Originally Posted by rivethead
For that matter, why was the fight placed after Penn and Hughes? BJ and Matt are more decorated fighters than either rampage or Machida, and are just as big of a draw.
There was really no reason for Penn and Hughes to fight first.
Machida and Jackson have implications towards the title whereas Penn-Hughes was put together as a fight for the fans and the fighters but with less impact on the title situation.
I too was surprised that Machida came out first.