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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleG23
    The Rashad / Tom fight was pretty boring. Rashad landed some solid shots but just really didn't do enough; actually they both didn't do enough IMO. I guess it's good to get rid of the weak fighters early so we can have some good matches in the semi's / finals. . . I know this, if two guys fight like that in the Finals LIVE on Spike TV they are probably going to be booed out of the building.

    You can look at Rashad in two ways. Either you like him for his showboating or you hate him for doing it. I really don't mind it; because it adds some entertainment. It's going to get some people pissed like Matt Hughes next week, but the show needs something to pick up the pace. I think the showboating will be a topic in the future and people will want to knock him out because of it. Should be interesting.

    Hughes/Jorge feud could be fun. Right now it's pretty one-sided as Matt is just mentally taking down Jorge. . .

    I agree with you, up to this point the heavyweights have been a disappointment and the welterweights have been exciting. I can't wait until next week as they hype it up as the most brutal fight yet on the previews.
    I agree that the fight between Rashad and Tom was a snoozefest. They'll be booed out of the building if the fans see this type of fight. Rashad's showboating makes me laugh.

    The Matt Hughes vs. Jorge Gurgel feud will be fun.

    As for the fights, I expect to see more excitement from the remaining heavyweights. I think the casting crew did a terrible job so far on picking on the heavyweights. Some fighters from PRIDE like Fedor or Cro Cop will take them to school.

    The welterweights draw more athleticism and excitement to the Octagon. It will be a tough pick for me on who's goin' to win from the welterweight dvision.
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    http://msn.foxsports.com/boxing/story/4897396

    RIP Leavander Johnson. Johnson dies from brain injuries.

    Boxing is a dangerous sport. I really like MMA fighting more than boxing. Sure, MMA as is brutal as boxing, but MMA is a better and safer way to fight. Quick stoppages save your life. There hasn't been a death in PRIDE or in the UFC. Boxing is even more dangerous because if you let a boxer resume after the first knockdown, the boxer can have severe or even fatal brain damage.
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    Just saw that fight again. Rashad's showboating is embarassing. I do, however, enjoy having a guy on the show like him that you hate, because it's going to be funny as hell to see him on the receiving end of a devestating slam or a vicious ground and pound.

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    I miss the Gracies.
    [B]Jeter just keeps getting better. [/B]
    [B]Melky & Cano = Dynamic Dominican Duo [/B]

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    The Ultimate Fighter 2 - Week 6 Recap via SpikeTV.com

    Slugfest
    After winning a unanimous decision over Tom Murphy, heavyweight Rashad Evans visits Team Hughes’ dressing room to pay his respects. Coach Matt Hughes tells Rashad he hated watching him “showboat” in the Octagon. He’s glad Rashad’s not on his team and will use him as an example of what not to do in a fight. Rashad offers no apologies and defends his right to fight the way he wants to fight.

    The showdown over showboating continues back at the house. Mike Whitehead is pissed and tells anyone who will listen that what Rashad did in the Octagon today was definitely showboating. Mike and Rashad refuse to talk to each other and there’s a tension in the house that wasn’t there before.

    At the Team Hughes training session Matt is still furious that Tom didn’t follow the game plan in his fight. He says the rest of them are going to pay for Tom’s lack of effort today and proceeds to put them through a punishing workout. In contrast, coach Franklin decides to give his team a rest after Rashad’s victory. They spend the afternoon swimming at the YMCA.

    Randy Couture welcomes the fighters to the “Scarecrow” challenge at the UFC Training Center. Each team pairs up a welterweight with a heavyweight in a test of endurance based on a traditional jujitsu exercise. The heavyweight will stand with his hands above his head while a welterweight rotates around his upper body. The team that accumulates the most revolutions wins the challenge. First up are Joe and Mike from Team Hughes. As Joe racks up some big numbers he won’t shut up, talking trash and telling jokes much to the disgust of his opponents. Rashad can’t believe Matt is tolerating Joe’s behavior after accusing him of “showboating.” Joe and Mike complete a stunning 204 revolutions then collapse on the floor in pain. Rich decides to forfeit the challenge so he can keep his guys fresh for the fight ahead. Hearing this, Jorge storms off, angry that he won’t be given a chance to beat Team Hughes.

    The teams gather at the house for the welterweight fight announcement. Team Hughes has selected Jason to fight Jorge. Matt says he knew Jorge wouldn’t pick anybody so they had to pick him.

    At they gym, Matt prepares Jason for his first fight of the competition. Matt has Jason work on a boxing technique that will maximize his reach but it doesn’t seem to work for him so Matt decides to let Jason go ahead with the freestyle approach he’s used to. Matt has some serious doubts about Jason’s capabilities as a fighter.

    Jason sees Jorge as the most dangerous fighter on Team Franklin but he also knows he’s got some vulnerabilities. He will attack Jorge’s injured knee, break his leg, whatever it takes to end the fight.

    Jorge and Jason face off for a dramatic slugfest in the Octagon. Jorge launches a volley of punches that open up a cut over Jason’s eye. As Jason backs off Jorge gets his back, takes him to the ground and gets him in a rear naked choke. Jorge gets his legs hooked in but struggles to get his arm under Jason’s chin. Jason twists out of the hold in the final seconds of the round. At the beginning of the second round Jorge manages to do more damage to Jason’s face and the blood is starting to flow. Jorge tries to kick him in the face but pops his bad knee and takes a fall. Jason lands a solid inside kick to Jorge’s bad leg. At the end of round two the fight is looking even.

    In the final round, the two fighters keep their energy up but Jorge takes a beating. He’s favoring his bad knee and doesn’t go for any kicks. Jason gets him in the clinch and hits him with a knee to the chin. He takes Jorge down and pounds him with elbows to the face. Jorge gets back on his feet but he can’t get his bloodied opponent back on the ground. Jason is declared the winner by unanimous decision. Team Franklin walks their defeated star welterweight to the locker room in stunned silence.
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    The Ultimate Fighter 2 - Week 6 - Broadway's Post-Mortem

    WOW. What a absolute slugfest we had between Jorge Gurgel and Jason von Flue.

    Jorge dominated Round 1 as his punches created a cut on Jason's eye and applied a rear naked choke on Jason, but von Flue got out of it. The doctors allowed the fight to continue. In Round 2, Jorge continue to dominate, but he missed a kick to the face, popped his weak knee (the one without the ACL) and takes a fall. One slip, one mistake, or one fall causes you to lose momentum and the fight is over. Jason took the momentum from that point and won by unaminous decision. The ACL is a stablizing ligament in the knee and to fight without that is crazy.

