Just got back from the event. It was an entertaining time, but I cannot stand the drunken idiots - people who spent the whole even booing until someone tapped, got KTFO, and then it was all high fives and "dude did you just see that?" Thankfully most of those people finally left in the second round of the Rampage affair.
The weigh-ins were awesome - just about anyone that wanted to meet Bones and ask him a question got a chance to, including similar asshats who, while holding out a pair of UFC brand gloves for an autograph from Bones, asked him "when Chael knocks you out in the first round, who do you think will be your next opponent?" (Bones' could not believe them, looked at them and said "are you serious - that's what you've got," laughed, and walked by)
Lots of UFC/ex-SF talent was around willing to hang out with the crowd and the UFC really did a better job than they do in Vegas at getting fans and talent together. Maybe it was just the venue or the old-hat nature of events in Vegas, but the UFC has really improved in this regard since I was last in Vegas for an event.
Johnson and Dodson are truly small guys - like really small. I had to chuckle when, prior to their match starting someone shouting out "is it those two versus McCarthy?!"
I could not believe that Bader's choke had enough angle to secure the win. From what I could see, it didn't even look like he was under Matyushenko's chin - but it was certainly effective. I initially thought he caused a neck injury of some sort.
Pettis was a riot at the weigh-ins and second only to Dodson in terms of charisma.
Loved the liver kick. I could almost hear Bas shouting "bada-bing - LIVER SHOT!" Lamas' finish was so brutal they only showed the replay in-house once. Grants elbows were crazy.