Like a page ripped straight out of 2012’s injury parade, UFC 161 wound up a card littered with last-second changes. And while two future Hall of Famers, Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson, fought to a tight split decision in night’s main event, it was an unheralded firefighter from Ohio who ultimately stole the show in the eyes of Winnipeg fans. Originally slated to fight on the night’s undercard, Stipe Miocic took advantage of the UFC’s bad luck, seized his unexpected opportunity, and utterly dominated top-5 heavyweight Roy Nelson en route to the biggest unanimous decision win of his career. That victory, combined with further heavyweight fireworks, the fourth women’s bout in UFC history, and a hotly contested main event, left plenty of MMA goodness to discuss for the slew of pros watching at home. The judges made the right decision there but the 2nd round was close! Hendo slowed down in round 3, allowed Rashad to take over. #ufc161 ”” Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) June 16, 2013 @SugaRashadEvans Great Job u won Good pressure great pace. Proud of you my friend ”” Vitor Belfort (@vitorbelfort) June 16, 2013 Congrats @SugaRashadEvans … ”” Antonio Pezao Silva (@BigfootSilva) June 16, 2013 1-Dan, 2-Rashad,3-Rashad. 29-28 Rashad. IMO. ”” Vinny Magalhaes (@VinnyMMA) June 16, 2013 WHAT?!??!!?! #ufc161 ”” Cyrille Diabaté (@CyrilleDiabate) June 16, 2013 29-28 Evans #whooo #UFC161 ”” Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunsonMMA) June 16, 2013 I thought Hendo sneaked it. ”” Scott jorgensen (@Scottjorgensen) June 16, 2013 That was a big win for @SugaRashadEvans ”” John Dodson III (@JohnDodsonMMA) June 16, 2013 I think it goes to hendo 29-28 but I’m not sure ”” Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) June 16, 2013 @SugaRashadEvans congrats champ!!!!!! ”” Siyar The Great (@SiyarTheGreat) June 16, 2013 Congratulations @SugaRashadEvans on the Victorty #Blackzilians ”” Abel Trujillo (@AbelTrujillo1) June 16, 2013 Close main event, could have gone either way, great job by both fighters… #ufc161 ”” Mark Bocek (@MarkBocek) June 16, 2013 Rashad fought smart. Dan is still my hero!! #161 ”” Tarec Saffiedine (@tarecfighter) June 16, 2013 Ufc has dumped two Shitty cards on my fellow Canadians in recent past… I apologize for ufc, they don’t understand how amazing the fans are ”” John Alessio (@johnalessio79) June 16, 2013 I promise UFC 162 is going to be better! ”” Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) June 16, 2013 MIOCIC DOMINATES BIG COUNTRY This is the Miocic I’ve been waiting for. This performance & win makes him a top heavyweight period! Stipe fulfilling potential = scary