    This was a shocker. Coach Matt Hughes gave his team a rigorous, serious training session after the disappointing showing by Tom Murphy. Jason even had a bloody nose. Matt Hughes likes to win and only win. He also doesn't like showboating. He's a ferocius competitor that really wants to win every single fight. On the other hand, Rich Franklin and his fighters were laying back and relaxing.

    I thought Jorge finally picked the right fighter to face because Jason came into the competition late. I was in complete shock when Jason won the fight over one of the heavy favorites to win the welterweight division of the The Ultimate Fighter and Jorge was one of them.

    Hughes even got under Jorge's skin during the Right Guard Xtreme Challenge as Joe Stevenson imitated Rashad's showboating. Franklin kept his team fresh which was a nice strategy so that Jorge is ready to go inside the Octagon.

    And don't forget that Jorge back talked about Jason back in Week 3 saying Jason unseated Luke Cummo as the most annoying guy in the house.

    At the end of the day, the fight was on and Jorge lost the fight to Jason. The best fight of Season 2 so far.

    That's the reason why I like the welterweight fights over the heavyweights because they throw everything at each other fast and furious.
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    As a reminder for MMA fans:

    Spike TV presents Ultimate Fight Night 2

    On October 3rd Spike TV presents another UFC fight card on basic cable, a 2-hour UFC event that will air live from The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The fight card features former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner, versus the high-flying former Canadian champ, David Loiseau. The card also features the stars of The Ultimate Fighter 1 Chris Leben and Josh Koscheck.

    Welterweight Bout
    Drew Fickett VS Josh Koscheck

    Heavyweight Bout
    Fabiano Scherner VS Brandon Vera

    Middleweight Bout
    Edwin Dewees VS Chris Leben

    Middleweight Bout
    David Loiseau VS Evan Tanner

    The Undercard

    Middleweight Bout
    Brock Larson VS Jon Fitch

    Welterweight Bout
    Jonathan Goulet VS Jay Hieron

    Welterweight Bout
    Thiago Alves VS Spencer Fisher

    Ultimate Fight Night 2: Monday October 03, 9:00 PM (ET/PT) on SpikeTV.
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    Great episode last night. Probably the best of the season so far. The fight with Jorge & Jason was a slugfest. I had it exactly as Dana saw it. Round 1 to Jorge, Round 2 Jason, Round 3 Start to Jason End to Jorge when he started fighting back but I gave the fight to Jason. Much better fight than last week!

    I like the way they talked about the differences between the coaches. Team Franklin at a Water Park just chillin' and Matt Hughes pounding people in the Octagon.

    We also have some drama with Rashad and his next fight due to the showboating.... But we lose some drama with Jorge leaving. . . The WW fights are much better so far, if you had to put money on it now you still have to give that to Joe Stevenson as he has been the impressive so far. We will have to wait to see the others fight.

    I also think Matt Hughes will probably give Team Franklin that kid Luke in the WW division to even out the teams next week.

    -Triple G

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    Quote Originally Posted by BroadwayBomber55
    As a reminder for MMA fans:

    Spike TV presents Ultimate Fight Night 2

    On October 3rd Spike TV presents another UFC fight card on basic cable, a 2-hour UFC event that will air live from The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The fight card features former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner, versus the high-flying former Canadian champ, David Loiseau. The card also features the stars of The Ultimate Fighter 1 Chris Leben and Josh Koscheck.

    Ultimate Fight Night 2: Monday October 03, 9:00 PM (ET/PT) on SpikeTV.
    I'm looking forward to it. Free UFC or Pride is always good. Just like in boxing; you rather watch the fights on HBO for free if possible.

    It will be interesting to see how the UFC does against the WWF in the Monday Night Ratings next week since WWF is moving back to the USA Network. . . Maybe we can have the start of the new Monday Night Wars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleG23
    I'm looking forward to it. Free UFC or Pride is always good. Just like in boxing; you rather watch the fights on HBO for free if possible.

    It will be interesting to see how the UFC does against the WWF in the Monday Night Ratings next week since WWF is moving back to the USA Network. . . Maybe we can have the start of the new Monday Night Wars.
    Well, can the WWE re-create their ratings bonanza they had in USA Network in the late 1990s? In those years they were in USA, the WWE was cool back then.

    I like watching free UFC and PRIDE fights. I don't know if FSN is showing new PRIDE episodes right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripleG23
    Great episode last night. Probably the best of the season so far. The fight with Jorge & Jason was a slugfest. I had it exactly as Dana saw it. Round 1 to Jorge, Round 2 Jason, Round 3 Start to Jason End to Jorge when he started fighting back but I gave the fight to Jason. Much better fight than last week!

    I like the way they talked about the differences between the coaches. Team Franklin at a Water Park just chillin' and Matt Hughes pounding people in the Octagon.

    We also have some drama with Rashad and his next fight due to the showboating.... But we lose some drama with Jorge leaving. . . The WW fights are much better so far, if you had to put money on it now you still have to give that to Joe Stevenson as he has been the impressive so far. We will have to wait to see the others fight.

    I also think Matt Hughes will probably give Team Franklin that kid Luke in the WW division to even out the teams next week.

    -Triple G
    Matt Hughes beat the living daylights out of his teammates.

    Joe Stevenson has impressed me in the welterweight division. His performance in the snake climb was phenomenal. With Jorge out, I think Joe is the heavy favorite to win it all in the Welterweight Division.

    In the heavyweight division, I like Brad Imes so far. I also like Keith Jardine, but we have yet to see him fight.

    I also think Matt will give up Luke Cummo to Rich Franklin's squad.
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    I'm glad that they are showing PRIDE on FSN -- and while it's tough to complain about something be aired for free -- I find it kind of lame that they cut away from any ground and pound action.

