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nhyankeefan
02-25-07, 08:22 AM
Here's the link to the Sokoudjo-Nogueira fight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPvDXnqn8ak

Edit: Here's Rua-Overeem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yYyN0EV7VM

Gomi-Diaz - great fight, Gomi dominated early but then he was gassed and Diaz started picking him apart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACEXjLkL-G0

BroadwayBomber55
02-26-07, 12:57 PM
Here's the link to the Sokoudjo-Nogueira fight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPvDXnqn8ak

Edit: Here's Rua-Overeem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yYyN0EV7VM

Gomi-Diaz - great fight, Gomi dominated early but then he was gassed and Diaz started picking him apart.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACEXjLkL-G0

Gomi v. Diaz was the fight of the night. Sick Gogoplata by Diaz on Gomi

A lot of upsets at PRIDE 33. Dan Henderson, kudos to you.

BroadwayBomber55
02-26-07, 12:58 PM
UFC 68 CARD OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3501&zoneid=13


The UFC® has released the full lineup of fights for the upcoming UFC 68: THE UPRISING featuring UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim “The Maine-iac” Sylvia vs. Randy “The Natural” Couture; Rich “Ace” Franklin vs. Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald and Matt Hughes vs. Chris “Lights Out” Lytle. Also on the card are exciting match-ups Drew McFedries vs. Martin Kampmann; Jason Lambert vs. Renato Sobral; Columbus native Rex Holman vs. Matt Hamill; Luigi Fioravanti vs. Jon Fitch; Gleison Tibau vs. Jason Dent and Jason Gilliam vs. Jamie Varner. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization presents UFC 68: THE UPRISING live from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio Saturday, March 3.

BroadwayBomber55
02-26-07, 03:52 PM
PRIDE FIGHTER SALARIES FOR THE SECOND COMING

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3505&zoneid=13


Main Event Fighters

-Wanderlei Silva: $150,000 (28th fight in Pride; lost to Dan Henderson in main event)

-Dan Henderson: $50,000 (18th fight in Pride; defeated Wanderlei Silva in main event)

Main Card Fighters

-Mauricio "Shogun" Rua: $50,000 (13th fight in Pride; defeated Alistair Overeem)

-Takanori Gomi: $20,000 (15th fight in Pride; lost to Nick Diaz)

-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: $20,000 (10th fight in Pride; lost to Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou)

-Nick Diaz: $15,000 (1st fight in Pride; defeated Takanori Gomi)

-Joachim Hansen: $15,000 (6th fight in Pride; defeated Jason Ireland)

-Hayato Sakurai: $10,000 (11th fight in Pride; defeated Mac Danzig)

-Frank Trigg: $10,000 (2nd fight in Pride; defeated Kazuo Misaki)

-Kazuo Misaki: $10,000 (8th fight in Pride; lost to Frank Trigg)

-Sergei Kharitonov: $10,000 (11th fight in Pride; defeated Mike Russow)

-Alistair Overeem: $10,000 (14th fight in Pride; lost to Mauricio "Shogun" Rua)

-Travis Wiuff: $10,000 (1st fight in Pride; lost to James Lee)

-Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou: $10,000 (1st fight in Pride; defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira)

-Mac Danzig: $10,000 (1st fight in Pride; lost to Hayato Sakurai)

-Jason Ireland: $10,000 (1st fight in Pride; lost to Joachim Hansen)

-Mike Russow: $10,000 (1st fight in Pride; lost to Sergei Kharitonov)

-James Lee: $10,000 (1st fight in Pride; defeated Travis Wiuff)

Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $430,000

BroadwayBomber55
02-26-07, 10:54 PM
A WORD FROM THE ASIAN SENSATION...

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3504&zoneid=13


…dis·as·ter
-noun
A calamitous event, esp. one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business failure.

Operating under financial turmoil, DSE continued forward with their second U.S. show in hopes to make a further impact in a market currently dominated by the UFC. Pride 33: The Second Coming produced many exciting fights and was easily one of the best events of the year. Of the nine scheduled fights, only one went to a decision. So why was it a disaster?

What makes an organization is its stable of fighters. Pride’s large roster consists of some of the best fighters in the world. Any time a marquee fighter loses, it can have an adverse affect on an organization. In this case, four of Pride’s stars faltered on a crucial night for the Japanese organization.

2006 Welterweight Grand Prix winner Kazuo Misaki dropped a decision to the resurging Frank Trigg. Misaki wasn’t able to defend Trigg’s takedowns and remained relatively inactive from his guard.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was knocked by relatively unknown Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou just 23 seconds into the first round. Considered by many as the next in line for the Pride Middleweight belt, the shocking loss derailed the Brazilian Top Team fighter’s momentum.

In the most intriguing match of the night, Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi and former UFC welterweight Nick Diaz produced an exciting fight in their non-title bout. After gaining the advantage early on, Gomi was unable to get past Diaz’s reach and was seemingly exhausted at the end of the first round. Diaz continued to use his size and reach to frustrate Gomi on their feet, causing the champion to go for a takedown. Once in Diaz’s guard, Gomi fell victim to a gogoplata, forcing the Team Rascal fighter to tap.

Did I ever mention that I dislike non-title matches?

The inane non-title fight reared it ugly head again, this time in a very devastating fashion. Having openly stated that he intends to challenge the best fighters in the UFC, Gomi’s loss to Nick Diaz was a huge setback. UFC pundits will view Gomi as a fighter who couldn’t beat a former Octagon veteran and the defeat couldn’t come at a worse time. Pride dodged a bullet when Gomi destroyed Mitsuhiro Ishida at Shockwave 2006 in a non-title bout but history has repeated itself this past weekend. For Diaz, he is now a champion without a crown. Expect Pride to schedule a rematch later this year.

Team Quest’s Dan Henderson dealt a devastating blow to Pride by knocking out long reigning Middleweight Champion Wanderlei Silva. DSE hoped to continue promoting Silva as the man who would dethrone UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell but it’s highly unlikely the match-up will materialize any time soon. The opening highlight video hyped Wanderlei with phrases such as “Is he a god?” and “Is he the devil?” He was neither. Dan Henderson turned out to be more than just a stepping stone. Although Silva has fallen, it’s still possible to push Dan Henderson or Mauricio “Shogun” Rua into the spotlight. A potential match-up between Liddell and Rua is very intriguing.

Ed Fishman’s recent comments further add to the chaos for DSE. The President of Pride USA issued a challenge to the UFC to put each organization’s top two fighters in each of the four weight classes against each other in a best-of-eight “Winner Take All” format. Both companies would put up $20 million and the first organization to win 5 of the 8 bouts would take home the $40 million prize. After Saturday night, I believe laughter could be heard somewhere in Las Vegas and the voice had an uncanny resemblance to that of Dana White.

So can things get any worse for Pride? We will found out in about a week.

BroadwayBomber55
02-26-07, 10:57 PM
Another article concerning PRIDE

Chaotic Time for PRIDE Culminates in Night of Upsets

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6837

BroadwayBomber55
02-26-07, 10:58 PM
NSAC issues PRIDE 33 medical suspensions

http://www.mmafighting.com/news/2007/nsac_issues_pride_33_medical_suspensions.html


The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended Nick Diaz until Aug. 24 due to suffering a right orbital floor fracture in his fight against Takanori Gomi. If Diaz is cleared by a doctor, he will be allowed to fight beginning Apr. 26. This makes May 20 the earliest date for a potential Diaz-Gomi rematch, on the opening round of the 2007 PRIDE Lightweight Grand Prix.

PRIDE Welterweight and Middleweight champion Dan Henderson broke his right hand and is medically suspended until Aug. 24. If cleared by a doctor, he is allowed to fight beginning Apr. 11.

Mac Danzig has a possible broken left thumb. He is suspended until Aug. 24 unless he gets his thumb x-rayed and medically cleared. His suspension would then be shortened to Apr. 11.

Jason Ireland, Wanderlei Silva, Takanori Gomi, Alistair Overeem, and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira are suspended until Apr. 11.

Wiuff is suspended until Mar. 27.

Frank Trigg, Kazuo Misaki, James Lee, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Hayato "Mach" Sakurai, Mike Russow, Sergei Kharitonov and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua walked away with no suspensions.

BroadwayBomber55
02-26-07, 11:03 PM
Video link of Wanderlei Silva v. Dan Henderson (PRIDE 33)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjIa1mDcVD4

BroadwayBomber55
02-26-07, 11:09 PM
Update On Jackson-Liddell Rematch: Rampage v. Iceman in May?

http://www.onlyufc.com/articles/1172389204.html

BroadwayBomber55
02-27-07, 10:23 AM
UFC 68: The Uprising website link.

68.ufc.com

BroadwayBomber55
02-28-07, 06:17 PM
Mixed Martial Arts knocks out boxing

http://www.cleveland.com/sports/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/sports/117256885876500.xml&coll=2&thispage=1

BroadwayBomber55
02-28-07, 06:18 PM
NSAC Releases Gate and Paid Tickets for PRIDE 33

http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=6856


PRIDE Fighting Championships' second U.S. venture saw 8,334 tickets sold for a gate just north of $2 million, the Nevada State Athletic Commission informed Sherdog.com on Wednesday.

The number of paid tickets bests PRIDE's October 2006 effort in Las Vegas by 255, though dollars at the gate dropped by $23,346. While Saturday's attendance was announced at 13,180, the NSAC lists 4,577 of those as being comp tickets.

Gross ticket sales of $2,033,098 places PRIDE 33, which saw Dan Henderson (Pictures) knock out Wanderlei Silva (Pictures) in the main event, ninth on Nevada's top MMA gate list, one spot behind PRIDE "Real Deal."

The Zuffa-promoted Ultimate Fighting Championship owns the top eight spots, with Dec. 30's Chuck Liddell (Pictures)-Tito Ortiz (Pictures) II card taking in $5.4 million at the gate.

BroadwayBomber55
03-01-07, 12:27 PM
A reminder for all MMA fans:

Check out the UFC 68: The Uprising Live Weigh-Ins on March 2nd at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT

http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=eventdetail.home&eid=480


NBCSports.com, Sympatico MSN, Yahoo!Sports and FoxSports.com will broadcast LIVE, online, the fighter weigh-in for UFC 68: THE UPRISING at 4pm ET.

If you will be in Columbus, Ohio, please join us from 3pm until 5pm for this free event -open to the public- at the Nationwide Arena. Meet UFC fighters, take pictures hang out with UFC fans, as we all get ready for the big event Saturday night!

UFC® FIGHT CLUB™ members -- make sure to look for the check-in table at the Nationwide Arena to get your wristbands for reserved seating, and access to a special event that will take place after the weigh-in!

BroadwayBomber55
03-01-07, 12:30 PM
Another reminder for all MMA fans:

Check out Countdown to UFC 68: The Uprising on Spike TV

http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=eventdetail.home&eid=464


Countdown™ to UFC® 68

Go behind the scenes to see fighters preparing for battle in Ohio. Featuring heavyweight title holder Tim Sylvia, Randy Couture, Matt Hughes, Chris Lytle, Rich Franklin and Jason MacDonald.

Premieres Friday, 3/02 at 11pm
Reairs Saturday, 3/03 at 9am and 6pm

BroadwayBomber55
03-01-07, 12:39 PM
UFC PPV REVENUE TOPS $200 MILLION IN 2006

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3520&zoneid=13

BroadwayBomber55
03-01-07, 12:50 PM
UFC 68 “The Uprising” Undercard Preview

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6861

Jamie Varner vs. Jason Gilliam

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6861&my_page=2


Both of these guys really belong here and this could be a main event on a local show. Varner hasn't gone the distance in a fight since early in his career and Gilliam has only seen the final bell once. Even thought they're both wrestlers, with the assumed boring ground-and-pound tactics taken into account, I think this could be a great fight and feel Gilliam will win with strikes.

Gleison Tibau vs. Jason Dent

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6861&my_page=3


After struggling with a physically superior Diaz in his last bout, Gleison has dropped to the lightweight division and he'll likely only be faster and more powerful than before. Dent has just one loss in the UFC, too, but he tends to "play with his food" and drag out competitions against those that might have a skill advantage and use it against him win a decision.

Rex Holman vs. Matt Hamill

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6861&my_page=4


It is a big fight for both guys, with bragging rights of Ohio on the line. The experience is about even but the intangibles are strongly in favor of Hamill.

Given all he's gone through to get where he is as well as his dedication to training make him a role model for so many people. And he doesn't want anyone's charity. He wants the challenge and needs to push himself. He seems like the type of guy who goes into the cage or ring and the thought of losing never crosses his mind. Given Holman and Hamill's similar disciplines, it should be a bit of a positional chess game early. But I think Hamill's time with Ortiz and the rest of the TUF crew will be the difference maker. Hamill by decision.

Jon Fitch vs. Luigi Fioravanti

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6861&my_page=5


Fitch was quite upset that he didn't make the main card for the pay-per-view and given his undefeated UFC record he has an argument. Given his penchant for stopping opponents with strikes, Jon will need to use superior movement and be more technical on the feet with the jiu-jitsu fighter.

Fioravanti looked vulnerable in the clinch with Leben and it could be the area Fitch capitalizes on. Going to the ground could only complicate things unless Fitch can quickly establish side-mount and stop his opponent with a little ground-and-pound. I see Fitch showing the cleaner skills and beating Fioravanti to the punch, taking the victory late in the bout with strikes on the feet.

BroadwayBomber55
03-01-07, 09:20 PM
Rough Morning for "The Iceman"

http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=6870


Memo to Chuck Liddell's (Pictures) future opponents: Slip the UFC light heavyweight champion a NyQuil-based mickey and you should have a much better chance of taking the belt.

In Dallas to promote Warner Bros. latest theatric release "300," Liddell appeared on Good Morning Texas Thursday. From the outset Liddell was not lucid, as he slurred his words and had difficulty putting together sentences.

The UFC champ told Sherdog.com via text messaging that he is very ill and had taken "NyQuil too late."

"I couldn't understand a thing [Liddell] was saying," GMT host Gary Cogill said later for a video piece on the WFFA Channel 8 Web site.

"He takes a lot of Nyquil when he's sick," said Liddell's trainer, John Hackleman. "He goes to bed at 4 a.m. and wakes up at noon, so if they got him up in the morning I can see how he'd be like that."

During the interview, Cogill interjected and asked Liddell if he was OK. Later, Coghill said Liddell momentarily fell asleep.

"I've seen him really close to that before," said Hackleman.

BroadwayBomber55
03-01-07, 09:31 PM
Here's the clip: The Iceman drunk or tired?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrjCflihb40

BroadwayBomber55
03-02-07, 12:44 PM
Preview: Sylvia Defends Against Couture at UFC 68

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6871

Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFedries

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6871&my_page=2


McFedries' wrestling is solid but his hands were a huge secret weapon going into the Sakara match. He spars on a regular basis with current UFC heavyweight champ Tim Sylvia (Pictures) and others at MFS, so his timing, accuracy and footwork rival that of many of the sport's top strikers.

McFedries has the ability to take the fight where it needs to go - a true Miletich fighter trait - without fear of being caught in a bad position or being dominated in an unfamiliar aspect of the game. It is that mindset, coupled with the huge heart of fighter who has come back from death's door, which makes him incredibly tough to beat.

He may be just another member of one of the most successful camps in all of MMA, but McFedries has shown the heart and ability to hang with anyone. Like McFedries, Kampmann has skills on the ground but the Dane is going to keep it standing whenever possible. That works in McFedries favor, because his quality of training partners and environment is superior to his opponent.

I think it will be competitive bout, with McFedries taking the win via submission.

Jason Lambert vs. Renato Sobral

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6871&my_page=3


These two wrestlers are fairly evenly matched but the level of competition faced is dramatically different. In my opinion Lambert has only faced top competition a handful of times. The move down in weight in 2003 was a smart one and his takedown defense and striking have shown real improvement as well. With Sobral, he's gone through a major transformation since dropping to light heavyweight and switching camps.

He's always been a good wrestler but his kicks are nasty and his submission skills have taken center stage as an opponent's biggest concern. Lambert's best game plan is to use his wrestling to Sobral's back and try and work the choke from there. He also strikes well from the mount but "Babalu" has superior ground skills. I look for Sobral to win by submission.

Jason MacDonald vs. Rich Franklin

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6871&my_page=4


Anderson Silva entered the Octagon with a reputation as one of the most feared strikers in the middleweight division, and in less than three minutes he showed why, overwhelming Franklin in the clinch and dropping him with strikes.

He is a complete fighter with great throwing abilities, solid takedowns with good takedown defense and his submission skills are adequate enough to take out somewhat skilled grapplers while giving him the confidence to avoid trouble spots.

MacDonald is most dangerous on the ground and he can pull off modified, more risky maneuvers as well as the traditional submission finishes. His weakness is striking on the feet, though he professed to working on his stand-up striking prior to the Leben fight. However, he was visibly hurt in the exchanges there and that is where Franklin will capitalize. Franklin has the takedown defense to keep this out of MacDonald's comfort zone and finish him with knees to the body and elbows in the clinch. Franklin by TKO.

Chris Lytle vs. Matt Hughes

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6871&my_page=5


Hughes needs a confidence builder to bring him back to speed but Lytle is no easy win. Lytle did show some weakness avoiding strikes from his back in guard against Riggs and I think that is where Hughes will finish this one.

On the feet, Lytle likely has the better all-around game — especially boxing. We've seen knees and even roundhouse kicks to the head from Hughes, so he doesn't always just wait for his chance to take you down. Once you're on the ground, you're in trouble. Lytle has had problems avoiding punishment from his back and Hughes is certain to employ elbows. Hughes via TKO.

Randy Couture vs. Tim Sylvia

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6871&my_page=6


I've gone back forth on this but I'm going to say Couture. Any time I've ever picked against Couture he pulled out the win and that makes me feel foolish because he simply used his tools better. That is no disrespect to Sylvia: he's the champion and I'd give him the nod against most competitors in the division.

What makes me doubt his continued reign is that Couture is a strategist. Sure, he's older and been away for some time but this is a single fight. I seriously doubt Couture is going to hang around fighting when he's truly past it. His 43 and most guys that are aren't the same as they were earlier in their careers. Plus, he never really left. He did the grappling match with "Jacare" and has continued to train, so all he really did was take a break to heal and regroup.

The game plan for each fighter is straightforward. Sylvia needs to use his reach, his killer right hand and his polished takedown defense to keep this fight standing. Couture needs to close the distance, take the fight to the side of the cage, engage in close-quarters "dirty boxing" tactics and try to bring it to the mat.

Couture's conditioning is the key to winning or losing. Trying to take down Sylvia down will tax those 43-year-old muscles and could zap his strength quickly. If he does get Sylvia to the ground and it is early enough in the fight that he has enough in his tank to keep going, his chances of submitting him are good. Both of Sylvia's pro losses were by submission. I feel Couture is going to take a lot of abuse standing before he'll get his chance to seize a limb but it will happen. Couture by submission.

BroadwayBomber55
03-02-07, 01:05 PM
My UFC 68 Picks

Main card

Heavyweight championship bout: Tim Sylvia vs. Randy Couture
My Pick: Randy Couture

Middleweight bout: Rich Franklin vs. Jason MacDonald
My Pick: Rich Franklin

Light Heavyweight bout: Jason Lambert vs. Renato Sobral
My Pick: Renato Sobral

Welterweight bout: Chris Lytle vs. Matt Hughes
My Pick: Matt Hughes

Middleweight bout: Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFedries
My Pick: Drew McFedries

Preliminary card

Light Heavyweight bout: Rex Holman vs. Matt Hamill
My Pick: Matt Hamill

Welterweight bout: Jon Fitch vs. Luigi Fioravanti
My Pick: Jon Fitch

Lightweight bout: Gleison Tibau vs. Jason Dent
My Pick: Jason Dent

Lightweight bout: Jason Gilliam vs. Jamie Varner
My Pick: Jason Gilliam

BroadwayBomber55
03-02-07, 05:03 PM
Fighting words
White: 'I'll have Fedor someday'

http://www.nbcsports.com/ufc/1122785/detail.html

BroadwayBomber55
03-02-07, 05:05 PM
UFC 68 Weigh-In results

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3527&zoneid=2


UFC 68 WEIGH-IN RESULTS

Tim Sylvia – 263
Randy Couture – 222.5

Rich Franklin – 185
Jason MacDonald – 183.5

Matt Hughes – 171
Chris Lytle – 169

Renato “Babalu” Sobral – 204
Jason Lambert – 204

Martin Kampmann – 185.5
Drew McFedries – 185

Rex Holman – 205
Matt Hamill – 202.5

Luigi Fioravanti – 171
Jon Fitch – 171

Gleison Thibau – 155.5
Jason Dent – 156

Jason Gilliam – 155.5
Jamie Varner – 155.5

nhyankeefan
03-02-07, 05:22 PM
Fighting words
White: 'I'll have Fedor someday'

http://www.nbcsports.com/ufc/1122785/detail.html

These comments are pretty inflamatory too.


I've been trying to make that Wanderlei Silva fight for Chuck for years," he said. "And that got these goofs running around saying I wouldn't make the fight and I'm the reason it won't happen. That's bull----. I've always been willing to prove we have the best fighters in the world. Now it's unfolding anyway. It's happening."

It appears that even though that's a fight White has talked about for years, it likely won't happen now with Silva having lost two straight fights.

"I'm pissed off he didn't lose to Chuck," White said. "They threw away the biggest fight in MMA history. Not only are they No. 2, they're not the brightest bulbs on the porch, either."

BroadwayBomber55
03-02-07, 05:28 PM
Check this out...Dana v. Tito. Who will win?

http://video.nbcsports.com/player/?id=56478

BroadwayBomber55
03-02-07, 05:33 PM
These comments are pretty inflamatory too.

Dana White wants everybody. The past few months, the UFC acquired Rampage, Cro Cop, and Fabricio Werdum. Who's next? Fedor?

SubwayFanatic
03-03-07, 08:59 AM
Broadway, do you think that Randy will actually win this fight, or are you just hoping that he does?

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 10:48 AM
Broadway, do you think that Randy will actually win this fight, or are you just hoping that he does?

I think Randy will win this fight because I pick the underdog. Sure, Randy has a height and reach disadvantage, but if the fight goes to the ground and stays there, Tim Sylvia is in trouble.

Sylvia received a lot of boos during the weigh-ins yesterday for his comments on Randy.

If Captain America wins at the age of 43 tonight over "The Maine-iac" the MMA World will have their jaws on the floor. I'm very interested in this fight tonight.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 11:38 AM
I'm also interested in the Rich Franklin v. Jason MacDonald and Matt Hughes v. Chris Lytle fights.

MacDonald wants to prove that the two wins v. Ed Herman and Chris Leben are not flukes and Franklin wants another shot from Anderson Silva.

If Matt Hughes wants another shot at Georges 'Rush' St. Pierre, he needs to start his comeback by winning tonight.

Yankeeah
03-03-07, 01:33 PM
Broadway, do you think that Randy will actually win this fight, or are you just hoping that he does?

Everyone is hoping Randy wins. Tim Sylvia is hated. I met the dude one time, and I can tell you why, hes an ass. A legit ass.
Everytime Couture goes to shoot for a take down, he's going to eat a knee. If he can avoid it, or if Sylvia doesn't throw it, and Randy gets it to the ground, Tim is in trouble.
If the Tim Sylvia that actually tries to knock people out shows up, Tim wins no problem. If the Tim that fought Monson or Arlovski the 3rd time shows up, Couture can take it.

Yankeeah
03-03-07, 01:36 PM
And does it really matter anyway? The winner is going to have their head kicked off by Cro Cop.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 01:41 PM
And does it really matter anyway? The winner is going to have their head kicked off by Cro Cop.

I like Couture better, but I want Sylvia to win just for that reason.

Is there any UFC heavyweight that would have a chance against Cro Cop?

Yankeeah
03-03-07, 02:11 PM
I like Couture better, but I want Sylvia to win just for that reason.

Is there any UFC heavyweight that would have a chance against Cro Cop?

