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UFC 129 will be remembered for many reasons, not the least among them pressure-filled performances from some of the world's top mixed martial artists.

With so much of the pre-event focus centered on UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre's defense against Jake Shields, Randy Couture's impending retirement and the return of featherweight Jose Aldo, other efforts -- good and bad -- could easily be overlooked. Not here, though.

From A to F, UFC 129 offered highs, lows and plenty in between:

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