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    Here are the results of PRIDE Bushido 9 via Sherdog.com

    Event: PRIDE Bushido 9
    Organization PRIDE Fighting Championships
    Date September 25, 2005
    Location Ariake Colosseum,
    Tokyo, Japan

    1 Paulo Filho d. Ryuta Sakurai via Submission (Armbar) 3:49 of Round 1

    2 Akihiro Gono d. Daniel Acacio via Decision (Unaminous) 5:00 of Round 2

    3 Dan Henderson d. Ryo Chonan via KO (Punch) 0:22 of Round 1

    4 Ikuhisa Minowa d. Phil Baroni via Decision (Unaminous) 5:00 of Round 2

    5 Murilo Bustamante d. Masanori Suda via Submission (Armbar) 3:20 of Round 1

    6 Dokonjonosuke Mishima d. Charles Bennett via Submission (Ankle Lock) 4:04 of Round 1

    7 Hayato Sakurai d. Jens Pulver via TKO (Strikes) 8:56 of Round 1

    8 Joachim Hansen d. Yves Edwards via Decision (Split) 5:00 of Round 2

    9 Takanori Gomi d. Tatsuya Kawajiri via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 7:42 of Round 1

    10 Luiz Azeredo d. Naoyuki Kotani via KO (Punch) 0:11 of Round 1

    11 Dan Henderson d. Akihiro Gono via KO (Punch) 7:58 of Round 1

    12 Murilo Bustamante d. Ikuhisa Minowa via TKO (Strikes) 9:51 of Round 1

    13 Hayato Sakurai d. Joachim Hansen via Decision (Unaminous) 5:00 of Round 2

    14 Takanori Gomi d. Luiz Azeredo via Decision (Unaminous) 5:00 of Round 2
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    Here's the fight-by-fight recap of PRIDE Bushido 9 via Puroresu Power Page 1

    Nobuhiko Takada is in the ring doing the double title belt ceremony (Welterweight and Lightweight Title belts).

    Tonight's match order:

    1. Reserve Fight: Ryuta Sakurai vs. Paulo Filho
    2. Welterweights: Akihiro Gono vs. Daniel Acacio
    3. Welterweights: Ryo Chonan vs. Dan Henderson
    4. Welterweights: Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Phil Baroni
    5. Welterweights: Masanori Suda vs. Murilo Bustamante
    6. Reserve Fight: Dokonjonosuke Mishima vs. Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett
    7. Lightweights: Hayato "Mach" Sakurai vs. Jens Pulver
    8. Lightweights: Joachim Hansen vs. Yves Edwards
    9. Lightweights: Takanori Gomi vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
    10. Lightweights: Naoyuki Kotani vs. Luiz Azeredo

    1. Reserve Fight: Paulo Filho vs. Ryuta Sakurai

    Round one starts off with Sakurai trying a kick or two, then going for a front neck hold, but Filho quickly gets out of it and manages to get Sakurai down on the mat and has top position. Sakurai is trying for a guard and ends up getting his legs wrapped around Filho's left leg. Sakurai manages to get it back standing and Filho is on the aggressive mode. He has Sakurai against the red turnbuckle. Filho manages to get Sakurai down on the mat. Two minutes have passed. Filho is in side position right now and looks to be trying to work a submission. He is going after Sakurai's right arm, but gives it up and starts for some pounches. Sakurai gives up his back and Filho is right on top of him. Filho is just relentless. Sakurai is trying to get out of the predictament but Filho is working consistently on a submission attempt. Filho caught Sakurai with a reverse cross-arm scissors hold and gets the submission win.

    WINNER: Paulo Filho (R1 3-4 minute mark -> submission)

    A video package airs for the Gono/Acacio fight. Acacio is pushed as a member of Chute Boxe, the same team that has produced Mauricio Shogun. Rudimar makes comments about Acacio in the Middleweight tournament. Footage of Kazushi Sakuraba training at Chute Boxe is shown.

    2. Welterweights: Daniel Acacio vs. Akihiro Gono

    Round one starts with some feeling out between the two men. Acacio goes for a shot, but not much happening. Gono tries a left punch. Gono gets frisky and Acacio fires back to neutralize. Gono gets a stiff right shot in. Two minutes passed. Acacio has Gono backed up against the ropes. Acacio tags Gono and gets Gono down on the mat. Acacio is in top position, raining down strikes on Gono. The fighters are repositioned in the center of the ring with Acacio on top. Gono manages to escape and it's back to stand-up. Acacio is on the attack and Gono is on the defensive. Mostly stand-up action so far. Five minutes passed. The fight has slowed down. Gono goes for a straight right, but no luck. Not... much... striking. 4 minutes left. Acacio goes on the attack, but not a lot of danger for Gono so far. Acacio goes for a left hook. Acacio tries to get Gono backed into a corner. Acacio tries for a muay-thai knee clinch. Acacio tries for a right punch and Gono goes for the clinch. Gono and Acacio trade shots. One minute left in a rather uneventful first round. Acacio catches Gono and then clinches him against the red turnbuckle. Gono went for a straight right. Both men are going for a clinch.

    Round two starts with Acacio getting a clinch on Gono against the ropes, but that does not last for long. Acacio gets Gono against the ropes but again, not for long. Acacio goes for a left kick. Four minutes remaining. Both men go for a clinch and Gono manages to get Acacio down on the mat. Gono is trying to stand over Acacio and land some strikes. Gono is shifting gears and strategy here for round two. He's trying to show aggression. Acacio remains very patient. Gono stands up and lets Acacio up. Stand-up action. One minute left. Gono manages to get Acacio down on the mat again and there is 30 seconds left. End of round two.

    Winner: Akihiro Gono (judges' decision after 2R)

    A video package for Dan Henderson is shown. Basically a career montage of his RINGS performance, his fight against Renzo Gracie, and then we get some comments from Dan about the Welterweight tournament. We see highlights of "The Pirahna" Ryo Chonan and footage of his fight against Carlos Newton. Footage of Chonan seeing Pirahna in a tank of water at an aquarium is shown.

    3. Welterweights: Ryo Chonan vs. Dan Henderson

    Round one starts. Chonan tries for a left punch and Henderson immediately knocks Chonan down with a left punch. Within 10 seconds, Henderson gets the win. That was sure a fast referee stoppage.

    WINNER: Dan Henderson (R1 under 30 seconds by KO/TKO stoppage)
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    A video package is shown of Phil Baroni training with Mark Coleman. A profile of Baroni's fights in UFC & PRIDE are shown. Footage of Ikuhisa Minowa's journey climbing the mountains to reach heaven is shown. All of Minowa's crazy training and fight antics are shown. Minowa talks about spiritually (and gaining power) while being interviewed on the mountain.