Both Arlovski and Werdum, who are fighting soon have a chance. Werdum has taken out Gonzaga, Overeem and Aleksander Emilinanko (Fedors bro). His BJJ is solid. Cro Cop is definetly the best, and will almost certainly dominate the divison.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 02:16 PM
Both Arlovski and Werdum, who are fighting soon have a chance. Werdum has taken out Gonzaga, Overeem and Aleksander Emilinanko (Fedors bro). His BJJ is solid. Cro Cop is definetly the best, and will almost certainly dominate the divison.

They'll fight each other at UFC 70 in Manchester, UK in April. The UFC will have 2 PPVs in the month of April: UFC 69 on April 7 and UFC 70 in the UK on April 21.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 02:21 PM
UFC 68 breaks Nationwide Arena ticket sales record

http://www.mmafighting.com/news/2007/ufc_68_breaks_ticket_sales_record.html


The Columbus Dispatch reports that the UFC's debut in Ohio has become the highest-grossing event at the Nationwide Arena.

Ticket sales have reached $2.8 million dollars, which is higher than the Rolling Stones, who had the highest grossing music tour in 2006.

18,000 fans are expected to be in attendance for UFC 68 "The Uprising" in Columbus, Ohio. Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie currently holds the record for the highest attended mixed martial arts event, with 18,265 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 08:13 PM
UFC 68: The Uprising Live Play By Play

http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=6884


Jason Gilliam vs. Jamie Varner (Pictures)
Round 1
Varner quickly gets a takedown from the clinch. Varner takes Gilliam's back after a quick scramble for position. He fights for the rear naked choke and secures a submission victory at the 1:34 mark of the first period. Varner wins by Submission (RNC).

Gleison Tibau vs. Jason Dent (Pictures)
Round 1
The fighters circle but both seem hesitant. Tibau clinches and throws Dent to the mat. Tibau got side-control off the takedown. Tibau working some some elbows to the head of Dent. Dent uses good leg work to get half-guard. Tibau is looking for an arm-triangle but it's not across the throat. He tries the hold for almost 2 mintues but Dent escapes. Referee Herb Dean stands up the fighters. Dent with a low kick. Tibau catches a leg and takes Dent back to the mat. Sherdog.com scores the first frame 10-9 for Tibau.

Round 2
Tibau scores a double-leg takedown. He works some ground and pound but Herb Dean stands them back up. Dent lands a low kick. Dent pieces together some nice punches. Just when it looked as if Dent was finding his range, Tibau scores another double. Tibau now getting some good shots in from the top position. Sherdog.com scores the second round 10-9 for Tibau.

Round 3
Another takedown for Tibau. The Brazilian punching well from the top but doesn't appear to be looking for a finish. Half way through the round, Herb Dean stands the fight up. Dent tries to mount some offense but slips while throwing a kick. Tibau dives into Dent's guard with a left hand. Tibau mounts and rides out the round in the dominant position. All three judges score the fight 30-27 for Gleison Tibau.

Jon Fitch (Pictures) vs. Luigi Fioravanti (Pictures)
Round 1
The fighters trade a few shots on the feet but nothing special lands. Fitch gets an inside trip and takes Luigi to the canvas. Fitch moves to side control. Fitch landing some good knees to the body. Fitch takes Luigi's back with only one hook in. Luigi gets back to half-guard. Luigi gets heels on hips and kicks Fitch off. Luigi lands a right hand. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Fitch.

Round 2
Luigi holds the fence to avoid a takedown but he gets slammed anyways. Luigi goes for a leg submission but Fitch takes his back after a crazy scramble. Fitch now has both hooks secured. He fights for and gets the victory via rear naked choke at 3:05 of the second round.

Rex Holman vs. Matt Hamill (Pictures)
Round 1
First three minutes displays some of the worst striking from both fighters you will ever see in the cage. Hamill is cut under his eye but it doesn't seem serious. Hollman looks completely gassed. Holman shoots but Hamill stuffs the takedown. Hamil takes down the fatigued fighter and not long after gets his back. Hamill unloads with a series of punches that force the referee to halt the action at 4:00 of the first round.

Jason Lambert (Pictures) vs. Renato Sobral (Pictures)
Round 1
"Babalu" lands a low kick and a flurry of punches before rushing in and taking Lambert to the canvas. Sobral, working from Lambert's guard, lands a few punches to the head. Lambert is defending well from the bottom. Lambert gives up his back. "Babalu" secures his hooks and looks for the choke. "Babalu" rolls him over and sinks the hold under Lambert's throat. Lambert escapes to his feet. Lambert lands some stiff uppercuts from the clinch. Lambert drops Sobral with a right hand and pounces on his opponent. Sobral is saved by the bell. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Lambert.

BB55's Scorecard after Round 1: 10-9 Lambert.

Round 2

"Babalu" scores with some knees from the Thai-clinch. Lambert takes Sobral down with a double-leg. Sobral back to his feet. Lambert again takes Sobral down, but with a single-leg this time. The Californian lands some ground and pound. Sobral's right eye is sporting a mouse. Sobral goes high with his guard and looks for a triangle but Lambert has none of it. Lambert rubs his glove over Sobral's bleeding eye. Lambert knocks out Sobral with a left hook counter off a knee. After a standup, Lambert knocks out Sobral with a left hook counter off a knee at 3:26 of the second round. Sobral was trying to throw a knee when he got caught.

Matt Hughes (Pictures) vs. Chris Lytle (Pictures)
Round 1
Lytle comes out swinging and tags Hughes with a left hand. Hughes shoots in and takes Lytle down. Lytle has a tight guillotine choke but Hughes has one arm inside the hold. Lytle gives up the neck. Hughes is working from half-guard. Hughes passes and is now in side-control. One minute left in the round. Hughes drops down some elbows. Hughes fully secures an armbar but Lytle is saved by the bell. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Hughes.

BB55's Scorecard after Round 1: 10-9 Hughes.

Round 2
Hughes opens up the second round with a quick takedown. Hughes moves to side-control and lands an elbow. More elbows from Hughes. Lytle is cut. Hughes unloads more savage elbows. Hughes moves to mount. Lytle sweeps and takes the top position. Hughes goes for a Kimura. Lytle tries to counter with an armbar but Hughes sees it coming. Another round for Hughes, 10-9.

BB55's Scorecard after Round 2: 10-9 Hughes.

Round 3
Lytle tries to press the action with some punches but Hughes quickly takes him down with a double-leg. Hughes gets to side-control and isolates Lytle's left arm. The once rowdy crowd turns silent. The crowd grows impatient and starts to boo. Hughes lets go of the arm and unloads some punches. Hughes now has knee-on-belly position. 30 seconds remain in the fight. Hughes unsuccessfully tries an armbar before the horn sounds. Sherdog.com scores the fight 30-27 for Matt Hughes. All three judges agree, with scores of 30-27 x3.

BB55's Scorecard after Round 3. For the fight: 30-27 Hughes.

Rich Franklin (Pictures) vs. Jason MacDonald (Pictures)
Round 1
Franklin cracks MacDonald with a left hand. MacDonald is working for a single against the cage. Franklin rocks MacDonald with a knee.
The Canadian again clinches and works to get the fight to the ground. Franklin turns and pushes MacDonald against the cage. Knees to the body from Franklin. Franklin lands a looping right hand and a short left. MacDonald lands a leg kick. Franklin throws MacDonald down and unloads with punches. MacDonald defends and gets back to his feet. MacDonald takes Franklin down. Franklin sweeps before the round ends. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Franklin.

BB55's Scorecard After 1: 10-9 Frankin.

Round 2
Franklin lands a left hand. MacDonald grabs a single but Franklin hops and defends. MacDonald jumps on Franklin's back and drags him down. Franklin rolls and ends up in side-control in the top position. Franklin has knee-on-belly. The American mounts MacDonald. Franklin pounds away with lefts and rights. MacDonald turns his back to avoid punishment. Franklin is teeing off. MacDonald barely survives the round. Sherdog.com scores the frame 10-8 for Franklin. MacDonald's corner halts the fight between rounds. Rich Franklin wins by TKO (Corner stoppage).

Franklin says after the bout that he would like to fight Anderson Silva again. Silva enters the cage after the fight and is booed heavily by the Ohio crowd. Silva says nothing but kind words for the ex-champion. Franklin tells the crowd he will face Anderson Silva at a future UFC in Cincinnati.

Andrew McFedries vs. Martin Kampmann (Pictures)
Round 1
McFedries lands a left hand. And another. McFedries drops Kampmann with a right hand. Kampmann back to his feet. McFedries lands a few more punches. Kampmann answers with a takedown. Kampmann moves to side-control and lands a few elbows. Kampmann lands 2 very hard knees to the body. Kampmann jumps over McFedries to an arm-triangle and chokes the American out cold. Kampmann wins at 4:06 of the first stanza.

Tim Sylvia (Pictures) vs. Randy Couture (Pictures)

Randy Couture walks to the cage to Aerosmith's "Back in the Saddle." Tim Sylvia follows to the sounds of Kanye West's "Jesus Walks."

Round 1
Couture drops Sylvia with a right hand in the opening seconds. Couture takes Sylvia's back. Sylvia is hurt. Couture has both hooks in but the champion controls Randy's wrists. Couture hits the side of Sylvia's head and goes under the arm with an uppercut. Sylvia stays calm and defends well. Couture sinks the choke under Sylvia's chin but the champion continues to defend. Sherdog.com scores the first round 10-9 for Couture.

BB55's Scorecard after Round 1: 10-8 Couture.

Round 2
Sylvia jabs but eats another Couture right hand. Randy clinches and tries to work for a takedown. Randy trips Sylvia and lands a hard shot to the body. Couture working from Sylvia's closed guard. Hard shots from Randy. The challenger is dominating with 2-min left in the round. Sylvia is bleeding from the nose. One minute left in the round. Couture pushes Sylvia against the fence and lads some strikes. Referee "Big" John McCarthy stands the fight up. Sylvia lands a left hand. Couture with another takedown as the bell sounds. 10-9 for Couture.

BB55's Scorecard after Round 2: 10-9 Couture.

Round 3
Couture lands a left hand but eats a right. Couture lands a right hand. Randy looks like he is starting to tire. Randy lands another left hand. Couture is picking Sylvia apart on the feet. Sylvia lands his best shots of the fight, a left hand and a hard knee to the body. Couture now is holding his hands down from fatigue. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Couture.

BB55's Scorecard after Round 3: 10-9 Couture.

Round 4
Randy shoots but Sylvia sprawls and defends. He tries again and gets the fight to the canvas. Couture working from Sylvia's guard. Randy Postures up and lands lefts to the champion's head. Referee "Big" John McCarthy stands the fighters back up. Couture lands a right hand. And another. Couture gets another takedown and quickly moves to side-control. Randy Mounts Sylvia and drops elbows downward. Sylvia escapes but eats a few more punches before the round ends. This fight is all Couture, 10-9.

BB55's Scorecard after Round 4: 10-9 Couture.

Round 5
Again Randy takes the fight to the floor. Couture working from half-guard. Sylvia tries a leg submission but Couture defends and moves to side-control. Couture with some knees to the body. Total domination so far by the challenger with only 1:45 left in the bout. Couture mounts and unloads with punches. Sylvia escapes to his feet but is ripped back to the mat. Sherdog.com scores the bout 50-45 for Couture. The official scorecards read 50-45 x3 for the first five-time champion in the UFC, Randy Couture.

BB55's Scorecard after Round 5: 10-9 Couture. For the fight: 50-44 Couture.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 08:17 PM
UFC 68: The Uprising Live Results

http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?EventID=4662


Organization Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date March 3, 2007
Location Nationwide Arena,
Columbus, Ohio

1 Jamie Varner d. Jason Gilliam via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1 1:34

2 Gleison Tibau d. Jason Dent via Decision (Unanimous)

3 Jon Fitch d. Luigi Fioravanti via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 2 3:05

4 Matt Hamill d. Rex Holman via TKO (Strikes) Round 1 4:00

5 Jason Lambert d. Renato Sobral via KO (Punch) Round 2 3:26

6 Matt Hughes d. Chris Lytle via Decision (Unanimous)

7 Rich Franklin d. Jason MacDonald via TKO (Corner Stoppage) Round 2 5:00

8 Martin Kampmann d. Andrew McFedries via Submision (Arm-triangle choke) Round 1 4:06

9 Randy Couture d. Tim Sylvia via Decision (Unanimous)

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 09:16 PM
Both Arlovski and Werdum, who are fighting soon have a chance. Werdum has taken out Gonzaga, Overeem and Aleksander Emilinanko (Fedors bro). His BJJ is solid. Cro Cop is definetly the best, and will almost certainly dominate the divison.

Where did Werdum come from? I assume he's one of the recent signings, but I've never heard of him before.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 09:24 PM
Opening fight is Sobral-Lambert and it was a great first round. Sobral started strong and took Lambert down and came close to choking him out, but Lambert escaped and almost knocked Sobral out to end the round.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 09:28 PM
Opening fight is Sobral-Lambert and it was a great first round. Sobral started strong and took Lambert down and came close to choking him out, but Lambert escaped and almost knocked Sobral out to end the round.

Very good first round. I give it 10-9 Lambert.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 09:30 PM
Wow, Lambert wins with a 2nd round KO. Lambert was on top, when the ref (McCarthy) stood them up and when Sabral went for a knee Lambert caught him. It was over.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 09:32 PM
That was a nasty head snap from Babalu off the counter. Looks like we won't see Babalu anytime soon as he loses his 2nd straight fight in the UFC. Once again, Babalu gets beat up in the standup.

Highlight reel KO by Jason Lambert. Babalu's face is a mess.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 09:52 PM
Hughes-Lytle is up now. Lytle almost trapped Hughes in a guillotine, but Hughes fought back and almost had Lytle in a crucifix by the end of the round. Very good first round.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 09:55 PM
Hughes-Lytle is up now. Lytle almost trapped Hughes in a guillotine, but Hughes fought back and almost had Lytle in a crucifix by the end of the round. Very good first round.

I give it 10-9 Hughes. But Matt scores the takedown and landing quality elbows.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 09:58 PM
holy cow. Lytle sweeps back and now, he has top position.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 09:58 PM
Excellent second round, Hughes dominated the beginning and got a full mount halfway in but Lytle reversed. When Lytle went for an armbar Hughes reversed and ended back on top. I'd have to say Hughes won the first two rounds but it's close.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 09:58 PM
End of the Round. Chris Lytle showing some heart, but Matt Hughes did more damage.

10-9 Hughes in Round 2.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 09:59 PM
Hughes seems to get side control easily, but he's having a hard time finishing.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 10:03 PM
Very quiet third round, crowd is showing it's displeasure. Looks like it will be Hughes in a unanimous decision.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 10:04 PM
I say 30-27 Matt Hughes via Unanimous Decision as well.

Hughes scored takedowns and advanced his position after the takedown with punches, elbows, and submission attempts throughout most of the fight. 3rd round? Clearly lay n pray.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 10:07 PM
Matt Hughes wins via Unanimous Decision 30-27 x3 over Chris Lytle.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 10:11 PM
In my mind, Hughes should've finished Lytle in the second round before Lytle swept him.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 10:17 PM
In my mind, Hughes should've finished Lytle in the second round before Lytle swept him.

Although Lytle only had a real advantage in the first round, he defended very well. I kept expecting hughes to get Lytle in a crucifix but Lytle kept escaping. Two good fights to start the card and Franklin-McDonald is up next.

SubwayFanatic
03-03-07, 10:18 PM
In my mind, Hughes should've finished Lytle in the second round before Lytle swept him.

Lytle is pretty hard to finish though. IIRC, he has only been finished once.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 10:20 PM
Franklin has another shiner, maybe he needs to ask his sparring partners to ease up before a fight.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 10:21 PM
Arlovski's girlfriend, or at the least the girl who's sitting next to him, is hot.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 10:22 PM
Lytle is pretty hard to finish though. IIRC, he has only been finished once.

Lytle was finished only once: a TKO (Cut) from an elbow by Joe 'Diesel' Riggs at UFC 55.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 10:23 PM
Arlovski's girlfriend, or at the least the girl who's sitting next to him, is hot.

Yowza! :ga-ga:

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 10:29 PM
Good first round. Franklin seemed to dominate the stand up and defended well against MacDonald's take downs.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 10:31 PM
In Franklin's home state Silva is getting booed every time he's on the screen.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 10:32 PM
10-9 Franklin after Round 1 in my scorecard.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 10:34 PM
Franklin has the full mount with two minutes to go. Macdonald is in trouble.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 10:35 PM
Franklin was raining down blows at the second and MacDonald was seconds away from losing.

Edit - the fight was called at the end of the second as MacDonald's corner threw in the towel.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 10:39 PM
Total dominance by Rich 'Ace' Franklin. He unloaded with a lot of punches especially from the mount. Jason 'The Athlete' MacDonald absorbed a lot. He's tough, but overwhelmed in this fight.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 10:39 PM
Franklin has a ton of class, telling the fans they shouldn't boo Silva. He seems like a great guy.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 10:41 PM
Franklin has a ton of class, telling the fans they shouldn't boo Silva. He seems like a great guy.

Good move by Ace. :) When fans were booing MacDonald, he shook his head and clapped for him, and he told all the fans to not boo Anderson and that Silva was a great guy and a true champion. His post-fight interview was so ridiculously classy.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 10:58 PM
Submission of the night belongs to Martin Kampmann. Arm-triangle choke victory.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:03 PM
Couture-Silvia is up next. Couture comes out to Aerosmith's "Back in the Saddle", nice touch.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:04 PM
Good move by Ace. :) When fans were booing MacDonald, he shook his head and clapped for him, and he told all the fans to not boo Anderson and that Silva was a great guy and a true champion. His post-fight interview was so ridiculously classy.

It's obvious those two guys have a tremendous amount of respect for each other, that's always good to see.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:11 PM
Couture is clearly the fan favorite, but that's to be expected.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 11:15 PM
Randy dropped Tim! Captain America scored a knockdown.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 11:18 PM
Round 1 goes to Randy, 10-8.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:19 PM
Great right hand by Couture in the beginning of the round decks Sylvia. Pretty slow round after that.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:20 PM
Couture takes Sylvia down early in the second, but sylvia is defending well.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 11:21 PM
Great right hand by Couture in the beginning of the round decks Sylvia. Pretty slow round after that.

The Maine-iac gave Captain America the stone in Round 1.

SubwayFanatic
03-03-07, 11:24 PM
Wow. Randy took that round as well. Damn.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:24 PM
Couture wins the second round and should lead 20-18 after two. He's not having any trouble taking Sylvia down, but Sylvia is defending well.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:26 PM
Couture seems to be winning the stand up so far.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 11:27 PM
Randy is up 20-17 in my scorecards after 2 rounds.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:29 PM
I know Couture is winning, but I get the feeling Sylvia is only a punch away.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:30 PM
Just as I say that Couture lands a few overhand rights. Couture leads 30-27 after three.

SubwayFanatic
03-03-07, 11:31 PM
I know Couture is winning, but I get the feeling Sylvia is only a punch away.

Another round for Randy, but I agree -- he needs to go for the kill, because Sylvia is one bomb away from putting him to sleep.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 11:32 PM
Randy needs to pace himself. He's up 3 rounds to none in my scorecards and Sylvia is not looking great.

It will be interesting to see if Randy has enough left in the tank to get the fight to the ground.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:33 PM
Randy takes down Sylvia early in the fourth and is well on his way to winning another round.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:34 PM
Sylvia keeps getting nailed with the overhand right and gets taken down again.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:35 PM
Sylvia does a nice job escaping when Couture had a full mount, but he needs a KO now to win.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 11:36 PM
40-35 in my scorecards after Round 4 for Captain America.

SubwayFanatic
03-03-07, 11:37 PM
Not only is Randy winning, but he is just dominating this fight. This is freaking amazing.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:38 PM
At first I expected Couture to fight like Leonard did against Hagler and try to steal some rounds, but he's legitimately winning the fight.

And as I type that, Couture takes him down again.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:41 PM
Couture is absolutely dominating, he hasn't been in trouble all fight. It's all but over at this point.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:43 PM
And the crowd goes crazy. Hard to believe with Hughes and Franklin essentially fighting before their home crowds that Couture is the most popular.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 11:45 PM
Total domination by Captain America tonight. The Maine-iac had no answer for Randy's takedowns.

Great win by The Natural.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:46 PM
Total domination by Captain America tonight. The Maine-iac had no answer for Randy's takedowns.

Great win by The Natural.

It wasn't even the takedowns, Couture dominated the stand up too.

BroadwayBomber55
03-03-07, 11:47 PM
It wasn't even the takedowns, Couture dominated the stand up too.

That's true. It reminded me on Randy Couture's first fight against Chuck Liddell at UFC 43 when he dominated the standup en route to a 3rd round TKO.

nhyankeefan
03-03-07, 11:52 PM
UFC 68 was an excellent show. I look forward to Franklin-Silva 2, Hughes-St Pierre 3 and Cro-Cop Couture.

BroadwayBomber55
03-04-07, 12:01 AM
"I came into this fight with an injury" what a dumb thing to say Tim.

The boos woke him up and he realized his screw up and tried to back out of it.

Memo to Tim Sylvia: I don't care if you're hurt, injured, or what, you didn't show up to fight.

SubwayFanatic
03-04-07, 12:06 AM
Randy is one tough SOB.

However, while I would never count him out in any fight, I am afraid he may get his head kicked into the stands against Cro Cop.

BroadwayBomber55
03-04-07, 12:17 AM
UFC 68: The Uprising - Broadway's PostMortem

Tim 'The Maine-iac' really put his foot in his mouth tonight against Captain America, Randy 'The Natural' Couture.

Couture dominated the fight with takedowns and winning the exchanges standing up. Sylvia really underestimated Couture and he got his ass beat by a 43-year-old Light Heavyweight. Randy dropped Tim with a punch in the first round and it snowballed to a unanimous decision victory.

Congrats to Randy Couture, the first UFC fighter to win five titles in two different weight classes. "Not bad for an old man." :lol: Line of the night. What did Sylvia say? "I came into this fight with an injury." Whatever Tim. You just didn't show up tonight.

Now, where does this fight rank in UFC history? For its historical impact, I'd put it up there as one of the most important fights ever. Not only did a guy many thought was over the hill win the belt but he just totally destroyed the giant in the process. It wasn't a great fight from the point of being competitive, but in the thrill of seing a nice old man beat a giant half to death. It was like Randy taking an axe and chopping down a redwood tree.

As for other fights: Matt Hughes and Rich Franklin were dominant in their fights. 'Ace' laying the smackdown on Jason 'The Athlete' MacDonald and telling his home state fans not to boo Anderson 'The Spider' Silva. Pure class.
Matt Hughes? Scored takedowns and dropping elbows, but wasn't able to finish Chris 'Lights Out' Lytle.

Jason Lambert scored a sick KO on Renato 'Babalu' Sobral. Babalu's face is a mess and he just can't win the fight standing. His last two losses were by (T)KO.

Martin Kampmann earns my Submission of the Night award.

Jon Fitch, Matt Hamill, Jamie Varner, and Gleison Tibau scored wins in the preliminary bouts.

In all, a very good PPV for the UFC in 2007 tonight. Couture upsetting Sylvia is my pick for Fight of the Night.

Yankeeah
03-04-07, 12:18 AM
The Tim Sylvia of old was nowhere to be found tonight. He was mentally out of the fight right off the bat. Randy Couture dominated the entire fight, every aspect. Round 1 might have been a 10-8 round.

Hughes didn't look good and Lytle's defense looked good. Franklin was a man on a mission and put on a great show.

My boy Babalu lost. Don't know where he goes from here.

The PPV was solid. Not great, not terrible.

BroadwayBomber55
03-04-07, 12:24 AM
I'm looking forward to watch 2 UFC PPVs in the month of April.

UFC 69: Shootout - April 7, 2007 from the Toyota Center, Houston, TX: Georges 'Rush' St. Pierre defends the UFC Welterweight Title against Ultimate Fighter 4: The Comeback Welterweight Winner, Matt 'The Terror' Serra and the Ultimate Fighter Season 1 rematch between Diego 'Nightmare' Sanchez v. Josh Koscheck.

