As is seemingly the case with every UFC card that looks weak on paper, UFC Fight Night 137 delivered 10 stoppage victories from a 14 fight card.
Headlined by a middleweight bout without the weight cut, Thiago Santos sent the Brazilian fans home happy on Saturday night as a barrage of elbows at the end of the third round saw his opponent Eryk Anders’ body give out after a gruelling bout on six days notice.
Elsewhere on the main card of UFC: Sao Paolo, Alex Oliveira made quick work of Carlo Pedersoli, ‘Lil Nog’ scored a TKO victory over Sam Alvey and former bantamweight champion Renan Barao lost his third fight in a row after being on the wrong end of a split-decision to promotional newcomer Andre Ewell.
The preliminary cards of Saturday’s event also saw big wins for the likes of Sergio Moraes, Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and a record-breaking submission for Charles Oliveira while Evan Dunham and Thales Leites brought a close to their respective careers.
With a two-week hiatus now in play before the monumental UFC 229, here are five fights for the UFC matchmakers to consider for the Brazilian winners of UFC Fight Night 137: