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.