Sunday, September 26, 2010

UFC 119 Fight Results and Recap

Results of UFC 119, who wins and loses in the event held in Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. UFC 120 is coming don't forget to tune in for more UFC news.


Melvin Guillard Defeated Jeremy Stephens via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Sean Sherk Defeated Evan Dunham via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Chris Lytle Defeated Matt Serra via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ryan Bader Defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Frank Mir Defeated Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic via KO (Knee) at 4:02 in the 3rdRound


Sean McCorkle Defeated Mark Hunt via Submission (Kimura) at 1:03 in the 1stRound
T.J. Grant Defeated Julio Paulino via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Waylon Lowe Defeated Steve Lopez via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Thiago Tavares Defeated Pat Audinwood via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:47 in the 1stRound
Matt Mitrione Defeated Joey Beltran via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
C.B. Dollaway Defeated Joe Doerksen via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:13 in the 1stRound


Fight of the Night:
Sean Sherk and Evan Dunham, Matt Mitrione and Joey Beltran ($70,000/each)

Submission of the Night:
C.B. Dollaway ($70,000)

Knockout of the Night:
$0.00 – Although Mir knocked Cro Cop out cold, UFC president Dana White opted not to award a Knockout of the Night winner. It’s likely because the heavyweights put on a snoozer of a main event, up until Mir landed his knee.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

UFC News Update - Sept. 22, 2010

 1. UFC 119 Preview: The Main Card

I don’t much care for main events. They’re often overhyped and anticlimactic, which essentially defeats the purpose of a main event.

UFC 119 has been batted around a bit because a headliner between Frank Mir and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic isn’t all that relevant in the current heavyweight division, and there is no argument to be made against that stance.

Then again, the main card has five fights any fan worth his or her salt wants to see whether it be for nostalgic thrill or stylistic gold. Here to cut through all the nonsense and deliver the goods is the same guy coming off a disastrous night of picks for UFC Fight Night 22.  
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2. UFC 119 Fight Card: What Chris Lytle Must Do To Beat Matt Serra

Chris Lytle and Matt Serra have a history. They first met during the 4th season of the Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback. During the finale, Serra defeated Lytle  by split decision.'The Terror' defeated Lytle  by split decision in the finale, with Lytle  being the more active fighter on the feet, and Serra tying up and using foot stomps until he got takedowns.

This allowed him to be the aggressor forcing Lytle to hold guard and stall hoping that the ref would stand them up. In the end the fight ended up being pretty close, so I am sure that 'Lights Out' is more than a bit excited to get into it with Serra again. Read full story |

3. UFC 119 Preview Part Two: Sean Sherk vs. Evan Dunham

Sean Sherk is walking into the octagon for the first time since losing to Frankie Edgar at UFC 98 in 2009. Over a year later, his return is against another up-and-comer in Evan Dunham. Dunham has made quick work of his opponents so far in the UFC, and seems to be ready to step up his level of competition. On September 25th, 2010, both men are walking into the octagon with tons of pressure on their shoulders, and something to prove to the mixed martial arts community.

Question One: Is Sean Sherk truly washed up?

The media, fans and bookies all over the world are quickly counting Sean Sherk out. Not only “out” of this fight, but “out” in terms of relevance in the world of mixed martial arts. Simply because he failed a drug test and lost a couple of his latest fights doesn’t mean that Sean Sherk is done. His only four losses are against some of the greatest...  
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4. Belfort off UFC 122, booked to face Silva

There's no such thing as a 24-hour news cycle in mixed martial arts. MMA Weekly reported last night that Vitor Belfort had to dump out of the Yushin Okami fight at UFC 122. It turns out that it wasn't an injury.  
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UFC - 15 Things You Need To Know

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipImage via WikipediaMillions of people around the globe love or hate this sport. It is one of the fastest growing sport business in the world showcasing fighters all over the world fighting in the famous octagon ring.

Below is the list of things you need to know about Ultimate Fighting Championship.
1. The number in UFC 119 signifies major pay-per-view events. The 2010 schedule continues through UFC 124 on Dec. 11 in Montreal.

2. Each round is five minutes. Bouts for this event last three rounds. Rest between rounds is one minute.

3. A fighter can win by knockout, submission (physical or verbal tapout), referee stoppage, unanimous decision, majority or split decision, disqualification, forfeit or no contest. A fight can end in a draw.

4. A referee can break fighters and stand them up if they reach a stalemate or don't work to improve their position.

5. Three judges score each round on a 10-point must system. The round winner receives 10 points, the loser nine or fewer. Points can be deducted for fouls.

6. UFC's five weight classes are lightweight (146 to 155 pounds), welterweight (156 to 170), middleweight (171 to 185), light heavyweight (186 to 205) and heavyweight (206 to 265).

