While much of America was gripped by the NFL playoffs Saturday night, fight-fans the world over were glued to their television watching the action unfolding inside the Octagon in Rio De Janeiro. UFC 142 didn't just have everything you could ask for -- it had things that the viewer at home had never even thought of requesting.
In the first fight of the main card, there was an astonishing first-ever spinning wheel kick by Edson Barboza that literally felled Terry Etim like a log. Etim was knocked unconscious before he fell backward to the mat.
In the second fight, Erick Silva destroyed Carlo Prater in 30 seconds, but didn't get the win. Referee Mario Yamasaki robbed Silva of the victory by disqualifying him for what Yamasaki thought were illegal blows to the back of the head. But UFC commentator Joe Rogan, the fans and Silva himself got to explain to the referee why he got it so badly wrong.
In the third fight of the night, Rousimar Palhares grabbed hold of Mike Massenzio's leg and...