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April 28th, UFC champion and king of the light heavyweight division, Jon Bones
Jones returns to New Jersey, where he first won his world title. He will face
one of the most polarizing figures in mixed martial arts, Chael Sonnen, the self-proclaimed
Gangster from West Linn.
from their stint as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter season 17, Jones and Sonnen
will now settle the score in a super fight for the ages.
159: Jones vs Sonnen Sunday, April 28th, live at selected Hoyts cinemas
from Prudential Center in Newark, NJ:
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Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher
Roy Nelson vs.
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Jim Miller vs. Pat Healy
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Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the largest mixed martial arts promotion
company in the world, which hosts most of the top-ranked fighters in the sport
and produces events worldwide Based in the United States, the UFC has eight weight
divisions and enforces the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Dana White serves
as the president of the UFC while Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta control the UFC's
parent company, Zuffa, LLC.
first UFC event was held in 1993 in Denver, Colorado. The purpose of the event
was to identify the most effective martial art in a real fight between competitors
of different fighting disciplines, including Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Tae
Kwon Do, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Karate and other styles. In subsequent competitions,
fighters began adopting effective techniques from more than one discipline, which
indirectly helped create an entirely separate style of fighting known as present-day
mixed martial arts.
a cable-television deal and expansion into Canada, Europe, Australia the Middle
East, Asia and new markets within the United States, the UFC as of 2011 has gained
in popularity, along with greater mainstream-media coverage. As of 2001 viewers
can access UFC programming on pay-per-view television in the U.S., Brazil, Australia,
Canada, New Zealand and Italy. UFC programming can also be found on FX, Fuel TV,
and Fox in the U.S., on ESPN in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, as
well as in 150 countries and 22 different languages worldwide. UFC also carries
a mobile site for on-the-go users and a Sports Bars page for fans to find places
showing the pay-per-view. It is also available on the Roku streaming player.
competition early 1990s
Gracie used Brazilian jiu jitsu in the early years of UFC to defeat opponents
of greater size and strength.
Davie proposed to Rorion Gracie and John Milius an eight-man single-elimination
tournament with a title of War of the Worlds. The tournament was inspired by the
Gracies in Action video-series produced by the Gracie family of Brazil which featured
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu students defeating martial-arts masters of various disciplines
such as karate, kung fu and kickboxing. The tournament would feature martial artists
from different disciplines facing each other in no-holds-barred combat to determine
the best martial art and would aim to replicate the excitement of the matches
Davie had seen on the videos. John Milius, a noted film director and screenwriter,
as well as a Gracie student, agreed to be the ewith a 9 in (23 cm) height and
400 pounds (180 kg) weight disadvantage. Many martial artists believed that technique
could overcome these size disadvantages, and that a skilled fighter could use
an opponent's size and strength against him.
the 175 lb (79 kg) Royce Gracie winning three of the first four events, the UFC
quickly proved that size does not always determine the outcome of the fight.
this early part of the organization, the UFC would showcase a bevy of different
styles and fighters. Aside from the aforementioned Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock
and Patrick Smith, the competitions also featured competitors such as Hall of
Famer Dan Severn, Marco Ruas, Gary Goodridge, Don Frye, Kimo Leopoldo, Oleg Taktarov
and Tank Abbott.
April 1995, following UFC 5 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Davie and Gracie sold
their interest in the franchise to SEG and disbanded WOW Promotions. Davie continued
with SEG as the show's booker and matchmaker, as well as the commissioner of Ultimate
Fighting, until December 1997.
White urges patience from fans, critics, with UFC's future on Fox - 30th September
UFC hasn't finished out their first full year on their seven-year deal with Fox,
but they've gone through growing pains throughout 2012 that have brought about
a lot of criticisms of the organization. Numbers have been down on televised events,
and the move to Friday nights for The Ultimate Fighter has brought about the lowest
ratings in the show's history. Add in an injury issue that has destroyed the UFC's
plans throughout the year, and there has definitely been a lot of negativity.
White maintains that anyone writing about the UFC's future, what they should be
doing, and where they should be going, is inherently wrong. After Saturday's UFC
on Fuel 5 event, White once again reiterated his stance that no one but the UFC
knows what's coming, and disagreed with any notion that the Fox deal has been
a mistake for the UFC.
can't tell you everything we're doing so when I try to explain it, it's
half-assed," White said in an interview with MMAjunkie.com. "When I
see reporters back home trying to write out our business model, and 'Here's what
they need to do' shut the f--- up. It drives me crazy. (Reporters) have
no idea what's going on, and (they) try to jump in the middle and talk about what's
wrong and how to fix it. These guys that start writing these stories about what's
broken, it drives me nuts."
have to sit back and just watch," White continued. "We're changing everything
up. Things are going to be done completely different than they were. The answer
isn't do less shows. When we were doing five shows a year, when we were doing
eight shows a year you can't grow the sport with five or eight shows a
year. You can't bring in enough talent, enough guys can't make money. You can't
cultivate all these different markets. You have to have fights. To get it done
and do it the right way, you've got to have the TV deals."
like, 'This FOX thing was such a
this and that,' The FOX thing is the greatest
thing to ever f---ing happen to this sport, and the greatest thing to ever happen
to us. It will be all flushed out in the next three or four years. It's going
to be great just a lot of work."