    4. Welterweights: Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Phil Baroni

    Minowa comes out in the white wifebeater shirt and the fresh skinhead look. Evil heel Yuji Shimada is the referee. Round one starts with Minowa going right for the takedown on Baroni. Baroni has the guard on, but not for long as Minowa is aggressive and trying for punches. A little bit of non-action, but Minowa tries for a knee. Minowa is clearly in control and now is in side-position. Baroni is trying to wrap his legs around Minowa, but no luck. Minowa is going for an arm-lock on Baroni's left arm. Two minutes passed. Both fighters are near the ropes. Minowa goes for the arm-lock again and this time he's really trying to cinch it. Baroni is in trouble here. Three minutes passed. Minowa is consistently working for the submission on the arm. Baroni is trying to keep his arm straightened out so it can't be hooked. Four minutes passed. Minowa continues with the arm-submission attempt. Just as it looks that Phil is getting out of it, Minowa is right back on top. Five minutes passed. If Phil can survive this next five minutes, it has to be considered a morally victory. Just as I say this, the fighters are re-positioned in the center of the ring with Minowa going for the arm-lock again. Minowa moves from side-position to right on top of Phil. Shockingly, the arm-lock attempt is let go! Minowa is now trying for some strikes and then he goes back to the arm-lock attempt. However, Phil is putting up a good defensive showing here. Minowa stands up over Phil and tries to land a couple of strikes. One-sided fight so far. Three minutes left. Minowa is trying to remain on top and Phil has still not gotten off the mat yet. Two minutes left. Minowa is being very workman-like, yet casual on top of Baroni who is showing no signs of offense. The fighters are re-positioned in the center of the ring with Minowa on top in side-position. Baroni shockingly manages to reverse position, get up and is standing! And now he's ready for action, trying for punches and a couple of stomps with Minowa on his back. The first real big chance for Baroni in this fight so far. Baroni gets on top of Minowa with 30 seconds left in R1. Minowa is trying to protect himself here. Both men are now standing up. End of round one. An interesting round one.

    Round two starts. Minowa goes for a takedown on Baroni and gets it. Baroni tries for the guard. The fighters are re-positioned to the center of the ring. Four minutes left. Minowa isn't doing much so far on top. Minowa is moving to side-position, but back to normal position on top. Baroni has managed to escape and is now on top of Minowa on the mat. Three minutes left. Baroni is standing with Minowa trying to drive him to the mat like a bulldozer. Minowa literally bulldozes Baroni out of the ropes and nearly out of the ring. Minowa manages to bulldoze Phil down to the mat and near the ropes. The fighters are re-positioned to the center of the ring with Minowa in side-position. Two minutes left. Minowa is going for a cross-arm scissors hold on Baroni and Baroni is trying to sit on his knees to get leverage. He got leverage and managed to break out of it. Both men are standing with one minute left. Minowa tries to bulldoze Phil out of the ring again, but Phil maintains balance and is going for a front neck lock. Phil is on top with 30 seconds to go. Phil is on top of Minowa near the red turnbuckle. Phil nails Minowa with a kick, then stands up over Minowa and that is the end of R2.

    WINNER: Ikuhisa Minowa (Judges' decision after 2R)

    A video package for Shooto's Masanori Suda is shown. 180 cm, 83kg, 32 years old, his backbone is Judo and Sambo. Basically an introductory profile of who Suda is. Footage of Murilo Bustamante training is shown. 185 cm, 83 kg, 39 years old, former UFC Middleweight champion. Footage versus Quinton Jackson is shown.

    5. Welterweights: Masanori Suda vs. Murilo Bustamante

    Round one starts with Suda going for a takedown, Bustamante staying balanced, and both standing up again. Bustamante gets Suda down on the ground. Suda tries to get up and Bustamante is going for a clinch. Bustamante takes Suda down, Suda tries to fight and manages to get the fight back standing up. Two minutes passed. Bustamante tags Suda with a right, but Suda manages to get Bustamante on his back and is in side position. Bustamante is trying to wrap up for a submission (body submission or arm submission, he's twisting like a pretzel). Three minutes passed. Suda's head is dragging over the ropes. Suda is clutching on his left arm because Bustamante just submitted him beautifully. Excellent win.

    WINNER: Murillo Bustamante (R1 3-4 minutes by arm scissors -> submission/stoppage)

    Round two of Welterweight Fights:
    - Gono vs. Henderson
    - Minowa vs. Bustamante

    PRIDE is deciding to take a break/intermission period now...

    Ring introductions for Mishima vs. Bennett are happening now. Mishima comes out with a blue wig and a Snoopy doll. Bennett came out and he, too, had that Snoopy doll.

    6. Reserve Fight: Dokonjonosuke Mishima vs. Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett

    Bennett is acting like a goof and is playing up to the camera during the referee instructions. Mishima decides to take a cue from Bennett and do the same. Round one starts Mishima going for the takedown on Bennett and getting it. Bennett manages to cinch in a front neck lock, however. Mishima is still on top and escapes the lock. Side-position. Mishima is trying to work on Bennett and get a submission quickly. Bennett tries to get off the mat but Mishima is relentless. Two minutes passed. Both men are now standing. The men are trading shots and Mishima manages on top of Bennett on the mat. Bennett tried for a neck lock but couldn't get it cinched. Mishima is in side position, trying to work for a submission. The men are standing up and this time Bennett gets his chance, as he gets top position on Mishima. Mishima is trying to work for for a submission (neck lock) and catches Bennett with a leg submission for the win.

    WINNER: Dokonjonosuke Mishima (R1 4-5 minutes leg submission -> stoppage)

    A video package airs for Hayato "Mach" Sakurai, portraying him as a charisma fighter. Tatsuya Kawajiri is labelled "The Crusher." Footage of Sakurai training at AMC Pankration in Seattle is shown. Jens Pulver vs. Kaoru Uno from UFC is show, and Pulver is labelled as a hard-puncher.

    7. Lightweights: Hayato "Mach" Sakurai vs. Jens Pulver

    Round one starts with both men feeling each other out and Sakurai attacks first. Sakurai goes for a right kick. Sakurai goes for a clinch on Pulver, but no luck. Pulver is being very patient. Not a lot of activity so far. Pulver goes for a straight right punch, Sakurai goes for a left kick. Pulver goes for another right, but so far this is more of a feeling out, defensive process. Three minutes passed. Sakurai goes for a right punch but Pulver counters back. Four minutes passed. Pulver is starting to close the distance. Not much happening. Pulver tries for a muay-thai clinch but no success. 5 minutes passed. Pulver goes for a left knee. Pulver hits Sakurai with a left punch. Sakurai goes for a clinch, but no luck. Four minutes left. Sakurai nails Pulver with a kick, tries a punch, and then goes for the takedown. He got it. Pulver is back standing. 3 minutes left. Sakurai goes for a left kick and has Pulver against the red turnbuckle. Two minutes left. Sakurai goes for a right punch. Sakurai manages to get Pulver down after a right strike late in R1 and that is it - the referee stops the fight.

