They say a picture is worth a thousand words. As such, prepare to read one of the longest columns on Five Ounces of Pain to date.

The atmosphere last night in Jaragua do Sul was festive as fans have come to expect when the UFC stops in Brazil. The crowd at UFC on FX 8 cheered the least known of their countrymen on the card as though each was a star, showered disapproval down on foreigners, and kept things electric from start to finish. The competitors also delivered, kicking the evening off with a Fight of the Night winner and ending it with one of the most memorable knockouts in the organization’s history thanks to Vitor Belfort‘s brilliant finish of Strikeforce veteran Luke Rockhold.

Thanks to the fine folks at USA Today Sports, readers can take a look back as the festivities in a series of shots pulled from their catalog of images. All photos were taken by Jason da Silva.

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