Yeah, not as much news coming out of this event so don’t know how big this post will get. But there’s some interesting pictures coming out … like the above image of Conor Heun’s fucked up arm (via Miss Tracy Lee). The prelim fights on HDNet were pretty sweet, and Conor’s fight with Magno Almeida was fight of the night as far as I was concerned. But I’m biased when it comes to crazy submission attempts and escapes, especially ones where guys don’t get out unscathed.
There’s the nastiness caused by JZ Calvan’s fingers in Justin Wilcox’s eye. (via Justin’s twitter)
(lotsa great pictures from the event already up at CageWriter)
Here’s something interesting: According to Fightmetric, Fabricio Werdum should have won that fight. I’ll have to watch it again, but my gut has issues with awarding the fight to the guy who kept flopping to the ground like an epileptic at a Daft Punk concert.
MMA Junkie pegs attendance and gate for the night’s event at 7639 and $543,000 respectively, showing why running MMA events under any brand but the UFC brand is stupid. For comparison, the last time the UFC came to the same building in Texas they pulled 17,428 attendees for a $2.4 million gate off Rich Franklin vs Vitor Belfort.