Friday, February 23, 2018

TUF 6 Finale: Viva El Matador!



Mac Danzig (Photo: lowkickmma.com)


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



Michael Bisping (Photo: lowkickmma.com)


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


Brandon Vera (Photo: rappler.com)


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


Keith Jardine (Photo: pinterest.com)


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



Kenny Florian (Photo: mmasucka.com)


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



Rampage Jackson (Photo: scifighter.com)

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.