7. Fighters' gloves weigh 4-6 ounces, lighter than the standard 8-10 for boxing, because MMA fighters need to be able to use their fingers.

8. It's not anything goes. The lengthy list of fouls includes head butting, eye gouging, biting, hair pulling, groin attacks, striking to the spine or back of the head, throat strikes, kicking or kneeing the head of a grounded opponent, small joint manipulation (fingers or toes) or throwing a foe out of the octagon.

9. Combatants earn at least $7,500 per fight and can make as much as $40,000 to $60,000 in bonus money for the night's best fight, knockout or submission. Some of the more popular fighters have contracts that include a percentage of pay-per-view and earn into seven figures.

10. UFC's biggest name is heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, whose failed NFL bid with the Vikings in 2004 turned him to professional wrestling. He was a WWE champion. Lesnar defeated previously unbeaten Shane Carwin in the UFC 116 main event July 3 in Las Vegas. Lesnar is not on the Indy card. He is scheduled to fight Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 on Oct. 23 in Anaheim, Calif.

11. UFC 119 has four fighters with Indiana ties: Indianapolis welterweight Chris Lytle (39-17-4); heavyweight Matt Mitrione (2-0-0), a 2000 All-Big Ten defensive tackle for Purdue who played six seasons in the NFL with the Vikings and Giants; Indianapolis heavyweight Sean McCorkle (9-0-0); and South Bend lightweight Steve Lopez (12-2-0).

12. The main event is between former heavyweight champion Frank Mir (13-5-0) and Mirko Filipovic (27-7-2). Mir lost his belt to Lesnar in a second-round knockout in 2009. But he also handed the champion his only defeat with a first-round submission victory in 2008. Filipovic is known as "Cro Cop," short for Croatian cop because of his membership in his home country's elite police special forces tactical unit. He's a replacement for the injured Minotauro Nogueira.

13. In addition to pay-per-view, UFC appears on Spike TV and Versus cable networks. The worldwide audience has been estimated at 430 million homes in 130 countries, territories and jurisdictions. The Spike TV contract has been extended through 2011 to present seasons nine through 12 of "The Ultimate Fighter," 12 live fight cards, "UFC Fight Nights" and 39 one-hour episodes of "UFC Unleashed."

14. UFC is owned by the Fertitta brothers, Lorenzo and Frank III, and Dana White, who is president and spokesman. They bought the business in 2001 and have grown it into a $2.5 billion operation.

15. In existence since 1993, UFC has made significant strides with organized rule sanctions and is regulated in 44 of 48 states by athletic commissions. Discussions are ongoing to regulate fights in Connecticut, New York, Vermont and West Virginia. Wyoming and Alaska do not have athletic commissions.


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Monday, September 20, 2010

UFC News Update - Sept. 20, 2010

1. UFC contender Chael Sonnen faces suspension for positive drug test

"Chael Sonnen, the brash Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight contender who nearly defeated champion Anderson Silva in August, tested positive for a steroid before the fight in Oakland and faces a year-long suspension, California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer George Dodd said Sunday.

Sonnen will have 30 days to appeal his suspension and $2,500 fine, said Dodd, clouding UFC plans for a Sonnen-Silva rematch early next year in Nevada. UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta and President Dana White did not immediately respond to messages left Sunday night by The Times. Dodd said Sonnen received written notification of his positive sample in a letter the athletic commission sent Friday." Full story |

2. Matt Hughes No Longer Fighting for a Legacy...Which is Why I Think He'll Beat BJ Penn

"Heading into his upcoming UFC 123 bout with BJ Penn, Matt Hughes finds himself in a very interesting position: a big win over Penn would likely grant him a title shot, or at the very least a contender eliminator fight. And judging on how Penn has performed recently, it’s very possible that Hughes could come out the winner in the trilogy fight. The former long-reigning UFC Welterweight Champion and UFC Hall of Fame member spoke to the Montreal Gazette recently and clued us in on where he’s at mentally.

Here’s what Hughes had to say: “These last couple fights, I’ve really, really had a good time. The walk-out, in the locker-room. It’s all just been extremely fun. I think I’ve found a way, and I can’t explain it, where I’m just..." Full story |

3. UFC Foreshadowing : Rich Franklin May Be Next For Jon Jones

Make what you want of it, but this fight is getting more possible every day. The fighters that are announced to attend the UFC Expo in England include Franklin and Jones.

The other three top fighters announced is middleweight Wanderlei Silva, welterweight Thiago Alves, and heavyweight Junior Dos Santos.

Jon Jones and Rich Franklin are both set to attend the event and are both out of the Light Heavyweight division. Full story |

4. Matt Serra's story continues to unfold

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. -- There's something about Matt Serra's lightness of being that makes everything that's happened to him in the cage seem unlikely.