    WINNER: Hayato "Mach" Sakurai (late R1 KO/TKO -> stoppage)


    8. Lightweights: Joachim Hansen vs. Yves Edwards

    Round one starts with Hansen using a straight right, while Yves goes for the clinch. Hansen manages to take Edwards down to the mat. A lot of defense between the two guys right now. Two minutes passed. Hansen is now in side-position. Both men manages to stand up in a clinch and Hansen has Yves against the ropes. Three minutes passed. Hansen manages to get Edwards down again near the ropes. The fighters are re-positioned to the center of the ring. Hansen stands up and kicks Edwards a kick on the mat. Hansen then goes back down on top position. Four minutes passed. Edwards tries to wrap his two legs around Hansen's left leg. Hansen has a complete clinch on Yves on the mat. Five minutes passed. Edwards has his body wrapped around Edwards and is going for a choke submission. Hansen has a complete body scissors and somehow, Yves manages to reverse position and get on top of Hansen on the mat. That was a very good reversal. Yves is standing over Hansen on the mat and Hansen nearly got a body scissors hold on him. Both men are standing and Edwards for a right knee strike. Edwards manages to take Hansen down to the mat. Three minutes left. Edwards stands over Hansen. Hansen gets back up and we're back to standing up. Hansen is on the attack here against Yves and manages to get Yves against the ropes. Hansen tries for a takedown (and slinks around doing it) but Edwards maintains good balance. Very even fight so far. Edwards goes for a left shot. Hansen goes for another clinch on Edwards and Edwards manages to get Hansen down to the mat and stay on top. End of round one. A good first round.

    Round two starts with Hansen trying a right kick. Edwards and Hansen both try to clinch but nothing happening. Edwards goes for a right punch. A second one. Four minutes left. Hansen closes the distance, goes for a clinch against the ropes, and Yves clinches back. Both men still standing. Edwards manages a takedown and is in top position. Hansen manages to get back up on his feet and go for his own takedown and does it. The fighters are repositioned to the center of the ring with Hansen on top. Edwards has the guard on. Hansen is slowly moving to stand up and ends up in side position. Hansen is fighting to gain an offensive edge. Hansen goes for a strike on Edwards. Edwards shows Hansen his back and Hansen is all over Yves, trying to wrap his body around him. 30 seconds left with Edwards being surrounded by Hansen on his back. Turtle position. Edwards is fighting for survival here. End of round two. Both men hug each other after the fight.

    WINNER: Joachim Hansen (Judges' decision after 2R).

    That's the kind of JD that will cause a debate. Both men deserved to win.
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    A video package airs for the "21st century fight" between "the 21st Century Boys" Takanori Gomi & Tatsuya Kawajiri.

    9. Lightweights: Takanori Gomi vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri

    Kawajiri comes out first with the Shooto title around his waist. Gomi comes out in the black robe. On http://www.PuroresuPower.com I said the winner of this fight would win the Lightweight tournament. I'm sticking with that prediction. Round one starts and Gomi is on the attack, pressing Kawajiri against the ropes. Kawajiri is not backing down. Gomi goes for a right punch. Now a clinch. Kawajiri is backed against the blue turnbuckle. A break is ordered and both men are standing up in the center of the ring. Gomi goes for a left punch. A lot of respect from both fighters towards each other. Three minutes passed. Four minutes passed with little action in the last mintue. Kawajiri goes for a right kick. Gomi is maintaining his patience, however. I'm surprised by the lack of fast action so far. Fives minute passed. A lot of feeling out is happening between both men. Gomi goes for a punch and Kawajiri goes for a head clinch. Gomi nearly got a takedown. Gomi caught Kawajiri and Kawajiri was on his knees, almost about to get a knee strike. Kawajiri manages to get back standing and offers a right punch. Kawajiri goes for a straight right punch on Gomi. Another punch attempt and Gomi is slightly getting the better of the exchange. Kawajiri goes for a right kick and as Kawajiri tries a punch, Gomi makes him pay by taking him down. Kawajiri is showing his back and Gomi is all over him. Punching him, and then Gomi catches Kawajiri with a choke sleeper and that is it. I will try to get match times up later at http://www.PuroresuPower.com hopefully.

    WINNER: Takanori Gomi (middle 1R 6-7 minutes - choke sleeper -> referee stoppage)

    A video package is shown of Naoyuki Kotani as an otaku of Manga, this nice young man who is also a crazy fighting maniac. Footage of Kotani in ZST is shown.

    10. Lightweights: Naoyuki Kotani vs. Luiz Azeredo

    Azeredo has a black t-shirt that says "JOKER" on it and then Luiz flashes his tongue towards the camera.

    In a complete and total shock, within 5 seconds (before a blink of my eye), Azeredo KO'd Kotani with a punch. WOW!

    Winner: Luiz Azeredo (1R under 20 seconds by punch for KO)

    Lightweight 2nd Round:
    - Sakurai vs. Hansen
    - Gomi vs. Azeredo

    The lovely PRIDE Credit Card and Hustle ads aired with Kawada being very upset at his protege Mr. Ishikari.
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    Fight order:

    11. Gono vs. Henderson
    12. Minowa vs. Bustamante
    13. Sakurai vs. Hansen
    14. Gomi vs. Azeredo

    11. Welterweights 2nd Round - Dan Henderson vs. Akihiro Gono

    It's "The American Athlete" versus "The Japanese Big Mouth." Round one starts with Henderson going for a right kick. Gono goes for a right kick and Henderson takes him down. Henderson is on top and Gono seems to be hurting. A yellow card was issued. Both men are standing up now, taking their time and feeling each other out. Henderson is targeting Gono with some shots. He really seems to be in control. Two minutes passed. Henderson manages to get Gono down and is on top of him on the mat. Henderson is in side position. Henderson is on top and has a neck lock cranked while Gono is applying the guard. Both men are now standing after a brief period of time. 5 minutes left. Henderson goes for another shot and gets a clinch on Gono in the white turnbuckle corner. The fights are moved back to the center of the ring. Stand-up action. Four minutes left. Gono goes for a left kick. Gono goes for a left punch but Henderson catches him and has him clinched against the turnbuckle. A break occurs, and both men have a clinch on each other. Both fall down and Henderson tries to regain first to get his own clinch against the ropes. Three minutes left. Henderson lands a straight left. Gono walks into Dan's power and Dan is going after him with a big punch. The fight is over.