UFC 70: When Nations Collide - April 21, 2007 from Manchester, England, UK.
Cro Cop, Andrei 'The Pitbull' Arlovski, Michael 'The Count' Bisping, and Forrest Griffin in action.

BroadwayBomber55
03-04-07, 12:29 AM
The Tim Sylvia of old was nowhere to be found tonight. He was mentally out of the fight right off the bat. Randy Couture dominated the entire fight, every aspect. Round 1 might have been a 10-8 round.

Hughes didn't look good and Lytle's defense looked good. Franklin was a man on a mission and put on a great show.

My boy Babalu lost. Don't know where he goes from here.


I also thought it was 10-8 after Round 1. Tim Sylvia was in la-la land tonight and thought he was going to coast on this fight. Nope.

Matt Hughes scored takedowns and dropped elbows and had kimura attempts, but didn't score the KO or submission win.

'Ace' kept pounding and pounding on 'The Athlete'

Babalu's face is a mess. Lost two fights in a row via (T)KO in the UFC.

Yankeeah
03-04-07, 12:35 AM
I also thought it was 10-8 after Round 1.

Before sure looked like you had it at 20-18 after two. Good thing you can edit posts.



Matt Hughes scored takedowns and dropped elbows and had kimura attempts, but didn't score the KO or submission win.

'Ace' kept pounding and pounding on 'The Athlete'

Babalu's face is a mess. Lost two fights in a row via (T)KO in the UFC.

Hughes had several chances to put the knee on Lytles belly and take his air out and get a better position. he didn't throw knees to the side. He wasn't impressive

Franklin dominated, Babalu did not.

BroadwayBomber55
03-04-07, 12:38 AM
Hughes had several chances to put the knee on Lytles belly and take his air out and get a better position. he didn't throw knees to the side. He wasn't impressive


Now as a UFC matchmaker, do you put Matt Hughes back in the #1 contenders slot for the UFC Welterweight Title against the winner of the Georges St. Pierre-Matt Serra fight or the winner of the GSP-Serra fight v. the winner of the Diego Sanchez-Josh Koscheck fight?

Yankeeah
03-04-07, 12:42 AM
Now as a UFC matchmaker, do you put Matt Hughes back in the #1 contenders slot for the UFC Welterweight Title against the winner of the Georges St. Pierre-Matt Serra fight or the winner of the GSP-Serra fight v. the winner of the Diego Sanchez-Josh Koscheck fight?

If Sanchez wins he gets the shot. Hughes gets Karo.

If Koscheck wins, Hughes gets the shot and Koscheck gets Karo.

BroadwayBomber55
03-04-07, 12:44 AM
If Sanchez wins he gets the shot. Hughes gets Karo.

If Koscheck wins, Hughes gets the shot and Koscheck gets Karo.

What's your take on Jon Fitch? Where do you see him in the UFC Welterweight Title picture?

Yankeeah
03-04-07, 12:46 AM
Forgot about Fitch, but I guess give him the loser of Diego/Koscheck.
I didn't see Fitch tonight, but Luigi isn't exactly stiff competition.

xenochimera
03-04-07, 02:24 AM
randy coutoure=cinderella man

Yankeeah
03-04-07, 11:12 AM
randy coutoure=cinderella man

Randy Couture = Rocky. We were chanting Rocky through out the fight, and waiting for Randy to scream "Yo Adrian! I did it!!"

aeromac76
03-04-07, 08:28 PM
Randy Couture = Rocky. We were chanting Rocky through out the fight, and waiting for Randy to scream "Yo Adrian! I did it!!"

One thing though, does Coutre now defend against Mirko Filopic? (Cro-Cop)
Because I love Randy, but I could see Cro-Cop dismembering Randy.
I was never a Sylvia fan, thought he was overrated. I was still surprised Couter beat him up so bad last night, but I think Cro-Cop is going to have that belt.
I would give a limb to see Fedor Emalienko (sp??) come to UFC and fight Cro-Cop, perhaps for the HW title..

Yankeeah
03-04-07, 08:38 PM
One thing though, does Coutre now defend against Mirko Filopic? (Cro-Cop)
Because I love Randy, but I could see Cro-Cop dismembering Randy.
I was never a Sylvia fan, thought he was overrated. I was still surprised Couter beat him up so bad last night, but I think Cro-Cop is going to have that belt.
I would give a limb to see Fedor Emalienko (sp??) come to UFC and fight Cro-Cop, perhaps for the HW title..

Sylvia is so hated, I would consider him underrated. He is/was a great striker (was because he hasn't used it in his last 3 fights) and has a good chin.

Of course I wanted Randy to win, but part of me wanted Tim to win so I could see Cro Cop kick his head off.

Cro Cops weakness is on the ground, which is Coutures strength, but it could be hard getting him down there.

With the shape Prides in (no TV deal in US or Japan and Japanese mafia ties) Fedor could make his way to the UFC very soon. He's fighting Lindland in an upcoming bodog.

BroadwayBomber55
03-04-07, 09:04 PM
Sylvia is so hated, I would consider him underrated. He is/was a great striker (was because he hasn't used it in his last 3 fights) and has a good chin.

Of course I wanted Randy to win, but part of me wanted Tim to win so I could see Cro Cop kick his head off.

Cro Cops weakness is on the ground, which is Coutures strength, but it could be hard getting him down there.

With the shape Prides in (no TV deal in US or Japan and Japanese mafia ties) Fedor could make his way to the UFC very soon. He's fighting Lindland in an upcoming bodog.

I saw the fight again on video and I thought that Tim Sylvia failed to let his hands go and not worry about getting hit against Randy Couture. Couture dominated the standup game and Sylvia absorbed a lot of blows. And Tim said, he was injured. I don't care if you're hurt or what, you gotta fight back.

No matter who won that fight between Randy and Tim, the winner will have their hands full against Cro Cop.

Cro Cop is a deadly striker who has lethal feet and hands. It won't be easy taking Cro Cop down and pinning him there.

I could also see Fedor jumping to the UFC. Dana White already has Cro Cop, Fabricio Werdum and other fighters that used to fight in PRIDE like Anderson Silva, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, and Heath Herring. Who's next Dana? Fedor? After Fedor, now what? Buy PRIDE from DSE?

BroadwayBomber55
03-05-07, 09:58 AM
More Bad News for PRIDE: PRIDE CANCELS NEXT PLANNED U.S. SHOW

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3536&zoneid=2


MMAWeekly has confirmed that Pride’s April 28th show in the U.S. has been canceled. The event listing has been removed from the schedule on Pride’s official website.

The cancellation follows news of President of Pride USA Ed Fishman’s potential lawsuit with Dream Stage Entertainment, parent company of Pride Fighting Championships. Following Pride 33, Fishman and Pride had a falling out due to disagreements over several issues. Part of the rift stems from differing views on business agreements in the United States, and part of the rift stems from Fishman’s public push to buy Pride outright.

Sources close to MMAWeekly have reported that DSE offered to buy Ed Fishman out of his contract and relieve him of his duties as President of Pride USA, but that there is a dispute over the dollar amount that would be owed to Fishman if a buyout were to take place. Fishman is apparently prepared to pursue legal action on the matter.

All of this has come to a head recently due to Pride’s heavily rumored financial troubles. Pride has received multiple offers for the company’s purchase, with the two most prominent coming from Zuffa (the UFC’s parent company) and Fishman. DSE has consistently denied that Pride is for sale.

BroadwayBomber55
03-05-07, 10:00 AM
Tito Ortiz vs. Dana White scheduled for March 24

http://www.mmafighting.com/news/2007/ortiz_vs_white_scheduled_for_march_24.html

Yankeeah
03-05-07, 06:56 PM
Nick Diaz being Nick Diaz

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6902


Nick Diaz (Pictures) has tested positive for marijuana following his stunning submission win over Takanori Gomi (Pictures) on Feb. 24, Sherdog.com learned Monday afternoon.

BroadwayBomber55
03-05-07, 08:08 PM
Nick Diaz being Nick Diaz

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles.asp?n_id=6902

SeanM will not like this.

I saw the pic of his fractured orbital bone. That was nasty.

BroadwayBomber55
03-06-07, 12:06 PM
More 411 on Nick Diaz's failed drug test...

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3540&zoneid=1


Diaz Was Hesitant to Take Drug Test

MMAWeekly spoke with NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer about Diaz's failed drug test, and Kizer noted that Diaz was initially hesitant when he was asked to give a urine sample.

Kizer said, "It was interesting because when the inspectors went to take the urine sample before his fight, Mr. Diaz said no at first. He wanted to give the sample in a stall. The sample has to be given in front of an inspector, and he wouldn't do it. Well, we've played that game with Mr. Randleman, so we weren't going to have that, but he refused to do it. So I said, 'That's fine, no problem, but you're not going to be fighting, of course. If you're not going to take the drug test, that's fine, but you're not fighting tonight.'"

Kizer continued, "So I talked to Turi [Altavilla] at Pride and then he apparently talked to Nick, and then he was more than happy to give us a sample. The fight would have been called off otherwise. I don't know if his hesitance to take a drug test has anything to do with his positive drug test and whether there's any correlation there, but it's definitely a factor that I will be bringing up with the commissioners. Mr. Diaz was the only fighter [on the Pride 33 card] who showed any hesitance in taking a drug test."


Fight Result May or May Not Be Changed to "No Contest"

The official policy of the NSAC used to be that the result of a fight would stay the same, no matter what banned substances were found in the winning fighter's system, but that policy has changed in recent years.

Now, if a fighter wins a bout and tests positive for steroids, stimulants, or other performance-enhancing drugs, the official result is changed to a no-contest.

Whether or not that will apply to marijuana as well remains to be seen. When asked specifically about the official result of the Diaz-Gomi fight, Kizer told MMAWeekly that the issue will have to be decided by the commissioners. He added that all of the factors will be considered before it's decided whether the official result of the fight should be changed to "no contest" or whether it should stay the same (Diaz wins by submission).

Regarding the subject of marijuana use among mixed martial artists in general, Kizer said to MMAWeekly last month, "The main issue with marijuana is it slows the reflexes, putting the fighter at much greater risk. We would not let a fighter compete who is coming off arm surgery and has not fully recovered his reflexes, or who is under the influence of alcohol because of the same issue. Additionally, it may also deaden some pain. That could hurt the fighter... he may not tap out when he should and he suffers broken bones or torn ligaments as a result... or that could unfairly help him if he can trade punches more easily with his opponent."


Potential Disciplinary Suspension a Moot Point?

Due to the fact that Diaz suffered a broken orbital bone during the fight against Gomi and had already been medically suspended by the NSAC for six months, any potential disciplinary suspension for marijuana could end up being a moot point, depending on the length of the disciplinary suspension.

If Diaz were to be given a six-month disciplinary suspension that coincided with his six-month medical suspension, the disciplinary suspension would essentially be a moot point because he wasn't going to be fighting for six months anyway. The fighter in that case has actually lost zero days when they "could have fought" but weren't allowed to fight because they were being punished.

In other states such as New Jersey, if a fighter is medically suspended and also fails a drug test, the fighter's disciplinary suspension begins on the day that his or her medical suspension ends.

This is not currently the case in Nevada. When asked if the NSAC plans to change its policy on this matter in the future, Kizer said that it's up to the commissioners, but he added, "Any drug violation occurs before any injury, so I am not sure if you should punish a fighter more because of his injuries."


Nine Other Pride Fighters Pass Drug Tests

All of the other fighters who were drug tested at Pride 33: The Second Coming tested negative for all banned substances, including steroids, stimulants, and recreational drugs.

The ten fighters that the Nevada State Athletic Commission chose to test following their respective fights at Pride 33 on February 24th were Nick Diaz, Takanori Gomi, Wanderlei Silva, Dan Henderson, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Alistair Overeem, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Joachim Hansen, and Jason Ireland. The remaining eight fighters on the card were not drug tested.

At Pride's first event in the United States last October, three of the ten fighters who were drug tested failed their tests (Vitor Belfort, Kevin Randleman, and Pawel Nastula).

According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the total cost of drug testing one fighter for performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants, recreational drugs, and all other banned substances is $278.40.

The NSAC spent a total of $2,784 on drug testing for Pride 33: The Second Coming, while the total cost of drug testing every single fighter on the card would have been $4,454. The event drew $2,033,098 in ticket sales.

BroadwayBomber55
03-06-07, 12:08 PM
Dana White receives his boxing license...

TITO ORTIZ VS. PRO BOXER DANA WHITE

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3542&zoneid=13

BroadwayBomber55
03-06-07, 12:11 PM
UFC provides punch

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070305/SPORTS/703050323

TheMick@ND
03-06-07, 12:31 PM
I realize I'm a little late here but I don't think Sylvia ever recovered from that first punch Randy landed. He looked slow (more than normal) and disoriented the rest of the fight.

Also, as awesome as that was, I wish Randy would retire now, I think Cro-Cop will kill him.

BroadwayBomber55
03-06-07, 01:06 PM
From the Sherdog boards

Cro Cop on The Natural:

http://www.vecernji.hr/newsroom/sports/more/753273/index.do

Translation:

Mirko:Couture is a great fighter,a legend of this sport.I truly admire him that he found the strength to prepare for such a hard fight in his 43. year and he can be a role model to everyone.I met him personally and he's a pleasant man.

BroadwayBomber55
03-06-07, 01:24 PM
I realize I'm a little late here but I don't think Sylvia ever recovered from that first punch Randy landed. He looked slow (more than normal) and disoriented the rest of the fight.


I also don't think Tim Sylvia recovered from that punch early in Round 1. Randy dominated the striking on the feet and I was shocked that Tim didn't mix up kicks to set up punches.

Tim Sylvia had a problem making weight. He had to cut 20 pounds to make weight at 265. Joe Rogan said that Sylvia weighed at 285 before making weight at 263.

As for Cro Cop v. Randy, it will be a closer fight and a tough one to pick. I think Randy's a huge underdog and I think that's rightly so. Crocop is a beast and he looked indestructible in the OWGP. But if Randy showed anything this weekend, it's that he's incredibly smart and knows how to put together a gameplan. And you just know he's going to watch that Fedor fight over and over and over again. So who knows...anything can happen in a MMA fight.

BroadwayBomber55
03-06-07, 01:30 PM
My take on the future UFC Heavyweight Championship Title Match between Cro Cop and The Natural

In the HW division, Randy has always been able to come on top when it comes to HW who can bang (and in fact is consistently underatted/under-dogged for fights he has with guys who like to stand and trade). Examples are his wins over Pedro Rizzo, Maurice Smith, Vitor Belfort, Tim Sylvia and to a lesser extent because of weight at 205 lb., Chuck Liddell. The big exceptions here are Josh Barnett and Ricco Rodriguez, but that shouldn't worry people for several reasons. For one, Randy is obviously in extremely good shape, and IMO just displayed cardio and conditioning seemingly better than what he showed in his last two HW outings. Also, Rodriguez and Barnett were able to put Randy away because they had grappling backgrounds, coupled with weight and raw power that enabled them to put Randy into the fence and pound away. This is NOT something Mirko will able to accomplish; despite what anyone might foolishly say, a GnP win on Crocop's part would be a HUGE surprise. Although crazier things have happened (like Mirko getting KO'ed by Randleman), it is not within the realm of the LIKELY.

Furthermore, Randy's penchant for taking it to the last round poses a problem for Mirko. This is exactly where he has always had trouble, and it's what Fedor was able to capitalize on in their fight: Mirko tends to lose will and drive when a fighter frustrates him. And while he has had knockout successes over wrestlers in the past (Mark Coleman, Waterman, etc.), he has yet to come across a Wrestler who can manhandle him greco-roman style from the clinch (like Randy, whose skills as a GR wrestler are ahead of anything Mirko has faced) and yet can also pull out surprising gameness on the feet. To me, Randy's skills as a striker are often underestimated, and I would put him ahead of Barnett in terms of striking because Randy tends to initiate stand-up wars in a way that are way more intelligent and seasoned than anything Barnett has tried. Big guys who have tried to come out and brawl with Mirko have had their asses handed to them (i.e Alexander, Vov, Silva), but Randy will never be that stupid. Also, we've seen in the case of Fedor and Randleman that Crocop CAN be surprised.

In the end, Randy's biggest challenge will be dealing with the kick factor, which finds in Mirko it's best specialist in the sport, and something he hasn't had to deal with since his bouts with Rizzo. I figure that as always, Randy will come up with a plan. Mirko has proven he can stuff a shot, sure, but Greco guys like Couture don't rely on the shot, and in the UFC Randy's ability to close the distance striking and wrestle his way against the fence gives him a huge edge in takedowns. If Mirko can get off early he has a kicker's chance, sure, but the edge in grappling, conditioning and venue all go to Randy.

To be fair, Mirko deserves his slot in the top 5 HWs for sure. All I'm saying in this thread is that in the UFC, Randy's style matches up very badly for the former K1 champ. All this talk of Crocop "murdering" or "putting to sleep" the Team Quest Captain would have made some sense in a Pride ring, but unfortunately for Mirko thats not how it's going down. Mirko is amazing, no doubt, and it's fully within his ability to score a victory over ANY HW, including Fedor, on a given day. But to say that he is a favorite going into this match is ridiculous to me. The Octagon is Randy's world, and it will be Mirko who will have to adjust if he's to pull this off.

BroadwayBomber55
03-07-07, 12:42 PM
UFC 68 Fighter Salaries

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3544&zoneid=13


UFC 68--- March 3, 2007

Title Match & Main Event Fighters

-Randy Couture: $250,000 (17th fight in UFC; defeated Tim Sylvia)

-Tim Sylvia: $100,000 (11th fight in UFC; lost to Randy Couture)


Main Card Fighters

-Matt Hughes: $150,000 (18th fight in UFC; defeated Chris Lytle)

-Rich Franklin: $42,000 (9th fight in UFC; defeated Jason MacDonald)

-Renato "Babalu" Sobral: $21,000 (9th fight in UFC; lost to Jason Lambert)

-Martin Kampmann: $20,000 (3rd fight in UFC; defeated Drew McFedries)

-Jason Lambert: $18,000 (5th fight in UFC; defeated Renato "Babalu" Sobral)

-Jason MacDonald: $14,000 (3rd fight in UFC; lost to Rich Franklin)

-Chris Lytle: $10,000 (8th fight in UFC; lost to Matt Hughes)

-Drew McFedries: $5,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Martin Kampmann)


Preliminary Match Fighters

-Jon Fitch: $28,000 (5th fight in UFC; defeated Luigi Fioravanti)

-Matt Hamill: $10,000 (3rd fight in UFC; defeated Rex Holman)

-Luigi Fioravanti: $8,000 (4th fight in UFC; lost to Jon Fitch)

-Jamie Varner: $6,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated Jason Gilliam)

-Gleison Tibau: $6,000 (2nd fight in UFC; defeated Jason Dent)

-Rex Holman: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Matt Hamill)

-Jason Gilliam: $3,000 (1st fight in UFC; lost to Jamie Varner)

-Jason Dent: $3,000 (2nd fight in UFC; lost to Gleison Tibau)

Disclosed Fighter Payroll: $697,000

aeromac76
03-07-07, 03:32 PM
My take on the future UFC Heavyweight Championship Title Match between Cro Cop and The Natural


To be fair, Mirko deserves his slot in the top 5 HWs for sure. All I'm saying in this thread is that in the UFC, Randy's style matches up very badly for the former K1 champ. All this talk of Crocop "murdering" or "putting to sleep" the Team Quest Captain would have made some sense in a Pride ring, but unfortunately for Mirko thats not how it's going down. Mirko is amazing, no doubt, and it's fully within his ability to score a victory over ANY HW, including Fedor, on a given day. But to say that he is a favorite going into this match is ridiculous to me. The Octagon is Randy's world, and it will be Mirko who will have to adjust if he's to pull this off.

I have to admit BB, I am firmly on the other side of the fence, I think CroCop is going to win easily and spectacularly. Couter did impress me the other night, but I just don't see him as a match for Mirko..
But I cannot wait to see the fight!!
I am really hoping against hope that Fedor comes to UFC and battles CroCop, a few buddies and me have already decided if that happens we are going to try and get tix and go...

PinstripePride
03-07-07, 03:54 PM
Could any UF fans hook me up with rankings or some sort? I sat next to some dude the other night at a concert who claimed he was a UFC fighter and was ranked 4th on the East Coast. Didn't get a name.

BroadwayBomber55
03-07-07, 03:56 PM
Could any UF fans hook me up with rankings or some sort? I sat next to some dude the other night at a concert who claimed he was a UFC fighter and was ranked 4th on the East Coast. Didn't get a name.

MMAWeekly has their rankings for each weight classes.

PinstripePride
03-07-07, 04:17 PM
Hmm...can't find him. Then again, there was no breakdown for "east coast".

He looked like Chad Kroeger with the same long hair, not a big guy, tatts on his right arm. Just in case he sounds familiar to anyone.

He was probably feeding me a line, though.

Yankeeah
03-07-07, 05:55 PM
Hmm...can't find him. Then again, there was no breakdown for "east coast".

He looked like Chad Kroeger with the same long hair, not a big guy, tatts on his right arm. Just in case he sounds familiar to anyone.

He was probably feeding me a line, though.

Do you remember his name?

PinstripePride
03-07-07, 06:01 PM
Do you remember his name?

Didn't get it, no.

BroadwayBomber55
03-07-07, 06:37 PM
Hmm...can't find him. Then again, there was no breakdown for "east coast".

He looked like Chad Kroeger with the same long hair, not a big guy, tatts on his right arm. Just in case he sounds familiar to anyone.

He was probably feeding me a line, though.

What weight class in the UFC is this fighter in? 265 (Heavyweight), 205 (Light Heavyweight), 185 (Middleweight)?

PinstripePride
03-07-07, 06:42 PM
What weight class in the UFC is this fighter in? 265 (Heavyweight), 205 (Light Heavyweight), 185 (Middleweight)?

Probably middle or welter. He didn't look like a big guy at all.

BroadwayBomber55
03-07-07, 09:34 PM
Probably middle or welter. He didn't look like a big guy at all.

Well, I can't find this fighter on the UFC website. I also tried NBC Sports's UFC section.

Can't find the fighter.

BroadwayBomber55
03-07-07, 09:35 PM
Nate Quarry's road back

http://www.nbcsports.com/ufc/1170834/detail.html

Yankeeah
03-08-07, 11:44 AM
Anyone see the IFL preview last night? I'm all for the IFL, I went to their first show in AC, but it was basically an hour commercial. I'm excited for it though. They shouldn't act like their fighters are better than the UFC's and Pride's though. It would be like the Trenton Thunder saying their players are better than the Yankees.

BroadwayBomber55
03-09-07, 12:39 PM
ULTIMATE DEALER IN THE GAME OF UPSETS

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3555&zoneid=13

BroadwayBomber55
03-09-07, 12:40 PM
MANAGER SAYS SYLVIA'S INJURY NOT AN EXCUSE

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3563&zoneid=2

BroadwayBomber55
03-09-07, 04:51 PM
UFC 70 Rumors

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/rumors.asp?articleid=3276&zoneid=14


UFC 70: APRIL 21, 2007 IN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND AT M.E.N. ARENA

-Mirko Cro Cop (#2 Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
-Andrei Arlovski (#7 Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Fabricio Werdum (#8 Heavyweight in the World)*
-Ryoto Machida vs. Forrest Griffin
-Michael Bisping vs. Elvis Sinosic
-Assuerio Silva vs. Cheick Kongo
-Dennis Siver vs. Jess Liaudin
-Alessio Sakara vs. Victor Valimaki
-Terry Etim vs. Matt Grice
-David Lee vs. TBA

Airs in the United States on April 21st, most likely on Spike TV

* Based on MMAWeekly Rankings

UFC 71 Rumors

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/rumors.asp?articleid=3400&zoneid=14


UFC 71: MAY 26, 2007 IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

-Chuck Liddell (#1 Light Heavyweight in the World)* vs. TBA
-Quinton Jackson (#7 Light Heavyweight in the World)* vs. TBA
-Tito Ortiz (#8 Light Heavyweight in the World)* vs. TBA
-Rashad Evans vs. TBA
-Keith Jardine vs. TBA

-Karo Parisyan (#5 Welterweight in the World)* vs. Josh Burkman (#10 Welterweight in the World)*
-Chris Leben vs. Kalib Starnes
-Eric Schafer vs. Sean Salmon

United States PPV suggested retail price: $39.95

* Based on MMAWeekly Rankings

UFC 72 Rumors

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/rumors.asp?articleid=3446&zoneid=14


UFC 72: JULY 7, 2007 (location TBA)

-Anderson Silva (#2 Middleweight in the World)* vs. Nathan Marquardt (#8 Middleweight in the World)*
-Sean Sherk vs. Hermes Franca

Note: While this event is tentatively scheduled for July 7th, the exact date of the event is subject to change.

