Makdessi’s power has been on display before but his finish of Forte was on another level entirely. “The Bull” set up the stoppage by brushing the Brazilian’s temple with a punch rather than completely connecting with a stiff shot. The blow was enough to send Forte down and Makdessi mopped up the rest of his consciousness with some ensuing ground and pound. Two minutes into the match-up, Makdessi’s hand was raised and Forte was sleeping.
Anyone who missed UFC 165 may be under the impression there was only a single scrap on the card based on the amount of chatter surrounding the sublime showdown between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and sensational Swede Alexander Gustafsson. And, even if an individual went so far as to simply scan the results or look at the list of bonus-winners, chances are more than a few match-ups would likely go unnoticed. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up a handful of the storylines worth discussing that have seemingly slipped through the cracks since Saturday night’s show. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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