Tuesday, October 17, 2017

UFC Fight Night 6: Beat the Heat

Karo Parisyan (Photo: mma-core.com)

UFC Fight Night 6 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino – Aug. 17, 2006

Diego Sanchez and Karo Parisyan entertained the Spike TV audience with the Fight of the Year at UFC Fight Night 6.

Sanchez used a knee strike to knock out one of Parisyan’s teeth, but “The Heat” kept fighting back.

The judges awarded a unanimous decision to Sanchez, who improved his record to 16-0, while Parisyan dropped to 15-4.

The welterweight clash headlined Spike TV’s lead-in show for The Ultimate Fighter Season 4: The Comeback.

Chris Leben maintained his streak of competing at all six Fight Night events. He bounced back from a loss to Anderson Silva to knock out Jorge Santiago in the second round.

Dean Lister, who excelled in the Abu Dhabi Combat Club grappling competitions, improved his UFC record to 2-0 with a unanimous decision win over Yuki Sasaki.

In the TV opener, Josh Koscheck punched Jonathan Goulet into submission in 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

Joe Riggs beat Jason Von Flue with a triangle choke at the 2:01 mark in a preliminary bout that aired on TV.

Forrest “Meat Cleaver” Petz made a successful Octagon debut with a unanimous decision over Sam Morgan. One judge registered the most lopsided score in UFC history (30-23).

In other preliminary fights, Martin Kampmann beat Crafton Wallace with a rear naked choke in just under three minutes;  Jake O’Brien beat Kristof Midoux by TKO in Round 2; and Anthony Torres beat Pat Healy with a rear naked choke in 2:37.

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