As the old saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words”. The saying applies to this day and without a doubt, applies to mixed martial arts as some of the sports most historic moments are relived through the images that captured them.
There is nothing better than a snapshot of a fighter dealing with tragedy or triumph, or a picture of a perfectly timed strike, every microscopic fragment of impact relived as limbs and jaws collide. A photo can display a range of emotions, happiness and sadness, victory and defeat. Every picture is different, each having a unique distinction and personal story.
That being said, lets look back at the 6 best photos from UFC on FUEL TV 4: Munoz vs. Weidman.
6. Chris Cariaso Connects
Flyweight fighter Chris Cariaso landed a number of nice punches on Josh Ferguson on his way to a unanimous decision win. It was Cariaso’s first fight at 125-pounds and he looked as good as ever during the contest. As always, the flyweights delivered and Cariaso vs. Ferguson was one of the best fights of the night. With a few more wins in a thin flyweight division, Cariaso will find himself on the short list of contenders for the crown.
5. Choked Out…Again
For the fourth consecutive fight, some form of choke submitted Damacio Page. “The Angel of Death” had lackadaisical fight IQ against Alex Caceres and paid for it. getting tapped out by “Bruce Le-Roy” in the second round of their bantamweight encounter. Caceres’ effort in the fight was certainly a good one, but the result can ultimately be chalked up to Page’s poor submission defense.
4. Bombs Away!
Once again, Joey Beltran’s incredible ability to absorb damage was on display in his unanimous decision loss to James Te Huna. Beltran ate an absurd amount of strikes in the first round but somehow managed to battle through all three rounds until the final bell. Dominate performance by Te Huna, who has now won three-straight fights.
3. The Comeback Kid
Andrew Craig had an amazing comeback performance against Rafael Natal on the preliminary portion of the UFC on FUEL TV 4 fight card. Craig took a beating from Natal for roughly nine minutes before he dropped Natal in the closing seconds of the second round with a brutal head kick only to finish the fight with strikes moments later.
2. Vaughan Lee Goes For A Ride
“The Ultimate Fighter” season 14 cast member T.J. Dillashaw earned an impressive first-round submission of Vaughan Lee in a featherweight main card affair at UFC on FUEL TV 4. As expected, Dillashaw stream-rolled Lee when it came to the grappling portion of the card as the British fighter had no answer for the superior wrestling of the American. Prior to getting submitted, Dillashaw took Lee for a ride, picking him up and slamming him to the mat in aggressive fashion.
1. Bloodied, Battered And Defeated
Mark Munoz suffered a heartbreaking loss to Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC on FUEL TV 4. Many were worried for Munoz’s health at the conclusion of the bout when it was ended way too late by the referee and Munoz took an unnecessary amount of punishment after looking like he was out cold. It took Munoz some time to gather his wits and even though he suffered a large gash on his face, thankfully he appears to be ok.
Mike Bohn, founder and lead writer of FightCove.com, wrote this article. You can follow Mike on Twitter at @FightCoveMike. Also, follow @FightCove on Twitter and “Like” Fight Cove on Facebook.