Originally Posted by the_bigunit
I'm counting 5! Assuming Schaub gets butchered. Lavar Johnson bringing the hurt like always.
And there's still Easton/Assuncao, Edwards/Stephens, and Jorgensen/Albert!
Yeah there's plenty of good fights on the card, but 3 legitimate big-name, consequential fights in a row.
Lightweight title fight - no explanation needed for why that's a great free-TV fight.
Shogun-Gustafsson - a gold-plated ATG on the ass end of his career gets to test himself against an exciting prospect. Either Shogun reignites his career and gets right back in the mix, or Gustafsson has his breakout fight and announces himself as a viable title contender.
Penn-MacDonald - same as above. Either Penn turns back the clock and wins what would probably be looked at years from now as a very significant legacy fight, or MacDonald officially announces himself as a top contender. Faded as BJ is, you don't beat him if you're not a top-level guy.