After the madness of last week, rolling into the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s fight night card in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Saturday felt more than a little anticlimactic.
Sure, Thiago Santos and Eryk Anders were probably always going to put on an entertaining scrap. The UFC Fight Night 137 main event was certainly as much as you could ask for from two late replacements fighting up a weight class, and nine of the remaining 13 fights ended inside the distance. At the same time, the footage of Anders collapsing on the way back to his corner at the end of the third round served as a fitting allegory for the plight of the diehard MMA fan in 2018.
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