UFC 166: the greatest fight card ever?

Oct 19, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Gilbert Melendez (red gloves) fights against Diego Sanchez (blue gloves) in their lightweight bout during UFC 166 at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

One of the most exciting fights of the year came on the main card of UFC 166, when lightweight contenders Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez went to war and just violently exchanged strikes in the pocket.

However, while Melendez and Sanchez served as the Fight of the Night winner, you can’t deny that the entire card was loaded with amazing fights from top to bottom.

After the event, UFC president Dana White was not shy about saying this was the most successful and greatest fight card that the promotion has ever put on.

“Everybody, all the guys, I know it’s hard not to focus on Diego Sanchez and Gilbert Melendez, but from the first fight of the night, all the fights that happened, everybody gave it 100%,” said White. “The place was sold out, the crowd was into every fight … it was amazing.”

“Without a doubt the greatest night of fight we have ever had. From the first fight of the night, right up to the Heavyweight championship, it’s the best fight card we have ever had.”

Considering all of the conversation about the event that is still going on and how excited people are to watch replays of the fights, you almost have to agree.

What do you all think? Was UFC 166 the greatest pay-per view card we have ever seen? Sound off in the comments section below.

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