It could be that he's 5-foot-6, or that he's one of mixed martial arts' most charismatic figures, but it's been that way for the Long Island native ever since he debuted in the UFC in 2001.

The company had never seen an omoplata like the one Serra rolled out against Shonie Carter at UFC 31, yet what everyone remembers is the second spinning backfist Carter landed late to ruin Serra's Octagon debut. Everyone, that is, except Serra, who had to be told about it by training partner Ray Longo while lying in a hospital bed.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

UFC News Update - Sept. 15, 2010

1. Matt Hughes vs. B.J. Penn III slotted for UFC 123

With another lightweight title shot not on the horizon, B.J. Penn (15-7-1 MMA, 11-6-1 UFC) will return to the welterweight division to complete a trilogy of fights with Matt Hughes (45-7 MMA, 18-5 UFC).

The fight takes place in November at UFC 123 and could serve as the night's co-main event, a source close to the negotiations told Full story |

2. Josh Koscheck, Dana White, James Toney, the UFC and the Last Word on the Great Pro Wrestling in MMA Debate

Luke Thomas ended his diatribe against those who insist on using Pro-wrestling terminology to discuss MMA with the following:

"I don't know Pro Wrestling terminology and I think I'm probably a lot more informed because of it."

That's where I have to part ways with my good friend and colleague.

I agree with Luke that attempting to over-simplify the real life drama of MMA into a black and white, good-guys-and-bad-guys template is lazy and robs watching the sport of much of the fun. But refusing to draw on any of the lessons taught by pro wrestling leaves MMA fans very open to being played for fools. Full story |
3. Second UFC Gym set to open this Saturday (Sept. 18) in Rosemead, CA

Just over a month after Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) opened the doors to its brand new, state-of-the-art fitness gym in Concord, Calif., the world's largest fight promotion already set its sights set on a second facility in Rosemead.

Now the wait is over.

The UFC Gym enterprise, a concept that was formally introduced in early 2009, is expected to grow to as many as 400 gyms across the United States within five years. While members won't necessarily learn how to fight, they will endure similar training opportunities and have access to fighters who drop in for meet and greets, as well as enjoy extended benefits such as priority access to tickets and first-look privileges to news and events. Full story |

4. Best MMA fighters no longer in the UFC

There are a lot of people in professional mixed martial arts. Over the years there have been a whole slew of fighters pass through the doors of the UFC. That number spikes if you include guy who have been who have been on the Ultimate Fighter TV show. Although most fighters aim at getting into the UFC only the best can manage to stick with the fight organization. If you lose a couple of fights then you get your walking papers. Given that, there are fighters who have either never been in the UFC or were with the company then released and whose skills have improved and deserve another shot. Full story |

Sunday, September 12, 2010

UFC News Update - Sept. 13, 2010

UFC 119 Preview: Mirko Cro Cop Talks Frank Mir and Heavyweight Title Run 

"Spent so many years fighting and I'm a PRIDE heavyweight champion. I made many big victories but to take the UFC Heavyweight belt would definitely be the top of my career."

"I believe (Frank Mir) will try to take me down. At least in his mind maybe he thinks he will have an advantage on the ground, but we will see."

"He has an American attitude and approaches the fight with a big mouth and big statements. I think he better keep his mouth shut." Full story |

10 Bouts Official for UFC Fight Night 22

"American Top Team’s Yves Edwards will meet International Fight League veteran John Gunderson in a lightweight duel at UFC Fight Night 22 on Wednesday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Ten bouts are now official for the event, which will air live on Spike TV.
Edwards, who has not competed inside the UFC in more than four years, has won four of his last five fights. The 33-year-old Bahamian last fought in August, when he defeated Luis Palomino by unanimous decision at Bellator 24 in Hollywood, Fla. A potent finisher, Edwards has secured 30 of his 38 career victories by..." Full story |

Daley gets first U.S. win since UFC firing then attacks the crowd

"Looks like Paul Daley learned nothing from his loss of control at UFC 113. That's when the Brit was taught a wrestling lesson by Josh Koscheck and then decided to sucker punch the winner seconds after the bell had sounded. There was no mercy for Daley. He was cut from the promotion just minutes after the match. Tonight at Shark Fights 13 in Amarillo, Tx., Daley returned to the U.S. for the first time and picked up a tight win over Jorge Masvidal but..." Full story |

Former UFC Champion BJ Penn Expects To Return to the Octagon In November

"Former Ultimate Fighting Championship Lightweight champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn expects to be back in the Octagon for his next fight sometime in November.
Penn reports that he and UFC President Dana White have been in contact, “Dana White’s been texting me the last couple days and it looks like I’m probably going to be back in the ring in..." Full story |
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

UFC News Update - Sept. 8, 2010

Chuck Liddell with Howard Davis Jr. in 2009Image via Wikipedia
UFC: Go Home! Why Randy Couture and Chuck Lidell Are No Longer Relevant

"...Recently Chuck Liddell made the hilarious comment that he was thinking about gearing up for another title shot. Which is kind of like me saying I'm gearing up to quit drinking and sleeping with random slutty girls on the weekend. Point is, neither one of us have what it takes to accomplish those goals. I'm just smart enough to understand this.

