Sunday, September 9, 2018

UFC 93: Dan Henderson Earns a Coaching Gig

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UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson – Dublin, Ireland – O2 Arena – Jan. 17, 2009

Dan Henderson continued his recovery from the loss of two championships by beating Rich Franklin in the main event of UFC 93.

Franklin’s middleweight title was not on the line, as the bout took place in the light heavyweight division.

With the victory, Henderson earned a spot as The Ultimate Fighter Season 9 coach opposite Michael Bisping.

Henderson scored his second straight win since dropping his PRIDE 83 kg and 93 kg titles to Anderson Silva and Rampage Jackson, respectively.

Mark Coleman battled Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in rematch from PRIDE 31. Both men’s teams got into a brawl, and Rua scored the TKO win with 24 seconds left.

Rousimar Palhares picked up his seventh win in eight fights with a unanimous decision over Jeremy Horn.

Alan “The Talent” Belcher used a guillotine choke to beat Denis Kang in Round 2.     
“The Irish Hand Grenade” Marcus Davis kicked off the pay-per-view with a split decision over Chris Lytle.

All of the preliminary fights ended with finishes. England’s John “The Hitman” Hathaway made his UFC debut with a TKO win over Tom Egan at the 4:36 mark.

Martin Kampmann beat Alexandre Barros with a second-round TKO. Eric Shafer beat Antonio Mendes by TKO at 3:35.

Poland’s Tomasz Drwal came back from knee surgery and a 16-month layoff to knock out Ivan Serati at the 2:02 mark.

Dennis Siver returned to the Octagon to beat Nate Mohr with a spinning back kick, followed by punches for the TKO win in Round 3.

Monday, June 4, 2018

UFC 92: Suga On Top

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UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 – Las Vegas, Nev. – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Dec. 27, 2008

Rashad “Suga” Evans completed his march to the UFC light heavyweight title by defeating Forrest Griffin at UFC 92.

The undefeated Evans won by TKO in Round 3 in the first-ever title fight between winners of The Ultimate Fighter.

Frank Mir won the UFC interim heavyweight title from Antonio Noguiera in the TUF 8 coaches fight. Mir won by TKO in Round 2 to earn a shot at heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, whom Mir had already defeated.

Mir had been forced to drop the heavyweight title in 2004 after a motorcycle accident.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson avenged two PRIDE losses by knocking out Wanderlei Silva in 3 minutes, 21 seconds.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 Finale: Bader and Escudero Triumph

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TUF 8 Finale – Las Vegas, Nev. – Palms Casino Resort – Dec. 13, 2008

Ryan Bader and Efrain Escudero won their divisions in The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 finale.

Escudero won the lightweight tournament with a unanimous decision over Phillipe Nover, while Bader knocked out Vinny Magalhaes in 2:18 to win the light heavyweight bracket.

The coaches for TUF 8 were UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera and Frank Mir, who battled for the title two weeks later at UFC 92.

Bader and Escudero were both members of Big Nog's team.

In other bouts, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson knocked out Kevin Burns with a head kick in Round 3. This was a rematch from UFC Fight Night 14, where Burns won by TKO with an eye poke, rather than being disqualified.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

UFC Fight Night 16: Fight For The Troops

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UFC Fight Night 16: Fight for the Troops – Fayetteville, N.C. – Crown Coliseum – Dec. 10, 2008

Josh Koscheck capped off a night of brutal UFC action by knocking out Yoshiyuki Yoshida in the main event of Fight for the Troops.

Koscheck bounced back from a loss to Thiago Alves less than two months earlier, ending Yoshida’s nine-fight winning streak at the 2:15 mark.

“What an honor to fight in front of all you guys,” Koscheck told the troops in the crowd.

UFC presented its first show to support the military, as proceeds went to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

UFC 91: Brock Lesnar Takes Over the Octagon

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UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar – Las Vegas, Nev. – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Nov. 15, 2018

Brock Lesnar captured the UFC heavyweight title in only his third Octagon appearance at UFC 91.

