The UFC on FOX Sports 10 card went off this past weekend with the controversial Benson Henderson-Josh Thomson main event. Here we look at more fallout from that fight, as well as the results of Stipe Miocic versus Gabriel Gonzaga and Donald Cerrone versus Adriano Martins.
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You have to feel for Josh Thomson, who is talking retirement after losing a split decision to Benson Henderson. Moving away from a title shot and not closer to it because of bad judging has to to deflating for the veteran fighter.
The co-main event saw Heavyweight Stipe Miocic out box and wear down big Gabriel Gonzaga in a match of two fighters on very different career paths. Miocic follows his big win over Roy Nelson with a solid performance against Gonzaga that shows he has been able to improve both his technique and conditioning. Another step up fight, potentially with Josh Barnett could be next for Miocic.
Gonzaga has had a lot of UFC fights at this point, and he doesn’t seem motivated to make a run at the title, only to keep taking calls for fights from the UFC and keep cashing a check.
Donald Cerrone appeared to get his career back on the upswing with a KO over Adriano Martins in the opening round. Cerrone has to feel in a division with Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis at the top that he is right there and able to compete, and he showed it by flashing his killer instinct again.
In a bantamweight bout, the surprise was Alex Caceres, not the much overhyped Sergio Pettis. Pettis fought well and may have been ahead on the judges cards, but the resilient Caceres would not go away. He caught Pettis in the third round and wasted no time in finishing with the rear naked choke. New blood for the Bantamweights has arrived, it just wasn’t Pettis, who still has a lot of work to do.