The TUF: Smashes winner looked sharp against Tuck and should make for a tough draw no matter who he meets in his next match-up. His hands are good and his grappling is even better, plus he’s got lots of room to grow still at the age of 26. “Stormin” Norman is definitely up to snuff when it comes to scoring a higher profile pairing after going 2-0 in the Octagon and owning seven straight wins prior to the success. It’s time to give him a test like Tony Ferguson or K.J. Noons and see how he handles the challenge of a more-established opponent.
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)