Friday, June 28, 2019

TUF 11 Finale: Court McGee Comes All the Way Back

Court McGee (Photo: mmajunkie.com)


TUF 11 Finale – Las Vegas, Nev. – Palms Casino Resort – June 19, 2010
Court McGee came back from elimination to win the 11th season of The Ultimate Fighter.

McGee lost his first fight in the competition, but an injury to another competitor gave him a second chance. He defeated Kris McCrary with a rear naked choke in Round 2 to earn a UFC contract.

This season’s competition consisted of middleweights, with Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz serving as coaches. Ortiz had to leave near the end of the season for neck surgery, and Rich Franklin took his place.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

UFC 115: The Iceman Goeth

Chuck Liddell (Photo: facebook.com)


UFC 115: Liddell vs. Franklin – Vancouver, B.C, Canada – General Motors Place – June 12, 2010

Chuck Liddell made his final UFC appearance at UFC 115, getting knocked out by Rich Franklin in the main event.

“The Iceman” left the Octagon with a pro record of 21-8, and he also enjoyed a two-year reign as light heavyweight champion.

Franklin suffered a broken arm from a Liddell kick in the first round, but he managed to knock Liddell out with a right hand with five seconds left in the first round. 
  
Mirko Cro Cop deviated from his “head-kick” strategy, beating Pat “HD” Barry by submission to a rear naked choke in Round 3.

Monday, June 17, 2019

UFC 114: The Long Road to Redemption

Rashad Evans (Photo: reviewjournal.com)


UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans – Las Vegas, Nev. – MGM Grand Garden Arena - May 29, 2010                      
  
Rashad Evans beat Rampage Jackson by unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 114.
Evans’ win pushed him into contention for the UFC light heavyweight title, which he lost to Lyoto Machida one year earlier.

Michael Bisping triumphed in the co-main event with a unanimous decision over Dan Miller. Bisping improved his record to 19-3.

In a heavyweight bout, Mike Russow knocked out Todd Duffee at the 2:35 mark.  Antonio Rogerio Nogueira won a split decision over Jason Brilz.