Martins is entering his prime and it’s showing in the cage. He’s earned six straight victories including his Armbar of Cruickshank (the first time “The Detroit Superstar” had been stopped in the UFC). There are countless options out there at lightweight for Martins but he definitely needs to beat a few more foes to establish himself as a legit threat. Still, with back-to-back wins over Cruickshank and Jorge Gurgel, giving Martins a match-up with an established vet like Mark Bocek would work on multiple levels.
It’s hard to know where to begin when it comes to the evening’s biggest winners at UFC Fight Night 32. After all, nine of the eleven efforts involved finishes including Vitor Belfort’s historic knockout of Dan Henderson in the main event. There was also an upset or two as well as the emergence of names to watch in 2014 like Brandon Thatch and Jeremy Stephens. It was an excellent show from top to bottom, giving fans in Brazil and tuning in at home plenty to cheer about on Saturday night. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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