United States PPV suggested retail price: $39.95

* Based on MMAWeekly Rankings

TUF5 Finale Rumors

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/rumors.asp?articleid=3127&zoneid=14


ULTIMATE FIGHTER 5 LIVE FINALE- JUNE 23, 2007 ON SPIKE TV

-BJ Penn (#3 Welterweight in the World)* vs. Jens Pulver

-TUF 5 Tournament Finals (Lightweight)

Note: The winner of Penn vs. Pulver will likely get a shot at the UFC Lightweight Title on a UFC PPV event in late 2007.

Main card airs live on Spike TV from 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM (ET/PT)

* Based on MMAWeekly Rankings

BroadwayBomber55
03-12-07, 01:48 PM
UFC 70 TO AIR ON SPIKE TV

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3578&zoneid=2

nhyankeefan
03-12-07, 01:51 PM
UFC 70 TO AIR ON SPIKE TV

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3578&zoneid=2

That's great news, I was going to buy that one and now it's free. The only problem is that it will be on at 2PM.

BroadwayBomber55
03-12-07, 03:53 PM
That's great news, I was going to buy that one and now it's free. The only problem is that it will be on at 2PM.

11 AM out West. UFC 70 for free is cool. In the article though, Zuffa and HBO are the biggest losers in this fallout.

Clearly, the fans like the ones here in this forum are the biggest winners because if the event sucked, we don't waste a lot of money.

nhyankeefan
03-12-07, 03:57 PM
11 AM out West. UFC 70 for free is cool. In the article though, Zuffa and HBO are the biggest losers in this fallout.

Clearly, the fans like the ones here in this forum are the biggest winners because if the event sucked, we don't waste a lot of money.

Did you get from the article that they will start airing UFC PPV's on HBO? I wonder if it will be similar to the big boxing events that are shown a week later.

BroadwayBomber55
03-12-07, 04:30 PM
Did you get from the article that they will start airing UFC PPV's on HBO? I wonder if it will be similar to the big boxing events that are shown a week later.

Here's a past article about it:

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=2315&zoneid=13

Yankeeah
03-12-07, 08:28 PM
Saw this earlier today, might as well post it


UFC veteran Gilbert Aldana is presumed to have drowned after a tragic boating accident Sunday morning in his native Arizona. He was 29.

http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=4797

BroadwayBomber55
03-12-07, 10:32 PM
Saw this earlier today, might as well post it



http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=4797

RIP Gilbert Aldana.

Yankeeah
03-13-07, 11:44 PM
I'm not one for posting videos, but this is classic

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xie73_cro-cop-scares-mauro-ranallo

BroadwayBomber55
03-14-07, 12:15 PM
UFC 70 WILL AIR ON SPIKE TV WITH TAPE DELAY

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3591&zoneid=13


Instead of airing live as previously planned, the event will air in the United States on a tape delay and will begin airing on Saturday, April 21st at 9:00 PM (Eastern Time/Pacific Time).

The six-figure cost of broadcasting live in the United States from an event in Europe was ultimately deemed to not be worth the expense, particularly since the ratings are likely to be higher in primetime. Most UFC fans in the U.S. will not be aware that the event is taking place on Saturday afternoon.

The event could have aired live on Spike TV on Saturday afternoon and re-aired on Saturday evening in primetime (as is the case when HBO Boxing broadcasts an event from Europe), but instead it will air only in primetime.

UFC 70 on April 21st was Zuffa's target date for the company's first show on HBO, but several sticking points prevented the two sides from reaching an agreement in time for UFC 70 to air on HBO, as we have previously documented extensively on MMAWeekly.

Zuffa also could not air UFC 70 on pay-per-view due to the fact that all of the PPV advertising deadlines for an April 21st event have long since passed, and Zuffa was confident enough that an HBO deal would be reached by this point that it never booked a U.S. PPV date for UFC 70.

This sequence of events left Spike TV as the only logical option as the U.S. home for UFC 70. The show is scheduled to air in the U.S. from 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM, although it could also run over the three-hour time period if events warrant.

The top four fights on the card are Mirko Cro Cop vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (with the winner fighting Randy Couture this summer), Andrei Arlovski vs. Fabricio Werdum, Ryoto Machida vs. Forrest Griffin, Michael Bisping vs. Elvis Sinosic.

A Spike TV spokesperson has confirmed to MMAWeekly that all four of those bouts will be airing on the Spike TV broadcast of UFC 70, and there is a possibility that a fifth fight will air as well.

Yankeeah
03-14-07, 12:36 PM
UFC 70 WILL AIR ON SPIKE TV WITH TAPE DELAY

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3591&zoneid=13

Didn't you just post pretty much the same article a few days ago?

BroadwayBomber55
03-14-07, 01:00 PM
Didn't you just post pretty much the same article a few days ago?

No, it's a different one this morning.

BroadwayBomber55
03-14-07, 01:02 PM
UFC 71 Updated Rumors

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/rumors.asp?articleid=3400&zoneid=14


UFC 71: MAY 26, 2007 IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

-Chuck Liddell (#1 Light Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Quinton Jackson (#7 Light Heavyweight in the World)*
-Karo Parisyan (#5 Welterweight in the World)* vs. Josh Burkman (#10 Welterweight in the World)*
-Tito Ortiz (#8 Light Heavyweight in the World)* vs. Rashad Evans
-Ivan Salaverry vs. Terry Martin
-Chris Leben vs. Kalib Starnes
-Eric Schafer vs. Sean Salmon
-Keith Jardine vs. TBA

United States PPV suggested retail price: $39.95

* Based on MMAWeekly Rankings

BroadwayBomber55
03-14-07, 01:03 PM
FIGHTERS ANNOUNCED FOR PRIDE 34

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3594&zoneid=13


Dream Stage Entertainment, the parent company of Pride Fighting Championships, has announced a list of the potential participants for Pride 34: Kamikazi on April 8th. For the first time in Pride history, the U.S. Pay-Per-View will air live from Tokyo, Japan.

Fighters expected to participate include:

-Mark Hunt
-Sergei Kharitonov
-Josh Barnett
-Wanderlei Silva
-Kazuyuki Fujita
-Denis Kang
-Ikuhisa Minowa
-Makoto Takimoto
-Zulu, Jr.
-Eric “Butterbean” Esch

Wanderlei Silva has been medically suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission until April 11th due his knockout loss to Dan Henderson. Although the NSAC has no jurisdiction in Japan, the commission does expect fighters to honor its mandated suspensions worldwide. If Silva chooses to compete in Japan while he's still medically suspended by the NSAC, it may be difficult for him to secure a fight license for future American events.

When reached for comment by MMAWeekly, Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer said that he had spoken with Pride representative Matt Hume and was assured that Silva would only fight if he's medically cleared.

Kizer said, "If Mr. Silva is cleared by a doctor there [in Japan], our doctor will look at the medical records and determine whether to lift the suspension three days early. If not, Pride will not let him fight."

Denis Kang is also listed as a participant, but may not be able to fight due to an injury. The American Top Team fighter recently broke a bone in right hand during his recent win over Jung-Kyu Choi in South Korea.

Although no match-ups have been officially announced, it has been reported by Loretta Hunt of The Fight Network that Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou has accepted a fight with Ricardo Arona. Sokoudjou pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent MMA history when he knocked out Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in just 23 seconds at Pride 33 last month.

Other fighters rumored to participate include:

Jon Olav Einemo
Zelg Galesic
Gilbert Yvel
Hidehiko Yoshida

BroadwayBomber55
03-14-07, 01:05 PM
IFL BATTLEGROUND PREMIERS TO... 911?!

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3590&zoneid=13


"I think my guys are ready to fight to the death for their team and that's what I think it's all about." These infamous words kicked off the premier episode of IFL Battleground on MyNetworkTV.

Yankeeah
03-14-07, 01:16 PM
No, it's a different one this morning.

Man, I've mentioned it before, can you please chill with all these news links? You can easily put all the links into one post, or let us fend for ourselves. UFC 71 is at the end of May, updating the rumors every day isn't needed. I know I would particpate in this thread a lot more (especially around events) if it wasn't for the insane amount of posts you make.

BroadwayBomber55
03-14-07, 04:41 PM
Man, I've mentioned it before, can you please chill with all these news links? You can easily put all the links into one post, or let us fend for ourselves. UFC 71 is at the end of May, updating the rumors every day isn't needed. I know I would particpate in this thread a lot more (especially around events) if it wasn't for the insane amount of posts you make.

Fine. On events, news around MMA (not every day), and Episodes of the Ultimate Fighter (along with my takes for each episode), I'll put it on one post.

I'll do that just to make you happy and everyone including you can participate in this thread besides me, especially if I'm on vacation.

Yankeeah
03-15-07, 02:15 PM
Forrest Griffin got a staph infetion and will miss UFC 70, Daivd Heath is reported as taking his place.

Sucks, Machida/Griffin would've been huge. Machida has KO'd Rich Franklin and beat BJ Penn via decision.

BroadwayBomber55
03-15-07, 02:27 PM
Forrest Griffin got a staph infetion and will miss UFC 70, Daivd Heath is reported as taking his place.

Sucks, Machida/Griffin would've been huge. Machida has KO'd Rich Franklin and beat BJ Penn via decision.

It would've been huge. David Heath will have his hands full with Lyoto Machida.

Yankeeah
03-19-07, 03:42 PM
I know this has been rumored before, but this one seems legit, as I've heard it all over the place

http://ufcjunkie.com/2007/03/19/report-fertitta-brothers-purchase-pride-fighting-championships-for-65-million/

BroadwayBomber55
03-23-07, 10:07 AM
I know this has been rumored before, but this one seems legit, as I've heard it all over the place

http://ufcjunkie.com/2007/03/19/report-fertitta-brothers-purchase-pride-fighting-championships-for-65-million/

The Latest: http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=7048

nhyankeefan
03-23-07, 11:49 AM
The Latest: http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=7048



So assuming it happens, and they run a UFC vs. Pride card, what would be the dream matches?

Silva-Liddell has lost some luster but that would still probably headline right?

BroadwayBomber55
03-23-07, 12:34 PM
So assuming it happens, and they run a UFC vs. Pride card, what would be the dream matches?

Silva-Liddell has lost some luster but that would still probably headline right?

That's a good question.

Well, I want to see Fedor v. Cro Cop 2, Dan Henderson v. Anderson Silva, Kazuyuki Fujita v. Randy Couture, Takanori Gomi vs. BJ Penn 2, and Dennis Kang v. Georges St. Pierre.

However, PRIDE and UFC's Weight classes are different. Pride has 4 weight classes and the UFC has 5 weight classes.

Yankeeah
03-23-07, 05:25 PM
That will be interesting to see. Dana said a while ago he would run Pride as a separate organization. Don't know if he'll hold to that though.

Also, check out http://evantanner.net/home
He's doing some great things, a home for under privileged fighters.

SubwayFanatic
03-25-07, 04:41 PM
There is a thread on Sherdog that links a Japanese newspaper that is reporting that Fedor signed a long-term deal with Bodog. If true, that is certainly interesting. Hmm.

http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=536438

Yankeeah
03-25-07, 04:57 PM
Yeah I saw that. If that's true, he's wasting his skill, same with Lindland.

BroadwayBomber55
03-26-07, 10:49 AM
It's Official: FERTITTAS BUY PRIDE

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3669&zoneid=2

Yankeeah
03-26-07, 05:26 PM
I've seen it claimed "official" a bunch of times. Until I hear/see Dana/the Feritittas say they bought it, I'm going to wait. I expect an announcement at the PPV.

Yankeeah
03-27-07, 10:33 AM
Now it's more concrete. Press conference this morning

http://ufcjunkie.com/2007/03/27/its-official-pride-fighting-championships-sold/

BroadwayBomber55
04-01-07, 11:16 AM
UFC CLOSING IN ON HBO & ESPN?

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3698&zoneid=13

Yankeeah
04-03-07, 07:35 PM
UFC Fight Night Thursday...who ya got?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_Fight_Night_9

BroadwayBomber55
04-04-07, 12:49 PM
UFC Fight Night Thursday...who ya got?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_Fight_Night_9

My picks: Joe Stevenson, Antoni Hardonk, Kenny Florian, Drew Fickett, Kurt Pellegrino, Forrest Petz, Wilson Gouveia, Rich Clementi, and Naoyuki Kotani.

BroadwayBomber55
04-04-07, 12:57 PM
Big day for the UFC today, April 4, 2007.

UFC Fight Night 9 Weigh-Ins 2-4 PM PT from the Palms.

UFC 69: Coverage

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_69; http://69.ufc.com

Countdown to UFC 69 on Spike TV

All Times ET/PT

Premiere: Wednesday, 4/04 at 10:00pm
Reairs: Friday, 4/06 at 2:00am and Saturday, 4/07 at 6:00pm

UFC® All Access™ on Spike TV: Georges St-Pierre
Hosted by Rachelle Leah

All Times ET/PT

Replay Thursday, April 5th at midnight after the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter® 5
Replay Saturday, April 7th at 2pm

Randy Couture on 'The Late Late Show'

Check out Randy Couture on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Wednesday night, April 4 at 12:35am ET/PT. The show airs on your local CBS station so check local listings for Central and Mountain time. Randy will talk about his return to the Octagon and the upset when he gained the heavyweight belt back from Tim Sylvia. Randy will also share some thoughts on the 5th Season of The Ultimate Fighter, UFC Fight Night and UFC69: Shootout.

BroadwayBomber55
04-05-07, 12:44 AM
UFC Fight Night Weigh-in Results

http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=5077


Main Event
Joe Stevenson (153) vs Melvin Guillard (156)

Justin McCully (245) vs Antoni Hardonk (242)
Dokonjonosuke Mishima (156) vs Kenny Florian (156)
Keita Nakamura (170) vs Drew Fickett (170.5)
Kurt Pellegrino (155) vs Nate Mohr (155)
Forrest Petz (170) vs Kuniyoshi Hironaka (170)
Seth Petruzelli (204) vs Wilson Gouveia (205)
Roan Carneiro (170.5) vs Rich Clementi (170.5)
Naoyuki Kotani (155) vs Thiago Tavares (154)

BroadwayBomber55
04-05-07, 08:24 PM
UFC Fight Night 9 Play-by-Play

http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=7181


Naoyuki Kotani (Pictures) vs. Thiago Tavares (Pictures)
Round 1
Not much action in the first frame. Lots of circling. Tavares scores a takedown midway through the round but Kotani sweeps. Tavares fell down throwing a high kick just as the stanza comes to a close. Sherdog.com scores the uneventful round 10-9 for Tavares.

Round 2
Kotani takes the fight to the canvas early in the second stanza. Tavares locks up a tight guillotine choke but the Japanese fighter escapes. The referee stands the fighters up to their feet. Tavares scores a takedown and moves to side-control. Tavares mounts Kotani. The round ends just after Kotani reverses from the mount and gets top position. Sherdog.com scores the second 10-9 for Tavares.

Round 3
Boring fight thus far. Tavares gets the fight to the floor with an inside trip. Tavares working punches to the head and body, but Kotani is defending well. The referee stands the fighters up. Kotani hits a takedown of his own but his opponent quickly sweeps to half-guard. Tavares continues to work with punches from the dominant position until the horn sounds to end the contest. Sherdog.com sees the fight 30-27. The judges agree and award the victory to Thiago Tavares (30-27 x3).

Roan Carneiro (Pictures) vs. Rich Clementi (Pictures)
Round 1
Carneiro picks up 2 takedowns in the first round but isn't able to much damage. Roan moved to side-control on the second takedown and was able to unleash a three-punch combo on the ground. Sherdog.com scores the frame 10-9 for Carneiro.

Round 2
Carneiro with an early takedown. Roan takes Clementi's back and sinks in a deep rear naked choke but he only has one hook in. Just when it looks as if Clemtni was about to tap, he turns into the choke and gets back to half-guard. After a standup, Carnerio catches Clementi in an Anaconda choke but isn't able to finish. Clementi lands a solid flurry of punches before the frame comes to a close. Sherdog.com sees it 10-9 for Carneiro.

Round 3
Another dominating round for Carneiro. He scored an early takedown and spent the last two minutes of the fight on Clementi's back with both hooks in, looking for the rear naked choke. Clementi held him at bay with good hand control, but he was not able to reverse the position. All three judges scores the contest 30-27 for Roan Carneiro.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is sitting cage-side with Dana White.

Forrest Petz (Pictures) vs. Kuniyoshi Hironaka (Pictures)
Round 1
Hironaka takes Forrest down early in the round. The Japanese fighter moves to side-control before jumping across Petz to look for an arm-triangle choke. A wild scramble ensues with Hironaka ending up in half-guard on top. He works punches and elbows before moving to knee-on-belly position and then mount. Petz bucks Hironaka off before the round closes. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Hironaka.

Round 2
Petz gets busy with strikes to open up the second frame. He lands a solid winging right hand that buckles Hironaka's frame. Hironaka scores a takedown but he isn't able to strike or improve his position. Petz is landing solid strikes on the ground and after a standup, on his feet as well. Hironaka is bleeding from the mouth. Sherdog.com sees the round 10-9 for Forrest Petz.

Round 3
The third round is all Hirokana. The Japanese fighter worked off a takedown into side-control, where he trapped Forrest's left arm under his legs. Hironaka then bombed away with punches before Petz was able to escape the bad spot. Hironaka again tied up Petz's arm, but this time he spins for an armbar and almost has it extended just as time runs out. Hironaka wins a unanimous decision with scores of 30-27 x2 and 29-28.

Kurt Pellegrino (Pictures) vs. Nate Mohr
Round 1
Pellegrino wins with an ankle lock at 2:58 of the first round. Pellegrino scored a takedown and worked from the top early in the round. He sat back with Nate's leg and secured a tap with a tight hold on the ankle.

Keita Nakamura (Pictures) vs. Drew Fickett (Pictures)
Round 1
Drew Fickett takes the fight to the canvas early in the opening frame. Fickett lands a brutal right elbow that opens up a cut over Nakamura's left eye. Nakamura works from the bottom and sweeps Fickett. The round ends with Nakamura punching from Fickett's guard. Sherdog.com scores the first round 10-9 for Fickett.

Round 2
Nakamura is picking Fickett apart on the feet. Fickett is cut under his left eye from a punch. Exchange after exchange, Nakamura is beating Fickett to the punch. The fighters scramble for a takedown from the clinch and Nakamura throws a downward elbow that crushes Fickett. Referee Steve Mazzagatti steps in and takes a point from Nakamura. Fickett takes advantage of a full 5-min. recovery period before scoring a takedown and landing some elbows of his own. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Nakamura, but it stands as 9-9 with the deducted point.

Round 3
Fickett takes the third round with ease. After scoring an early takedown Fickett dove into Nakamura's guard with lunging punches that found their target repeatedly throughout the round. The judges score the bout 30-26 and 29-27 x2 for Drew Fickett.

Seth Petruzelli (Pictures) vs. Wilson Gouveia (Pictures)
Round 1
The fighters come out trading punches. Seth gets the best of the exchanges but eats several low kicks. Petruzelli lands a right handed "Superman" punch. Gouveia takes the fight to the ground with a double leg and scores with punches from Petruzelli's guard for the duration of the round. Sherdog.com sees it 10-9 for Gouveia.

Round 2
Petruzelli shoots and gets caught with a guillotine choke early in the round. He taps out at the 39 second mark. Impressive victory for Wilson Gouveia.

Dokonjonosuke Mishima (Pictures) vs. Kenny Florian (Pictures)
Round 1
Florian comes out displaying a much improved jab. Mishima clinches and trips Florian to the mat. Florian moves to a high-guard with a arm trapped. Mishima scrambles to escape and Florian sweeps. Mishima briefly tries the rubber guard but Florian backs out. Mishima figure fours Florian's right leg but Kenny drops some left hands before escaping to the feet. Florian roughs Mishima up on the feet before the round ends. Sherdog.com scores the first frame 10-9 for Florian.

Round 2
Florian starts round 2 with a few low kicks and an uppercut. Again Florian smacks Mishima's legs. Mishima slips and Florian follows him to the canvas. Forian lands some elbows from half-guard.Florian stands up and invites Mishima to do the same. Florian lands three snapping left leg low kicks in a row before landing a right kick to the body. Mishima looks frustrated. Mishima pulls guard with a guillotine but the horn sounds to end the round. Sherdog.com scores it 10-9 for Florian.

Round 3
Mishima shoots and fails but he quickly pulls guard. Mishima tries an omaplata but Florian easily evades. Florian passes to side-control and then mount. Mishima works back to guard and sinks a deep kneebar. Florian is close to tapping but eventually he works out of the hold. Both fighters trade leg submissions. Florian lets go of Mishima and blasts away with right hands. Mishima rolls over and gives up his back. Florian flattens him out and forces a tap with a rear naked choke at 3:57 of the third round. Sherdog.com's Greg Savage reports seeing Mishima stumble off the stairs as he exited the cage.

Justin McCully vs. Antoni Hardonk
Round 1
Hardonk grazes a head kick in the opening seconds. McCully presses the Dutch fighter against the cage. McCully trips Hardonk and takes him to the mat. McCully lands a solid elbow to his opponent's face. The American postures up and delivers a few punches. Hardonk attempts an armbar but it costs him position as McCully moves to side control. McCully punishes Hardonk with more punches and elbows. Hardonk catches a deep, but sloppy armbar. McCully fights it off and escapes just before the round ends. 10-9 for McCully.

Round 2
MCully trips Hardonk and takes the Dutch fighter into his element. Hardonk goes for an arbar but McCully drills him with three punches to the head. Hardonk is bleeding out of his mouth. McCully casually sits back in his opponent's closed guard and tees off with punches to the head and body. McCully cruises in the second frame, 10-9.

Round 3
Hardonk opens up with a low kick and a right hand but McCully answers with a stiff right hand. McCully is looking fatigued. Hardonk stuns the Amerian with a knee to the chin and a few punches. McCully takes the fight back to the canvas with a well executed trip. McCully passes to side-control but Hardonk shows nice leg work to get his guard back. Sherdog.com scores the fight 30-27 for Justin McCully. The judges agree - 30-27 x 3.

Joe Stevenson (Pictures) vs. Melvin Guillard (Pictures)
Round 1
Stevenson briefly drops Guillard with a punch. Stevenson takes Guillard down but Melvin quickly rushes to his feet. During the scramble, Stevenson locks up a guillotine that forces Melvin to tap less than a minute into the first frame. The official time is 0:27.



Live Results

http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?search=yes&EventID=4682



1 Thiago Tavares d. Naoyuki Kotani via Decision (Unanimous)

2 Roan Carneiro d. Rich Clementi via Decision (Unanimous)

3 Kuniyoshi Hironaka d. Forrest Petz via Decision (Unanimous)

4 Kurt Pellegrino d. Nate Mohr via Submission (Ankle lock) Round 1 2:58

5 Drew Fickett d. Keita Nakamura via Decision (Unanimous)

6 Wilson Gouveia d. Seth Petruzelli via Submission (Guillotine choke) Round 2 :39

7 Kenny Florian d. Dokonjonosuke Mishima via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 3 3:57

8 Justin McCully d. Antoni Hardonk via Decision (Unanimous)

9 Joe Stevenson d. Melvin Guillard via Submission (Guillotine Choke) Round 1 0:27

UFC Fight Night 9 - Broadway's PostMortem

In my mind, this installment of UFC Fight Night is the worst of all of them. Good thing it was free.

What I learned from this UFC Fight Night?

