January 2009

UFC 94: Live Results and Commentary Tonight

January 31, 2009 · Filed Under 94, Results, UFC · Comment 

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UFC 94 QUICK RESULTS:

Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre defeats lightweight champion BJ Penn via (T)KO Round 4 BJ’s brother stopped the fight
Lyoto Machida defeats Thiago Silva via KO4:59 round one
Jon Jones defeats Stephan Bonnar via unanimous decision
Karo Parisyan defeats Dong Hyun Kim via split decision
Clay Guida defeats Nate Diaz via Split Decision
Jon Fitch defeats Akihiro Gono via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)
Thiago Tavares defeats Manny Gamburyan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
John Howard defeats Chris Wilson via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Jake O’Brien defeats Christian Wellisch via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Daniel Cramer defeats Matt Arroyo via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

UFC 94 Live Commentary:

Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre vs. lightweight champion BJ Penn

Fight Recap: GSP basically dominated every single round. The first one was the only round where BJ looked like a fighter. GSP kept the side-mount on BJ in rounds 2,3 and four and Penn could just not find his way out. BJ Penn took an extreme beating and in the end Jay D (BJ’s brother) told the doctor to stop the fight and that was it. GSP retained his title in a dominating fashion.

Final result:GSP wins via (T)KO

Lyoto Machida vs. Thiago Silva

Fight Recap: Lyoto Machida does his usual kick and retreat. Machida also threw in a few take-downs. Then in the very last seconds Machida took Silva down and threw a punch which knocked Silva clean out. He then followed threw with a second punch which was not needed.

Final result: Lyoto Machida wins via KO

Stephan Bonnar vs. Jon Jones

Fight Recap: The return of Stephan Bonnar was not good for him. Jon Jones was able to get the decision win by controlling a majority of the fight. Jones gets his seventh win and second in the Octagon.

Final result: 29-28 Unanimous Decision for Jon Jones

Karo Parisyan vs. Dong Hyun “Stun Gun” Kim

Fight Recap: An over the top boring fight. Obviously both guys using their Judo. Kim kept controlling the standing. I am writing this after knowing the result and I would say that Kim got shafted by the judges.

Final result: 29-28 Parisyan 29-28 Kim 29-28 Parisyan

Nate Diaz vs. Clay Guida

Fight Recap: A very good fight between to guys who are at the top of the game right now. Clay Guida got off to the early start clearly taking the first round. The second round could of gone either way but I would of predicted the Diaz took it.

The fight was full of take-downs and submission attempts from both fighters. Guida won the fight handing Diaz his first loss in the Octagon.

Final result: 29-28 Diaz 29-28 Guida 29-28 Guida

UFC 94: Georges “Rush” St. Pierre (17-2) vs. BJ “The Prodigy” Penn (13-4-1) Preview

January 30, 2009 · Filed Under 94, Predictions, Preview, UFC · Comment 

This fight has the potential to be the greatest fight ever in the UFC. So much is on the line, if BJ Penn wins he will go down as the greatest UFC pound-for-pound fighter ever. Much the same if St. Pierre wins too. UFC 94 will be a night to remember for MMA fans for years to come.

Whoever wins this fight should be going down on everyone’s rankings as the number one pound-for-pound fighter.

Almost three years have passed since BJ Penn and GSP last met in the octagon. It was UFC 58, USA vs. Canada and GSP managed to get that point for Canada in a split decision win that many believe the judges got wrong.

BJ Penn in a sense destroyed GSP in the first round so-much-so that Pierre was not able to find his own corner at the bell. Somehow he was able to fight back using a series of takedowns and controlling Penn on the mat. Apparently this was enough for two of the three judges who scored the bout 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28. After watching the fight I remember thinking it could of been a draw or a win for Penn. I did not believe that Pierre did enough.

The UFC took a page out of HBO’s book for this fight. Primetime has been airing for the past three weeks. It has showed viewers what is in store for the fight and gave a behind the scenes look at training and personal lives. The whole show seemed to be trying to influence people into thinking Pierre would be the winner. It showd Penn as being lazy and taking vacations when he should be training. I know he has some issues with those things but has Penn ever disapointed in a fight? I can’t remember a time when he has.

This is the hardest fight I have ever had to pick a winner for. Both Pierre and Penn have improved so much over the past three years. One is Welterweight Champion the other is the Lightweight Champion but I do believe that one man will be walking out of that Octagon with two belts. I have no idea how the end will come but I do think that Penn will take it.