Analysis: This is absolutely a marathon for the UFC, this isn't a deal that was
going to immediately vault them into the stratosphere of popularity - as much
as all of us would have liked to see the sport make that leap. There's a learning
curve, there are growing pains, there are any number of issues that come up in
figuring out the best way to go about this relationship with Fox. So it's understandable
that things wouldn't be entirely smooth in this first year. They've got six more
years after 2012 before the deal expires, and you only need to look at how much
things have shifted for the UFC in the last six years to see how much things can
change in a short period of time. They've got things they haven't implemented
yet, and we'll see how what they'll be doing and how they'll be doing it as the
next several years play out. That doesn't mean they should be immune from criticism,
but White does have a reason to preach patience.
Sydney Alves vs. Kampmann
Ultimate Fighting Championship® organisation has announced it will return
to Australia with UFC® Sydney Alves vs. Kampmann to be held at Sydney's Allphones
Arena on Saturday 3 March 2012. Following two sell-out shows in this country,
this highly anticipated event pits two of the UFC's most explosive welterweights
against each other and also sees the debut of the flyweight division with a two-bout
tournament to decide the top contenders at 125-pounds (56.7kg).
for UFC® Sydney Alves vs. Kampmann will be available to UFC Fight Club members
from Monday 19 December, 10am and to UFC Newsletter subscribers from Tuesday 20
December, 10am, before going on general release through Ticketek on Wednesday
21 December 21 at 10am (times are AEDT). Tickets are priced from $75 to $425.
Zelaznik, Managing Director of UFC's International Development, said: "The
UFC is thrilled to return to Sydney for its third live event in three years. We've
had tremendous success with our two previous events, with last year's UFC 127
remaining the equal fastest sell-out in the organisation's history. I've got no
doubt that our Aussie fans will be just as excited about our March event, especially
as they'll witness UFC history with the introduction of the flyweight division.
The 125-pound contenders will absolutely put everything on the line is Sydney,
knowing that the winners of those two bouts will then have a shot at the inaugural
flyweight title. It's going to be a great show!"
Saturday 3 March - Allphones Arena, Sydney
138 Gets Fox Sports...
more than a devade of working his arse off and telling anyone who would listen
that mixed martial arts would one day surpass soccer as the worlds most
popular sport, UFC president Dana White has finally gotten to the super big time
in the sports media world.
UFC, the major league of MMA, will debut on network television on Saturday when
Fox Sports airs the heavyweight title bout between champion Cain Velasquez and
No. 1 contender Junior dos Santos live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from the Honda Center
in Anaheim, Calif.
seven-year deal between the UFC and Fox, which runs through 2018, is an affirmation
of the brilliant work done in the last decade by White and UFC co-founders Frank
and Lorenzo Fertitta (casino, gaming and entertainment entrepreneurs from Station
Casinos) in building a sport from the ground up.
Velasquez-dos Santos match up is an interesting clash of styles, pitting Velasquezs
top line wrestling and awesome conditioning against dos Santos terrific
boxing and underrated jiu jitsu.
match up would have been a huge pay-per-view main eventer, but when he finally
landed the network deal, White didn't hesitated to offer it as the first Fox main
event. The show will essentially serve as a one-hour promo for the UFC, and there
could be no better way to showcase the sport at its best than by putting the two
top fighters in the sports marquee division on network television in front
of the largest possible audience.
is a throwback to the old days of boxing, White said. We are putting
a big fight a huge fight on free TV to expose this thing to a new
audience. Our goal has always been to bring big fights back to network television.
We are thinking long-term for the future of this sport. It is an investment in
the future of the UFC. Fans that have never seen the UFC before will see this
show, and thats why we decided to put Cain and Junior in this position.
know for a fact this is going to be an awesome fight. I know it is going to be
great. Thats why it was these two [fighters] in this position. I have no
worries at all this is going to be a great fight.
its popularity has grown, the UFC has added a vast array of businesses. There
is now a UFC video game, a UFC magazine and UFC-branded gyms. There are DVDs,
trading cards, action figures, fan festivals and tons of clothing.
turnaround that White and the Fertittas engineered with the UFC, which they bought
for $2 million in Jan. 2001, is every bit as impressive as what Vince McMahon
did with the old WWWE -Titan Sports, bringing it to WrestleMania and sports entertainment
and the Fertitta brothers engineered a similar turnaround with the UFC. Less than
five years into their ownership, they were $44 million in debt and on the verge
of selling the company.
though, believed deeply in the sport and in putting on the best, most evenly matched
fights he could. Then, he encouraged his fighters to compete in a fan-friendly
style, awarding cash bonuses for Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night and
Submission of the Night. In addition, White often pays fighters locker-room bonuses,
which are above and beyond what fighters are contracted to earn, if he likes their
matches. Those bonuses have gone in excess of $1 million at times.
the best fights he could and rewarding the fighters who delivered entertaining
bouts are key reasons for the UFCs skyrocketing popularity and is largely
what made the Fox deal possible.
UFC flourished on cable. Its deal with Spike saved the company and helped it to
get to the point where every major broadcast network had some degree of interest.
still got a long way to go however. UFC fighters arent nearly as well known
as stars in other sports or sports entertainment. No UFC fighter is close to WWE's
The Rock, John Cena, Steve Austin or Impact Wrestling's Hulk Hogan.
is banking on the Fox deal to help bring the UFC into the mainstream. Lightweight
contender Joe Lauzon, who fought on The Ultimate Fighter reality show
on Spike, is convinced Fox will propel the sport to the next level.
is just the beginning, Lauzon said. The UFC took a huge jump when
they got on TV with The Ultimate Fighter, [though] no one really understood
how big of a deal it was until after the fact. Look how far the UFC has come with
just Spike, basically.
that they have Fox, and its going to take another tremendous jump. I think
that Lorenzo Fertitta was saying its a commercial for the UFC. Theyre
going to use these Fox shows to get attention and funnel people into the pay-per-view.
to this deal, Velasquez would be preparing to defend his belt on pay-per-view.