The former WWE champion beat Randy “The Natural” Couture by TKO in the second round to complete a stunning transition from the top of the wrestling world to the pinnacle of MMA.

The 265-pound Lesnar had a 45-pound advantage on the 45-year-old Couture. More than 1 million fans bought the show on PPV.

In the co-main event, Kenny Florian beat Joe “Daddy” Stevenson with a rear-naked choke at the 4:03 mark. Florian earned a lightweight title shot against B.J. Penn at UFC 101.

UFC 90: Anderson Silva Continues to Dominate

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UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote – Rosemont, Ill. – Allstate Arena – Oct. 25, 2008

Canada’s Patrick Cote was unable to stop the Anderson Silva juggernaut at UFC 90.

Silva retained the UFC middleweight title when Cote succumbed to a knee injury in Round 3.

Fans weren’t too intrigued by the main event, as the pay-per-view did only 300,000 buys. That was below average for an Anderson Silva fight.

In the co-main event, Thiago Alves  earned a shot at Georges St-Pierre’s UFC welterweight title with a unanimous decision over Josh Koscheck.

Gray Maynard remained undefeated with a unanimous decision win over Rich Clementi in the lightweight division.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

UFC 89: Michael Bisping Wins the Battle of Birmingham

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UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben – Birmingham, England – National Indoor Arena – Oct. 18, 2008

Michael Bisping improved his record to a sparkling 17-1 by defeating Chris Leben at UFC 89.

TUF 3 winner Bisping established himself as a British fighting headliner and as a contender for Anderson Silva’s middleweight title.

The event aired live in the United Kingdom and on tape delay in North America on Spike TV.

In the co-main event, “The Dean of Mean” Keith Jardine rebounded from a loss to Wanderlei Silva with a split decision over Brandon Vera.

Monday, April 23, 2018

UFC Fight Night 15: Nate Diaz Faces The Dentist

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UFC Fight Night 15 – Omaha (Neb.) Civic Auditorium - Sept. 17, 2008

Nate Diaz scored a split decision over Josh “The Dentist” Neer at UFC’s first show in Nebraska.

The judges ruled the bout 29-28, 29-28, 28-29 in Diaz’s favor. Insert “he won by the skin of his teeth” joke here.

Still, it was the fifth win in as many UFC fights for Diaz, a former WEC lightweight champion.

Neer is nicknamed "The Dentist" for his "tendency to re-arrange his opponents' teeth," according to the UFC Encyclopedia.

Spike TV presented the fight card as a lead-in to the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter, featuring teams coached by Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

UFC 88: Rashad Evans' Electrifying Knockout of Chuck Liddell

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UFC 88: Breakthrough – Atlanta – Philips Arena - Sept. 6, 2008

Rashad Evans scored an amazing knockout win over Chuck Liddell at UFC 88.

Evans clobbered the former light heavyweight champion with an overhand right in Round 2.

"I wanted to beat him at his own game," Evans said.

He improved his record to 12-0-1 and earned a light heavyweight title shot against Forrest Griffin at UFC 92.

Former middleweight champion Rich Franklin returned to the light heavyweight division to defeat Matt Hamill. Franklin used a body kick to score a TKO in Round 3.

Dan Henderson rebounded from the loss of his two PRIDE championships with a unanimous decision over Rousimar Palhares.

UFC 87: Georges St-Pierre's Title vs. Jon Fitch's Win Streak

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UFC 87: Seek and Destroy – Minneapolis – Target Center – Aug. 9, 2008

Georges St-Pierre dominated Jon Fitch at UFC 87, the company’s first show in Minnesota.

GSP cleaned up on the judges’ scorecards: 50-43, 50-44 and 50-44. Fitch was a very worthy opponent, racking up 16 wins in a row to earn the title shot.

Kenny Florian won his fifth straight fight in the lightweight division, beating Roger Huerta by unanimous decision.

