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Michael McDonald, Ben Rothwell and Travis Browne are UFC 145′s Three Stars

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Browne celebrates after win. (Tracy Lee)

UFC 145 was a top-heavy card, with most of the pre-fight discussion focused on the main event of Rashad Evans vs. Jon Jones. However, some of the undercard still managed to stand out with memorable performances.

[UFC 145 recap: Jon Jones' length crucial in handling Rashad Evans for decision win]

No. 1 star -- Michael McDonald: The bantamweight continued his undefeated UFC run with a first-round knockout of one-time WEC champ Miguel Torres. After the fight, he showed true class by sending several tweets to Torres to thank him for the fight.

No. 2 star -- Ben Rothwell: When Rothwell weighed in, he showed off a sleeker shape than he's ever had in the Octagon. He then proved the new body was not just for looks as he knocked out Brendan Schaub in just over a minute.

No. 3 star -- Travis Browne: "Hapa" saved the preliminary card from being all decisions by ruining Chad Griggs' UFC debut. Browne used knees to knock Griggs down, then a beautiful arm triangle to submit Griggs in the first round.

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