But White, 42, grew up in an era when there was still plenty of live boxing on
television. He religiously watched fights on the weekends on ABCs Wide
World of Sports and during the week on USA Networks Tuesday
biggest stars in the sport competed in those fights. But when pay-per-view came
along, boxing promoters took their stars off network television and put them on
PPV, where they were fighting in front of a significantly smaller audience.
never forgot that, and when he took over the UFC, he vowed that he would honor
the Wide World of Sports tradition and put big fights on free television
when he got the opportunity.
are few bigger bouts than a heavyweight championship match. Velasquez, who defeated
former WWE megastar Brock Lesnar 13 months ago to win the belt, is an unlikely
star in many ways.
two-time All-American wrestler at Arizona State, he is soft-spoken and polite
and not the kind of person to draw attention to himself. But hes a fierce
fighter who has become a fan favorite because of his aggressive, entertaining
was on the set of Foxs NFL pre-game show and has made dozens of appearances
as hes prepared to face dos Santos. Seeing the growth of the sport up-close
has been mind-boggling to him.
saw it growing because its a very fun sport to watch, and it appeals to
a young audience, Velasquez said. I never saw this, though. This is
well beyond what I thought would ever be possible.
its only going to get bigger. The Fox contract will expose the sport to
many who havent given it a chance and will help White cultivate an entirely
new segment of fans.
UFC may never become bigger worldwide than soccer, as White predicts, but thats
hardly a problem.
combination of a network TV deal and Whites firm commitment to putting first-rate
fights consistently on Fox will guarantee that the UFCs growth spurt is
nowhere close to being finished.
no mistake, UFC is right up their with WWE and most say its already far surpassed
professional boxing (while taking away legions of fans from the sweet science).
and his UFC are on top of the world, right next to WWE's Vince McMahon, who he
has deep respect for.
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
prelims start on facebook at about 6:15 p.m. Eastern
Jeff Hougland vs.
Anthony Njokuani vs. Andre Winner
Aaron Simpson vs. Brad
Brian Bowles vs. Takeya Mizugaki
Live on Spike at 8 p.m.
Rafael dos Anjos vs. George Sotiropolous
Melvin Guillard vs. Shane Roller
Live on PPV at 9 p.m.
Matt Wiman vs. Dennis Siver
Carlos Condit vs.
Dong Hyun Kim
Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader
Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben
Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber for the bantamweight title
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion
company and the largest in the world. It hosts most of the top-ranked fighters
 and produces numerous events worldwide. The UFC has seven weight-divisions
and enforces the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. Dana White serves as the
president of the UFC; Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta control its parent company, Zuffa,
by vale tudo tournaments in Brazil, the UFC and the sport of MMA have roots in
the ancient Olympic combat sport of Pankration in 648 BC. In 1993, the UFC held
its first competition in Denver, Colorado. Showcasing fighters of different disciplinesincluding
boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, Muay Thai, karate and other stylesthe
UFC sought to identify the most effective martial art in a real fight. After a
period of political backlash, the UFC gradually underwent reform by embracing
stricter rules and achieving sanctioning with State Athletic Commissions.
a cable-television deal and expansion into Canada, Europe, Australia the Middle
East, Asia and new markets within the United States, the UFC as of 2011 has gained
in popularity, along with greater mainstream-media coverage. As of 2011 viewers
can access UFC programming on pay-per-view television in the U.S., Brazil , Australia,
Canada, New Zealand and Italy. UFC programming can also be found on Spike, Versus
and Ion Television in the U.S., on ESPN in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as
well as in over 130 countries and 20 different languages worldwide. Credit:
In Australia Helps Sell More Beer, Chips, Hamburgers and PPVs, by Greg Tingle
- 13th March 2011
punters, sports nuts, fight fans, legal eagles, politicians, beer and food lovers...one
and all. Surprise surprise, when the UFC comes to Australia venues sell more piss
(beer) and food. Media Man turns on the beer taps and raise the heat in the kitchen
with this special report guaranteed to satisfy any punters beer thirst or desire
for kangaroo burgers...
all heard of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and they keep breaking records
every time they come down under to Australia.
it be that they are going to have to find a bigger venue that Acer Arena that
keeps selling out in less than a day every time the UFC circus hits town.
we learn that when UFC fever hits Sydney beer and food sales virtually double,
and thirsts and appetites go through the roof.
learnt that the last fight fest was the quickest-selling event in history at Acer
Arena and the also the biggest UFC crowd outside of North America.
pubs, clubs, hotels and other variations of drinking holes are happening up the
venues in Australia that show the UFC are stating a 104% increase since January
2010. That's the sort of numbers any business or enterprise would kill for.
course, the Aussie fight fans love the local UFC boys such George Sotiropoulos,
Kyle Noke and James Te Huna. Sotiropoulos, an Aussie - Greek, is understood to
be the most popular Australian, and when he's on, more drinks are served and consumed.
reported bar and food trade well above an average Sunday with most folks popping
in from Noon to dig in to tucker before the main event at 2pm EST.
has seen a tremendous growth in commercial purchases in bars, pubs and clubs in
Australia," said UFCs managing director of international development
managers are seeing the positive impact it has on their Sunday trade and are booking
UFC events for the rest of the year."
popularity continues to go from strength to strength, with t-shirt sales up, and
now even a new UFC magazine out.