Brock Lesnar scored his first win in the Octagon with a unanimous decision over Heath Herring. Despite his inexperience, Lesnar got a shot at the UFC heavyweight title three months later.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

UFC Fight Night 14: Anderson Silva Fights Outside the Box

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UFC Fight Night 14: Silva vs. Irvin – Las Vegas, Nev. – Palms Casino Resort – July 19, 2008

Anderson Silva took a break from dominating UFC middleweights to beat light heavyweight James Irvin at UFC Fight Night 14.

Silva knocked out “The Sandman” in 61 seconds to improve his UFC record to 7-0.

UFC presented this show up against the first Affliction pay-per-view, which featured Fedor Emelianenko beating Tim Sylvia in 36 seconds in the main event.

Brandon “The Truth” Vera went down a weight class, debuting in the light heavyweight division with a unanimous decision win over UFC newcomer Reece Andy.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

UFC 86: Forrest Griffin Overcomes a Rampage

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UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin – Las Vegas, Nev. – Mandalay Bay Events Center – July 5, 2008

Forrest Griffin upset Rampage Jackson to win the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 86.

Griffin became the second winner of The Ultimate Fighter to win a UFC championship, as he beat Jackson by unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 49-46).

Matt Serra was the first to pull off this feat when he beat Georges St-Pierre at UFC 69.

The Griffin-Jackson bout was the coaches’ fight from the seventh season of TUF. At one point in Round 4, Griffin locked on a triangle choke, and Jackson slammed his way out of it.

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale: Amir Sadollah's Double Victory

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TUF 7 Finale – Las Vegas, Nev. – The Pearl at the Palms – June 21, 2008

Amir Sadollah had to beat CJ Dolloway twice in order to win the middleweight tournament in The Ultimate Fighter Season 7.

Sadollah defeated Dolloway in the semifinals on the TV show, but his opponent, Jesse Taylor went on a rampage in Las Vegas and was removed from the final match.

Dolloway defeated Tim Credeur to earn a spot in the finals, but Sadollah used an armbar to force Dolloway to submit at the 3:02 mark.

Rampage Jackson and Forrest Griffin were the coaches for TUF 7, and they battled for Jackson’s light heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 86 two weeks later.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

UFC 85: Matt Hughes Battles Thiago Alves in London

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UFC 85: Bedlam – London – O2 Arena – June 7, 2008

Thiago “Pitbull” Alves won the UFC 85 main event over former welterweight champion Matt Hughes.

Alves and Hughes battled at a 174-pound catchweight, stepping in after the original main event of Chuck Liddell vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua fell apart due to injuries to both fighters.

Despite a sprained ankle, Alves nailed Hughes with a flying knee and followed up with strikes to earn a TKO win in Round 2.

Michael Bisping improved his record to 16-1 with a win over Jason “Dooms” Day by TKO at the 3:42 mark.

UFC 84: BJ Penn and the Roadblock to Redemption

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UFC 84: Ill Will – Las Vegas, Nev. – MGM Grand Garden Arena – May 24, 2008

BJ Penn stopped Sean Sherk from regaining the UFC lightweight title at UFC 84.

Sherk had been stripped of the title one year earlier after a positive steroid test. Penn pounded his way to a TKO victory as the bell sounded to end Round 3.

UFC 84 drew nearly half a million buys on pay-per-view. All of the other bouts on the main show were in the light heavyweight division.

Lyoto Machida beat Tito Ortiz by unanimous decision for the biggest win of his career. Machida improved his record to 13-0.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

UFC 83: Georges St Pierre's Canadian Coronation

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UFC 83: Serra vs. St-Pierre 2 – Montreal, Canada – Bell Centre – April 19, 2008

Georges St. Pierre began his five-year reign as welterweight champion at UFC 83.

GSP avenged his loss to Matt Serra at UFC 69 one year earlier, using a series of knees to the body to win by TKO late in the second round.

UFC made its Canadian debut, as a record crowd of 21,390 cheered their hometown boy on to victory.

In the co-main event, Rich Franklin beat Travis “The Serial Killer” Lutter by TKO in Round 2.

