You can't say that Yushin Okami abused Nate Marquardt on his way to victory in the UFC 122 co-main event. I'm not even sure you can say he clearly beat Nate the Great, but Thunder got the victory on the scorecards and to the victor go the spoils.

As the saying goes.

The Japanese middleweight's long-awaited date with his dream was not the only story line from a decent card in Oberhausen, Germany. Though Okami's ascension was the most profound development from across the Pond, there were many other tidbits littered throughout the entire card—the preliminaries and main attraction.

Here are 25 takeaways from the UFC's second trip to Deutschland.

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