also hear of the possibility of a local version of the reality TV series, The
PPV events are shown on Main Event TV (via Foxtel, Optus and Austar) and are also
available to licensed venues through Fox Sports and Austar.
combat sports in Australian and abroad continue to look at as UFC powers head,
one success after another, with pro boxing appearing to be the biggest hurt sport
due to the UFC's success, with 'sports entertainment' (pro wrestling) also experiencing
some decline in PPV buy rates and revenue as a direct result of the UFC, according
to commentators at Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Pro Wrestling Torch and Media
continues to maintain its popularity as a form of sport that brings in punters
money, betting huge and passionately, with PartyGaming, BetUS, Centrebet, Betfair
and others all getting a modest slice of the action. UFC also has its own branded
online poker, with word of a UFC land based and online slot machine on the way,
following its gaming times via Wii, Playstation, Xbox 360 and others. When its
comes to betting and gaming, UFC ain't playing around. They are deadly serious,
and with money also pouring in from the directors Station Casinos enterprise in
the U.S, the substance appears to beat its substantial hype.
er, punters, how did you like our report? Will the UFC continue to maintain its
popularity in Australia and abroad? What will be the next big market and side
product for them? Tell us in the forum.
among MMAs great grudges, by Dave Meltzer - 24th May 2010
Quinton Jackson-Rashad Evans battle, with the winner getting the next light heavyweight
title shot at new champion Mauricio Shogun Rua is being talked about
as perhaps the biggest grudge match in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
items back up the thought. The first is this is expected to be the biggest pay-per-view
show in company history that doesnt have a championship match. Plus, Saturdays
show, from a marquee standpoint, is really a one-match card, with interest being
carried almost completely by the main event.
general rule of grudge-match promotion is the company attempts to take genuine
animosity and promote it to make the match as big as possible. In this case, the
Jackson vs. Evans animosity in some ways has almost been downplayed. Believe it
or not, the UFC Primetime shows that have aired on Spike TV have been
softened in editing, for fear that some of the rhetoric between the two African-American
fighters, which at times had racial undertones, would be considered too controversial.
with the UFCs biggest grudge match on tap, it is a perfect time to look
back at 10 of the biggest grudge matches and feuds, in the nearly 17-year history
Frank Shamrock vs. Phil Baroni, San Jose, Calif., June 22, 2007: This was a manufactured
grudge to the extent that Shamrock handpicked an opponent who he believed would
deliver as much trash talk as he could provide, with the local star, Shamrock,
facing the cocky New York Badass. With almost no television to market
it to the public, Shamrock turned to the Internet to promote the match, doing
a series of skits making fun of Baroni. Baroni fired back, particularly the week
of the fight, in media interviews that would rank with some of pro wrestlings
best grudge match setups. The result was a match where the crowd reaction was
equal to almost any in history. The match lived up to the hype, as it was one
of the years best. Two battered warriors Shamrock with a torn ACL
suffered two weeks before the fight, and Baroni with a torn groin, suffered in
the fights opening seconds battled for two rounds until Shamrock
finished him with a choke in front of hometown fans.
Georges St. Pierre vs. Matt Serra, Montreal, April 19, 2008: A year earlier, in
one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, Serra knocked out St. Pierre to win
the welterweight title. The setting for the return couldnt have been more
perfect the first UFC event held in Canada, in St. Pierres home market,
which drew a UFC-record 21,390 fans to the Bell Centre. To build up the fight,
Serra taunted St. Pierre long and loud, with remarks like, Frenchy, drink
your white wine, which led to a super-charged atmosphere in the crowd. St.
Pierre gave the crowd what it came to see with a second-round TKO.
Georges St. Pierre vs. B.J. Penn, Las Vegas, Jan. 31, 2009: This was also a rematch,
as St. Pierre beat Penn via split decision three years earlier, a loss Penn never
fully accepted. At this point, St. Pierre was defending his welterweight title
against the current lightweight champion, pushed as a battle of two future all-time
greats, both in their primes. Penn talked about fighting to the death,
but after being pounded on for four rounds, both his corner and the doctor felt
he had enough in a one-sided beating. The match garnered more controversy after
the fact, as Penns team alleged that St. Pierre was greased. During the
fight, the Nevada commission between rounds ordered St. Pierres body to
be toweled off because after a corner man put Vaseline on his face, he patted
him in the chest and back. But Penns formal complaint went nowhere.
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic, Saitama, Japan, Aug.
28, 2005: This was a battle for the Pride heavyweight title before 35,000 fans.
Cro Cop had been chasing the title shot for three years, including a knockout
win over Emelianenkos younger brother, Aleksander. He was derailed once
by losing to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and the match was delayed by Emelianenkos
hand injuries. The whole show was promoted around the night Cro Cop, by far the
more popular and bigger star of the two fighters in Japan at the time, would finally
end his long quest to win a world title. But it didnt happen, as Emelianenko
bested Cro Cop at his own game, standing, and won a three-round decision.
Matt Hughes vs. Matt Serra, Las Vegas, May 23, 2009: The grudge started in 2006
during the filming of The Ultimate Fighters fourth season, where
Serra was a competitor, and the eventual winner, of The Comeback series
and Hughes was a coach. The two didnt get along at all. Hughes saw Serra
as a loudmouth New Yorker and Serra saw Hughes as the epitome of the high school
jock bully. When Serra upset St. Pierre to win the title, Hughes, at ringside
and scheduled for the next title shot, had a smile so big he was like a 7-year-old
on Christmas morning, thinking a tough title win suddenly got easy. Sensing the
hostilities, the UFC made Hughes and Serra rival coaches on TUF Season 6. The
dislike between the coaches was obvious, even to the point of Hughes storming
out because he lost to Serra in bowling. But the fight, originally scheduled for
December 2007, ended up delayed by 17 months, due to both men suffering serious
injuries and Serras wife having a pregnancy. There was fear the delay would
make it so people no longer cared, but the reaction in the MGM Grand Garden Arena
and surprisingly high pay-per-view numbers showed that wasnt the case. The
match itself wasnt spectacular, but it was a close fight that could have
gone either way. Hughes won on straight 29-28 scores.