Monday, March 26, 2018

UFC Fight Night 13: Fade to Gray

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UFC Fight Night 13 – Broomfield (Colo.) Event Center – April 2, 2008

Gray Maynard won the first leg of his fight trilogy against Frankie Edgar at UFC Fight Night 13.

Both lightweights were undefeated heading into the fight, and Maynard got the unanimous decision with 30-27 scorecards across the board.

Edgar and Maynard fought twice in 2011 for Edgar’s lightweight title. They battled to a draw at UFC 125, and Edgar won their final encounter at UFC 136.

In the main event of UFC Fight Night 13, Kenny Florian scored a TKO win over Joe Lauzon in the lightweight main event.

Florian notched in fourth win in a row on a march toward a title shot at BJ Penn, which he received in August 2009.

UFC 82: Championship Collision

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UFC 82: Pride of a Champion – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena – March 1, 2008

Dan Henderson’s second PRIDE-UFC title unification fight didn’t go any better than the first.

Six months after losing his PRIDE middleweight title to UFC light heavyweight champ Rampage Jackson, Henderson dropped the PRIDE welterweight title to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

Silva used a rear naked choke to win the fight late in Round 2.

“The Texas Crazy Horse” Heath Herring beat fellow rising heavyweight Cheick Kongo by split decision.

Yushin Okami knocked out Evan Tanner with a knee strike in Round 2. Chris Leben beat Alessio Sakara by TKO at the 3:16 mark.

In the pay-per-view opener, Jon Fitch improved to 9-0 in the UFC with a unanimous decision over Chris “The Professor” Wilson.

Poor Andrei Arlovski, a former UFC heavyweight champion, was relegated to the pre-show. He beat Jake O’Brien by TKO in Round 2.

Josh Koscheck used a head kick a flurry of punches to beat Dustin Hazelett by TKO in Round 2.

Diego Sanchez, who invented the “YES!” chant, made David Bielkheden of Sweden tap out to strikes late in the first round.

Other pre-show results included Luigi FIoravanti over Luke Cummo by unanimous decision; and Jorge Gurgel over John Halverson by unanimous decision.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

UFC 81: Brock Lesnar Debuts

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UFC 81: Breaking Point – Las Vegas, Nev. – Mandalay Bay Events Center – Feb. 2, 2008

Brock Lesnar debuted in the Octagon at UFC 81, losing to Frank Mir in 90 seconds on Super Bowl weekend.

The former NCAA and WWE champion lost a point for striking Mir in the back of the head before tapping out to a kneebar.

Lesnar’s debut drew 600,000 pay-per-view buys, and he would later capture the UFC heavyweight championship. This gave Lesnar even more credibility when he went back to the WWE.

Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera captured the UFC interim heavyweight title by defeating Tim Sylvia with a guillotine choke in Round 3.  Big Nog became the first man to hold heavyweight titles in PRIDE and UFC.

UFC Fight Night 12: Slim Margin of Victory

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UFC Fight Night 12 – Las Vegas, Nev. – The Pearl at The Palms – Jan. 23, 2008

Mike Swick debuted in the welterweight division by narrowly defeating Josh Burkman in the main event of UFC Fight Night 12.

Swick improved to 11-2 with a majority decision victory in the battle of The Ultimate Fighter alumni. Two judges scored the fight 29-28 for Swick, while the other called it 29-29.

In the middleweight co-main event, Patrick “The Predator” Cote beat Drew McFedries by TKO at the 1:44 mark. Cote’s third straight win moved him closer to a title shot against Anderson Silva.

Monday, March 5, 2018

UFC 80: The Double-Champion Club

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UFC 80: Rapid Fire – Newcastle, England – Metro Radio Arena – Jan. 19, 2008

BJ Penn became the second fighter to win titles in two weight classes at UFC 80.

“The Prodigy” beat TUF 2 winner Joe Stevenson win the UFC lightweight title, which Sean “The Muscle Shark” Sherk lost due a steroid-related suspension.

Penn, a former welterweight champion, joined Randy Couture as champs of two weight classes.

In the heavyweight co-main event, Fabricio Werdum beat Gabriel Gonzaga by TKO in Round 2.

