More than 10,000 people showed up for an event with no real stars outside of the top two tilts. Sure, there were plenty of fighters with regional ties, but there was a reason the powers that be put the card on FOX Sports 2 outside of college football. Regardless, passionate fans showed up and were heard from early on in the evening’s proceedings. The card even outdrew a few Stateside shows featuring title-fights. While the UFC needs to be careful about saturating any market, the U.K. definitely deserves more than the paltry number of offerings the company currently delivers on an annual basis.
Every UFC event is an educational experience for all involved parties including those watching action unfold inside the Octagon. UFC Fight Night 30 was no exception, offering up lessons in the competitive prowess of the evening’s athletes, the state of MMA officiating, and a handful of other subjects. Here are five observations gleaned from the goings-on in Manchester… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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