Quinton Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva (three fights: Nov. 9, 2003, in Tokyo; Oct.
31, 2004, in Saitama, Japan; Dec. 27, 2008, in Las Vegas): An interesting trilogy,
which included high-emotion staredowns and trash talk by both men, particularly
leading up to the second and third fights. The first fight, won by Silva, was
the finals of a middleweight PRIDE Grand Prix tournament before a sold-out crowd
of 53,000 at the Tokyo Dome. Earlier in the night, Jackson had beaten Chuck Liddell
and Silva had beaten Hidehiko Yoshida. Silva, in his prime against the relatively
inexperienced Jackson, won the first fight with one of the most brutal finishes
in memory, with 14 knees to the head, knocking Jackson out against the ropes.
The second, a match for PRIDEs middleweight 205-pound title, was one of
the greatest in company history. Jackson decked Silva and had him almost beaten
when the first round ended. But in the second round, Silva finished an exhausted
Jackson with three hard knees to the head. In their third bout, this time with
Jackson in his prime and Silva not the same fighter due to all the punishment
he had taken over the years, Jackson won via knockout in the first punch of the
Ken Shamrock vs. Royce Gracie, Charlotte, N.C., April 7, 1995: This fight, the
first singles championship fight in UFC history, with the inaugural Superfight
title (the direct predecessor of the current UFC heavyweight title) at stake,
was the biggest fight of the pre-Zuffa LLC era and still the longest fight in
UFC history. Gracie had choked Shamrock out in a tournament on the first UFC event
ever on Nov. 12, 1993. Shamrock, a pro wrestler who had some background in real
fights in Japan, couldnt match the real-life fighting experience of 75 years
of the Gracie family. But he studied Gracies style and knew how to hype
a rematch. Until UFC got television and Chuck Liddell fought Randy Couture in
2005, this was the biggest non-boxing sports pay-per-view event in history. The
first 30:00 saw Shamrock on top, holding Gracie down and doing nothing. At the
time, there were no referee-mandated stand-ups. They went into an overtime, where
Shamrock decked Gracie with a punch before they went to the ground, opening up
his left eye. Shamrock spent the next six minutes on top, head-butting the cut
(which was legal under the rules at the time). But at 36:06, it was stopped due
to television time running out. In those days there were also no judges. Had there
been, Shamrock would have won the decision, but it was a called a draw. Gracie
pulled out of the UFC after the fight, claiming time limits in fights were unfair
to the smaller guy. Shamrock spent the next decade-plus pursuing a rematch, but
Gracie never accepted.
Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir, Las Vegas, July 11, 2009: In Lesnars UFC debut,
Mir won in 1:30 with a kneebar. But there was a controversial stand-up during
the fight by referee Steve Mazzagatti, as Lesnar, in a dominant position, was
docked a point for punches to the head. By the time of the rematch, Lesnar had
become UFC heavyweight champion, and Mir had upset Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to
become the interim champion. The trash talk was off the hook, but make no mistake
about it, both legitimately hated the other by match time. Mir taunted Lesnars
pro-wrestling background, infuriating Lesnar fans. Mir fans, meanwhile, were infuriated
by the fact a former WWE wrestler was the UFC champion. The match, the biggest
in UFC history, ended with the larger Lesnar dominating and winning via second-round
Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock (three fights: Nov. 22, 2002 in Las Vegas; July 8,
2006, in Las Vegas; Oct. 10, 2006, in Hollywood, Fla.): Without question the most
historically important UFC grudge. It started in 1999 when Ortiz beat Jerry Bohlander
and Guy Mezger, two of Shamrocks top fighters in his gym. After beating
Mezger he flipped off Shamrocks corner and put on an obscene T-shirt that
taunted Mezger. Shamrock tried to go after Ortiz until John McCarthy settled him
down. When the match was finally made more than three years later, Ortiz gave
Shamrock a beating over three rounds before Shamrock told McCarthy he had enough.
At the time, UFC was bleeding red ink and showing little sign of any life. The
first million-dollar gate, first Las Vegas big show sellout and the biggest MMA
pay-per-view buys in years showed that, at least with the right match, there was
a future in this business. Shamrock fought the fight with a torn ACL and brought
that up in asking for a rematch. Dana White came up with the idea in 2006 to make
Ortiz and Shamrock opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter. Ortiz
won the rematch quickly, but there was a controversy over whether Herb Dean stopped
it early. A third match saw Ortiz win again with elbows on the ground, taking
slightly more time. While the series was one-sided in the cage, the second and
third fights set business records, both of which were very important in the long-term
growth of the sport.
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. The Gracies (four fights: Nov. 21, 1999, in Tokyo; May 1,
2000, in Tokyo; Aug. 27, 2000, in Tokorazawa, Japan; Dec. 23, 2000, in Saitama,
Japan): This grudge series was largely responsible for the beginning of MMAs
mainstream popularity in Japan. The first fight saw Sakuraba, who weighed 185,
facing 145-pound Royler Gracie. The Gracies, on the eve of the fight, demanded
special rules, no judges decisions if it went 30:00 and the referee couldnt
stop the match. The match was one-sided, but Sakuraba couldnt finish Royler.