1. Dokonjonosuke Mishima is not worth it anymore.
2. I personally could take down Antoni Hardonk at will, even though he's got about 100 pounds on me.
3. Melvin Guillard still doesn't know how to defend against a simple choke.

Dominant performances by Kenny Florian and Joe Stevenson. Melvin seems to be the Kevin Randleman of the lw division. All the physical potential in the world, but has huge holes in his game/mindset that hold him back. Melvin talked a lot of sh*t, but backfired.

I give it a 1.0 out of 10 for this UFC Fight Night.

SubwayFanatic
04-05-07, 08:55 PM
Melvin comes across like a punk. Glad he got taken out so quickly and easily.

Yankeeah
04-05-07, 09:03 PM
Melvin comes across like a punk. Glad he got taken out so quickly and easily.

I do an MMA radio show, and I said on it that I love Guillard, but he needs to grow up and is immature. Stevenson showed a ton of class.

SubwayFanatic
04-05-07, 09:10 PM
I do an MMA radio show, and I said on it that I love Guillard, but he needs to grow up and is immature. Stevenson showed a ton of class.

Stevenson comes across as a genuinely nice guy. I am really becoming a fan of his. The guy is also a hell of a fighter as well.

BroadwayBomber55
04-05-07, 11:35 PM
I do an MMA radio show, and I said on it that I love Guillard, but he needs to grow up and is immature. Stevenson showed a ton of class.

Melvin Guillard even accused Joe Stevenson of using HGH on Sherdog radio

http://ufcjunkie.com/2007/03/28/joe-stevenson-to-melvin-guillard-i-dont-use-hgh/#comments



“All these fighters right now, including Stevenson and a couple of other fighters that I know of, they’re all using growth hormones… they’re altering their game by using anabolic ................. You know, they just can’t get caught with it because it’s growth.”

Well, Daddy replies in MMAWeekly SoundOff


“I hate it when people say stuff like that, but I put rumors like that out on the Internet, too… like my knee was hurt, like Josh’s [Burkman] knee was hurt, you know, and things just get carried away.

“My dad actually died of bone marrow cancer and one of the major side effects of that drug [HGH] is to cause cancer, from what I understand. I’m deathly afraid of anything like that.”

BroadwayBomber55
04-06-07, 01:31 PM
The Ultimate Fighter 5 – Episode One Recap

http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=5074


For the fifth season of any television series, sometimes it’s necessary to shake things up a bit. Spike TV’s The Ultimate Fighter series is no exception, and within minutes of the start of the season premiere, one of the two coaches for TUF5, BJ Penn, decided to take matters into his own hands.

After a recap of the history between Pulver, the UFC’s first lightweight champion, and Penn, the man Pulver beat in a memorable bout in 2002, as well as fighter evaluations by both, UFC President Dana White brought the two together to pick teams from amongst 16 up and coming lightweights competing for a UFC contract.

Pulver won the opening coin toss and opted to select the first fight of the competition, leaving Penn to make the first pick from the fighter pool. Pretty cut and dried, but nothing’s cut and dried with ‘The Prodigy’.

“If any of you here know for a complete fact that you want to be on my team and you don’t want nothing to do with Jens Pulver’s team, raise your hand,” said Penn, immediately throwing the fighter selection phase into disarray as 10 of the 16 fighters rose their hands. It was a move that visibly irritated Pulver, who agreed to go with this orthodox method of picking teams, much to the chagrin of White, who, after repeated insistences to Penn, finally got him to make one pick, Gray Maynard. Pulver selected 6 foot 4 Corey Hill, and the race was on.

Team Penn
Gray Maynard
Matt Wiman
Gabe Ruediger
Joe Lauzon
Rob Emerson
Andy Wang
Allen Berube
Noah Thomas

Team Pulver
Corey Hill
Nate Diaz
Brandon Melendez
Marlon Sims
Manny Gamburyan
Cole Miller
Brian Geraghty
Wayne Weems

Once back at the house, the fighters started to develop their team personality, with Team Pulver’s Hill immediately getting in the face of Team Penn’s Ruediger.

“I got it out for you,” said Hill. “I hope first round we go head to head, toe to toe, and #$%$ each other up.”

And while the tension was obvious, cooler heads prevailed. The prevailing wisdom though, was that Ruediger was going to get chosen for the first fight of the season due to his troubles in making the 155 pound weight limit. “Godzilla” checked in at 175 pounds, five pounds over the welterweight limit, and was getting progressively frustrated by his inability to shed the pounds.

But the first fight of the season wouldn’t involve Ruediger, but instead was a battle between Cole Miller and fairly inexperienced Allen Berube, who was game and held his own before being submitted with a triangle choke midway through the first round.

One down, 13 to go until the finals are determined.

BroadwayBomber55
04-06-07, 01:54 PM
The Ultimate Fighter 5 – Episode One: Broadway's PostMortem

I agree with UFC President Dana White: these fighters this season are crazy and nuts.

These 16 Lightweight fighters have a lot of cockiness in them that's for sure.

A lot of mindgames between coaches BJ "The Prodigy" Penn and Jens "Little Evil" Pulver. Pulver had an all out evaluation and tired out the fighters so that BJ didn't get a chance to have his own evaluations.

The team picking process? I laughed my ass off. BJ had the first pick and most of them raised their hands. I am sure every fighter there preferred to be on BJ's team. One of the fighters even mentioned this. It was just that 6 of the fighters had the presence of mind not to raise their hands incase they got stuck with Jens. It was a crazy team selection.

Which coach do I perfer this season? BJ Penn. Why? Penn is more hands on.

Now to the fight between Allen "Monstah" Berube and Cole "Magrinho" Miller. It was all Miller. Sure, Berube had the takedown, but he wasn't avoiding submissions. Millers guillotine choke was very deep. Berube had top position, but wasn't doing anything, just laying and praying and not advancing his position. Miller took advantage by going for submissions and got Berube in a deep, tight Triangle Choke for the Submission victory.

Memo to all wrestlers out there who want to succeed in MMA: Score the takedown and advance your position.

Seriously, the fight was a total mismatch. The casting couldn't find anyone better than the 32 year old resturant owner who has been fighting for just two years for this show? Berube basically admitted that he had no ambition to make a career of it either. He said he was just doing MMA to promote his restaurant. How can you count on that kind of guy and expect him to run through walls for you? At the very least I want to know these guys are busting their asses to make it, despite how realistic their hopes really are. Does Danny Abbadi from Season 3 ring a bell?

There were a lot of fighters that made me scratch my head including Gabe "Godzilla" Ruediger. First, he comes to town running his trap like he's done something, then he shows up for for practice like he's bringing chubby back. Then, he sits in the van guzzling a gallon of water, and crying like a nine year old girl at a Backstreet Boys concert because he's fat. Memo to Ruediger: You want to shut these people up and prove that you belong on the show and the UFC? Quit whining, cut the weight to make weight, and work harder. You're the one who's digging your own grade by not being well prepared.

This season is very good so far. Too early to tell, but I like to see Nate Diaz, the brother of UFC Veteran and PRIDE FC Fighter Nick, do well and also Joe Lauzon.

I can't wait for next week. The madness picks up.

BroadwayBomber55
04-06-07, 02:12 PM
UFC 69 is tommorow....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_69; http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/sports/other/article_1643861.php

Who you got?

My picks: Georges St. Pierre, Diego Sanchez, Roger Huerta, Yushin Okami, Kendall Grove, Heath Herring, Thales Leites, Marcus Davis, and Luke Cummo.

Also, watch the UFC 69 Weigh-Ins LIVE at 3pm CT on UFC.com, NBCSports.com, MSN, and Yahoo! Sports.

http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=eventdetail.home&eid=560

BroadwayBomber55
04-06-07, 04:46 PM
UFC 69 Weigh-In Results

http://www.ufc.com/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=5180


OFFICIAL WEIGHTS – UFC 69: Shootout

UFC Welterweight Championship
Matt Serra (169.5) vs Georges St-Pierre (169.5)

Josh Koscheck (170.5) vs. Diego Sanchez (168.5)
Yushin Okami (184) vs. Mike Swick (184)
Alan Belcher (184) vs. Kendall Grove (185.5)
Leonard Garcia (154.5) vs. Roger Huerta (155)
Brad Imes (260.5) vs. Heath Herring (245)
Thales Leites (186) vs. Pete Sell (186)
Marcus Davis (169.5) vs. Pete Spratt (170.5)
Josh Haynes (171) vs. Luke Cummo (170)

BroadwayBomber55
04-07-07, 05:37 PM
Attention MMA fans...

Check out PRIDE 34: Kamikaze, the last PRIDE event under their former owner, Dream Stage Entertainment.

For the first time, this PRIDE PPV will be live in the U.S.

Live on PPV, April 8, 2:30 AM ET/April 7, 11:30 PM PT.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRIDE_34


Shinya Aoki vs. Brian Lo-A-Njoe[4]
Ricardo Arona vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou[4]
Wagner da Conceição Martins vs. Eric Esch[6]
Edson Drago vs. Yoshihiro Nakao[6]
Don Frye vs. James Thompson[7]
Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Jeff Monson[7]
Zelg Galesic vs. Makoto Takimoto[4]
Akira Shohi vs. Gilbert Yvel[8]

BroadwayBomber55
04-07-07, 06:00 PM
Here's the shove by Diego 'Nightmare' Sanchez on Josh Koscheck after their weigh-ins yesterday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbmRw-ymOnk

BroadwayBomber55
04-07-07, 07:18 PM
UFC 69: Shootout Play By Play via Sherdog

http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=7203


Josh Haynes (Pictures) vs. Luke Cummo
Round 1
Good action in the first round. Haynes came out aggressive throwing bombs and leg kicks. Haynes then scored a takedown but backed out of Cummo's guard soon after. Cummo rocks Haynes with a three punch combo, punctuated by a vicious left hook. Sherdog.com scores the first round 10-9 for Cummo.

Round 2
Cummo comes out throwing crisp combos. Haynes is taking a lot of punishment and answering with one punch at a time. Cummo lands a big right hand that drops Haynes. Referee Carry Hatley jumps in and stops the fight at the 2:45 mark. Haynes was out of it and took the ref down shortly after the stoppage.

Marcus Davis vs. Pete Spratt (Pictures)
Round 1
Davis throws Spratt to the canvas early in the round. Davis passes to side-control then after a scramble takes Spratt's back. Davis locks in a body-triangle but he can't get his arms around Spratt's neck. With about 20 seconds left in the round, Spratt turns into Davis' guard and works some punches to the body and a hard hammerfist to the face. Sherdog,.com sees the first frame 10-9 for Davis.

Round 2
Spratt came out firing and knocks Davis off balance and to the ground early in the round. Spratt landed some solid punches to the head before Davis locked up a leg and forced a tap at 2:57 due to an ankle lock.

Round 1
Leites got a quick double leg takedown early in the frame. Leites worked some solid ground and pound before passing guard and taking Sell's back. He worked for the rear naked choke but Sell had none of it. Sell scrambled and ended up on the bottom with Leites in side-control. Leites jumped across Sell and locked up an arm triangle, but Sell was able able to ride out the final 15 seconds and was saved by the bell. Sherdog.com scores it 10-9 for Leites.

Round 2
Leites lands a crushing leg kick and a overhand right in the opening minute of the frame. Sell tries a standing guillotine then he drops down to half-guard but Leites popped his head out and landed several devastating forearms to Sell's face. Leites then tried another arm triangle but he seemed to let go of it so he could apply more punishment to Sell. Leites then teed off on Sell for the rest of the round. At one point the referee looked close to steeping in, but he allowed Sell to continue working. Sherdog.com sees it 10-8 for Leites.

Round 3
Another dominating round for Leites. The Brazilian scored a takedown at the 1:30 mark and worked from top position for the rest of the fight. Moving from half-guard to side-control to mount, Leites punished the American with punches and tight positioning against the cage. Leites wins the fight 30-27 on all three judges' scorecards.

Brad Imes (Pictures) vs. Heath Herring (Pictures)
Round 1
Lots of exciting scrambles early in the bout. Herring landed a 3 punch combo followed by a straight left that dropped Imes flat. Herring pummeled Imes for the rest of the round with elbows and forearms from half-guard and side-control. Sherdog.com scores the one-sided round 10-8 for Herring.

Round 2
Herring continues to land his left straight lead at will. The left straight knocks Imes to the canvas again midway through the frame. Herring allows him to stand then takes him to the mat with a well executed takedown. Only a late rally in the last 20 seconds saves Imes from another 10-8 round on the Sherdog.com scorecard. Imes was able to sweep Herring and land shots to the head while the PRIDE veteran turtled to ride out the round. 10-9 for Herring.

Round 3
Herring scores a quick takedown and works from Imes' guard with punches to the head. Herring lands an illegal knee to the head of Imes on the ground. The referee stands them up. Herring scores another takedown and pounds away for the duration of the fight. Heath Herring wins a unanimous decision.

Alan Belcher (Pictures) vs. Kendall Grove (Pictures)
Round 1
Belcher lands a left hand. Belcher with a crisp leg kick. Belcher trips Grove and lands in side-control. Grove reverses to his feet and punishes Belcher with knees from the Thai clinch. Belcher kicks the body and the fighter's heads collide. Nobody is cut. Grove again clinches with Belcher and lands a knee to the midsection. Grove lands some hard foot stomps while pushing Belcher against the cage. "Big John" restarts the action. Belcher shoots but Grove stuffs. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Grove.

Round 2
Grove continues to strike the body with his knees. Belcher shoots a single but Grove defends. Grove takes Belcher down and moves to side-control. Grove dropping elbows down on Belcher. Grove has Belcher cut. Belcher back to his feet. Grove tees off on Belcher with 3 knees to the body, one to the chin and a right hand to the jaw. Grove picks Belcher up over his head and slams him to the mat. Grove tees off on Belcher with 3 knees to the body, one to the chin and a right hand to the jaw. Grove picks Belcher up over his head and slams him to the mat. Grove chokes out Belcher from half-guard on top with a modified arm-triangle (D'Arce choke) at 4:42 of the second.

Yushin Okami (Pictures) vs. Mike Swick (Pictures)
Round 1
Swick paws out an out-of-range jab. The crowd starts to chant "Swick, Swick!" The American lands a kick to the body. Straight left lands for Okami. Stiff jab from Okami finds its target. Okami drags Swick to the floor. Okami is looking for a guillotine but he gives it up to throw elbows. Okami working from half-guard. Mario Yamasaki warns swick for grabbing the fence. Okami has a Kimura. It's fully extended. Okami lets go of the arm and moves to mount just before the horn sounds. First round is 10-9 for Okami.

Round 2
Swick misses on a spinning back kick. Okami stands strong in the pocket and lands a hard jab that snaps Swick's head backwards. The Japanese middleweight muscles Swick to the ground and throws 2 punches from the Texan's open guard. Mario Yamasaki restarts the fight on the feet. Swick cracks Okami with a left hand. Okami clinches and pushes Swick against the cage. Another takedown for Okami. Again the referee stads them up. Swick presses and rocks Okami with a barrage of punches. The rally nets Swick the round, 10-9.

Round 3
Okami lands a right hand. Okami shoots but Swick sprawls and stuffs it. Solid inside leg kick from Swick. Swick rushses forward and unloads with punches that land. Okami answers with a takedown. Okami quickly mounts. Okami poundig away with punches from the mount. Swick briefly gives up his back. Okami works for a rear naked choke but Swick turns back into Okami's mount. Okami absolutely teeing off now. The fight is close to being stopped. Swick gives up his back again but this time he reverses and takes the top position. Okami brings his left leg high into the rubber guard. Swick passes to half-guard. The horn sounds to end the fight. Sherdog.com scores it 29-28 for Yushin Okami.

Official score:
29-28
29-28
30-27
All for Yushin Okami.

Dana White invites "Minotauro" to the cage. Rogan interviews but no fight details were discussed.

Leonard Garcia vs. Roger Huerta (Pictures)
Round 1
The fighters exchange heavy strikes. Huerta rushes forward with three straight head kicks but they all fail to land. Huerta scores a takedown. Huerta unloading with elbows from side-control. Huerta mounts and drops punches down. Garcia escapes to his feet and rocks Huerta with a left and a right. Garcia pulls guard with a guillotine. Huerta looked like he was in danger but he fights out. Huerta smacks Garcia with a right hand. Garcia escapes to his feet and rocks Huerta with a wild exchange of punches again. Huerta is cut. Huerta scores a takedown. Huerta creams Garcia with several unanswered punches. Garcia sweeps and takes the top position. Amazing action in the first round. Sherdog.com sees it 10-9 for Huerta.

Round 2
The action does not slow as the second frame begins with a violent punching exchange. Huerta takes the fight to the floor and lands some elbows. Garcia works to his feet trades haymakers with Huerta. Both fighters land solidly. Huerta has found his range and is landing power shots at will. Huerta with another takedown. Garcia is mounted. Garcia back to his feet. Incredible flurry of punches is traded by the now fatigued fighters. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Huerta.

Round 3
Garcia shoots immediately but Huerta stops it and opens up with punches. Garcia follows and unloads with lefts and rights. Huerta busts Garcia up with three heavy punches and throws him down. Huerta punches the head from half-guard. Garcia slides out and takes Huerta's back. Garcia is working for a rear naked choke. Huerta rolls him over throws a torrent of punches and elbows. Sherdog.com scores the fight 30-27 for Huerta, but Garcia put on a amazing show of heart and skill. The judges agree. 30-27 x3.

Sherdog.com's Greg Savage reports that Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans had to be separated right outside of the cage just minutes after the Huerta-Garcia fight. There was physical contact but it appears that no punches were thrown.

Josh Koscheck (Pictures) vs. Diego Sanchez (Pictures)

Diego Sanchez enters the Octagon behind a full Mariachi band.

Round 1
Koscheck grazes a head kick off of Diego. And another. Diego steps forward with a one-two but Koscheck shows good footwork to avoid the strikes. Diego lands his first meaningful punch of the fight. Koscheck lands a stiff jab and almost knocks Diego off his feet with an inside low kick. Koscheck shoots and lifts Sanchez high into the air before slamming him. Diego escapes and tries to take Koscheck's back but the bell rings. 10-9 for Koscheck.

Round 2
Koscheck rocks Diego with a straight right. Koscheck attacks Diego's right leg with another inside low kick. The crowd is growing restless due to the lack of action. Koscheck hurts Diego with a right hand. Right leg high kick lands for Koscheck. Another hard leg kick buckles Sanchez. Koscheck mauls Diego with a hard right hand. Diego runs away. Koscheck stands in the pocket and hits Diego with a left and a right. Sherdog.com scores the round 10-9 for Josh Koscheck.

Round 3
Koscheck bombs away with a straight right hand lead. Diego looks completely outclassed. The crowd boos unmercifully. Sanchez lands a right hand. One minute left in the bout. The crowd continues to boo. Koscheck opens up with his hands and fiishes the flurry with a leg kick. High kick lands for Koscheck. Complete domination for Josh Koscheck, 30-27. The judges agree, 30-27 x3.

Matt Serra (Pictures) vs. Georges St. Pierre (Pictures)
Round 1
Serra lands a straight right to the body. Serra lands another body shot. Serra looks very comfortable with his striking. St. Pierre is throwing one strike at a time thus far. Serra rocks St. Pierre with a right hook and another punch. He pounces and mounts St. Pierre then pounds away until John McCarthy halts the bout. Matt Serra becomes the new welterweight champion at 3:25 of the first round.

Live Results

http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?search=yes&EventID=4663


1 Luke Cummo d. Josh Haynes via KO (Punch) Round 2 2:45

2 Marcus Davis d. Pete Spratt via Submission (Ankle lock) Round 2 2:57

3 Thales Leites d. Pete Sell via Decision (Unanimous)

4 Heath Herring d. Brad Imes Decision (Unanimous)

5 Kendall Grove d. Alan Belcher via Submission (D'Arce Choke) Round 2 4:42

6 Yushin Okami d. Mike Swick Decision (Unanimous)

7 Roger Huerta d. Leonard Garcia Decision (Unanimous)

8 Josh Koscheck d. Diego Sanchez Decision (Unanimous)

9 Matt Serra d. Georges St. Pierre via TKO (Strikes) Round 1 3:25

SubwayFanatic
04-07-07, 11:20 PM
Could that Sanchez-Koscheck fight have been any more boring? What a trainwreck.

I am no Diego fan, but I can't even get too excited about him losing because of how boring the fight was, and because of how classless Koscheck is. His post-fight comments were pretty lame.

SubwayFanatic
04-07-07, 11:36 PM
Matt Serra wins! Jesus.

Bambino22
04-07-07, 11:57 PM
gtfo! ur lying!?!?!?

SubwayFanatic
04-08-07, 12:05 AM
gtfo! ur lying!?!?!?

No, he really did beat GSP.

Bambino22
04-08-07, 12:21 AM
Gsp got lucksacked=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

BroadwayBomber55
04-08-07, 02:06 AM
UFC 69: Shootout - Broadway's PostMortem

I just back from the sports bar watching UFC 69: Shootout.

I was completely stunned about what happened to George 'Rush' St. Pierre in his first title defense against TUF4 alum Matt 'The Terror' Serra.

Serra just derailed the GSP freight train and threw a monkey wrench in the UFC Welterweight division. Who'd a thought Serra would KO GSP? Everyone expected Serra to want it on the ground, so the only thing I can think of is George didn't expect the standup game at all and vastly underestimated Serra. This has to be one of the biggest upsets ever in the UFC.

So, what does this mean in the future rematch between GSP and Matt Hughes? It definitely derails the big rematch for Hughes. I expect a rematch between GSP and Matt Serra sometime soon. My jaw is still on the floor tonight. Props to Matt Serra.

The Diego Sanchez v. Josh Koscheck bout was a bore and it really put me to sleep. I thought they will swing for the fences and give the fans a lot of intense action, but it wasn't the case. It was all Kos. Diego had no shot and was completely outclassed. Diego even ran away in Round 2. That's the worst fight of the night.

I think the fights of the night IMHO, are the Yushin Okami v. Mike Swick and the Roger Huerta v. Leonard Garcia fights. Both were upsets. In the Swick/Okami fight, I gave Rounds 1 and 3 to Okami and Round 2 to Swick. Swick had a chance to stop Okami in the standup, but the round ended. Okami has a sick ground game, ground and pound and submissions. Let's see how he fares against Rich 'Ace' Franklin and Anderson 'The Spider' Silva in his future bouts.

The Huerta/Garcia fight was very exciting. It was very close, I gave the fight 29-28 for Huerta, but Garcia showed a lot of heart and poise and came back with authority. One of the fight of the year candidates from the UFC. That fight had a lot of action.

Kendall Grove: chalk up another win for Da Spyda from Hawaii. Heath Herring: congrats on your first win inside the Octagon. Thales Leites: Leites pounded Pete 'Drago' Sell time and time again. Marcus Davis: Nice submission win against Pete 'The Secret Weapon' Spratt. And Luke Cummo: The Silent Assassin with crisp and effective combos to defeat Josh 'Bring the Pain' Haynes.

In all, UFC 69 had a lot of upsets tonight just like PRIDE 33 back on Feburary 24th. I can't wait to watch the Okami/Swick, St. Pierre/Serra, and Huerta/Garcia fights again.

BroadwayBomber55
04-08-07, 02:14 AM
I also noticed something. Call me drunk or crazy, but do you think the UFC All-Access show is a jinx like the Madden and SI Cover curses?

Rich Franklin was the first fighter on the show. He won his UFC Middleweight Title fight against David 'The Crow' Loiseau at UFC 58: USA v. Canada, but broke his hand and had surgery and his first fight back, he was KO'ed by Anderson Silva in Round 1 at UFC 64: Unstoppable.

Andrei 'The Pitbull' Arlovski was the second fighter and he was TKO'ed by Tim 'The Maine-iac' Sylvia at UFC 59: Reality Check.

"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz was the third fighter on the show. He won his fight against Ken Shamrock at UFC 61: Bitter Rivals, but lost to Chuck Liddell at UFC 66: Ortiz-Liddell 2 via TKO Round 3.

Renato "Babalu" Sobral was the fourth fighter on the show and he was KO'ed in Round 1 by The Iceman.

