With five action-packed finishes, some absolutely brutal back-and-forth wars, and two classic title fights to top it all off, last night’s (Sat., July 11, 2015) blockbuster UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) main card from Las Vegas, Nevada, delivered on its massive hype beyond any shadow of a doubt.

Conor McGregor’s win over Chad Mendes in the main event and Robbie Lawler’s classic comeback over Rory MacDonald in the co-main event were just some of the highlights of an event that delivered some of the best violence the octagon has ever seen.

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And that wasn’t an easy task to accomplish; as the event came in with arguably the biggest amount of hype and buildup a UFC PPV has ever seen, even after longtime featherweight champ Jose Aldo was pulled from the event with a rib injury.

The card set the UFC gate record with a staggering 7.2 million haul, and PPV numbers are supposedly trending at very positive levels.

Always one to be about the vent going on right now, UFC President Dana White not surprisingly said that UFC 189 was the biggest event ever, with Lawler vs. MacDonald being the best fight ever.

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While those two big statements may be up for debate, there’s no questioning that UFC 189’s main card was undoubtedly one of the best the sport of MMA has ever seen.

Was it the best ever?

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