Fans in Manchester stepped it up to support a show lacking serious star-power even though UFC Fight Night 30 lost British middleweight Michael Bisping. In turn, the involved athletes repaid them with a number of entertaining rumbles and highlight-reel finishes. Some quick takes – Rosi Sexton is too tough for her own good and shouldn’t be fighting in the UFC at 135 pounds / Andrew Craig choked as much as Luke Barnatt excelled / John Lineker needs to understand his job is at risk, win or lose, if he misses weight one more time / It’s time to cut Alessio Sakara / Norman Parke has a bright future / Still scratching my head as to how Ryan Jimmo went down with a leg injury but only ended up with a seven-day medical suspension / Jimi Manuwa is a fierce striker but needs to face an elite opponent before I’m buying into the hype / Melvin Guillard was robbed regardless of what the current rule about illegal knees states / 2014 will be a rough year for Mark Munoz / Lyoto Machida’s addition to the middleweight division is one of the greatest things to happen in 2013.
Welcome back to the 10-Point Must! Every week I’ll give my thoughts on ten topics from the past seven days with hopes the readership will contribute their takes as well in the Comments section. This time around, subjects range from a few fighters looking to change divisions to fallout from recent events to a couple of clashes booked for the coming weeks/months. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
Front-Page Photo Credit: Jason da Silva-USA TODAY Sports