Matt Hughes was another fighter and he lost to GSP at UFC 65: Bad Intentions and GSP is the latest casuality tonight at UFC 69: Shootout.

So far, only Chuck Liddell has escaped it. Any concidence?

BroadwayBomber55
04-09-07, 12:16 AM
The Results from PRIDE 34: Kamikaze, the last show under the DSE banner for PRIDE.

http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news_detail.php?nid=3593; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRIDE_34; http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=3742&z=2


Yoshihiro Nakao def. Edson Drago
Nakao submitted Drago at 9:51 in the first round with a neck crank.

Butterbean def. Wagner da Conceição Martins
Esch submitted da Conceição Martins at 2:35 in the first round with a keylock.

Makoto Takimoto def. Zelg Galesic
Takimoto submitted Galesic at 5:40 in the first round with an americana.

Gilbert Yvel def. Akira Shoji
Yvel defeated Shoji at 3:04 in the first round by technical knockout.

James Thompson def. Don Frye
Thompson defeated Frye at 6:23 in the first round by technical knockout.

Shinya Aoki def. Brian Lo-A-Njoe
Aoki submitted Lo-A-Njoe at 1:33 in the first with an armbar.

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def. Ricardo Arona
Sokoudjou defeated Arona at 1:59 in the first round by technical knockout.

Jeff Monson def. Kazuyuki Fujita
Monson submitted Fujita in the first round with a rear naked choke.

Nobuyuki Sakakibara's "surprise announcement" at the event turned out to be the shock return of Kazushi Sakuraba who left PRIDE nearly a year ago to join rival promotion HERO's. Kiyoshi Tamura also made a appearance as both he and Sakuraba joined Sakakibara in the ring. It is slated that Tamura and Sakuraba will finally have their match at a later show.


In all, a very good card in PRIDE's last show under Dream Stage Entertainment before handing the organization to the Fertittas.

BroadwayBomber55
04-09-07, 12:18 AM
ANTONIO RODRIGO NOGUEIRA SIGNS WITH UFC

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3747&zoneid=13

Yankeeah
04-09-07, 10:46 AM
ANTONIO RODRIGO NOGUEIRA SIGNS WITH UFC

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3747&zoneid=13

....That was on the PPV

BroadwayBomber55
04-09-07, 11:40 AM
Check out this uppercut by Ramon Thierry Sokoudjou during his PRIDE 34 bout against Ricardo Arona..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otpa4CBV5BI

BroadwayBomber55
04-11-07, 10:04 AM
Very cool intro. PRIDE's last show under DSE intro...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InmilLEhHnQ

BroadwayBomber55
04-13-07, 04:05 PM
The Ultimate Fighter 5 - Episode Two Recap

http://www.theultimatefighter.tv/ep02.html


Well, it didn’t take long for things to start heating up in The Ultimate Fighter 5 house, and on Episode Two of the Spike TV reality series, it looked like the fights weren’t going to be happening strictly in the Octagon.

Gabe Ruediger and Matt Wiman, teammates on the BJ Penn squad, started jawing at each other early on, with fisticuffs apparently one wrong comment away. This intersquad squabbling concerned the rest of Team Penn, and they brought their coach in to smooth things out. And while one on one counseling with the two lightweights didn’t work, a truce was reached during a team meeting in the Octagon – albeit an uneasy one, as Wiman and Ruediger barely touched each other when shaking hands. We’re definitely going to be hearing from these two again.

Later, back at the house, boredom started to set in for Team Penn, and after writing a positive message to the US Armed Forces – on the wall with a magic marker no less – Rob Emerson jokingly decided to send a less than complimentary screed to Team Pulver on another wall. Team Pulver didn’t see the humor in it though, with Nathan Diaz and Brandon Melendez ready to throw down with their opposition to defend their honor. The most heated of the team though, was Manny Gamburyan, who was scheduled to fight to stay in the competition the next day against Noah Thomas. The emotional Gamburyan railed against Team Penn, concerning his teammates - especially good buddy Corey Hill – who hoped that he wasn’t going to leave his fight in the house.

But once fight night rolled around, that wasn’t a concern, as Gamburyan, who had been sidelined for over two years due to injury, rolled over Thomas, a retired Marine, in less than a round. Hurting Thomas with the first right hand he threw, the compact Gamburyan soon secured a takedown, and after softening Thomas up with some strikes on the mat, he locked in a kimura and got the impressive submission win.

Team Pulver is now 2-0 thru the first two fights.

BroadwayBomber55
04-13-07, 04:18 PM
The Ultimate Fighter 5 - Episode Two: Broadway's PostMortem

Team Penn better find something to stem the tide or it will be really ugly for them. Team Pulver is really taking it to them.

Manny Gamburyan, the cousin of Karo Parisyan, defeated Noah Thomas. It was a huge mismatch as Gamburyan dominated Thomas from the opening bell. Manny really does fight like Karo: not the best stand up (but still throws wicked bombs), great throws, wild ground and pound, and good submissions.

As for Team Penn so far, I just don't see the hunger and intensity from them.
BJ Penn is very upset and rightfully so. The fight selection process was downright hilarious. Penn trying to pick the fight even though he doesnt have the hammer. F'n awesome. And Rob Emerson tried to be a pest to Team Pulver when he wrote "S**k It Team Pulver" on the wall that got Nate Diaz and Manny upset. oh my. It supposed to make Manny waste his energy for his fight, but it backfired.

Team Penn also have a distraction: Matt Wiman and Gabe Ruediger jarring at one another. Ruediger whined like a baby about not having his weight down and know he's talking smack to his teammates?

Memo to Gabe: why don't stop talking smack to your teammates like a douchebag and worry about your own problem which is making weight. If Wiman and Ruediger fought one another, I pick Wiman in a heartbeat.

So far, this season is shaping up to be a nice rebound after last years debacle. Personally i've been hoping for a TUF show that only had one weight class, and all the guys in the house fighting for the same spot, and so far it's living up to what I thought it might be like.

BroadwayBomber55
04-13-07, 04:30 PM
Report: Guillard Tests for Cocaine

http://www.sherdog.com/news/news.asp?n_id=7255

BroadwayBomber55
04-13-07, 04:35 PM
BodogFight: Clash of the Nations PPV Weigh-Ins

PPV on April 14, 2007 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3775&zoneid=2


Matt Lindland- 96.5 kg/ 212.5 lbs.
vs
Fedor Emelianenko- 104.5 kg/ 230 lbs.

Eric Pele- 125.8 kg/ 277 lbs.
vs
Aleksander Emelianenko- 115.9 kg/ 255 lbs.

Nick Thompson- 77.5 kg/ 170.8 lbs.
vs
Eddie Alvarez- 77 kg/ 169.7

Roman Zentsov- 105.8 kg/ 233 lbs.
vs
Kristof Midoux- No Show

Hitomi Akano- 61.8 kg/ 136 lbs.
vs
Amanda Buckner- 61.4 kg/ 135 lbs.

Rodrigo Damm- 70.9 kg/ 156 lbs.
vs
Santino DeFranco- 70.7 kg/ 156 lbs.

Andrei Semenov- 84.1 kg/ 185 lbs.
vs
Jorge Santiago- 84.5 kg/ 186 lbs.

Josh Curran- 120.8 kg/ 266 lbs.
vs
Jarno Nurminen- 113.5 kg/ 250 lbs.

Eric Oganov- 76.9 kg/ 169.5 lbs.
vs
Derrick Noble- 77.5 kg/ 170.8 lbs.

Steve Steinbeiss- 92.3 kg/ 203.6 lbs.
vs
Bill Mahood- 93.0 kg/ 205 lbs.

Amar Suloev- 83.5 kg/ 184 lbs.
vs
Andy Foster- 83.5 kg/ 184 lbs.

Dmitry Samoilov- 76.6 kg/ 169 lbs.
vs
Ray Steinbeiss- 77.7 kg/ 171 lbs.

Julia Berezekova- 59.5 kg/ 131 lbs.
vs
Julie Kedzie 61.0 kg/ 134.5 lbs.

BroadwayBomber55
04-15-07, 02:05 PM
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, FEDOR DEFEATS LINDLAND

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3785&zoneid=2


Bodog “Clash of the Nations” Full Results

-Josh Curran def. Jarno Nurminen at 2:53 of Rd. 1 by Submission (Strikes).

-Rodrigo Damm def. Santino Defranco at 1:58 of Rd. 1 by Submission (Rear Naked Choke).

-Bill Mahood def. Steve Steinbess at 5:00 of Rd. 3 by Unanimous Decision.

-Roman Zentsov def. Kristof Midoux at 5:00 of Rd 1 by TKO (Midoux unable to answer the bell).

-Amanda Buckner def. Hitomi Akano at 5:00 of Rd. 3 by Unanimous Decision.

-Jorge Santiago def. Andrei Semenov at 4:28 of Rd. 2 by TKO.

-Aleksander Emelianenko def. Eric Pele at 4:07 of Rd. 1 by KO.

-Nick Thompson def. Eddie Alvarez at 4:32 of Rd. 2 by TKO.

-Fedor Emelianenko def. Matt Lindland at 2:38 of Rd. 1 by Submission (Armbar).

-Julie Kedzie def. Julia Berezekova at 2:49 of Rd. 2 by TKO (Strikes)

-Ray Steinbess def. Dmitry Samoilov at 3:00 of Rd. 1 by Submission (Rear Naked Choke)

-Eric Oganov def. Derrick Noble at 2:55 of Rd. 2 by TKO.

-Amar Suloev def. Andy Foster at :26 of Rd. 1 by KO.

BroadwayBomber55
04-16-07, 10:50 PM
Ortiz says White "has once again taken the low road"

http://www.mmafighting.com/news/2007/ortiz_says_white_has_once_again_taken_the_low_road.html


"Dana White has once again taken the low road and decided to try to damage my reputation and credibility in a public forum. During an appearance on Spike TV on April 12th White accused me of failure to show up for a fight we had originally scheduled for March 24th. He did so at the end of the program and gave me no opportunity to respond or tell the real story, which is simply this: White was fully informed well in advance of March 24th that I would not fight without a contract, which White refused to sign.

Fighting is my livelihood and jeopardizing my body without a full understanding of conditions, doesn’t make any sense. No professional fighter will go into a risky match without a contract.

I’ve struggled to get respect and dignity for my profession and I do it in the way I lead my life as a fighter and as a human being. Dana’s attitude not only disrespects me, but all fighters. I am taking this stand just not for this one incident, but for all future champions.

I want to reiterate: I am ready to settle my differences with Dana White in any fighting forum we can agree on, but only if there is a signed contract that stipulates where the money is going, whether it is to charity or to the fighters doesn’t matter as much as having a definitive agreement.

Until Dana White is ready to fight me on a professional basis, I strongly urge him to keep his mouth shut."

My take: I dont know what would be more sad

A: Tito backed out because he wasnt getting paid to kick his boss' ass
B: Tito backed out because he was legitimatly afraid Dana could actually hurt him
C: The more probable explanation of a combo of A and B

Either way, Tito is a crybaby b*tch

BroadwayBomber55
04-18-07, 12:59 AM
UFC REACHES DEAL WITH HBO

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=3796&zoneid=13


White said that the UFC will be putting on live events for HBO and that the first UFC event on HBO will air this summer. When asked by a reporter if the HBO deal is "signed, sealed, and delivered," White said, "Yes." When asked if the deal should be reported as official, White said, "Yeah. We will be on HBO this summer." White also spoke of struggling to sign the HBO deal in the past tense, as he said, "We would have never signed a deal if we weren't comfortable with it."

White said that the UFC broadcasts on HBO will have an HBO production team and HBO announcers, so UFC announcers Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan will not be doing commentary on the UFC's HBO events. White said that he doesn't know who will be on the HBO announcing team for UFC events, but when asked if Jim Lampley would be on the team, White said, "Hell no."

BroadwayBomber55
04-19-07, 03:08 PM
As a reminder for all MMA fans,

UFC 70: Nations Collide PPV airs on Spike TV: Saturday, April 21st, 9 PM ET/PT on SpikeTV.

Full coverage: http://70.ufc.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_70

Fight Card from Sherdog


Mirko Filipovic (Pictures) Vs. Gabriel Gonzaga (Pictures)
David Heath (Pictures) Vs. Ryoto Machida (Pictures)
Michael Bisping (Pictures) Vs. Elvis Sinosic (Pictures)
Andrei Arlovski (Pictures) Vs. Fabricio Werdum (Pictures)
Assuerio Silva (Pictures) Vs. Cheick Kongo (Pictures)
Matt Grice Vs. Terry Etim
Junior Assuncao Vs. David Lee (Pictures)
Victor Valimaki (Pictures) Vs. Alessio Sakara (Pictures)
Dennis Siver Vs. Jess Liaudin (Pictures)
Edilberto Crocota Vs. Paul Taylor

Check out to UFC 70: CroCop v. Gonzaga on SpikeTV...

Premiere: Thursday, 4/19 at 11:00pm ET/PT
Reairs: Friday, 4/20 at 12:00am ET/PT and Saturday, 4/21 at 6:00pm ET/PT

BroadwayBomber55
04-19-07, 03:11 PM
UFC 70: Nations Collide Preview

http://kakutougi.info/content/view/341/2/

BroadwayBomber55
04-19-07, 03:13 PM
My picks for UFC 70

Mirko Cro Cop over Gabriel Gonzaga

Lyoto Machida over David Heath

Michael Bisping over Elvis Sinosic

Fabricio Werdum over Andrei Arlovski

Assuerio Silva over Cheick Kongo

Terry Etim over Matt Grice

Junior Assuncao over David Lee

Alessio Sakara over Victor Valimaki

Jess Liaudin over Dennis Siver

Paul Taylor over Edilberto Crocota

Yankeeah
04-19-07, 07:43 PM
In case you guys didn't know

Yankeeah
04-19-07, 07:43 PM
Ufc 70

Yankeeah
04-19-07, 07:44 PM
Is this Saturday



......On a more serious note, I'm going to be interviewing the IFL's Ben Rothwell this Saturday. If anyone has any questions, let me know, I'll be sure to ask him.

Yankeeah
04-19-07, 09:27 PM
http://media.ufc.tv/i.cfc?method=get&w=550&cs=1&s=0A9DBFCB-1422-0E8C-9A079F81A01B81E2.jpg

Noticed the jacket

SubwayFanatic
04-19-07, 10:41 PM
Yankeeah, I sense a little beef with Broadway. Maybe you two need to settle this in the octagon. ;)

Yankeeah
04-19-07, 10:57 PM
Yankeeah, I sense a little beef with Broadway. Maybe you two need to settle this in the octagon. ;)

I've made my thoughts clear. Looking at the total post count for this thread speaks volumes

BroadwayBomber55
04-19-07, 11:08 PM
Yankeeah, I sense a little beef with Broadway. Maybe you two need to settle this in the octagon. ;)

I don't have a beef with Yankeeah.

Yankeeah
04-19-07, 11:19 PM
I don't have beef, I just think it's annoying that this thread is used to pad post counts. I stopped coming in here for that reason. I just wanted to see if anyone had any questions for Ben Rothwell. Then I saw the Cro Cop picture. I don't plan on posting in here anymore.

TripleG23
04-20-07, 09:03 AM
I don't have beef, I just think it's annoying that this thread is used to pad post counts. I stopped coming in here for that reason. I just wanted to see if anyone had any questions for Ben Rothwell. Then I saw the Cro Cop picture. I don't plan on posting in here anymore.

I haven't posted in sometime but maybe we should just limit the posts to opinions, fight reactions and fight picks/predictions. The news updates are OK and everything but I get all that info when I visit Sherdog, UFCJunkie, MMAWeekly, Etc everyday. :)

Rothwell is a top heavyweight in the IFL. Only have seen him fight a few times. Be interesting to hear if he would at one point like to challenge in the for singles titles instead of fighting on the team sport side of MMA.

TripleG23
04-20-07, 09:17 AM
Mirko Cro Cop over Gabriel Gonzaga
Solid pick. Cro Cop is just such a dominate striker it's going to be hard for Gonzaga to take many of his kicks. I just don't see Gonzaga being able to stop the kicks to the body and head. I predict a Late first or early 2nd Round KO


Lyoto Machida over David Heath
Another good pick. I thought Heath was well spoken last night in the UFC 70 Countdown. I think he has a strategy going into the fight. I don't think he wants to just stand straight up with Machida. Machida has some quality wins over Penn, Franklin, Etc... see him getting the win here probably by TKO or 30-27 decision.


Michael Bisping over Elvis Sinosic
Sinosic is 8-9-2 and Bisping is 13-0 ... I think Bisping will win easily here. You never know though, there have been some major upsets in the past couple of months so maybe Sinosic can pull one off here. Maybe Bisping will have too much pressure fighting in front of the homecrowd kind of like Mike Swick in Houston at UFC 69. We will see. I think Bisping wins in the 1st


Fabricio Werdum over Andrei Arlovski
This is a match I'm looking forward to watching. They are about even in the odds right now. Werdum has excellent ground skills, but Arlovski has some serious power behind his punches. This is a razor close fight to call. I think I have to go with Werdum on this one too; but I like Arlovski and will be routing for him to win. I'd like to see Arlovski vs. Cro Cop at one point. I don't think Werdum will fight Cro Cop because they train together. It will be interesting to see if Werdum's standup has gotten any better


Assuerio Silva over Cheick Kongo
I'm going to take Kongo in this one. I think he will catch Silva with some shots and knock him out. If Silva takes it to the ground though; Kongo really does not stand a chance. Kongo in his last fight was horrible on the ground and that is why he lost. Stay standing and Kongo will win; go to the ground and Kongo will most likely lose
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BroadwayBomber55
04-20-07, 10:54 AM
I haven't posted in sometime but maybe we should just limit the posts to opinions, fight reactions and fight picks/predictions. The news updates are OK and everything but I get all that info when I visit Sherdog, UFCJunkie, MMAWeekly, Etc everyday. :)

Rothwell is a top heavyweight in the IFL. Only have seen him fight a few times. Be interesting to hear if he would at one point like to challenge in the for singles titles instead of fighting on the team sport side of MMA.

Alright, all of us MMA fans will limit the posts to opinions, fight summaries and reactions, fight picks/predictions, and TUF stuff.

Yankeeah
04-20-07, 01:31 PM
I haven't posted in sometime but maybe we should just limit the posts to opinions, fight reactions and fight picks/predictions. The news updates are OK and everything but I get all that info when I visit Sherdog, UFCJunkie, MMAWeekly, Etc everyday. :)

Rothwell is a top heavyweight in the IFL. Only have seen him fight a few times. Be interesting to hear if he would at one point like to challenge in the for singles titles instead of fighting on the team sport side of MMA.

Thats fine. I thought I was the only one that didn't like the news updates, if that is the case, it's fine I'll just leave and shut up.

Rothwell has expressed interest to stay in the IFL, but when the bright lights come calling, it will be interesting. He lost a decision to Tim Sylvia a while back.

BroadwayBomber55
04-20-07, 02:05 PM
UFC 70 Weigh-Ins

http://www.sherdog.com/news/pictures.asp?n_id=7317


Gabriel Gonzaga (Pictures) (243) vs. Mirko Filipovic (Pictures) (225)
Ryoto Machida (Pictures) (199) vs. David Heath (Pictures) (205)
Elvis Sinosic (Pictures) (205) vs. Michael Bisping (Pictures) (204)
Assuerio Silva (Pictures) (241) vs. Cheick Kongo (Pictures) (229)
Fabricio Werdum (Pictures) (233) vs. Andrei Arlovski (Pictures) (238)
Donald Matthew Grice (155) vs. Terry Etim (154)
Junior Assuncao (155) vs. David Lee (Pictures) (155)
Victor Valimaki (Pictures) (203) vs. Alessio Sakara (Pictures) (204)
Dennis Siver (167) vs. Jess Liaudin (Pictures) (168)
Edilberto de Oliveira (Pictures) (169) vs. Paul Taylor (169)

BroadwayBomber55
04-20-07, 02:06 PM
The Ultimate Fighter 5 - Episode Three Recap

http://www.theultimatefighter.tv/ep03.html


After reviewing Manny Gamburyan's defeat of Noah Thomas last week, Dana explains that Jens is 2-0 over Team Penn. With Team Pulver still in control of the fight selections, BJ arranges a colonic for Gabe Ruediger, who he feels might be selected next due to his weight issues. During the Team Penn training session the next day, BJ sits down for a talk with Gabe about his lack of focus.

At Team Pulver's training session, Jens brings in a special coach for his team: Jeremy Horn. Nate Diaz, who has been a fan of Horn for years, is excited to learn that he will be part of his training. Meanwhile, Corey Hill, who is a newcomer to the sport, does not know who Jeremy Horn is.

Gabe visits the "Healing Waters" clinic for his colonic. After a session with a very enthusiastic nurse, he returns to the gym for his team's workout. After returning to the gym, Gray Maynard says that he's had to cut weight many times without ever having to undergo what Gabe just went through.

At the house, a few of the guys parade around in thongs to see which one of them is the biggest homophobe. A visibly uncomfortable Nate is in disbelief of what he's seeing.

The following day, both teams meet at the gym for the next fight announcement. Cole Miller and Manny Gamburyan both advance to the quarterfinals, and Dana asks Jens to pick who will fight next. Jens chooses Nate Diaz. Nate steps up to Robert Emerson and challenges him. Back at the house, the tagging from last week continues; Nate writes "209" on the walls, his hometown area code from Stockton, CA. Robert, meanwhile, draws his own designs. At the official weigh-in the next day, Dana states that this fight could go either way.

During the Team Penn training session, Rob prepares himself for his fight with Nate Diaz. He is determined to get a win for his team. Over at Team Pulver's training session, Nate reveals that nobody wanted to fight Emerson because he is one of the tougher fighters to face. Fight Day arrives, and Rob and Nate prepare to leave for the gym. Nate says that he has to release some of the tension created after seeing the messages to Team Pulver written on the walls last week. Rob feels that Nate is one of the toughest guys in the house, and that he's who he wants to be fighting. Nate and Rob enter the Octagon, and the fight begins.

During the first round, Nate manages to land a few hits on Emerson, and after an attempted takedown, Rob scores a few hits of his own. At the beginning of the second round, Nate forces Rob to back up onto the cage. Unleashing punches and elbows, Nate takes down Rob and pushes him harder up against the fencing. Nate goes for an armbar on a visibly exhausted Emerson, but Rob squirms out fo it, only to be caught in a full mount. Nate throws punch after punch onto Rob's head, then rolls him over to secure a rear naked choke for the win. The fighters feel that this was one of the best bouts of the season. Emerson states that he's never been finished in a fight before, but he will still continue fighting.

BroadwayBomber55
04-20-07, 02:17 PM
The Ultimate Fighter 5 - Episode Three: Broadway's PostMortem

I thought the fight between Nate Diaz and Rob Emerson was pretty good. Great showing by Nathan and amazing display of heart by Rob.

First round could've gone either way, but I give it to Nate. Second round, once Nate got the takedown, Rob just fell into Nate's speciality on the ground. Emerson's takedown defense was ok, but it wasn't great. It's not like he was stuffing awesome takedown attempts to begin with......and I don't know where he thinks he has great jiu-jitsu defense. Once Nate got on top of him, the guy didn't even try to pull guard. And Nates sub attempts seemed loose. He had that armbar, and turned the wrist the wrong direction allowing Emerson time to escape, but he did sink in the RNC smoothly, which Emerson did my pet peeve.... Instead of at least making an attempt to break the RNC, he just got his hand ready to tap.

Once again, can Gabe Ruediger can shut his trap about his cutting weight problems for a change? Please Gabe, you're the one who dug your own grave for not coming into this competition prepared.

The funniest moment was Corey Hill going bonkers. He's one crazy dude. "THIS IS MY HOME, THIS IS MY ZONE, NOBODY COMES IN MY HOME OR MY ZONE!!!" Brilliant!

TripleG23
04-20-07, 05:25 PM
The Ultimate Fighter 5 - Episode Three: Broadway's PostMortem

I thought the fight between Nate Diaz and Rob Emerson was pretty good. Great showing by Nathan and amazing display of heart by Rob.

