Mixed martial arts is under way in 2011, and UFC 125 left us hopeful for a year of bouts like the night's main event.
We know this is a time when fighters under contract with the UFC face more pressure to perform than ever before. So it seems appropriate as we get out of the gate to take a good look at results from Las Vegas.
Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena yielded all sorts of performances.
From A to F, the evening's report card:
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