When the curtains part in Belem, Brazil, the UFC will have nowhere to go but up.
That has to be the hope, anyway. Saturday's uninspiring UFC on Fox 27 set a record low for TV ratings for the UFC on Fox series, per Dave Meltzer for MMA Fighting. And this was an event that aired on Fox, as opposed to cable network Fox Sports 1.
That is not good. Although it's impossible to nail down a single cause for this stuff, it may well be that the UFC's insistence on holding a card more or less every weekend...
Eryk Anders and Lyoto Machida are set to square off in the main event on Saturday night
Sunday's main event at UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin, Texas, was promoted as a fighter's fight with two of the sport's most game competitors in Donald Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros.
The fight didn't last long, but it's safe to say it didn't disappoint, as Cerrone knocked Medeiros out with just seconds remaining in the first round after a back-and-forth war.
If you blinked, you missed a lot in the round between the Hawaiian and the New Mexico native, as Medeiros came out looking for another Fight...