This UFC broke new ground in Moscow, Russia today, with UFC Fight Night 136 giving us the usual “home team vs. fading stars” routine.

The main event had Mark Hunt saddling up against Oleksiy Oliynyk, while elsewhere on the card Andrei Arlovski faced Shamil Abdurakhimov and Thiago Alves took on Alexey Kunchenko.

It was pretty much a slaughter. Because of course the UFC wants the locals to leave the venue with a good taste in their mouths and a desire to see more UFCs whenever the show comes to town.

But geez, Hunt, Arlovski and Alves… they are getting too old for this.

For Hunt, that meant tagging his foe good early, but then totally crapping the bed before the first round was done. The once-great Kiwi warrior eventually tapped out to a rear naked choke.

Arlovski was out-gunned and out-worked for three rounds. He lost the decision, and it’s gotten really painful to repeatedly see the aged former champ struggle when it’s so obvious his old body no longer has the attributes that made him such a stud.

Alves… Alves just took a beating. And on the prelims, CB Dollaway was just utterly wrecked by Khalid Murtazaliev. It was ugly. Sad and ugly.

So yeah, hooray for the UFC finally coming to Russia. But let’s definitely shed a tear for the blood of ancient heroes spilled to that end.