Barnatt was written off by many (including myself) when it came to his chances of success against Craig. However, he came through in the end, using his superior reach to pick Craig apart until he crumbled. It was an impressive performance from the British youngster, giving his fans hope in terms of how 2014 may unfold. Barnatt isn’t ready for a Top 10 opponent yet but he definitely deserves another tough veteran like Craig. Names like Derek Brunson and Costa Philippou immediately come to mind as options, as do the winners of November match-ups between Tim Kennedy-Rafael Natal, Ed Herman-Thales Leites, and Lorenz Larkin-Chris Camozzi.
Every win attached to UFC Fight Night 30 was crucial for the competitor who came out on top. However, in the big picture a handful of the victories were more notable in terms of the stakes involved. Here’s a look at six of the biggest instances of success including a couple of upsets, some solid showings, and even an instance or two of tilts with implications on title-contendership. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)