    WINNER: Dan Henderson (late 1R - punch in corner for the KO/TKO)

    12. Welterweights 2nd round - Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Murilo Bustamante

    This time, Minowa comes out in the red wifebeater shirt. He looks very different from his previous image. Round one starts and Minowa is in full wacky character. Minowa goes for the takedown and Bustamante ends up on top position. One minute passed. Bustamante right now is trying for some strikes to the ribs. Bustamante stands over Minowa and Minowa is fighting defensively. Two minutes passed. Minowa is trying to wrap his legs around Bustamante's left leg. Bustamante seems to be focusing on Minowa's left arm, but not much happening there. Minowa is struggling to get out of the current position he is in. Bustamante is trying to work for side position and is going after Minowa's right arm. Bustamante is in complete control so far. Four minutes passed. Bustamante is trying to make sure that Minowa doesn't get up. However, the referee stands both men up and it's stand-up action. Bustamante goes for a takedown and instead it's Minowa who caughts Bustamante with a tight front neck lock. Five minutes passed. Bustamanate is trying to fight out of it. He escapes, and now remains in top position. The fighters are re-positioned to the center of the ring. Bustamante remains on top and won't let go of position. Bustamante is trying to get some offense here and manages to get on Minowa's back... slightly. Bustamante is trying to work for a submission, perhaps a choke sleeper or a side-crank hold. Minowa fights it off and Bustamante is back on top in normal position. Minowa shows his back to Bustamante and Bustamante tries to take advantage. Instead, both men end up on their feet and it's stand-up action. Minowa went for a left punch and Bustamante got Minowa in a clinch against the ropes. Minowa goes for a straight right, and Bustamante takes him down as payback. One minute left, with Bustamante in side position. Bustamante stands over Minowa with 30 seconds left. Bustamante goes for some strikes and sets up for a kick. Bustamante wins! The referee and doctors go check on Minowa who looks exhausted.

    WINNER: Murilo Bustamante (late 1R brutal kick to the face -> stoppage)

    Welterweight Finals (date to be determined): Dan Henderson vs. Murilo Bustamante

    13. Lightweight 2nd Round - Hayato "Mach" Sakurai vs. Joachim Hansen

    Round one starts with Hansen going for a sneaky right punch and then a clinch on Sakurai. Hansen ends up on top position on Sakurai on the mat. Sakurai seems willing to take the fight on the mat. The fighters are re-positioned in the center of the ring. Hansen is trying to go on the attack here, going for whatever leverge he can get. He settles for some punches to Sakurai's ribs. Hansen stands up on Sakurai and kicks him hard. Here comes the thunder, and Hansen goes for a right knee on Sakurai. Sakurai catches Hansen and drives him to the red turnbuckle. Both men are going for a clinch. Two minutes passed. Sakurai goes for a couple of knees. Sakurai tags Hansen with a knee and Sakurai on top of Hansen on the mat, then Hansen quickly reverses and gets top position. Fast-paced action so far. Three minutes passed. Hansen remains on top and then stands up while Sakurai is on his back. Hansen tried for a strike, but settles back into top position. Hansen gets back up and goes for a strike. Hansen has his arms around Sakurai's neck. He lets go. Hansen stands back up and goes for a big shot on Sakurai. Five minutes passed. Hansen continues to work to get position on Sakurai, but Sakurai has him scouted well and for the first time gets top position on Hansen. Sakurai stands up over Hansen. Four minutes left. Hansen applies the guard. Sakurai maintains top position for an extended amount of time. The fighters are stood up and re-positioned to the center of the ring. Sakurai looks tired. Sakurai stands up and now both men are standing with two minutes left in the round. Hansen goes for a shot on Sakurai and then takes him down. Hansen was in side position. The fighters are re-positioned back to the center of the ring. Hansen has his right arm around Sakurai's neck. Hansen gets up and tries for a kick and a strike. Both men are back standing up. Sakurai is not backing down from Hansen on the stand-up. One minute remaining. 30 seconds left. Hansen is trying to pick his spots. Hansen goes for a clinch and Sakurai promptly puts him down to end round one. An interesting first round.

    Round two starts with Hansen going for a clinch, but no luck. Hansen goes for a shot and Sakurai goes for a clinch to get the takedown. Sakurai is in side position. He is now standing over Hansen, and now it's the north-south position. Four minutes left. Both men escape that predictament and it's back to stand-up. Hansen goes for a neck clinch and Sakurai takes him down again. Sakurai stands up. Three minutes left. Hansen goes for a clinch and takes down Sakurai, setting himself up in side position. The fighters are re-positioned to the center of the ring. Hansen stands over Sakurai and is trying for some strikes, but settles back down on top. Sakurai is applying the guard, but having trouble doing so. Two minutes left. Hansen stands over Sakurai and Sakurai tries to trip up Hansen with his legs. Both men are back up standing. Hansen goes for a right and Sakurai takes advantage of the miss to get the takedown. Sakurai is trying for some offense, but Hansen manages to reverse and get top position on the mat. Sakurai is very tired. Hansen gets caught on a strike and Sakurai is standing over him. End of round two. A bloody Sakurai and Hansen exchange pleasantries after the fight.

    WINNER: Hayato "Mach" Sakurai (Judges' decision after 2R)

    My thoughts? WOW. Another decision that will certainly get talked about by a lot of people.

    14. Lightweight 2nd Round - Takanori Gomi vs. Luiz Azeredo

    Azeredo has very funny facial expressions, especially during staredowns. Round one starts and Azeredo is on the move. Azeredo goes for a knee. Gomi goes for a clinch. He finally gives up on it. One minute passed. Gomi remains patient, while Azeredo is very frisky. Azeredo manages the first takedown and Gomi is on his back. Gomi has the guard applied. That is not stopping Azeredo from trying to get some strikes. Two minutes passed. Both men are stood back up. A feeling out process between both men here. Four minutes passed. Azeredo goes for a left knee. Azeredo goes for Gomi's left leg and and Gomi gets out of it. Azeredo was backed up into the corner. Five minutes passed. Gomi tries to tag Azeredo with a right. A second right. Azeredo manages to get the takedown on Gomi. Gomi has a very weak guard attempt. SUrprisingly, Azeredo has maintained top positioned with Gomi on the ground and stopped Gomi from being on the offense. The fighters are stood back up. There is a little bit of blood, but not a lot. Three minutes left. Azeredo goes for a left punch. Gomi is trying to pick his spots but respects Azeredo's stand-up ability. Gomi goes for a straight left. He goes for a right punch. Two minutes left. Azeredo goes for a left kick. Gomi is starting to assert his pace in the fight. Gomi tags Azeredo with a right. Good action between both men so far. Gomi gets Azeredo down on the mat and is on top of him. 30 seconds left. Azeredo is trying to apply the guard, but it doesn't work long-term. End of round one, with Gomi having a bloody nose to show for his efforts.