First round could've gone either way, but I give it to Nate. Second round, once Nate got the takedown, Rob just fell into Nate's speciality on the ground. Emerson's takedown defense was ok, but it wasn't great. It's not like he was stuffing awesome takedown attempts to begin with......and I don't know where he thinks he has great jiu-jitsu defense. Once Nate got on top of him, the guy didn't even try to pull guard. And Nates sub attempts seemed loose. He had that armbar, and turned the wrist the wrong direction allowing Emerson time to escape, but he did sink in the RNC smoothly, which Emerson did my pet peeve.... Instead of at least making an attempt to break the RNC, he just got his hand ready to tap.

Once again, can Gabe Ruediger can shut his trap about his cutting weight problems for a change? Please Gabe, you're the one who dug your own grave for not coming into this competition prepared.

The funniest moment was Corey Hill going bonkers. He's one crazy dude. "THIS IS MY HOME, THIS IS MY ZONE, NOBODY COMES IN MY HOME OR MY ZONE!!!" Brilliant!

The fight between Diaz/Emerson was good but I don't see why Dana White promoted it as one of the best ever. Who knows. I thought Emerson was totally outclassed in the match. The 1st Round was close; I thought Diaz did a fine job at winning the standup battle. 2nd Round Emerson was totally dominated.

I'll tell you what those Diaz kids have picked all the correct trainers because they have similar fighting styles and while Nate is not at the level of his big bro yet he has the potential to be very good. Especially on the ground; he was way ahead of Emerson with every aspect of his ground game.

Diaz's standup is solid. That fighting style where the Diaz Bros keep a lead hand out to grab the other fighters hand just really pisses the opponent off; and you could hear BJ Penn yelling at Emerson don't let me him hold your hand!! Nate used that effectively throughout the fight with Emerson; much like big bro Nick does in his fights.. for example his win over Gomi . . On a side note how about Diaz's win over Gomi being changed to a No-Contest? That's gotta suck.

Back to the match... The only weakness I saw with Nate's game was that when going for the takedowns or in a quick standup exchange he has a tendency to give up his back really quick. It must have happened 2-3 times where I thought Emerson had him off balance and could have at least tried to gain control. I'm sure Diaz will improve as he goes along.

Corey Hill is crazy. He trains very hard from what they show us though. He looks very determined. He wants to win this thing and it looks like the UFC is doing all they can to make him one of the favorites this season. I think he is entertaining and I can't wait to see him fight. Jeremy Horn giving him his approval was cool too. Horn is one of the best trainers in the game. Hill's size at this weight is huge; I really want to see how that advantage helps him in upcoming fights. . . So far so good this season. There are a few fighters who have the potential to be in the UFC for a long time after the show.

Yankeeah
04-21-07, 12:23 AM
Check out www.myspace.com/thefightcard for the interview with Rothwell. Don't know when we're gonna put it up, but check out our show in the mean time.
Also, if you got any Q's for him, i'd love to hear them.
And I don't know what everyones doing about tomorrow...but if you chose to read the spoilers ahead of time, please use the spoiler tags in this thread.

nhyankeefan
04-21-07, 09:56 AM
Alright, all of us MMA fans will limit the posts to opinions, fight summaries and reactions, fight picks/predictions, and TUF stuff.

why? I like that MMA news is posted here, I don't have time to visit Sherdog, etc... all the time so I like to stay updated thru this thread. Please keep posting news here.

The only people who should be telling others what to post are Jim and the moderators. This is a public message board and everyone here has the right to post what they want (as long as it's within community standards) without the thread police coming down on them.

Yankeeah
04-21-07, 10:16 AM
why? I like that MMA news is posted here, I don't have time to visit Sherdog, etc... all the time so I like to stay updated thru this thread. Please keep posting news here.

The only people who should be telling others what to post are Jim and the moderators. This is a public message board and everyone here has the right to post what they want (as long as it's within community standards) without the thread police coming down on them.

You have the time to check here but not quickly hop on MMANews?
I'm not going to tell him what he can and can't post. If he wants to post news, it's perfectly fine. But when you start making 8 threads with 8 different small pieces of news and you update fight cards that aren't occurring for 3 months on a daily basis, it's just padding your post count.
I mentioned it to someone else, this thread should be used for discussion, whether it be of an upcoming fight or news. But I don't want it to become one guy posting a 5-post recap of the ultimate fighter when we all just saw it. When that happens, other posts get lost in the shuffle and the discussion dies down.
If it's just me who thinks this, then I'll shut up.

nhyankeefan
04-21-07, 10:44 AM
You have the time to check here but not quickly hop on MMANews?
I'm not going to tell him what he can and can't post. If he wants to post news, it's perfectly fine. But when you start making 8 threads with 8 different small pieces of news and you update fight cards that aren't occurring for 3 months on a daily basis, it's just padding your post count.
I mentioned it to someone else, this thread should be used for discussion, whether it be of an upcoming fight or news. But I don't want it to become one guy posting a 5-post recap of the ultimate fighter when we all just saw it. When that happens, other posts get lost in the shuffle and the discussion dies down.
If it's just me who thinks this, then I'll shut up.

I guess it's more that I don't want to go there than I don't have time. I don't follow MMA as close as some of the other people here so I like that I can get news updates here.

If you don't like the way someone posts, put them on ignore or just skip through their posts. Most of the posts that you complain about are usually bunched together so I don't really see how they have a huge impact on the discussion here. Like I said before, none of us, except for Jim and the mods have the right to tell people what and how to post. You're entitled to your opinion and you've stated it so that's really all you can do.

xenochimera
04-21-07, 08:52 PM
ugh how did cro cop lose....you broke my heart *sniffle*

TheManKnownAsMecca
04-21-07, 09:19 PM
ugh how did cro cop lose....you broke my heart *sniffle*

Wait I thought this was live on the air now? It says live on Spike.. If that's the case then Cro hasn't even fought yet.

BroadwayBomber55
04-21-07, 09:40 PM
Wait I thought this was live on the air now? It says live on Spike.. If that's the case then Cro hasn't even fought yet.

It's actually a tape delay. The real live PPV aired at 2 PM ET/11 PM PT this afternoon on European PPV outlets.

I already know who won, but I'm not telling who.

TheManKnownAsMecca
04-21-07, 10:13 PM
It's actually a tape delay. The real live PPV aired at 2 PM ET/11 PM PT this afternoon on European PPV outlets.

I already know who won, but I'm not telling who.

I figured that was a possibility but the whole "LIVE" thing threw me off. Boo to xena to giving out the result to such a big match.

BroadwayBomber55
04-21-07, 10:17 PM
I figured that was a possibility but the whole "LIVE" thing threw me off. Boo to xena to giving out the result to such a big match.

Actually, I knew all the results before everyone else. So, I was the first to know before xena did. :)

chanman7483
04-21-07, 10:57 PM
WOW cro cop got a little taste of his own medicine righ there..

TheManKnownAsMecca
04-21-07, 10:59 PM
That was sick!!! Awesome kick.

xenochimera
04-21-07, 11:03 PM
ahem its xeno, not xena. but i thought everyone knew already...sry.

TheManKnownAsMecca
04-21-07, 11:05 PM
ahem its xeno, not xena. but i thought everyone knew already...sry.

No problem Warrior Princess :P , just use the spoiler code next time.

BroadwayBomber55
04-21-07, 11:32 PM
Here are the complete recaps of all the Spike TV fights from UFC 70: Nation's Collide

http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news_detail.php?nid=3684



The main show begins with the opening credits. The MEN arena is now full to the rafters and the crowd's cheer is deafening. There could be an estimated 16,000-plus in attendance at this point.

The main show begins with the opening credits. The MEN arena is now full to the rafters and the crowd's cheer is deafening. There could be an estimated 16,000-plus in attendance at this point.

Fedor Emelianenko's manager, Vadim Finkelstein, has reportedly just sat down in the front row.

The first fight begins...

Assuerio Silva vs. Cheick Kongo

R1 - Kongo lands some good straight punches. Silva shoots for the single and lifts Kongo high before dumping him. He’s left his head out and Kongo gets a front headlock. The scramble and it looks like Kongo has a guillotine on Silva. Silva escapes and works to half mount. Kongo sweeps and they’re up. The crowd is chanting Kongo as he lands more punches. Vicious knees by Kongo and punch combinations has Silva shooting for the td again which he gets. Silva passes to side mount but is inactive. He attempts to go to the mount and Kongo sweeps him as the round ends. Rd 1 Kongo

R2 - Kongo works the inside lead leg with kicks. Both firing against the fence with Kongo getting the better of it but both landing clean strikes. Silva again goes for the takedown landing in half mount. Crowd boos the inactivity on the mat, neither doing anything. Silva working some punches to the ribs and head of Kongo who is merely holding on. Ref Mario Yamasaki stands them up and the action is halted for Silva to have his glove checked. Silva shoots straight from the restart for the single and persists to get the takedown. Silva in half mount rib punching. Rd 2 to Kongo for the accuracy in the flurry by the fence.

R3 - Kongo opens with a flying knee that nearly lands. Kicks the sweat off Silva’s body before closing in for a flurry. As Silva fires back Kongo backs out and Silva again shoots for the single getting to side mount. Ref stands them up for inactivity. Kongo again with strike combinations, pushing the fight. Silva ties up and they’re clinched against the fence. Kongo gets the takedown is attempting to gnp Silva. Silva cut and bleeding from his hair line. Rd 3 Kongo

We go to the judges for the first time tonight.

Cheick Kongo def. Assuerio Silva - Majority Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

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David Heath Vs. Lyoto Machida

Heath takes a long stroll to the cage, then gets in Machida's face once he enters the Octagon. Officials rush in to keep them apart.

R1 - Machida with an inside leg kick, both very tentative. Machida lands a left mid-kick. Heath with a flurry that Machida side steps. Machida hits the same kick again, making a slapping sound that has the crowd ‘oooh-ing’. Machida goes to the same kick again but the crowd are becoming restless due to the lack of action. Machida lands a front kick. Heath flurries after slipping during a spinning backkick attempt with a couple of punches landing. Machida seems content to let Heath chase him around the cage picking him off with single shots. Rd 1 Machida

R2 - Heath puts Machida on his back as he catches the Brazilian off guard, but Machida scramble up. Very little action. Heath is pushing the action but again Machida uses his footwork to keep Heath at bay, landing single shots. Heath manages to tie up Machida and finally the both land some solid shots on each other with Machida getting the better of it with a knee to Heath’s head.

R3 -Machida landing single strikes. They both tie up and Machida lands eight knees to Heath’s head before Heath tumbles to his back. Machida follows him, working into his guard. Machida passes to side mount and lands elbows to Heath’s head. Heath is bloodied up as Machida takes mount. Heath gives his back and Machida has both hooks in working the neck crank. Rd 3 Machida

Lyoto Machida def. David Heath - Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

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Michael Bisping Vs. Elvis Sinosic

Bisping enters to the largest reaction all night. The entire arena is on its feet.

R1 - Brief exchanges, Bisping catches a leg and tosses Sinosic to the mat. Sinosic goes for an armbar and Bisping defends working some GNP within his guard. Bisping working over Sinosic, body and head. Sinosic is a bleeding from cuts on his face. Apart from the armbar attempt, round one is all Bisping.

R2 - Bisping throwing heavy combos including a kick to the face. Out of nowhere, Sinosic drops Bisping with a knee. Sinosic works a Kimura which Bisping defends and then takes his back. Bisping defends the rear-naked, turns into Sinosic and rains down heavy punches until the ref stops it. The crowd goes nuts.

Michael Bisping def. Elvis Sinosic - TKO (Ref Stoppage - Strikes) 1:40 R2

Bisping's son comes into the cage to congratulate his father.
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Andrei Arlovski Vs. Fabricio Werdum

R1 - The pair exchange punches, some of which connect for both. They tie up briefly and then Arlovski lands a tight inside punch as they separate. Arlovski seems to be gaining momentum now landing leg kicks and the occasional punch. Rd 1 Arlovski

R2 - Both fighters landing single shots, Arlovski more often. Werdum snaps Arlovski’s head back with a good right but Arlovski continues unfazed. A brief flurry at the end of a round which has been slow on action. Rd 2 Arlovski

R3 - Both come out more aggressively and we’re back to Arlovski stalking Werdum. Werdum is beginning to swing wildly whilst Arlovski maintains his accuracy. Werdum shoots but Arlovski stuffs it. Werdum rushes in but Arlovski tags him and steps out of range again. Werdum chases Arlovski again landing some of his swarming punches. Rd 3 Arlovski

Andrei Arlovski def. Fabricio Werdum - Unanimous Decision

The crowd boos a victor who fought not to lose.
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Mirko Cro Cop is announced via a video montage with plenty of PRIDE footage. The lights go out, and the Croatian enters to Duran Duran's "Wild Boys."

R1 - Gonzaga pushes the action; Cro Cop circling. Cro Cop throws a kick to the body which Gonzaga catches and takes him down off. Gonzaga in Cro Cop's guard working elbows with success to the left side of his head. Cro Cop just attempting to tie him up. Cro Cop is now being worked against the fence.

Ref stands them up as Gonzaga is not improving position. Gonzaga knocks out Cro Cop with a right high kick. Cro Cop is out cold. Medics are in the cage. After a bit, Cro Cop revives and is on his knee.

Gabriel Gonzaga def. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic - KO (Kick) 4:51 R1

UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture tells Gonzaga that he thinks he's a tougher fight for him and he looks forward to meeting him. Gonzaga thanked him and said he read on the website the Couture picked him

All Quick Results


UFC 70 “Nations Collide”
April 21
MEN Arena
Manchester, England

Paul Taylor def. Ediberto Crocota De Oliviera - TKO (Ref Stoppage – Strikes) 0:33 R3
Jess Liaudin def. Dennis Siver – Tapout (Armbar) 1:21 R1
Alessio Sakara def. Victor Valimaki - TKO (Ref Stoppage – Strikes) 1:44 R1
Junior Assuncao def. David Lee - Tapout (Rear-Naked Choke) 2:32 R2
Terry Etim def. Matt Grice - TKO (Ref Stoppage - Guillotine Choke) 4:48 R1
Cheick Kongo def. Assuerio Silva - Majority Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Lyoto Machida def. David Heath - Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Michael Bisping def. Elvis Sinosic - TKO (Ref Stoppage - Strikes) 1:40 R2
Andrei Arlovski def. Fabricio Werdum - Unanimous Decision
Gabriel Gonzaga def. Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic - KO (Kick) 4:51 R1

BroadwayBomber55
04-22-07, 12:32 AM
UFC 70: Nations Collide - Broadway's PostMortem

Wow, the upset bug claimed another fighter in 2007.

This time, it's Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic to Gabriel 'Napao' Gonzaga at UFC 70: Nations Collide.

That is one of the sickest kicks I ever seen in MMA history and it was the master of the lethal kicks, Cro Cop, who took the brunt of it and got KTFO!

This supposed to be a win for Cro Cop tonight, but anything can happen in any MMA fight and Napao shocked us all.

We had a lot of upsets this year in MMA. In PRIDE 33, you had a boatload of upsets (one of them was changed to a NC: Nick Diaz v. Takanori Gomi) including Dan Henderson over Wanderlei Silva and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via (T)KOs. UFC 68 had Randy Couture over Tim Sylvia. UFC 69 had Matt 'The Terror' Serra over Georges St. Pierre, PRIDE 34 had more upsets including Sokoudjou's second scalp over Ricardo Arona and Jeff 'The Snowman' Monson over Kazuyuki Fujita. And now tonight, Napao over Cro Cop.

It has to be devastating for Cro Cop.

As for the rest of the card, big ups to a couple of Brits who fought well in Manchester's MEN Arena tonight: Terry Etim and Michael 'The Count' Bisping. Etim had a great, deep guillotine choke that made Matt Grice passed out. That's my submission of the night. The crowd was loud.

It got even louder when The Count fought inside the Octagon. He entered under Blur's 'Song 2' and the crowd was saying "WHOO HOO".

Bisping defeated Elvis 'The King of Rock and Rumble' Sinosic via TKO. Bisping thrived under the pressure.

Lyoto Machida destroyed David Heath.

The fighter that I really lost enuthaism and respect for is Andrei 'The Pitbull' Arlovski. What happened to him tonight? In my mind, Arlovski just doesn't seem that have that hunger and burning desire anymore. He used to be relentless on his opponents. He had Fabricio Werdum hurt with those leg kicks, the old Arlovski (the champ) woulda smelled the blood and attacked!

I was furious with the total farce of a fight that AA and Werdum displayed. At least Werdum actually threw a few punches, but AA? He did absolutely nothing the entire fight. If people thought AA v. Tim Sylvia 3 was boring, this fight was the 7th layer of hell. At least Sylvia actually landed punches, something that was missing from this "fight". Why didn't Werdum go for the takedown? Why didnt Arlovski do anything except throw weak ass leg kicks? This fight sucked, one of the worst in UFC history. I think 'The Pitbull' has really fell out of the map.

I also didn't like the Assuerio Silva v. Cheick Kongo fight. Kongo really needs to work on his ground game while Silva lost three fights in a row and he did nothing to advance his position after scoring the takedowns.

In all, the card was below average, but hey, the event was free.

The Brits, Lyoto Machida, and Gabriel Gonzaga are my stars of the night.

TripleG23
04-22-07, 09:44 AM
Wow, the upset bug claimed another fighter in 2007. . .

That is one of the sickest kicks I ever seen in MMA history and it was the master of the lethal kicks, Cro Cop, who took the brunt of it and got KTFO! ... This supposed to be a win for Cro Cop tonight, but anything can happen in any MMA fight and Napao shocked us all.

It has been a crazy first few months of the year no doubt. Cro Cop losing the way he should have won was just amazing. He seemed so confused after the fight; I hope he returns as I don't think he is done but all I'm reading this morning on all the MMA sites is that he might be close to retirement now? Come on; the guy just had a bad night I don't think he is done by any stretch.

You know the UFC is upset that they don't have a huge money match now between Couture and Cro Cop. That could have broken all kinds of PPV buy records for the company IMO. Oh well; Cro Cop will just have to work his way back. Couture might have his hands full with Gonzaga but I think he can pull off another big win.


We had a lot of upsets this year in MMA. In PRIDE 33, you had a boatload of upsets (one of them was changed to a NC: Nick Diaz v. Takanori Gomi) including Dan Henderson over Wanderlei Silva and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via (T)KOs. UFC 68 had Randy Couture over Tim Sylvia. UFC 69 had Matt 'The Terror' Serra over Georges St. Pierre, PRIDE 34 had more upsets including Sokoudjou's second scalp over Ricardo Arona and Jeff 'The Snowman' Monson over Kazuyuki Fujita. And now tonight, Napao over Cro Cop.

The huge upset of Sokoudjou over Little Nog was amazing where he was +1600 in the betting odds as an underdog. Sokoudjou proved he was for real when he beat Arona and now Gonzaga has to prove it when he faces Couture... Also, Monson over Fujita to me was not that big of an upset. Monson is actually a good fighter; just didn't show it against Tim in his title fight.


As for the rest of the card, big ups to a couple of Brits who fought well in Manchester's MEN Arena tonight: Terry Etim and Michael 'The Count' Bisping. Etim had a great, deep guillotine choke that made Matt Grice passed out. That's my submission of the night. The crowd was loud.

When the crowd is loud and into it they can really add to a fight. Just look at the hometown crowd with Bisping. Not the best fight of all time but the crowd was so into the match that they really made the fight for me. AA/Werdum totally silenced the crowd and not in a good way and that made that match so horrible to watch.


Bisping defeated Elvis 'The King of Rock and Rumble' Sinosic via TKO. Bisping thrived under the pressure.

I want to see Bisping against some top of the line fighters. Let's be honest he has not exactly had to fight the best fighters in the world and he almost got caught by Sinosic last night and if I remember correctly didn't he almost get submitted in his previous fight? He has an exciting fighting style but I wonder if he can be a top level guy. He has the potential but it's time for him to face a test in the LHW division


The fighter that I really lost enuthaism and respect for is Andrei 'The Pitbull' Arlovski. What happened to him tonight? In my mind, Arlovski just doesn't seem that have that hunger and burning desire anymore. He used to be relentless on his opponents. He had Fabricio Werdum hurt with those leg kicks, the old Arlovski (the champ) woulda smelled the blood and attacked!

Arlovski/Werdum was the fight I was excited about. They sure did not deliver. Sometimes these heavily hyped matches like Diego/Koscheck or Sylvia/AA just don't deliver. . . . If you ask me I think Arlovski is a bit nervous about being knocked out. He does not want to mix it up like he once did ever since Tim Syliva caught him in that 2nd fight. I hope AA can get over it but he has been on the wrong end of some KOs in his career maybe he is trying to play it safe ... extremely safe.


I also didn't like the Assuerio Silva v. Cheick Kongo fight. Kongo really needs to work on his ground game while Silva lost three fights in a row and he did nothing to advance his position after scoring the takedowns.

Like Joe Rogan said ... someone has to take Kongo and just train him on his wrestling, takedown defenses etc... Kongo I'm sure can stand not to train 100% on his standup for his next fight and improve other areas of his game. Kongo vs. Cro Cop or Kongo vs. Tim might be interesting matchups since they should all want to stand.


In all, the card was below average, but hey, the event was free.

I'm happy the event was free. I would have chipped in with my friends to buy the PPV like we always do but it's cool the UFC gave this one out for free. Coming in to the event it was one of the most talked about cards in history. It took a hit when Griffin could not fight Machida but it still had a lot of star power. It just did not live up to expectations. . . It's funny UFC 69 was so bad on paper but it actually turned out to be a better overall event.

I can't wait for Liddell vs. Rampage 2 in May.

chanman7483
04-22-07, 10:46 AM
Just started to get into MMA - is all the stuff on Spike? Or are there PPVs and stuff like that?

TheManKnownAsMecca
04-22-07, 10:50 AM
Just started to get into MMA - is all the stuff on Spike? Or are there PPVs and stuff like that?

Spike will have Fight Nights and occasionally a card like they did last night. Most of the cards are on PPV however.

nhyankeefan
04-22-07, 10:52 AM
I'm glad the show was on Spike last night as I probably would have bought it and that show definitely wasn't worth the money. How bad was the Machida-Heath fight that they never even showed it?

Considering all the upsets we've seen lately, I think the UFC plays with fire too much. They should have matched up Cro Cop and Couture right away, now that match up is gone - at least for the near future. It looks like they're doing the same thing with Franklin-Silva II. Unless Franklin asked for it, there's no need for him to face Kampmann before his rematch.

BroadwayBomber55
04-22-07, 11:07 AM
Considering all the upsets we've seen lately, I think the UFC plays with fire too much. They should have matched up Cro Cop and Couture right away, now that match up is gone - at least for the near future. It looks like they're doing the same thing with Franklin-Silva II. Unless Franklin asked for it, there's no need for him to face Kampmann before his rematch.

The UFC had Wanderlei Sliva v. Chuck Liddell in their plans, but the deal fell through and the Axe Murderer lost his last two fights while the Iceman has been on a roll. That matchup has now lost its luster.

As for the future matchup between Cro Cop and the Natural, it depends on how long Randy holds onto the UFC HW belt and how Cro Cop bounces back from his defeat.

Did you see his landing after he took a Gabriel 'Napao' Gonzaga high kick? I thought he broke his leg and blew out his knee on that landing.

BroadwayBomber55
04-22-07, 11:09 AM
Just started to get into MMA - is all the stuff on Spike? Or are there PPVs and stuff like that?

The UFC showcases their MMA on Spike TV and coming soon to HBO and on PPVs.

I think PRIDE still has their stuff on FSN.

There are also small fight promotions like International Fight League on FSN and MyNetwork TV and Elite XC on Showtime.

BroadwayBomber55
04-22-07, 11:25 AM
It has been a crazy first few months of the year no doubt. Cro Cop losing the way he should have won was just amazing. He seemed so confused after the fight; I hope he returns as I don't think he is done but all I'm reading this morning on all the MMA sites is that he might be close to retirement now? Come on; the guy just had a bad night I don't think he is done by any stretch.

Cro Cop had a bad night. His landing after that high kick was brutally gruesome. I thought he blew out his knee.


