Perhaps it was the altitude, but most of the fights on the UFC Fight Night 114 card in Mexico were packed with action. I don't envy the UFC officials in charge of awarding the Fight Night bonuses because they had a lot of worthy candidates.
In the main event, Sergio Pettis overcame a tough first round to outlast Brandon Moreno en route to a unanimous-decision win. The victory might land Pettis a title shot in his next fight, but nothing has been determined as of yet.
Pettis had to overcome Moreno's awkward style and the crowd that was cheering the latter on throughout the fight. To Pettis' credit, he stayed poised and showed his superiority in stand-up exchanges and in scrambles on the mat. Considering the situation and the level of opponent, it was the best performance of Pettis' career.
The crowd got what they wanted in the co-main event. Alexa Grasso brawled her way to a victory over the tough and rugged Randa Markos. Grasso took the first round with effective striking and some nice ground and pound, but lost the second when Markos rained down elbows from top position.
In the third round, Grasso abandoned the front body kicks that led to takedowns in the second and she used her superior hand speed to win the final frame on two of the three judges' scorecards to earn the split-decision victory.
Those bouts were decided by the judges, but most of the card ended in first-round finishes. To be exact, seven of the 12 fights on the card ended in the first frame. According to the Fox broadcast, that tied a modern UFC record.
Here's a look at all of the results from the card as well as the attendance and gate numbers. The fighters who earned Performance of the Night bonuses are in bold. There was no bonus given for Fight of the Night, though you could have made an argument for Grasso and Markos.