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Today in MMA History: UFC 100 helps MMA hit new highs

27 days ago   |   By MMAjunkie

(Editor's note: This story originally published July 11, 2018.)
When you look back at UFC 100 now, nine years later, what seems so unusual about it was not just the size and scope of the event - it's that it all happened more or less exactly the way it was supposed to.
That's not something we can say about every major event these days. In the age of the “injury bug” and early morning visits from USADA collectors, UFC fight cards are very much subject to change.
But on July 11, 2009, the UFC gave fans exactly what it had promised: a huge event that felt like a celebration of the best the...
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