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FIGHT CARD #1
KID YAMAMOTO VS. MIGUEL TORRES
The card's main event not only pits two of the top ten pound for pound fighters in the world but the top two bantamweights in the world. Kid has the superior striking and wrestling but Torres' muay thai is no joke and holds an advantage in the jiu-jitsu department. This one could very well be a classic in the making.
CUNG LE VS. VITOR "THE PHENOM" BELFORT
Two explosive striking styles here that could end up in a stand-up war. Le, the very dangerous Shan Sou kickboxer who is coming off the biggest win of his career over Frank Shamrock is pitted against the always dangerous Belfort, who has just won his middleweight debut over Terry Martin. I wouldn't blink for a second with these two explosive strikers because both have some serious knockout power.
Ronaldo "Jacare" De Souza vs. Kendall "Da Spyder" Grove
Jacare, the 2004 and 2005 Openweight World Jiu-Jitsu Champion looks to build upon his 9-fight win streak over the always tough and lanky TUF 3 winner Grove. Both are coming off the biggest wins of their career with Jacare defeating Mayhem Miller and Grove defeating Evan Tanner.
Sergei Kharitonov vs. Heath "The Texas Crazy Horse" Herring
This heavyweight bout is a match-up of two very game Pride veterans. Kharitonov is looking to build off his impressive win over Alistair Overeem while Herring is looking to rebound after his loss to Brock Lesnar. Both have numerous knockouts on their records so this one could end fast.
Jon "War Machine" Koppenhaver vs. Jared "J-Rock" Rollins
This is a rematch of one of the 2007 fights of the year. Both showed incredible heart in their fight that featured incredible back and forth action that ended with Koppenhaver stopping Rollins in the 3rd round of the fight.
Nick "The Goat" Thompson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida
This bout features The Goat attempting to get back on the winning track against Yoshida, who is currently on a 9-fight win streak who looked very good in his UFC debut against War Machine. The Goat holds wins over tough competition like Eddie Alvarez, Josh Neer, Ansar Chalangov, Mark Weir and Chris Wilson.
Stephan "The American Psycho" Bonnar vs. Steve Cantwell
This bout features Bonnar against the newly crowned WEC Light Heavyweight champ Steve Cantwell. Both enjoy a good slug-fest as evidenced by Bonnar's battle of attrition with Forrest Griffin and Cantwell's knockout of Brian Stann but Bonnar holds the advantage if the fight goes to the ground so Cantwell is in for a very big test here no matter where the fight is fought.
Rich "No Love" Clementi vs. Satoru Kitaoka
The opening bout of the night featues Clementi against Kitaoka. Clementi, currently on a 6-fight win streak with wins over the likes of Sam Stout, Melvin Guillard and Anthony Johnson looks to continue his winning ways over the tough Pancrase veteran, Aoki-trained Kitaoka who has seem to hit his stride since moving down to lightweight, most recently defeating Clay French in the first round of the WVR Sengoku Lightweight Tournament. Both have some serious submissions in their arsenal so I would expect a highly-competitive bout.
FIGHT CARD #2
Anderson - Palahares
Kang - Filho
Bigfoot - Brett Rodgers
Rafael Dais - LC Davis
Giant Silva - ZULU
Carinna Damm - Gina Carano
Christina "Cyborg" Santos - Tara Larosa
Brian Stann - Steve Cantwell 3
FIGHT CARD #3
-- Pride 35 Reserection --
1 - Welterweight Match -
Matt Brown -vs- Paul Taylor
2 - Lightweight Title Match -
Caol Uno -vs- Marcus Aurelio
3 - OWGP Tournament of Legends -
Don Frye -vs- Yoshihiro Takayama ll
4 - OWGP Tournament of Legends -
Mark Coleman -vs- Igor Vavchanchyn ll
5 - OWGP Tournament of Legends -
Bas Rutten -vs- Kevin Randleman ll
6 - OWGP Tournament of Legends -
Frank Shamrock -vs- Renzo Gracie ll
7 - Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals -
Mirko Crocop -vs- Mark Hunt lll (counting k-1)
8 - Lightheavyweight Grand Prix Finals -
Chuck Liddell -vs- Wanderei Silva ll
9 - OWGP Tournament of Legends Semi Finals -
(Frye -Takayama) -vs- (Rutten - Randleman)
10 - OWGP Tournament of Legends Semi Finals -
(Shamrock - Gracie) -vs- (Coleman - Vavchanchyn)
11 - OWGP Tournament of Legends Finals -
(Match 9 winner) -vs- (Match 10 winner)
12 - LHWGP Winner vs HWGP -
(Liddell - Silva) -vs- (Crocop - Hunt)
side note Shamrock - Gracie is my MW Match
FIGHT CARD #4
Main Event- Tyson Griffin vs Urijah Faber II
Co-Main Event- Tim Sylvia vs Josh Barnett
MW fight- Chris Leben vs Drew McFedires
LHW fight- Irvin vs Houston II
LW fight- Maynard vs Emerson II
WW fight- Karo vs Fickett II
MW fight- Loiseau vs Day II
LW fight- Stout vs Eklund II
FIGHT CARD #5
This card doesn't need any explanations.
