Monday, February 25, 2019

UFC 113: Revenge of the Shogun

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (Photo: mmafighting.com)


UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre – May 8, 2010

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua knocked out Lyoto Machida to win the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 113.

Rua rained down punches from the mount to earn a knockout win, avenging his loss to Machida at UFC 104.

Josh Koscheck beat Paul Daley by unanimous decision to earn a welterweight title shot against Georges St. Pierre. Koscheck also earned the right to coach the 12th season of The Ultimate Fighter against GSP.

Daley sucker punched Koscheck after the bout and was subsequently fired.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

UFC 112: Frankie Edgar Wins Gold in Abu Dhabi

Frankie Edgar (Photo: bleacherreport.com)


UFC 112: Invincible – April 10, 2010 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Yas Island Concert Arena

Frankie Edgar captured the UFC lightweight title from B.J. Penn at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi.

Edgar, a New Jersey native, kept cool despite his underdog status and methodically outpointed the Hawaiian champion.

In the main event, Anderson Silva continued his dominant run as UFC middleweight champion. “The Spider” beat Demian Maia by unanimous decision to retain the title.

Fans in the U.S. could watch the pay-per-view live at 1 p.m. Eastern or check out the replay in the usual 10 p.m. time lot.

Monday, February 18, 2019

UFC Fight Night 21: Return to the Queen City of the South

Kenny Florian (Photo: foxsports.com)


UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs. Gomi – Charlotte, NC – Bojangles Coliseum – March 31, 2010

Kenny Florian moved closer to a lightweight title shot at UFC Fight Night 21.

Florian beat former PRIDE fighter Takanori Gomi with a rear-naked choke in UFC’s return to Charlotte after a 15-year absence.

UFC Fight Night 21 was a lead-in to the 11th season of The Ultimate Fighter, featuring Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell as coaches.

After a power outage in the arena, Roy “Big Country” Nelson followed up his TUF 10 victory with a 39-second knockout over the 7-foot Stefon Struve.

Monday, February 11, 2019

UFC 111: Georges St.-Pierre Does What He Does Best



UFC 111: St. Pierre vs. Hardy – Newark, N.J. – Prudential Center – March 27, 2010

Georges St. Pierre routed Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy in the main event of UFC 111 to retain the welterweight title.

GSP established his dominance before a sellout crowd of 17,000 with an unstoppable ground attack. The judges ruled in the champ's favor by scores of 50-45, 50-44 and 50-43.

Shane Carwin knocked out Frank Mir at 3:48 to win the interim heavyweight title. Carwin also earned a shot at heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.

Monday, February 4, 2019

UFC on Versus 1: Jon Jones Returns to the Win Column

Jon "Bones" Jones (Photo: lowkickmma.com)


UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs. Jones – Broomfield, Colo. – 1stBank Center – March 21, 2010

Jon “Bones” Jones returned to the win column, beating Brandon “The Truth” Vera in the main event of UFC’s first show on the Versus network.

Jones blasted Vera with an elbow to the face and followed up with punches to win by TKO at the 3:19 mark. Jones bounced back from a disqualification loss to Matt Hamill three months earlier.

Future UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos knocked out Gabriel Gonzaga at the 3:53 mark.

UFC drew 1.24 million viewers in its debut on Versus, which used to be the Outdoor Life Network and is now NBC Sports Network.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

UFC 110: Australia Welcomes the Octagon

Cain Velasquez (Photo: foxsports.com)


UFC 110: Noguiera vs. Velasquez – Sydney, Australia – Acer Arena - Feb. 21, 2010

Cain Velasquez earned a shot at Brock Lesnar’s UFC heavyweight title at UFC 110.

Velasquez knocked out Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera at 2:20 to improve his record to 8-0. Cain landed a three-punch combo before walloping Big Nog on the mat for the victory.

After losing five of his previous six fights, Wanderlei Silva won a unanimous decision over Michael Bisping. “The Axe Murderer” scored with a pair of big punches in the closing moments.