No. 1 star -- Cheick Kongo: An eight-month layoff from fighting due to injuries didn't slow the Frenchman, as Kongo scored a comeback knockout that will go down in UFC history. It earned him an extra $50,000 in a Knockout of the Night bonus.
No. 2 star -- Charlie Brenneman: Being prepared paid off for "The Spaniard." After his bout with T.J. Grant was called off at the last minute, he stayed ready to fight. It paid off, as he was the UFC's savior after the Marquardt fiasco. He seized the moment, using his wrestling to dominate an unprepared Rick Story in front of Brenneman's home crowd.
No. 3 star -- Joe Lauzon: Apparently, Lauzon had plans for Sunday night because he took out Curt Warburton with a quickness. He showed off a well-rounded game, knocking down Warburton with punches, then turned him into an unwilling contortionist with a kimura.
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- Nate Marquardt
- Cheick Kongo
- Charlie Brenneman