Monday, October 28, 2019

UFC Fight Night 24: They Call Him Mr. Wonderful

Phil Davis (Photo: mmajunkie.com)


UFC Fight Night 24: Noguiera vs. Davis – Seattle, Wash. – Key Arena – March 26, 2011

Phil Davis moved into the light heavyweight title picture by beating Antonio Rogerio Noguiera in the main event of UFC Fight Night 24.

“Mr. Wonderful” won by unanimous decision to improve to 9-0. Davis used his kicks to keep “Little Nog” off balance before going for takedowns.

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson beat Dan Hardy by unanimous decision after returning from a 16-month layoff.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

UFC 128: Dawn of a Dynasty

Jon Jones v. Shogun Rua (Photo: bufutaki.com)


UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones – Newark, N.J. – Prudential Center – March 19, 2011

Jon "Bones" Jones became the youngest champion in UFC history by winning the light heavyweight title from Shogun Rua at UFC 128.

Jones, 23, used knee strikes and punches to score a TKO victory in Round 3. Josh Barnett was the previous record holder, winning the UFC heavyweight title at the age of 24.

In a battle of former WEC champions, Urijah Faber scored a unanimous decision over Eddie Wineland. Both men debuted, as UFC beefed up its lighter divisions with talent from the WEC merger.

Jim Miller scored his seventh win in a row, beating Kamal Shalorus by TKO in the third round. Nate Marquardt beat Dan Miller by unanimous decision.

Monday, October 14, 2019

UFC on Versus 3: Give a Hit, Take a Hit

Diego Sanchez (Photo: mmajunkie.com)


UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann – Louisville, Ky. – KFC YUM! Center – March 3, 2011

Diego Sanchez won a bloody war with Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann  to headline the third UFC show on the Versus network.

All three judges scored the fight 29-28 for Sanchez, who busted Kampmann open and was also bleeding under both eyes.  

“The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz snapped CB Dollaway’s three-fight win streak with a TKO win in 54 seconds. Check it out.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

UFC 127: Stalemate in Sydney

Jon Fitch (Photo: bleacherreport.com)


UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch – Sydney, Australia – Acer Arena – Feb. 26, 2011

BJ Penn and Jon Fitch battled to a majority draw in the UFC 127 main event.

Fitch won five fights in a row to earn the main-event spot. One judge thought he won the fight, but the others called it a 28-28 draw.

Michael “The Count” Bisping moved up in the middleweight division with a TKO win over Jorge Rivera in Round 2.

Dennis Siver of Germany scored his third win a row with a unanimous decision over George Sotiropoulos.