Though there wasn't a Strikeforce or UFC event, last week was full of MMA. Here are the fighters who stood out from Bellator, Shine Fights, Shark Fights and Maximum Fighting Championships.
No. 1 star -- Houston Alexander: The 38-year-old survived an early onslaught to TKO Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at Shark Fights 13. Now, he has two wins in a row. It may not be enough to get the UFC calling, but it's a good start.
No. 2 star -- Antonio McKee: The veteran fighter, who is known to win decisions, said that he would retire if Friday night's bout at MFC went to decision. He TKOed Luciano Azevedo, and then called out B.J. Penn and Sean Sherk.
No. 3 star -- Eric Larkin: In just his third fight, Larkin ran over Marcus Andrusia like a truck at Bellator. With a serious wrestling pedigree -- he was a four-time All American wrestler at Arizona State -- he is nothing but potential.