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UFC on Fox 8′s Three Stars: Robbie Lawler among the fighters who stood out

Maggie Hendricks
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UFC on Fox 8 was filled with split decisions and a fight that UFC president Dana White trashed. However, there were some standout performances. Who were the Three Stars?

No. 1 star -- Robbie Lawler: Of all the fighters who joined the UFC after Strikeforce folded, who did you expect to really shine? It's unlikely Robbie Lawler was on the top five of your list as he was just 2-3 in his five fights before returning to the UFC. He made a complete turnaround, knocking out Josh Koscheck in February before putting a beatdown on Robbie Voelker on Saturday night.

No. 2 star -- Melvin Guillard: Riding a two-fight losing streak, Guillard knew he had to win to keep his job with the UFC. Guillard delivered. He knocked out Mac Danzig with enough power to earn a Knockout of the Night bonus and pick up some job security.

No. 3 star -- Demetrious Johnson: The flyweight champion held onto his belt and convinced anyone who didn't believe in his abilities with a fifth-round submission of John Moraga. Before that submission with an armbar, Johnson beat up on Moraga for 23 minutes and 43 seconds, showing why he holds the belt.

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