“The Irish Hand Grenade” Marcus Davis won his 11th fight in a row, knocking out Jess Liaudin of France in 64 seconds.

UFC 79: Wheel of Welterweights

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UFC 79: Nemesis – Dec. 29, 2007 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Mandalay Bay Events Center

Georges St. Pierre moved closer to regaining his welterweight crown at UFC 79.

GSP won the interim welterweight title when Matt Hughes verbally submitted to an armbar with six seconds left in Round 2.

Hughes had been scheduled to challenge Matt Serra for the welterweight title in the TUF 6 coaches’ fight. However, Serra dropped out due to injury.

GSP’s win put him in a position to recapture the title he lost to Serra in a huge upset at UFC 69.

Chuck Liddell won a unanimous decision over Wanderlei Silva in the main event, which was billed as “a battle years in the making.” Silva’s status as one of PRIDE’s top stars made this bout a dream match.

In a heavyweight battle, Eddie Sanchez beat Soa “The Hulk” Palelei by TKO in Round 3. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

TUF 6 Finale: Viva El Matador!

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TUF 6 finale – Las Vegas, Nev. – Palms Casino Resort – Dec. 8, 2007

“El Matador” Roger Huerta beat Clay Guida in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter Season 6 finale.

The lightweights battled to culminate a night of all-welterweight action. Guida dominated the first two rounds.

However, Huerta improved his record to 20-1-1 by forcing Guida to submit to a rear naked choke in Round 3.

Cleveland native Mac Danzig won the TUF 6 welterweight tournament, using a rear-naked choke to beat Tom Speer.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

UFC 78: The 100th Show

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UFC 78: Validation – Newark, N.J. – Prudential Center – Nov. 17, 2007

Rashad “Suga” Evans beat Michael Bisping by the narrowest of margins in the main event of UFC’s 100th show, UFC 78.

The fight was billed as the first-ever battle of The Ultimate Fighter winners. Bisping won the Season 3 light heavyweight tournament, while Evans was the Season 2 heavyweight winner.

Two of the judges saw the bout 29-28 for Evans, while the other judge had the same score in Bisping’s favor.

PRIDE star Ryo Chonan made an unsuccessful UFC debut, losing by unanimous decision to Karo Parisyan.

UFC 77: Redemption Denied

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UFC 77: Hostile Territory – Cincinnati, Ohio – U.S. Bank Arena – Oct. 20, 2007

Hometown support in Cincinnati wasn’t enough to get Rich Franklin past Anderson Silva in a middleweight title match at UFC 77.

Franklin was looking to avenge his loss to “The Spider” at UFC 64, but Silva scored another TKO victory, this one happening early in Round 2 after a series of knee strikes.

In the co-main event, two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia handed Brandon “The Truth” Vera his first loss by unanimous decision.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

UFC 76: Night of No Knockouts

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UFC 76: Knockout – Anaheim, Calif. – Honda Center – Sept. 22, 2007

Keith Jardine scored a huge upset over Chuck Liddell in the main event of UFC 76.

Filling in for Liddell’s original opponent, Wanderlei Silva, “The Dean of Mean” scored a split decision over the legendary Liddell.

UFC 76 was subtitled “Knockout,” so of course, there were no knockouts on the show.

UFC Fight Night 11: Substitute Winner

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UFC Fight Night 11 – Thomas vs. Florian – Las Vegas, Nev. – The Pearl at the Palms - Sept. 19, 2007

Kenny Florian subbed into the main event on UFC Fight Night 11 and beat Din Thomas with a rear naked choke in 4 minutes, 31 seconds.

Florian took the place of Spencer Fisher, who reportedly had to drop out due to a staph infection.

This show was the lead-in to the season premiere of The Ultimate Fighter Season 6.

Monday, February 19, 2018

UFC 75: Golden PRIDE

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UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion – London – O2 Arena – Sept. 8. 2007

Rampage Jackson beat Dan Henderson in a UFC vs. PRIDE title unification bout at UFC 75.

