Amazing sequences to kick off the night, and before the leather even started flying!

First, you had Joe Rogan (who I thoroughly enjoy) warning us that "if you like a standup war" the tiff between Doomsday and the Pitbull would be to your liking. That 'if" probably wasn't necessary.

Then, you had Bruce Buffer give a ringing address to the Montreal crowd in French, which was AWESOME.

And finally, there was the actual scrap that the Pitbull utterly dominated. He stunned Howard out of the gates with big right, stuffed a takedown, scored an easy throw, and generally abused Doomsday's front left leg and face.

John was game, but just landed a fraction of the bombs that the Brazilian did. Easy 10-9 for Thiago.