At the 28:30 mark, with Sakuraba holding a shoulderlock, the referee stopped it,
which was clearly against the agreement. The second fight saw the Gracies insist
on no time limit, and Sakuraba and Royce Gracie went 90 minutes before Gracie
was unable to continue after his leg was destroyed by kicks. The third fight saw
Sakuraba beat Renzo Gracie with a standing Kimura, although Gracie didnt
tap even though his elbow was dislocated by the move. The final fight saw Ryan
Gracie, the street fighter of the family, get handled by Sakuraba for a decision
loss. The final three fights all drew in excess of 26,000 fans and kicked off
the glory period of the PRIDE promotion.
Dave Meltzer - Wrestling Observer Newsletter)
113 - 8th May 2010
Belcher d. Patrick Cote via choke in the second round
round: Belcher opens with several body kicks. Cote keeps trying to punch but can't
get past the kicks. Cote takes down Belcher and works for a Kimura but Belcher
escapes. Belcher ends the round with some punches. Close round, I'd give it to
They trade punches before Belcher pins Cote against the fence. Cote takes Belcher
down. Belcher gets back up, picks up Cote and drops him in a face-first piledriver.
That gets the crowd fired up. Belcher then chokes Cote out.
Matrione d. Kimbo Slice via TKO, second round
round: Kimbo rocks Mitrione with a right. Kimblo slams him down and gets on top,
but Mitrione almost locks in a triangle. Slice escapes and both men are back up.
Kimbo takes him down again, but lets Mitrion back up after another triangle attempt.
Mitrione gives Kimbo a couple of body kicks and tries to slap on an anaconda choke
when the round ends. Round to Mitrione.
round: Kimbo looks gassed already and the round just started. Mitrione sends Kimbo
reeling with a punch. Kimbo looks ready to quit. Two body kicks by Mitrione. More
punches and knees by Mitrione. Mitrione with several unanswered blows until the
ref finally stops it. That should be more than enough to kill off any remaining
mystique surrounding Kimbo Slice.
Stephens d. Sam Stout by split decision
round: Stephens takes Stout down with a punch. Looks like Stephens might end it
early, but Stout rallies with some hard, low kicks. A hard left to the nose has
Stout bleeding. Stephens lands a hook. Stout ends the round with a late flurry,
but it's clearly Stephens' round.
round: Stephens knocks Stout down with a series of punches. Stout back up and
lands some low kicks. A lot of blood coming out of Stout's nose. Another round
round: Stout kicks Stephens in the groin. and the fight is interrupted to give
Stephens time to recover. Stephens and Stout trade punches. Great fight. Stout
lands a series of body kicks, knocking Stephens down. Elbows from the top by Stout.
Round to Stout, but Stephens should win the fight.
29-28, 28-29 split decision for Stephens.
Koscheck d. Paul Daley via unanimous decision
round: Koscheck takes Daley down and throws some punches. Koscheck works for the
choke but Daley escapes. Daley gets up and kicks Koscheck in the head when Koscheck
is still down. End of the round. Slow fight. Round to Koscheck.
round: Koscheck takes Daley down again but doesn't really do much with him. Very
slow round as Koscheck keeps trying to get past Daley's defense and can't. Round
round: Daley opens with some punches, but Koscheck keeps circling around, as if
he is trying to just run out the clock. Koscheck takes Daley down and throws some
punches. Now some knees. And the fight is over. Daley sucker punches Koscheck
after the fight. Now Dana White is screaming at Daley. Bye bye Daley.
are 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 Koscheck.
Rua d. Lyoto Machida via TKO in first round to win the light-heavyweight title
round: Both men trade kicks. More kicks and punches from Shogun. Machida takes
him down but Shogun escapes and pops right back up. More knees by Shogun. Shogun
rocks Machida with a punch, knocks him down and lands several unanswered blows
before the ref stops it.
113 BetUS News
113 will be quickly upon us this weekend May 8th, 2010. I thought Id send
out a quick reminder and an highlight some of the matches. Im not sure about
you, but I seem to have to constantly reminded of these dates or these events
will just pass me by. Anyways, the last event for WEC 48 was really cool and featured
some great bouts. I hope UFC 113 will do the same.
The big fight of the
night is the re-match Machida vs. Rua for the Light Heavyweight Championship belt.
I see things going a little better this time around for Machida. Last fight he
got beat up a bit but retained the belt on a split decision. This time he knows
hell have to be the aggressor and Rua will get caught with his chin out.
My pick Machida KO 3rd round.
The fight between Koscheck vs. Daley should
be fight of the night and all stand up. Koscheck the more experienced and superior
wrestler has indicated hell stand and bang with Daley. The brash, cocky
Daley has secured a staggering 78% of his 23 wins by knockout. "If he wants
to stand-up, that's easy", says Daley. "If you're gonna stand up with
me, you're gonna get knocked out--I've said it time and time again." These
guys dont like each other now and Koscheck is going to hate him later after
he gets KOd. My pick Daley KO 2rd round.
KO bout is the Kimbo vs Mitrione. Kimbo should be vastly improved skill wise from
his showing against Houston Alexander over 6 months ago. Hes got the right
work ethic and training now and should be a force at this weight class. Mitrione
was one of the better athletes on the TUF 10 season and should be as he did play
in the NFL. He only got one of two fights under him so I dont give him much
of a chance. My pick Kimbo KO 2rd round.