Jackson won by unanimous decision to unify Henderson’s PRIDE middleweight title with his own UFC light heavyweight title.

This was UFC’s third major show in the United Kingdom in 2007 after previous events in Manchester and Belfast. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

UFC 74: Aged to Perfection

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UFC 74: Respect – Las Vegas, Nev.  – Mandalay Bay Events Center – Aug. 25, 2007

Randy Couture added to his legend by retaining the UFC heavyweight title against Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 74.

Gonzaga had earned a title shot with a stunning upset over Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 70.

However, the 44-year-old Couture turned back the challenge by dominating the first two rounds and winning by TKO in Round 3.

Georges St. Pierre bounced back from the loss of his welterweight title by beating Josh Koscheck by unanimous decision.

UFC 73: Don't Grab the Fence

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UFC 73: Stacked – Sacramento, Calif. – ARCO Arena – July 7, 2007

Judges’ decisions can be controversial, so it’s safe to say that Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans had the most evenly scored fight in history of the Octagon at UFC 73.

All three judges called the bout a 28-28 draw. If Ortiz hadn’t been docked a point for grabbing the fence, he would have won by unanimous decision.

Fans had to wait four years for the rematch, as Evans beat Ortiz at UFC 133 by TKO in Round 2.

Anderson Silva retained the middleweight title in the main event of UFC 73 with a TKO win over Nate Marquardt at the 4:50 mark. Silva pounded the challenger with a series of rights to earn the stoppage.

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale: Nate Diaz Wins

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The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale – Las Vegas, Nev. – The Pearl at the Palms – June 23, 2007

Nate Diaz won The Ultimate Fighter Season 5’s lightweight tournament, beating Manny Gamburyan.

Diaz won in the second round when Gamburyan was unable to continue due to a dislocated shoulder.

The season consisted entirely of lightweights, with former lightweight champions Jens Pulver and BJ Penn serving as coaches.

In the main event coaches’ fight, Penn forced Pulver to submit to a rear naked choke in Round 2. Penn avenged the first loss of his career to Pulver at UFC 35 five years earlier.

UFC 72: The Battle of Belfast

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UFC 72: Victory – Belfast, Northern Ireland – The Odyssey - June 16, 2007

Rich Franklin earned a chance to regain the middleweight title by defeating Yushin Okami in the main event of UFC 72.

The show marked UFC’s debut in Northern Ireland and the third event in the United Kingdom, as UFC 38 and UFC 70 took place in England.

Franklin won the first two rounds and held off a late charge from Okami to win 29-28 on all three scorecards.

Forrest Griffin moved up the light heavyweight division rankings with a unanimous decision over Hector Ramirez.

Monday, January 8, 2018

UFC Fight Night 10: Fishing for Victory

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UFC Fight Night 10: Stout vs. Fisher – Hollywood, Fla. – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - June 12, 2007

Spencer “The King” Fisher avenged a loss to Sam Stout in the lightweight main event of UFC Fight Night 10.

This was a rematch from UFC 58, at which Stout won a split decision that turned out to be the 2006 Fight of the Year.
The fighters picked up the action where they left off, busting each other open with punches in the first round.  Fisher finally wore down Stout to capture a unanimous decision.

Lightweights also competed in the co-main event, as Thiago Tavares improved his record to 12-0 with a win over  Jason Black with triangle choke in Round 2.

Jon Fitch won his 14th fight in a row by defeating Roan Carneiro with a rear naked choke in Round 2.

Drew McFedries knocked out Jordan Radev in 33 seconds in the Spike TV opener.

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson made his UFC debut on the preshow. He improved his overall record to 4-0 by knocking out Chad Reiner in 13 seconds.

Other preliminary results included Forrest “Meat Cleaver” Petz over Luigi Fioravanti by unanimous decision; Tamdan McCrory over Pete Spratt by submission to a triangle choke in Round 2; Gleison Tibau over Jeff Cox with an arm-triangle choke at the 1:52 mark; and Nate Mohr over Luke Caudillo by unanimous decision.