You know the UFC is upset that they don't have a huge money match now between Couture and Cro Cop. That could have broken all kinds of PPV buy records for the company IMO. Oh well; Cro Cop will just have to work his way back. Couture might have his hands full with Gonzaga but I think he can pull off another big win.

Randy even picked Napao to win the fight. Should be interesting to see those two fight.


The huge upset of Sokoudjou over Little Nog was amazing where he was +1600 in the betting odds as an underdog. Sokoudjou proved he was for real when he beat Arona and now Gonzaga has to prove it when he faces Couture... Also, Monson over Fujita to me was not that big of an upset. Monson is actually a good fighter; just didn't show it against Tim in his title fight.

Sokoudjou is for real. He's very explosive. I like seeing him fight.


When the crowd is loud and into it they can really add to a fight. Just look at the hometown crowd with Bisping. Not the best fight of all time but the crowd was so into the match that they really made the fight for me. AA/Werdum totally silenced the crowd and not in a good way and that made that match so horrible to watch.

It was a great crowd. The crowds want to see action. They don't want to see a takedown and laying n praying for a win.


I want to see Bisping against some top of the line fighters. Let's be honest he has not exactly had to fight the best fighters in the world and he almost got caught by Sinosic last night and if I remember correctly didn't he almost get submitted in his previous fight? He has an exciting fighting style but I wonder if he can be a top level guy. He has the potential but it's time for him to face a test in the LHW division.

So far, so good for the Count. I like to see him face off against Jason Lambert in his next fight.


Arlovski/Werdum was the fight I was excited about. They sure did not deliver. Sometimes these heavily hyped matches like Diego/Koscheck or Sylvia/AA just don't deliver. . . . If you ask me I think Arlovski is a bit nervous about being knocked out. He does not want to mix it up like he once did ever since Tim Syliva caught him in that 2nd fight. I hope AA can get over it but he has been on the wrong end of some KOs in his career maybe he is trying to play it safe ... extremely safe.

I saw the fight again. Andrei Arlovski dropped Fabricio Werdum, but didn't pass his guard into side control for more blows.


someone has to take Kongo and just train him on his wrestling, takedown defenses etc... Kongo I'm sure can stand not to train 100% on his standup for his next fight and improve other areas of his game. Kongo vs. Cro Cop or Kongo vs. Tim might be interesting matchups since they should all want to stand.

Give Cheick Kongo a very good camp that can fix his ground game and he will be a better all-around fighter.


I'm happy the event was free. I would have chipped in with my friends to buy the PPV like we always do but it's cool the UFC gave this one out for free. Coming in to the event it was one of the most talked about cards in history. It took a hit when Griffin could not fight Machida but it still had a lot of star power. It just did not live up to expectations. . . It's funny UFC 69 was so bad on paper but it actually turned out to be a better overall event.

I can't wait for Liddell vs. Rampage 2 in May.

I enjoy watching UFC in sports bars or with my brothr. I also can't wait for Liddell v. Rampage 2 in May.

nhyankeefan
04-22-07, 11:31 AM
The UFC had Wanderlei Sliva v. Chuck Liddell in their plans, but the deal fell through and the Axe Murderer lost his last two fights while the Iceman has been on a roll. That matchup has now lost its luster.

As for the future matchup between Cro Cop and the Natural, it depends on how long Randy holds onto the UFC HW belt and how Cro Cop bounces back from his defeat.

Did you see his landing after he took a Gabriel 'Napao' Gonzaga high kick? I thought he broke his leg and blew out his knee on that landing.

That landing was almost as bad as the kick. I'd be surprised if he doesn't have any ankle/knee injuries after that.

TripleG23
04-22-07, 12:29 PM
I'm glad the show was on Spike last night as I probably would have bought it and that show definitely wasn't worth the money. How bad was the Machida-Heath fight that they never even showed it?

Considering all the upsets we've seen lately, I think the UFC plays with fire too much. They should have matched up Cro Cop and Couture right away, now that match up is gone - at least for the near future. It looks like they're doing the same thing with Franklin-Silva II. Unless Franklin asked for it, there's no need for him to face Kampmann before his rematch.

Machida dominated again. You would think that showing his 2 fights would build him up in the eyes of the UFC Fans that don't know him yet. He can be a contender in the LHW division but unfortunately they don't showcase his fights. I would think that if he gets a top name opponent in the future they will save these fights for a UFC Unleashed to try and build him up

I agree with the UFC taking too many chances with money fights. I really thought Cro Cop should have had a title shot right when he came to the UFC. He won the Pride Tourney so if anybody had a problem with him not being highly Ranked they could have pointed out his international success. I would have liked to see Cro Cop knock out Sylvia right when he joined the UFC. Maybe that can be Cro Cop's next match. They still do have a lot of options with Cro Cop. Syliva, Kongo, AA all possible opponents.

BTW, the UFC wants Franklin to challenge for the MW Title later this year when they are supposed to run a show in Cincinnati (Franklin's Home Town). If I remember his last match Dana White told Franklin he could have a shot in his Hometown (of course if he wins). Franklin then announced that to all his fans in Ohio at UFC 68. . . Also, Nate Marquardt deserves a title shot at Silva; so he was next in line. I think Franklin could have had an immediate rematch if the first fight was not so one-sided. . . Giving Franklin a match now is just keeping him in the loop; so he does not have to take most of the year off.

TripleG23
04-22-07, 12:36 PM
That landing was almost as bad as the kick. I'd be surprised if he doesn't have any ankle/knee injuries after that.

UFCMania is reporting that injured ligaments in his right foot. Check out www.ufcmania.com (http://www.ufcmania.com/)

I'm sure we will know probably within the next couple of weeks if he has any other injuries. I'm not sure what athletic commission had these fights but he will probably be medically suspended for at least a few months.

He did walk out of the cage on his own so that is a good sign. It was just a nasty landing. First the kick, then hitting his head on the mat and his leg just being folded up the way it did. :eek:

nhyankeefan
04-22-07, 12:55 PM
UFCMania is reporting that injured ligaments in his right foot. Check out www.ufcmania.com (http://www.ufcmania.com/)

I'm sure we will know probably within the next couple of weeks if he has any other injuries. I'm not sure what athletic commission had these fights but he will probably be medically suspended for at least a few months.

He did walk out of the cage on his own so that is a good sign. It was just a nasty landing. First the kick, then hitting his head on the mat and his leg just being folded up the way it did. :eek:

That's good to know it appears that he hasn't suffered a major leg injury. I watched the replay again and it looks like his ankle was actually bent backwards. Considering how big he is and how awkwardly he fell, he's lucky that he was able to walk out under his own power.

BroadwayBomber55
04-27-07, 01:06 AM
The Ultimate Fighter 5 - Episode Four Recap

http://www.spiketv.com/index.html?dl=shows/ss/sid=68/t=ss


Waah, Waah!

The fighters recap the action packed fight between Rob Emerson and Nate Diaz, which ends in victory for Nate. Team Pulver goes into a training session where Jens Pulver can't help but notice that Wayne Weems is really behind the rest of his fighters. At Team Penn's training session, Gabe talks to BJ about wanting to fight Wayne Weems for his preliminary fight. Gabe says he's the obvious choice if you want to get to the next round, and that, someone has got to do it, so why not him. Unbeknownst to Gabe, Rob Emerson is in the corner of the gym, listening to the conversation.

Back at the house, Rob confronts Gabe about wanting to fight Weems. Rob thinks by asking to fight Weems, Gabe is taking the coward's way out of not having to fight a tough fight. Rob thinks that if Gabe is going to talk the talk about being a tough fighter, then he should walk the walk.

Team Pulver is back in the gym. Cole explains that Brandon Melendez wants to fight next but Jens has not decided if he will let him. He hasn't been training that hard and he is overweight. Brandon explains that he's been trying to take it easy on his injured foot. Jens tells him that because he's been babying his foot so much, he's not comfortable putting Brandon into the octagon to fight. Manny and Brian pull Jens aside to tell him that Brandon is struggling with his weight. Jens tells Corey that if Brandon can't cut the weight in time, he'll have him step up and fight in his place.

That night, Marlon is on a roll, telling stories to the fighters about how he once fought five guys at once. Gabe thinks its ridiculous and calls shenanigans on him. From the reactions, it's clear that everyone listening thinks he's full of s**t. Marlon of course says that all of it is true.

It's time for the fight announcement. Dana is away so Jens takes over the task. Brandon is on weight, so Jens is going to let him have this next fight. Brandon calls out Andy Wang who says, "Like is says in fortune cookies be careful for what you wish for."

At the gym, Gabe explains to BJ that Andy is known for not listening to his corner. He says he has cornered for Andy before and the biggest problem with Andy's game is that he likes to throw down, sometimes with reckless abandon and even when he was told to take his opponent down, he kept the fight standing. BJ calls Andy over and asks him if he's going to take Brandon down. Andy says he's not just fighting for himself -- he's fighting for his team as well. Andy promises to listen to his corner. As Andy trains, he explains how he was born in Taiwan but came to the U.S. when he was young and he's living the American dream. Fighting for him is a way to honor his family and his grandfather who taught him Tai Chi when Andy was just a child. BJ says that Andy is a black belt in jiu jitsu. Therefore, it doesn't make any sense for him to get into a striking contest with Brandon.

Brandon wears a very sexy thong at the weigh-in. He's made weight and Jens says it's time for him to get fired up and get to it. Andy weighs in with no problem. Team Pulver heads back to the gym where they are surprised to find former welterweight champion, Matt Hughes mopping the mats. Jens says he called in Matt Hughes to change things up a little bit to refresh his team. Matt says he's there for Jens and his team to help them succeed. Matt gets right to work with Team Pulver and helps prepare Brandon for his fight with Andy.

It's fight day. Andy says he's here to show his warrior spirit and gain respect on the battlefield. Brandon respects Andy but he'll still be landing blows on his face. It's time to take care of business. The fight starts and 15 seconds into Round One, Brandon lands a big left punch on Andy's head. He goes down but gets up right away. They trade punches and continue to trade punches for most of the round. At one point Andy goes in and it looks like he's going to try and take Brandon down but he doesn't. The round ends, and when Andy goes back to his corner, BJ tells him to take Brandon down. Andy nods.

As Round Two begins, another opportunity arises for Andy to take Brandon down but he doesn't take it. Instead, he continues to trade punches with Brandon. At one point he has Brandon pressed against the fence. Brandon then slips and goes down, but Andy doesn't pounce. Instead, he waits for Brandon to get up and then continues to exchange strikes. Despite all the screaming from his corner to take Brandon down, Andy keeps the fight standing, the entire two rounds. To no one's surprise, except maybe himself, Andy Wang loses the fight.

Andy says that once Brandon landed that big left in the first round, he was convinced the only way he could win the fight was to knock him out. BJ says Andy was supposed to go out, punching a little bit, and then go for the takedown. He says that Andy lied. He should have just said he was not going to take him down. Andy says he knows he let his teammates down and starts crying like a baby. BJ makes fun of him and wonders how he can be sad after he ignored what everyone was telling him. He says Andy thought everyone was going to congratulate him for brawling like that, but it's done it's over. He lost. Everyone likes a winner -- no one likes a loser.

BroadwayBomber55
04-27-07, 01:23 AM
The Ultimate Fighter 5 - Episode Four: Broadway's PostMortem

The reason why Team Jens Pulver is dominating Team Penn so far this season: their fighters listened to their corners.

Brandon Melendez mauled Andy Wang on the feet all night long. Melendez listened to his corner from the opening bell and did what he needed to do from his gameplan. As a result, Brandon won the fight via unanimous decision.

It was a very gutsy and careless move by Wang to fight on his own and turning his back on Coach Penn and his corner. Did Wang knew that he didn't have the reach advantage? No, he didn't. Melendez's reach was easy for Wang to get battered on the feet. Andy was a complete mess.

Also, if you have the advantage on the ground, how come you didn't even bother to shoot for a takedown or grab one of Brandon's legs on the fence for a single leg takedown?! I don't know where Andy got his black belt from, but he didn't listen to Penn's instructions. BJ told Andy to take Brandon down 10-20 times and Andy didn't listen. Andy decided to keep the fight on the feet and paid the price. BJ's voice must be gone by now after yelling Andy to take him down time and time again.

Andy had a shot to finish the fight when Brandon slipped on a knee attempt, but did Andy try to gain position via the mount and rain down bombs after the slip? NOPE!

Finally, Andy cried inside the Octagon and told the camera that he let his teammates down. Memo to Andy: you let your team down, your coaches down, and yourself down for the lack of communication between you and your corner. You promised BJ to listen to his instructions and you stabbed him in the back by ignoring him. That's pathetic.

What's even more pathetic is Gabe Ruediger, again. This is like the 3rd or 4th week. Gabe could have lost weight by Dieting and doing some cardio in the morning for 30 min. before the 1st meal. He could have lost 7 lbs by now. Instead, Gabe just lays down like a lazy fool on the couch. Is this guy even trying?! Worse than that, he wants to pick on Pulver's weakest fighters? That's a chickensh*t way to advance Gabe.

Crazy moment of the week: Marlon Sims rant that he fought five guys at once. I was laughing so hard and I'm not buying it at all.

In closing this week, props to Brandon Melendez for his awesome display. I have a beef with his hand positioning though. At times, he's dropping his hands. If Brandon can find a way to keep his hands up, he has a good shot of making it far in the tournament, but sooner or later, he will face a fighter who has quality ground skills and try to keep the fight on the feet. And another Team Penn fighter bites the dust.

Next week, it's Corey Hill v. Gabe Ruediger. Corey trains like he's a man possessed against Gabe who needs to cut 22 pounds before he has a chance to fight. Will Gabe make the weight? Stay tuned.

BroadwayBomber55
05-04-07, 02:00 PM
The Ultimate Fighter 5 - Episode Five Recap

http://www.spiketv.com/index.html?dl=shows/ss/sid=68/t=ss


PUT ME BACK IN

The episode begins with a recap of the Andy Wang vs. Brandon Melendez fight. Although Brandon won a clear-cut decision in the match, most of the fighters felt that Andy gave the fight away by not utilizing his superior Jiu Jitsu skills. After the fight, Team Pulver celebrates again and Jens is very happy that they're still in control of the fight match ups. Later on in the gym, at Team Penn's training session, BJ Penn laments to his team how difficult it has been to get his fighters prepared for their fights without having control over the fight picks. Team Penn's morale continues to plummet during the rest of their training session when Coach Tony DeSouza takes out his frustrations on Noah Thomas for talking trash and fooling around during a grappling lesson. Noah loses his temper and a shouting match ensues between the two. After things cool down, BJ talks to Gabe Ruediger about the possibility of him being next to fight Corey Hill. Most of Team Penn is worried that if Gabe is called out to fight that he might not make weight. At 176 lbs. Gabe is also concerned about being picked to fight, but he declares that he's always made weight and will do so this time as well. Back at the house, the fighters discover an ice cream cake in the kitchen and everyone grabs a slice including the overweight Gabe. Later that day, both teams are called back to the UFC Training Center for the official fight announcement. Due to Dana's absence, Jens takes the helm and goes over the official fight standings. Team Penn has lost the first four preliminary bouts: Allen Berube, Noah Thomas, Rob Emerson, and Andy Wang are out of the competition. Cole Miller, Manny Gamburyan, Nate Diaz, and Brandon Melendez from Team Pulver advance to the quarterfinals. Jens then announces that it's time to pick the next fight.

The fight announcement resumes and Corey Hill steps onto the mat and calls out Gabe Ruediger to fight. Gabe walks out to face the 6'4'' Corey Hill with a step stool and gets onto it so he can stare down at him and try to get into Corey's head. Team Pulver is not amused. After the announcement, Gabe talks with BJ and the other coaches to come up with a game plan for the fight. Coach Tony DeSouza reiterates that Gabe should be focusing on his weight right now more than anything. In the van ride home, Gabe continues to talk about how he thinks the fight between him and Corey will go down. Gray chimes in and asks what his plan is to cut weight. Gabe responds by saying that he's going to eat some spinach and take a nap. Gray recommends hitting the gym and sweating it out. At Team Penn's training session the focus is Gabe's weight. Gabe steps on the scale at the beginning of the training session and is at 173.5 lbs. eighteen hours before the official weigh in. While the rest of his team does their normal training regime, Gabe puts on a plastic suit and walks on the treadmill. Gray comments on how tricky Gabe is and at this moment he feels pretty confident that Gabe will make the weight. At the end of the training session Gabe steps on the scale again and his weight is now at 169.25 lbs. sixteen hours prior to the official weigh in. BJ is starting to get optimistic about Gabe making weight and winning his fight.

The next morning at Team Penn's training session Gabe gets on the scale and is now 163.5 lbs. Seven to eight pounds over, three hours before the weigh in. Gabe then puts on his plastic suit and proceeds to walk on the treadmill, like he did the day before. BJ is confused with Gabe's weight reduction routine, because he feels Gabe should be running and sweating as much as he can to lose the water in his body. Gray, too, is a little confused with Gabe's passive approach to losing weight. Back at the house, Corey climbs into the sauna to sweat off his remaining pounds before the weigh in. He comments on the fact that cutting weight isn't fun, especially for a guy his size, but it's all part of the deal if you want to fight at 155 lbs. Back at the gym, Gabe steps on the scale and is at 162 lbs., still 7 lbs. over, with a little over two hours before the weigh in. BJ tells him he needs to get back to the house and hit the sauna. BJ and the other coaches head back to the house with Gabe to help him cut the weight. Coach Tony DeSouza tells BJ that they should have a back up plan just in case Gabe doesn't make it. BJ tells Emerson to get in the sauna and he will act as their back up plan. BJ pushes Gabe to peddle the bike in the sauna. Gabe does it reluctantly and complains most of the time. Gabe escapes the heat of the sauna telling BJ he needs a break. BJ feels that Gabe is just wimping out. Gray then steps up and helps BJ keep Gabe in the sauna by standing in front of the door. With just over an hour until the weigh in, Gabe pleads with Gray to let him out of the sauna. Gray tells him he's has to stay in there for eight more minutes. After eight minutes, Gray gives him a break and Gabe walks out of the sauna and dramatically collapses on the floor.

Back in the sauna room, Gabe lies on the floor in a pool of his sweat. Gabe is running out of time with only an hour until the weigh in. BJ and Gray physically pick Gabe up and try to drag him into the sauna. Gabe resists and tells them he's done. He strips off his plastic suit, steps on the scale, and is now at 159.4 lbs. With just over three pounds to go Gabe says he's had enough and jumps in the pool, naked as jaybird. BJ and Gray follow him out to the pool. Gray drags Gabe's lifeless naked body out of the pool and they head back into the sauna. Gabe looks like a zombie as he peddles slowly on the bike. Gray stays in the sauna telling him he can do it. With for forty-five minutes until the weigh in, Gabe falls off the bike and out of the sauna. At the UFC Training Center, Cory Hill checks his weight and he's right at 155 lbs. All of sudden, Jens enters the gym and tells his team that they need to get back to house and he doesn't know why. With only a half hour until the official weigh in, everyone is confused. Corey, on the other hand, is just plain pissed. On the van ride back to the house, Team Pulver speculates that Gabe is still not on weight. Back in the sauna room, BJ and Gray refuse to put Gabe back in the sauna and tell him he needs to do it himself. Gabe stretched out on the floor weeps as he pleads for BJ to put him back in the sauna saying, "Put me back in -- I can do it."

Team Pulver arrives at the house just as an ambulance is pulling away. When they enter the house they find out that Gabe was taken to the hospital after passing out. Both teams talk about how it's Gabe's own fault for not coming to the show better prepared. Later that day, Gabe returns from the hospital and enters the house looking for the other fighters. When he finds them, he's greeted with jeers such as "chubby tits" and "man boobs." When Gabe gets no sympathy from the other fighters he leaves the room. Gabe then apologizes to Corey who basically gives Gabe the benefit of the doubt and accepts his apology. The next day both teams are called to the UFC Training Center to find out what Dana's going to do with Gabe. While they wait for Dana, Gabe tries to apologize to BJ for his actions and BJ is basically done with Gabe. BJ hopes that Team Pulver gets to select another fighter from Team Penn to fight. Gabe is unsure of what's going to happen to him, but he is sure of one thing Dana isn't going to be happy. Dana enters the gym and gathers the fighters.

Dana stands in front of the fighters and it seems that he's too angry to speak. He starts off with talking about how the one thing that pisses him off the most is when fighters don't make weight. He goes on to say that many fighters would kill to be on this show to get a chance at a UFC contract. He then directs the rest of his dressing down speech to Gabe, telling him that he has no idea how bad he screwed up his chance. Dana then tells Gabe he is off the show and that he can leave now. Gabe leaves the gym and his driven away. In a tearful exit interview, Gabe talks about how fighting is so much more than a sport to him and that this can't be the last of him because fighting is his life. Back inside the gym, Dana continues to rant about fighters not making weight. He then tells Corey that he's not getting a free ride and that he'll need to fight to get to the quarterfinals. Dana then announces that he's bringing back Rob Emerson for Team Penn, but he's penalizing the team for not staying on top of Gabe's weight problem. Team Pulver gets to pick the next two fights. He gives Team Pulver twenty-four hours to come up with the next fight match ups. In the van ride back to the house, Team Penn is energized. They are glad to be rid of Gabe and his antics. The next day the two teams reconvene back at the UFC Training Center to find out who's going to be fighting in the next two fights. Jens calls out Brian Geraghty to select his opponent. Brian chooses to fight Joe Lauzon.

Then Jens sends out Corey Miller to select his opponent and he chooses the recently reactivated Rob Emerson.

BroadwayBomber55
05-04-07, 02:18 PM
The Ultimate Fighter 5 - Episode Five: Broadway's PostMortem

It's about time. The cancer of this season is gone.

Gabe Ruediger just wasted a lot of time this season. Gabe didn't come in prepared and he had to wait until he was selected to cut weight for his fight against Corey Hill.

I don't feel sorry for Gabe at all as a person and a fighter. He didn't even try to cut the weight in the prior weeks. All he did was being a lazy bum eating a lot of junk food and skipping practice to receive colonics. When he try to cut weight, he trains at a slow pace. GO FULL TILT, GABE!

That is so lame. Gabe talked so much trash and didn't back it up. He not only he let himself down, he also pissed off the fighters that wanted to be here and know what they're doing, the coaches, and of course Dana White. Gabe was there, he needed to cut three more pounds to make weight and quit. And Gabe acted like a whining baby.

Memo to Gabe: Bobby Southworth was whining, but he sucked it up and made weight. You're an absolute coward.

The fighters, especially at Team Penn, had every right to be pissed and mock Gabe. I'm suprised this Episode didn't have any mention of Kenny Stevens that blew the weight cutting. It seems Dana doesn't even want people to know these guys exist. I wonder if we'll ever see Travis Lutter back in the UFC?

Dana White also doesn't like people who do dumb sh*t or who are mentally tough. Season 2 had Eli Joslin quit because of the cameras and Kenny Stevens who had five more pounds to go and people were encouraging him, but he failed to make weight and quit. Noah Inhofer won a place in the semifinals in Season 3, but had to quit after receiving a letter informing him that his girlfriend back home believes he has cheated on her. And Jeremy Jackson blew his chance in Season 4: The Comeback because he wanted to hang out with a lifeguard. Dana doesn't like that garbage. He dropped a lot of F-bombs and rightfully so.

It is a smart move by the other fighters to ignore and walk away from Gabe after he failed to make weight. And Gabe cried saying "This is my life." Well, Gabe, you blew it. You dropped the ball. You have no one to blame, but yourself for not being prepared well enough to take this seriously. There are a lot of fighters that deserve to be here to take your spot.

Rob Emerson will get a second chance. I feel like Team Penn's best four: Joe Lauzon, Rob Emerson, Gray Maynard, and Matt Wiman will do well. Now that Gabe is gone, Team Penn is a better team because they don't have to deal with that kiss of death anymore.

Next week, we have two fights. Will Team Penn catch up or will Team Pulver continue to dominate? Stay tuned.

nhyankeefan
05-07-07, 05:20 PM
According to the Observer, Kampmann blew out his knee and he's out of the main event of the June 16 show. No idea who Franklin fights now.