The big MMA event of the weekend was UFC 121, but some other big names saw action elsewhere in the world.
This Sunday in Japan, in celebration of the 50th installment of the Deep promotion, Dream FC champion Shinya Aoki notched his sixteenth MMA submission win. The Japanese idol and Jiu-Jitsu black belt needed exactly one minute to put away his opponent, Yokthai Sithoar.
In Canada, the W-1 MMA 6 had Murilo Ninja, brother of UFC champion Maurício Shogun, in action. The fight was on a Saturday, and Ninja ended up losing to Roy Boughton via unanimous decision.
At the same event, former Strikeforce heavyweight challenger Brett Rogers took a unanimous-decision win over Ruben Villareal.
Another to have a winning return this Saturday was former UFC fighter Jeff Monson, who submitted Travis Fulton at Fight Time 2, in the U.S.