    Round two starts with Gomi hitting Azeredo with a big right punch. Excellent shot. Azeredo tags Gomi with his own shot. Both men are leaving space in between each other. Azeredo goes for a punch and leans in towards Gomi. Gomi remains standing upright in posture. Three minutes left. Gomi tries for a strike but Azeredo is not backing down one bit. Azeredo shows a right knee. Gomi manages to get Azeredo down and is on top of him on the mat. Two minutes left. Azeredo has the guard applied on Gomi. Gomi is really trying to get some effort on offense here, but Azeredo has good ring positon (near the ropes). Azeredo tries to reverse position. one minute left. Stand-up fight again. 30 seconds left. More activity is needed. Azeredo is making sure not to get too close into Gomi's space. End of round two. Azeredo looked very happy and pumped. However, Gomi got his hand raised in victory.

    WINNER: Takanori Gomi (Judges' decision after 2R)

    This sets up Hayato "Mach" Sakurai vs. Takanori Gomi in the Lightweight finals (date to be determined). End of show.
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    The Ultimate Fighter 2 - Week 7 Recap via SpikeTV.com

    No Respect
    The fighters describe the battle between Jason and Jorge as ‘One hell of a fight,’ in which Jason’s heart really showed. Even Dana was finally impressed.

    Jorge is disappointed and his pride is hurt. He just can’t believe he lost. Even Rich is surprised that Jorge lost the fight. He says the option never even crossed his mind. Jason comes into Jorge’s room to pay his respects for a great fight.

    Meanwhile in Jason’s dressing room, Matt is playing a game of solitaire instead of congratulating Jason on his win. Sammy notices and says that it seems like Matt doesn’t even care. Matt says he’s glad Jason won but that he could have lost him and he wouldn’t have been too upset about it.

    It turns out that Jorge did quite a number on Jason’s face and his cuts are going to require stitches. Jason is a little freaked out by this because he’s never had to get stitches before. He goes to the doctor’s office and gets a total of 40 stitches.

    Later that evening, Jason comes home from the doctor expecting to find a house full of guys ready to congratulate him but finds quite the opposite. Much to Jason’s disappointment, everyone has gone to sleep. Jason thought beating Jorge would have finally gained him some respect from his teammates.

    The Fighters arrive at the New Orleans Arena to find a large mud pit. Randy Couture explains this week’s Right Guard Xtreme heavyweight challenge is called Last Man Standing. The objective is to eliminate the opposing team members from the mud pit. It’s Dan and Mike from Team Hughes against Rashad and Brad from Team Franklin. It’s a slippery struggle but Brad forces Dan out and then he and Rashad gang up on Mike and push him out for a Team Franklin victory. For Rashad, it’s sweet revenge pushing Mike out and beating Matt’s team.

    At the gym, Rich meets with his team and the decision is made who will fight. It will be Keith vs. Mike.

    As the fighters gather in the house for Dana’s announcement, Rich explains that on the way back he had some second thoughts about having Keith fight Mike. He thinks that Keith will come out of a fight with Mike too banged up, too close to the semi-finals. He doesn’t want him to take that risk so he decides Seth will fight Dan instead.

    Dana also makes a surprise announcement that Matt must send one of his welterweights over to Team Franklin, which Matt is not happy about. Without a second thought he gives up Jason. Though Jason beat Jorge, Matt still thinks he’s the worst fighter he has as far as technique goes. Team Franklin welcomes their new teammate with open arms. Jason is offended that Matt thinks he just got rid of his weakest link. He believes his fight with Jorge says differently.

    The fighters head to the gym for more training. Matt lectures his team for losing the heavyweight challenge – he’s pissed they didn’t give it their all.

    Even though Jason beat Rich’s first Welter Weight pick, Rich is impressed by Jason’s tenacity – the way he leaves it all on the mat even when training. Finally, in Team Franklin, Jason finds the respect he’s been looking for.

    A blood-curdling scream is heard throughout the household. Joe is getting his hair bleached by Mike who has just accidentally put some bleach on a cut behind Joe’s ear. Sammy joins in on the fun as well.

    Seth and Dan arrive at the gym to prepare for the fight. Round 1 starts with Seth throwing some high kicks. Then Dan’s nose starts bleeding from a punch to the face. They trade as many kicks as they do punches. Then, with a minute left in the round, Dan kicks Seth in the groin who takes a moment to recover. After a few more moments, Seth suffers another kick to the groin. His balls are taking quite a beating.

    As Round 2 begins, Seth goes for some more high kicks. It’s kick and punch, kick and punch. A much different style than what the other fighters have displayed in previous fights. Dan continues to attempt his strikes. Finally a high kick makes significant contact – but it’s from Dan and he puts Seth on his back. But from his back, Seth fights back and strikes Dan on the back of his head. Dan makes little progress and the referee breaks up the Heavyweights, standing them back on their feet. Then Seth nails Dan with a stunning spinning back kick and drops him to the canvas.

    Round 3. The kicks continue. Seth gets Dan on the ground. They trade as many punches on the ground as they did kicks while standing. The referee separates them again. Then just as the round is about to end, Dan makes a failed attempt at a takedown.

    The fight goes the distance and the winner, by unanimous decision, is Seth Petruzelli.

    As he leaves the competition, Dan says this is the first time he ever fought a friend. He just wasn’t himself in the octagon and admits he couldn’t let his hands go during the fight.
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    The Ultimate Fighter 2 - Week 7 Broadway's Post-Mortem

    Holy toledo. Talk about bad blood, Jason von Flue won his match against Jorge Gurgel, one of the best welterweight contenders in the Ultimate Fighter, but didn't received any kudos. Not even Matt Hughes gave him props. Hughes says that he's still the weakest link of the bunch technique wise. Don't forget that Hughes gave von Flue, the boot camp training from hell in Week 3 and Jason threw up and passed out a lot.

    Jason is a tough, scrappy freestyle fighter. He received a lot of stitches in his face. Since Hughes didn't give any kudos, Rich Franklin and his team did. Jason left it inside the octagon even when in training.

    IMHO, the heavyweights from Team Franklin are better than Team Hughes' heavyweights. Matt is no slouch and he was every right to be pissed off that his heavyweights didn't give it their all. His heavyweights complained about injuries and excuses (i.e. Rob MacDonald in Week 3 about his shoulder).

    Now the heavyweight elimination fight between Seth Petruzelli from Team Franklin and Dan Christison from Team Hughes. Seth was dominant in Round 1 giving Dan a bloody nose. Dan came back by kicking Seth's groin, not once, but twice. OUCH! holy sh*t, Seth's balls must be purple right now and he's still goin'. WOW. Seth was also dominant in Round 2. Dan needs to knockout and really submit Seth to have a chance. In Round 3, Seth won the Round again. There were two breakups during the match.

