UFC 155 Results: Where Does It Rank Among 2012's PPV Cards?

Matt Juul@@MattchidaMMAContributor IIIDecember 31, 2012

Dec 29, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Cain Velasquez poses for a photo after defeating Junior Dos Santos during UFC 155 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Despite a few late changes to the card, UFC 155 proved to be one of the most exciting pay-per-view cards of 2012.

Highlighted by two exciting wars between Junior dos Santos and Cain Velasquez and Jim Miller against Joe Lauzon, Saturday evening was a night filled with surprisingly great fights from top to bottom.  But with so many cards getting hit with MMA's injury bug this past year, the competition is pretty thin for 2012's top PPV events.

Many highly anticipated bouts were postponed—and even canceled—due to injuries, but 2012 did have a few contenders for the year's top card.

The obvious first choice is UFC 148, highlighted by the mega-rematch between champ Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen.  Earning the most PPV buys of the year, the card lived up to the hype with Silva's amazing TKO finish as well as a pretty solid night of fights on the undercard.

Another contender would be last month's UFC 154.

Heralding the return of welterweight king Georges St-Pierre, the champ put on a vintage performance and dominated Carlos Condit from bell to bell.  Add in a huge KO win by Johny Hendricks plus the plethora of top fights from the prelims to the PPV, and don't forget it earned the third-most buys of 2012—right behind UFC 145, another event you have to consider.

For me, UFC 155 ranks No. 2 for the year's top PPV cards, right below UFC 148 and a spot above UFC 154, mainly due to the amazing main and co-main events.

Miller and Lauzon put on a spectacular show in this bloody back-and-forth battle while the big guys flashed the leather and kept the action pumping for all five rounds.  There aren't that many top bill combinations that can stack up to that.


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