Chuck has a bad habit of getting knocked out these days. It happened against..."
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Lesnar needs to change up his camp for Velasquez

"Brock Lesnar may appear to be all brute force, but there's a lot more science to what he's been doing in the cage. He's not quite on the game-planning level of Randy Couture, but Lesnar has come up with and executed a few good ones early in his career.

Erik Paulson, who's worked with Lesnar heavily over the years, predicted the arm-triangle choke that got him the win over Shane Carwin at UFC 116. But he thinks Cain Velasquez is going to be..."  
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Thiago Silva vs. Brandon Vera Slated for UFC 125 in JanuaryThiago Silva vs. Brandon Vera Slated for UFC 125 in January

"...Thiago Silva and Brandon Vera will return from injuries and look to bounce back from losses in their most-recent fights when they’re expected to square off at UFC 125 on Jan. 1 in Las Vegas, according to MMAjunkie.

Silva (14-2), who recently said he was targeting a December return from a back injury, pushed his record to 13-0 with four-straight wins to begin his UFC career, but has since dropped two of his..."  
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UFC releases heavyweight Todd Duffee

"The man who called himself overhyped will have to prove his worth outside the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

UFC has released heavyweight Todd Duffee after just two bouts, the fighter's manager, Alex Davis, confirmed with Davis did not give a specific reason..." Read more |
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Monday, September 6, 2010

UFC Fight Update - Sept. 7, 2010

UFC Fight Night 22: Early Thoughts/Predictions + Full Card So Far
"I’m usually a fan of free MMA regardless of rhyme or reason, but I have to admit, the UFC’s next Fight Night Live special has me more interested than usual. Scheduled for September 15 and emanating from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, Fight Night 22 will be a great lead-in for the upcoming twelfth season of the popular UFC reality television show “The Ultimate Fighter”, which sees UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre coaching a cast of hopefuls opposite his bitter rival and current #1 contender to the belt, Josh Koscheck. Below is the full, officially-announced fight card as well as some of my early predictions." Full story here | 

UFC NEWS: Chuck Liddell remains undecided about retirement
"Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell remains undecided about his future despite getting knocked out for the fourth time in six fights in June.
Speaking to the Minneapolis Star Tribune this weekend, Liddell laid out what's going into his decision.
"It's about how I feel and if I want to go back and make a run at a title and how far away that would be. And whatever I think is left in the tank," Liddell said. "I've been doing PR stuff for the last couple months..." Full story here |

Phil Davis Vs. Tim Boetsch To Join 'Rampage' - Machida At UFC 123

" is reporting that UFC 123 will likely see the addition of another exciting light heavyweight match up besides the headlining Lyoto Machida-Quinton "Rampage" Jackson fight; this one between upstart Phil Davis and Tim Boetsch.
Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis has been raising eyebrows in the light heavyweight division since making his UFC debut in February of this year. Davis has gone 3-0 so far in the UFC, with victories over former WEC Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Stann..." Full story here |

Baptist Minister says UFC fans shall burn in the fiery pits of Hell
"A Baptist minister named Adam Groza recently wrote a column about MMA, the UFC and how it "should" be viewed by Christians:
How should we as Baptists regard the growing popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)? Simply put, we should hate it.
Psalm 11:5 says, "The LORD examines the righteous and the wicked. He hates the lover of violence." This is a hard verse for at least..." Full story here |
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

UFC 119 Fight Card - Mir vs Cro Cop Preview

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be on Sept. 25, 2010. This will take place to the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. titled “UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop“.

Frank Mir (13-5-0) vs Mirko Cro Cop (27-7-2, 1NC)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
(19-3-0) vs Ryan Bader (12-0-0)
Matt Serra
(17-6-0) vs Chris Lytle (39-17-4)
Sean Sherk
(37-4-1) vs Evan Dunham (11-0-0)
Melvin Guillard
(49-9-3 1NC) vs Jeremy Stephens (18-5-0)
CB Dollaway
(11-3-0) vs Joe Doerksen (45-12-0)
Matt Mitrione
(2-0-0) vs Joey Beltran (12-3-0)
Thiago Tavares
(18-3-1) vs Pat Audinwood (0-0-0)
Steve Lopez
(12-2-0) vs Waylon Lowe (8-3-0)
TJ Grant
(15-4-0) vs Julio Paulino (18-3-0)
Mark Hunt
(0-0-0) vs Sean Mccorkle (0-0-0)

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