    Seth clearly dominated the fight as he kept attacking on Dan. Franklin's heavyweights have been solid in this competition. They're fresh and they want to be in this competition. Hughes's problem with his heavyweights are injuries. Another one-sided fight from the Heavyweight division.
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    Here are the results from UFC: Ultimate Fight Night 2 on Spike TV via Sherdog.com and MMAFighting.com

    Date: Monday, October 3, 2005 | Location: The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

    Televised Bouts:

    Fight #4 - Welterweight Bout
    Drew Fickett defeated Josh Koscheck via Technical Submission (rear naked choke) 4:28 in Round 3.

    Fight #5 - Heavyweight Bout
    Brandon Vera defeated Fabiano Scherner via TKO (knee) 3:22 in Round 2.

    Fight #6 - Middleweight Bout
    Chris Leben defeated Edwin Dewees via Submission (arm bar) 3:26 in Round 1.

    Fight #7 - Middleweight Bout
    David Loiseau defeated Evan Tanner via TKO (cuts) 4:15 in Round 2.

    Undercard:

    Fight #1 - Welterweight Bout
    Jonathan Goulet defeated Jay Hieron via TKO (cut) in round 1.

    Fight #2 - Middleweight Bout
    Jon Fitch defeated Brock Larson via unanimous decision after 3 rounds.

    Fight #3 - Welterweight Bout
    Spencer Fisher defeated Thiago Alves via submission (triangle choke) in round 2.
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    UFC: Ultimate Fight Night 2 Broadway's Post-Mortem

    UFC Ultimate Fight Night 2 was a pretty good show, better than UFN 1. This show had KO's and Submissions all rolled up into one. Every televised fight was decided via KO or Tap Out.

    Notice the blood inside the Octagon. The undercard was pretty brutal with a lot of fighters gashing out blood.

    I really like David "The Crow" Loiseau's technique on his elbows. Very brutal and big elbows from the Crow landed on Evan Tanner. Tanner is no slouch. He's one tough SOB and very experienced. I like both of these guys. David Loiseau should get a title shot in the middleweight division against Rich Franklin. Franklin though will face off against Nate 'Rock' Quarry in UFC 56.

    My biggest shock was Chris Leben winning via submission over Edwin Dewees. Josh Koscheck had a win, but made one mistake and cost him.

    In all, a pretty good show. It's free and I like it.
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    As a reminder for MMA fans:

    UFC 55: Fury will be on PPV tonight

    Friday, October 7th

    Fight Day - Mohegan Sun Arena

    Doors Open: 7:30pm et

    First Prelim Fight: 8:30pm et

    PPV Time: 10:00pm et

    Official Fight Card& Weigh-in Results [lbs.]

    Heavyweight Championship
    Andrei Arlovski [236] vs. Paul Buentello [ 251]

    Light Heavyweight Bouts
    Forrest Griffin [203] vs. Elvis Sinosic [203]
    Chael Sonnen [199] vs. Renato Sobral [205]
    Ron Faircloth [205] vs. Alessio Sakara [204]

    Heavyweight Bout
    Keigo Kunihara [228] vs. Marcia Cruz [232.5]
    Branden Lee Hinkle [234] vs. Sean Gannon [265]

    Middleweight Bout
    Dennis Hallman [185] vs. Jorge Rivera [184]
    Joe Riggs [170] vs. Chris Lytle [170]

    *card subject to change
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    Quote Originally Posted by BroadwayBomber55

    I really like David "The Crow" Loiseau's technique on his elbows. Very brutal and big elbows from the Crow landed on Evan Tanner. Tanner is no slouch. He's one tough SOB and very experienced. I like both of these guys. David Loiseau should get a title shot in the middleweight division against Rich Franklin. Franklin though will face off against Nate 'Rock' Quarry in UFC 56.
    Why is Quarry getting a title fight so soon after TUF1? Isn't it a little early for that? I know he's a good fighter and most likely would have won if not for his knee injury but I don't think he's ready for someone like Franklin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhyankeefan
    Why is Quarry getting a title fight so soon after TUF1? Isn't it a little early for that? I know he's a good fighter and most likely would have won if not for his knee injury but I don't think he's ready for someone like Franklin.
    I don't think so either. But if Nate Quarry can get Rich Franklin into thr ground and get some submissions, he'll win the Middleweight title.

    I also think it is too soon to give Quarry a title shot against Franklin after breaking his ankle in TUF Season 1 and rehabbing.
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    Ok MMA fans:

    Here are the results from UFC 55: Fury via UFC.tv

    MAIN EVENT - Heavyweight Championship Bout
    Andrei Arlovski - 236.25 lbs. vs. Paul Buentello - 251 lbs.
    Results: Andrei Arlovski defeated Paul Buentello with a KO at 15 seconds into the first round.

    Heavyweight Bout
    Branden Lee Hinkle - 234 lbs. vs. Sean Gannon - 265 lbs.
    Results: Branden Lee Hinkle defeated Sean Gannon by TKO at 4:14 of the first round.

    Light Heavyweight Bout
    Elvis Sinosic -203 lbs. vs. Forrest Griffin - 203 lbs.
    Results: Forrest Griffin defeated Elvis Sinosic by TKO at 3:22 of the first round.

    Welterweight Bout
    Joe Riggs – 170 lbs. vs. Chris Lytle - 170 lbs.
    Results: Joe Riggs defeated Chris Lytle by TKO at 2:00 of the second round.

    Light Heavyweight Bout
    Chael Sonnen – 198.75 lbs. vs. Renato Sobral - 205 lbs.
    Results: Renato Sobral defeated Chael Sonnen with a tapout at 1:20 of the second round by triangle choke.

    Middleweight Bout
    Dennis Hallman - 185.25 lbs. vs. Jorge Rivera - 184 lbs.
    Results: Jorge Rivera defeated Dennis Hallman in a unanimous decision. (30-10).

    Heavyweight Bout
    Keigo Kunihara - 228 lbs. vs. Marcio Cruz - 232.50 lbs
    Results: Marcio Cruz defeated Keigo Kunihara by tapout (guillotine) at 1:02 of the second round.

    Light Heavyweight Bout
    Ron Faircloth - 204.75 lbs. vs. Alessio Sakara 204.25 lbs. Results: Declared no contest due to Faircloth throwing an accidental kick to Sakara’s groin.
    "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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