UFC 166 in Tweets: Pros react to Cain Velasquez's dominance, historic fight card

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

I don't know what I can write in this space to do justice to what we saw tonight. We knew going in this was a special fight card. Little did we know we'd be witnesses to some of the best action of the year and maybe in history.

A top Japanese prospect soared after a tough challenge, Team Alpha Male turned in yet another fighter to watch, a Russian prospect dazzled us with his ability, two women put on a sensational scrap, a Brazilian heavyweight proved he retired too early, and a flyweight showed everyone he's still at the top of the division.

Perhaps most importantly, two Mexican-American lightweights put on one of the most insane displays of talent and grit while another Mexican-American demonstrated he's the best heavyweight on the planet.

These are the tweets of the best UFC card of the year and one of the best in recent memory.

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THE HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN

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DC GETS REVENGE

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FIGHT OF THE YEAR

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A RETIREE RETURNS

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DODSON CAN CRACK

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WEIRD SCORING

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CUBANO GOT HANDS

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THE LADIES BROUGHT IT

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CHECHEN GOT SKILLZ

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TUF BATTLES

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TEAM ALPHA MALE ROLLS ON

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