One last bout which could also
vie for fight of the night is the Stout vs. Stephens one. Stout is one of the
fiercest brawlers in the UFC and among all the Canadian fighters on this card
hes the one with the most skill. Stout made his pro debut at the age of
19 and has since racked up a slew of victories.
Stout will surely be a crowd
favorite as he defends his home turf against human pitbull Jeremy "Lil' Heathen"
Stevens at UFC 113 in Montreal. If both fighters' past performances are any indication,
then this fight could be worth the price of admission all by itself!
UFC 113 match-ups
Light Heavyweight Championship bout:
Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio Rua
Welterweight bout: Josh Koscheck vs. Paul Daley
Lightweight bout: Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens
Heavyweight bout: Kimbo Slice
vs. Matt Mitrione
Middleweight bout: Patrick Côté vs. Alan Belcher
Middleweight bout: Joe Doerksen vs. Tom Lawlor
Welterweight bout: Marcus Davis vs. Jonathan Goulet
Welterweight bout: TJ
Grant vs. Johny Hendricks
Heavyweight bout: Tim Hague vs. Joey Beltran
Welterweight bout: Yoshiyuki Yoshida vs. Mike Guymon
Middleweight bout: Jason
MacDonald vs. John Salter
111: St-Pierre vs Hardy fight is this Saturday, March 27, 2010.
This event will held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. UFC 111 has
3 bouts I cant wait to see; GSP vs Hardy is an obvious one, Mir vs Carwin
should be a blood bath and Finch vs Alves could be career fight for the winner.
The title fight between GSP vs Hardy could likely go the distance. Hardys
got a solid stand up game, ground game and pure ego should keep him from tapping.
GSP does have his work cut out for him here but will score well and take the decision
in 5 rounds of brutal ground and pound action.
In the Mir vs Carwin I
think somebodys going to get knocked out here. As much as I like Frank Mir
this fight could be a re-take from his last bout vs Brock Lesnar. Lesnar and Carwin
are similar in size and strength but I agree with Mirs own words when he
says: Carwin is a bit more dangerous.
Frank Mir was referring
to Carwin being more dangerous (than Brock Lesnar) and more like him in being
an accurate knock out puncher.
Lesnar is strong but he's not a
one-punch knockout artist. He's knocked people over because he clubs you with
his hands but he's not really a knockout artist. Where Carwin has actually knocked
The prelims and Spike fights arent looking to
bad either. There are a few UFC new comers who will be trying to establish themselves
from what Ive read about Greg Soto (7-0 MMA) should welcome his opportunity
to fill Ricardo Funch shoes in fighting Matt Riddle (3-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC). Soto currently
resides and trains with Kurt Pellegrino whos also fighting in UFC 111 against
Welterweight Championship bout: Georges St. Pierre vs. Dan Hardy
Interim Heavyweight Championship bout: Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin
bout: Ben Saunders vs. Jake Ellenberger
Welterweight bout: Jon Fitch vs. Thiago
Lightweight bout: Jim Miller vs. Mark Bocek
Spike TV Card
Welterweight bout: Nate Diaz vs. Rory Markham
Welterweight bout: Ricardo Almeida
vs. Matt Brown
Lightweight bout: Kurt Pellegrino
vs. Fabricio Camoes
Light Heavyweight bout: Rodney Wallace vs. Jared Hamman
Middleweight bout: Rousimar Palhares vs. Tomasz Drwal
Welterweight bout: Matthew
Riddle vs. Greg Soto
Recap from my UFC 110 predictions: I had a
perfect card going 8 for 8.
**Green represents the winner and yellow highlights
my other selections.**
Heavyweight Bout: Antonio Rodrigo
Nogueira vs. Cain Velasquez
Middleweight Bout: Wanderlei Silva vs. Michael
Lightweight Bout: Joe Stevenson vs. George Sotiropoulos
Heavyweight Bout: Keith Jardine vs. Ryan Bader
Heavyweight Bout: Mirko Filipovic
vs. Ben Rothwell Cro Cop won but fought Anthony Perosh instead
Light Heavyweight Bout: Elvis Sinosic vs. Chris Haseman Fight didnt
Light Heavyweight Bout: Stephan Bonnar vs. Krzysztof Soszynski
Welterweight Bout: Chris Lytle vs. Brian Foster
Middleweight Bout: C.B. Dollaway
vs. Goran Reljic
Light Heavyweight Bout: James Te-Huna vs. Igor Pokrajac
104: Machida vs. Rua Card Finalized
UFC’s return to Southern California is complete as the UFC has officially
confirmed the 9 remaining bouts on the card.
104 will feature a light heavyweight title bout between undefeated champion Lyoto
Machida and former Pride middleweight Grand Prix champion Mauricio “Shogun”
Cain Valasquez will also be taking on former IFL standout Ben Rothwell in the
remaining bouts that have been made official by the UFC are:
Neer vs. Gleison Tibau
Joe Stevenson vs. Spencer Fisher
vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
Antoni Hardonk vs. Pat Berry
Yushin Okami vs. Chael
Jorge Rivera vs. Rob Kimmons
Ryan Bader vs. Eric “Red”
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Razak Al-Hassan
Stefan Struve vs. Chase Gormley
104 will take place in the home of the 2008-2009 world champion Los Angeles Lakers,
STAPLES Center, on October 24th.
Belfort defeated Rich Franklin by KO at 3:02, R1.
dos Santos defeated Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic by verbal submission at
Daley defeated Martin Kampmann by TKO at 2:31, R1.
Koscheck defeated Frank Trigg by TKO at 1:25, R1.
