Public Can Attend Saturday, April 9, Finale Of Ultimate Fighting Championships® Reality Show At Cox Pavilion In Las Vegas Ken Shamrock To Fight Rich Franklin in Light Heavyweight Bout LAS VEGAS, NEV., February 28, 2005 .The Ultimate Fighting Championship® today announced that tickets priced at $350, $250 and $150 for the live Saturday, April 9, Spike TV telecast of the final episode...
Gideon Ray to replace Joe Riggs It appears that Gideon Ray will replace Joe Riggs against David "The Crow" Loiseau. Gideon Ray trains under former UFC fighter Keith Hackney and has quietly strung together a solid record of 8-1-1. His only loss came at the hands of undefeated Miletich Martial Arts fighter Jason Black and the draw came against Brian Gassaway who trains with Shonie Carter. Ray is on a two fight winning streak and will see his first UFC action at UFC 51. He will be in against tough Canadian David "The Crow" Loiseau who trains with UFC welterweight contender Georges St. Pierre. -MMARR-
Tito Ortiz over Vitor Belfort Split Decision (Swing Bout) Pete Sell over Phil Baroni Guillotine Choke 4:19 Rd 3 Andrei Arlovski over Tim Sylvia Achilles Hold 0:47 Rd 1 Evan Tanner over David Terrell TKO ref stop 4:35 Rd 1 Paul Buentello over Justin Eilers KO 2:34 Rd 1 Mike Kyle over.James Irvin KO 1:55 Rd 1 David Loiseau over Gideon Ray TKO ref stop Due to cut 5:00 Rd 1 Karo Parisyan over Chris Lytle Unanimous Decision. Nick Diaz over Drew Fickett TKO referee stoppage 4:40 Rd 1. For more visit the official UFC website at ufc.tv-MMARR-
David Terrell to Meet Evan Tanner for UFC World Middleweight Title, Feb. 5 LAS VEGAS Middleweight David Terrell returns to the Octagon Feb. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Events Center to fight veteran Evan Tanner for the Ultimate Fighting Championship® World Middleweight title at UFC â 51: Super Saturday . Tickets for the all-star, nine-fight card, $350, $250, $150, $75 and $35, are now on sale at the Mandalay Bay Box Office (877-632-7400) in Las Vegas, at all Ticketmaster locations, and on the internet at www.ticketmaster.com and www.mandalaybay.com . To order tickets by telephone call 877-880-0880 or 702-891-7777. Ticket purchases are subject to transaction fees.
LAS VEGAS, NEV., October 7, 2004...Officials of FSN and the Ultimate Fighting Championship? brand of mixed martial arts today announced they have signed an agreement for FSN to televise four, one-hour UFC? fight-show specials quarterly within the next year. The first is televised at 5:00 PM local on Sunday, October 17. The dates and times for the other three shows will be announced.
Dana White thanked Vitor Belfort for staying for the post fight press conference when he was scheduled to go to get checked up at the hospital. Justing Eilers, Mike Kyle, Joe Doerkson and Joe Riggs were not at the post fight press conference, for a variety of physical ailments that needed to be taken care of. The Sushiboy was on hand to videotape the Post Fight Press Conference so that will be up soon as well as several Video Interviews conducted by "The Sushiboy" Arnold Lim.
The weigh ins were uneventful this time around, and the only time there was any heat was when Vernon "Tiger" White and Chuck Liddell did the good old fashion staredown. Ronald Jhun came in overweight at lbs as did Josh Thomson who came in at 156 but with the one pound allowance he was fine. His opponent Yves Edwards was confident stepping on the scale coming in eating a Hershey's chocolate bar. In fact he even offered Thomson a little and Thomson obliged by eating a piece. Unfortunately I was having some Camera trouble and my camera was out of commission, for a short period while I switched Camera's. Weights are as follows.
Ken Shamrock won impressively against Kimo Leopoldo and in doing the UFC let out a sigh of relief. They needed their biggest attraction to win and win impressively and he came through. It appears that he trained extensively with fighters outside of the Lion's Den and it paid dividends as he now sets himself up for a number of potentially big UFC main events.
The weigh ins were uneventful with the exception of two incidents that brought out a few smirks in the crowd. First off, Phil Baroni came out and looked the slimmest that he has ever been. He looked like he dropped a lot of the bulky muscle mass that has carried in the past and looks as ready as he has ever looked. After Baroni weighed in Evan Tanner came out to the weight ins with Matt Lindland who was carrying Daisy Dukes high in the air above his head and after everyone got a good look he tossed the daisy dukes at the unimpressed Baroni who kicked them off the stage.
Ken Shamrock is looking to redeem himself after a lackluster appearance at UFC 40a fight where he was defeated soundly by Tito Ortiz. He will be in tough against a man that could be 30 pounds bigger then he is and we are not talking about flab here. Kimo is a heavily chiseled individual who has spent some time in K-1 of late. The word on the street is that Shamrock worked extensively on his hands and it could pay big dividends here as his takedown defense should be sharper then Kimo's takedowns. Kimo's size and strength could play against him in the later rounds, if it gets that far and down the stretch I feel Shamrock will have slightly better wind and find Kimo's chin in round 2, when Kimo's cardio is faltering.
The weigh ins have come and gone and the big news is the Tim Sylvia is OFF the card. He did not pass his test again and he was replaced by Cabbage in a non title fight. Mike Kyle is now set to fight Wes Sims who was waiting in the sidelines and takes this fight on short notice.
Tito Ortiz was uncharacteristically light weighing in at 202 pounds and looked absolutely shredded. Liddell looked as good as he has ever looked and when the staredown was over gave Ortiz the double middle fingers for good measure. It is clear that both fighters are in the best shape that they have ever been and tomorrow's fight should be a barnburner.
In what will end up being for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, Tim Sylvia looks to re acquire the very title that was stripped away from him against ever the ever improving and dangerous Andrei Arlovski. Both are stand up fighters and love to bang and in what will truly be a war, Arlovski will not only attempt to win the UFC heavyweight championship, but also become the first man to defeat Sylvia in MMA competition.
Coming off the heels of a lackluster UFC 45 Revolution show, the UFC attempts to regroup and reestablish itself as the number one mixed martial arts event in North America. UFC 46 at the Mandalay Bay Casino has some new names, intriguing match-ups, and two rematches from prior UFC events within this card. Headlining UFC 46 will be the new UFC poster boy and ageless wonder Randy Couture taking on Vitor The Phemon Belfort , which is sure to be one of the most anticipated rematches in recent memory. Each fight has its own implications, fighters positioning themselves for possible future title shots, while others are making their debut with hopes not to disappoint. Hopefully, UFC 46 will be exciting and action-packed, picking up where UFC 45, and the hype surrounding that event, had left off.
Following the hangover from the Pride Final Conflict show, I have recouped just in time to prepare myself for the UFC 10th anniversary show on Nov. 21st. With the UFC attempting to compete with Prides most recent fight card, the 10th anniversary show was establishing itself as a premiere card with the likes of Sylvia, Mir, Hughes, Thomas, Tank, and even Pat Smith. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, many of the fights have been rescheduled, removed or altered, leaving behind a card that does not exactly live up to the hype of a 10th anniversary show. Having said that, there still are plenty of veterans and interesting match-ups, certainly making this card a worth while watch.