Altitude is always an issue, but several top 15 talents were looking to elevate themselves in a different way at UFC Mexico City on Saturday night.
However, that wasn't the case in the main event.
Fans pelted the cage with trash in a controversial main event. Referee Herb Dean did all he could, but wasn't able to keep the #7 Yair Rodriguez vs. #8 Jeremy Stephens fight going. A no contest was called just seconds into the fight due to an eye poke to Stephens.
Former UFC Champion, now #8 Carla Esparza went into enemy territory against #9 Alexa Grasso. The crowd was livid with the decision, when Esparza took home a majority decision to increase her standing at strawweight.
Askar Askarov wasn't victiorious, but could do a lot worse. He ended up going back and forth with #9 Brandon Moreno until they landed at a split draw. All three judges had difference scorecards.
#15 Bethe Corriea managed to stay relevant in the UFC Women's Bantamweight division. She won a close decision over #14 Sijara Eubanks. It was one that she badly needed, as she's now won just two of her last seven UFC fights.
#5 Flyweight Sergio Pettis dominated Tyson Nam on his way to a unanimous decision victory, sweeping all three rounds.
#10 Irene Aldana will hold on to her spot in the rankings with her dominant unanimous decision over Vanessa Melo.
You can see our full coverage of UFC Mexico City at this link, and check out our full post-show review of UFC Mexico City on the last Fightful MMA mid-week podcast Tuesday at 2 PM EST.