Griffin defeated Hermes Franca by TKO at 3:26, R2.
Escudero defeated Cole Miller by KO at 3:36, R1.
Drwal defeated Drew McFedries by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:03, R2
Miller defeated Steve Lopez by TKO (injury) at :48 or R2.
Lentz defeated Rafaello Oliveira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Story defeated Brian Foster by submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:09 of R2
Marshall defeated Jason Brilz by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27).
Matyushenko defeated Igor Pokrajac by unanimous decision (30-27 on all scorecards).
Dos Anjos defeated Robert Emerson by unanimous decision (30-27 on all scorecards).
UFC 102 News
Lock Alert - Krzysztof Soszynski WILL Bust Up Brandon Vera
Legends - Couture vs. Nogueira at UFC 102
102 Vera vs. Soszynski - It’s Put Up or Shut Up for "The Truth"
102 Preview - Just How Good is Maia’s Striking?
Event Preview - Couture is going to Evict Nogueira from the UFC
vs. Rosholt - Take the Underdog at UFC 102
102 Fight of the Night - Jardine vs. Silva will be a WAR
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stops Mir, St. Pierre wins at UFC 100 - 11th July 2009
Lesnar defended his heavyweight title in his uniquely brutish style at UFC 100
Saturday night, capping the sport's landmark weekend with a second-round stoppage
of Frank Mir.
Georges St. Pierre defended his welterweight title with a showcase of his inimitably
well-rounded mixed martial arts skills in an unanimous decision over Thiago Alves,
while Dan Henderson knocked out Michael Bisping with a single punch in a middleweight
upset as the UFC rolled its odometer into triple digits on a celebratory night
for the proliferating sport.
Lesnar (4-1) ended the main event with a relentless series of right hands into
the face of Mir, who handed Lesnar his only loss nearly 18 months ago.
Lesnar, a hulking former pro wrestler with a mercurial temperament, then taunted
his opponent while Mir was rising from the ground. He added a two-handed obscene
gesture to the booing sellout crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, putting
an entertaining but unflattering end on the highest-profile show in the sport's
There were no theatrics or poor sportsmanship from St. Pierre, the classy Canadian
star considered the UFC's pound-for-pound best. He was the superior fighter from
the start, winning every round on every scorecard while steadily punishing his
Brazilian opponent with punches, kicks and repeated takedowns in his third title
Nearly 16 years after MMA pioneer Royce Gracie won three fights in one night to
triumph at UFC 1 in Denver, the sport reached a centennial of sorts before a frenzied
sellout crowd in the UFC's hometown. The arena was packed well before the main
bouts, including some fans who apparently paid more than $40,000 online for resold
The league has grown from a bit player in a fringe pastime to an estimated $1
billion company, and the weekend's festivities reflected its success despite the
widespread skepticism it still faces from other sports fans and some states' lawmakers.
The 100th showcase was broadcast live in 75 countries, and thousands of fans without
tickets for the event packed into closed-circuit shows all along the Strip. Tens
of thousands attended the first UFC Fan Expo, immersing themselves in the lifestyle
built around the sport.
Lesnar, who turns 32 on Sunday, again moved upward in the eclectic trajectory
of a former college wrestler who performed in the WWE and briefly suited up for
the Minnesota Vikings before embarking on an MMA career just over three years
Mir (12-4) beat Lesnar with a knee bar at UFC 81, forcing Lesnar to tap
out 90 seconds into his second UFC fight. Lesnar, whose name recognition and menacing
approach earned him lightning-quick shots at the sport's biggest prizes, recovered
by beating Heath Herring and then stopping Randy Couture last November to claim
the heavyweight belt.
Lesnar used his 265 pounds to take position on top of Mir early, and Lesnar stayed
on top throughout a dull first round, throwing punches that mostly did little.
Mir made a bit of headway in the second, but was trapped against the octagon by
Lesnar, who kept throwing right hands until Mir's defense wilted.
"Keep booing! Keep booing!" Lesnar yelled to the largely unsympathetic
After dominating the first 14 minutes with several takedowns, St. Pierre
(19-2) knocked Alves onto his back with a punch late in the third. But St. Pierre
also injured his groin in the third, and Alves (22-5) managed to gain position
for the only time in the fight.
St. Pierre escaped and nearly finished it with a rear naked choke on Alves, who
lost for the first time in eight fights.
"When I was on my back, he pushed my leg down," St. Pierre said. "It
could have been a very bad night for me."
In the undercard showdown between the veteran fighters who served as coaches on
the past season of the UFC's popular television show, Henderson (25-7) flattened
Bisping with a spectacular right hand in the second round.
Henderson, a Californian who traded verbal barbs with Manchester native Bisping
over the past several months, pursued Bisping (18-2) around the octagon during
a largely stand-up fight until Bisping's defense slipped. Henderson then landed
another heavy right hand while Bisping was senseless and defenseless on his back
before the referee tackled him.
"What happened?" Bisping asked Wolfslair Academy training mate Rampage
Jackson as they walked to the locker room afterward.
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Jackson vs. Marvin Eastman and Mirko "Cro Cop" vs. Eddie Sanchez.
(17-4), fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil, defeated Rich Franklin by first round
KO at UFC 64 to become the new UFC Middleweight Champion. He is an extremely well-rounded
fighter with phenomenal striking skills and is looking to make Lutter his first
successful title defense. Lutter (12-3) has fought all over the world including
Brazil, Denmark, Japan and England. He made his UFC debut with a victory over
Marvin Eastman at UFC 50 in October 2004. During The Ultimate Fighter 4, Lutter
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