I am not a Penn fan nor a St.Pierre fan. I admire both fighters skills and would like to see both of them victorious but that can’t happen unless there is a draw which would make my mind explode in frustration.

So for my final prediction in this fight I will say BJ Penn via (T)KO in round 4.

Dana White: UFC 94 Video Blog Day Five

January 30, 2009 · Filed Under 94, UFC, Video · Comment 

Dana White: UFC 94 Video Blog Day Four

January 30, 2009 · Filed Under 94, UFC, Video · Comment 

UFC 100: July 11th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas

January 28, 2009 · Filed Under 100, UFC · Comment 

The UFC will be hosting it’s 100th show this July (Excluding TUF Finales and UFN’s). UFC 100 will be going down in, well where else but Las Vegas, Nevada, the UFC’s home.

The news came out through the mail bag over at Yahoo! Sports which was written by Kevin Iole. In the article Iole also mentions the fact that Dana White (UFC President) and the rest of the UFC matchmaking crew has not yet started on who will be fighting at the event.

One rumor which Dana repeatedly shuts-down is the one where all five fights will be title fights. Unless the UFC extends it’s three-hour PPV and can keep everyone in their chairs for an extra hour or so it could happen. Really though I also doubt it would. Just think of the recovery time if every single one of those fights goes the distance and they all get the living shit beat out of them. There would be no more title fights for the next three events it would be a mess.

I do believe that Rashad Evans will defend his newly earnt title at UFC 100 though. Against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson if things go well (Jackson would have to beat Jardine). Maybe also a return for Couture and Nogueira could be on the books. Nothing better than having two of the greatest heavyweights ever fight it out.

If you have any ideas for other fights the UFC could be putting on leave us a comment below.

WEC 38: Jamie Varner Has Himself Some Huge Medical Bills

January 28, 2009 · Filed Under Quotes, WEC · Comment 

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“My medical bills are going to be way more than what I made in this fight. I had to get a bunch of X-Rays done, a CAT scan, I had to go get surgery on my hand, I’m gonna have to get my foot casted, I have to go back to the doctor and have my eyes checked out again, all that stuff adds up. It’s crazy that people can sit there and talk shit about me when they have no idea what I did [on Sunday night]. I laid it all on the line, I put my body through Hell. My hand’s broken, I can barely walk, my foot’s broken, I’m on crutches and I got a cast on my hand. I don’t know what the hell people wanted from me. It’s crazy.”

Jamie Varner and Donald Cerrone had an epic 4 round battle at WEC 38 this past weekend until Cerrone clipped Varner with an illegal knee and the fight was stopped due to Varner’s inability to see. Over the past few days there have been many other blogs and many MMA fans in the Sherdog forums ripping into Varner for quiting the fight. On the replays fans saw at home and possibly in the stadium it seemed as though the knee barely hit Varner, and if it did was not serious enough to cause any damage. Now I am not Jamie Varner himself so there is no way I can say if he was blinded or not, I just hope he is able to pull through thr recovery quick enough so a rematch can be made and Donald Cerrone can kick his ass.

Away from the controversy at the end of the fight just take a look at the work that has been put into Varner. CAT Scans, X-Rays and broken bones. He will definately have some troubles paying that with the salaries fighters are paid. Hopefully his “Fight of the Night” bonus will help a little.

Dana White: UFC 94 Video Blog Day 3

January 28, 2009 · Filed Under 94, UFC, Video · Comment 

Dana White: UFC 94 Video Blog Day 2

January 28, 2009 · Filed Under 94, UFC, Video · Comment 

Dana White: UFC 94 Video Blog Day One

January 26, 2009 · Filed Under 94, UFC, Video · Comment 

Compustrike Stats for Affliction “Day of Reckoning” – Arlovski doubled Fedor

January 26, 2009 · Filed Under Affliction, Day of Reckoning, Stats · Comment 

Compustrike just released all of their stats for the Affliction “Day of Reckoning” event. It features all of the main card bouts including the main event between Andrei Arlovski and Fedor Emelianenko.

Fedor may have been the victor via a stunning KO punch but as expected Arlovski led in the stats landing 18 skrikes on Fedor. Fedor on the other hand landed 9 on Arlovski which lends meaning to the famous saying “Quality not quantity.”

Matt Lindland obviously came off worst on the stats landing 1 of 1 punch. It may equate to 100% but I doubt he even remembers the event let alone being beat. Vitor Belfort was the victor in the fight landing one amazing shot just 30 seconds in that put an end to Lindlands night. Belfort landed 6/7 strikes for an 86% rating.

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