocked out before is a good start. Mein's first round TKO of Dan Miller showed the amazing amounts of potential for this 23-year-old.
No. 3 star — Johny Hendricks: When he beat Martin Kampmann, Hendricks was told he would get the next shot at GSP, but Diaz was given the fight instead. Instead of complaining, Hendricks came out on the winning end of a thrilling bout with Carlos Condit.
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- Jake Ellenberger
- Johny Hendricks
- Nate Marquardt