In the Men Open Class, many of us held out hope for Victor Martinez as he stepped back on stage after taking some time away from training and also nursed an arm injury.
There was also talk of Cedric McMillan rallying for the title the second year in a row after some bad luck down in Brazil earlier this season.
Alas, no one saw the Egyptian mass monster coming by way of Kuwait. Who would have thought a man weighing over 288 lbs could step on stage full, conditioned and sporting an 8-pack? Elssbiay aka 'Big Ramy' easily walked away with his first professional win.
The icing on the cake was that shortly before Big Ramy's win, his wife had just given birth to a little girl.