I was just thinking back on tonight's main card and realized that all of the fights had two shitty things in common: they were one-sided (sometimes majorly), and they went to decision. I was hoping Lombard vs. Burkman would provide us with an early brutal KO or TKO to get things started, but instead it saw Lombard stalking a nearly bored-looking Burkman who kept dropping his hands and was only looking to counter. By the time the fight was over, I was glad. It was clear that Burkman couldn't win, and that Lombard couldn't finish him. Then came Horiguchi vs. Gaudinot, a mediocre flyweight scrap that saw Horiguchi easily pull away in the second and third rounds en route to a decision in a fight with zero near-finishes and few, if any exciting moments that I can recall. After that was the Leg Kickathon in Marquardt vs. Tavares, in which Marquardt's lead leg was tenderized and his face jabbed repeatedly. This fight had no near finishes, either. It was just Marquardt being picked apart from beginning to end. "Piss Break" time came long before the third round ended. And then Cerrone vs. Jury. Oh my fucking God. This fight had fireworks written all over it. You had Cerrone, who can't not have an exciting fight, and Jury, a talented young kid who had wrecked Gomi in just over a minute in his last fight and hadn't lost once in his pro MMA career. What should have been a thrilling co-main event was instead a frustrating affair of Cerrone nearly finishing Jury in the first round with a RNC, then stalking him like a schoolyard bully throughout the second and third rounds. What a piece of shit. At least Cerrone tried to make it entertaining with his aggression and ridiculous soccer kicks at the end, but it was clear that Jury didn't show up to fight. Finally, the night ended with a sadly predictable Jones vs. Cormier fight, in which Jones, with his reach and ridiculous takedown defense, outclassed Cormier in the majority of the fight and made him look like a joke in the last round. There was nothing surprising, or even exciting, about it. It went down exactly as most of us expected, and many of us feared. Gustafsson truly is the only LHW who stands even a snowball's chance in hell of dethroning Jones. And there you have it--a surprisingly crappy night of fights. No finishes, few near-finishes, and no real surprises (aside from Jury's sad performance, although that isn't a good surprise by any means). Anyone else feel the same way?