Thiago Alves – Robbie Lawler (MW)
Kimbo Slice – Ben Rothwell (HW)
Rickson Gracie - Pat Miletich (Open weight)
Tito Ortiz – Frank Mir (HW)
Mike Swick – Amir Sadollah (MW)
Babalu Sobral – Vladimir “The Janitor” Matyushenko (LHW)
Hermes Franca – Marcus Hicks (LW)
Lion Takeshi - Cub Swanson (FW)
FIGHT CARD #6
Main Event-Champion vs Champion
UFC Lightweight Champ BJ "The Prodigy" Penn vs Strikeforce Lightweight Champ Josh "The Punk" Thomson
Rest of Card
LHW Bout- Brandon "The Truth Vera vs. "The African Assasin" Sokoudjou
MW Bout- Nate Marquardt vs. Martin Kampmann
LW Bout- Spencer "The King" Fisher vs. Chris Horodecki
HW Bout- Alistair "Demolition Man" Overeem vs. Antoni Hardonk
WW Bout-Paul "Semtex" Daley vs. Mike Pyle
WW Bout-Rory Markham vs. Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy
LW Bout- Duane "Bang" Ludwig vs. Andre "Dida" Amade
Their ya go...I smell a winner :D
FIGHT CARD #7
Nick Diaz vs Nate Diaz
Gilbert Yvel vs Jerome Lebanner
Matt Lindland s Kazushi Sakuraba
Fabricio Werdum vs Paul Buentello
Diego Sanchez vs Dustin Hazelett
Jamie Varner vs Clay Guida
Tim Boetsch vs Glover Teixeira
Dan Miller vs Hiromitsu Miura
Mario Sperry vs Andre Gusmao
FIGHT CARD #8
UndercardBW Yoshiro Maeda(23-5-2) 5'7" 135 pounds vs Will Ribeiro(9-1-0) 5'8" 135 pounds HW Roy "Big Country" Nelson(13-2-0) 249 pounds vs Shane Carwin(9-0-0) 6'4" 255 pounds FW Masakazu "Ashikan Judan" Imanari(15-6-1) 5'5" 145 pounds vs Brian Bowles(6-0-0) 145 pounds
Swing BoutMW Gegard Mousasi(22-2-1) 6'0" 185 pounds vs David "The Soul Assassin" Terrell(6-2-0) 6'0" 185 pounds
Main CardLW Roger "El Matador" Huerta(20-2-1) 5'9" 155 pounds vs Eddie Alvarez(15-1-0) 155 pounds LHW Luis "Banha" Arthur Cane(8-1-0) 6'2" 205 vs Goran Reljic(8-0-0) 6'3" 205 HW Cain Velasquez(4-0-0) 6'2" 245 pounds vs Roger Gracie(2-0-0) 6'4" 220 pounds Main Event WW World Title Fight Akihiro Gono(28-12-7) 5'9" 170 pounds vs Georges "Rush" St. Pierre(17-2-0) 5'10" 170 pounds
FIGHT CARD #9
Nogueira vs Arlovski
Sherk vs Joe daddy
Hamill vs Evans
Maia vs Quarry
Royce Gracie vs Ken Shamrock
Hieron vs Larson
Sapp vs Butterbean
Tokoro vs Carvalho
FIGHT CARD #10
MMA Playground 1:Finally
Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko vs Randy "The Natural" Couture-HW
Michael "The Count" Bisping vs Patrick "The Predator" Cote -MW
Anthony "Rumble" Johnson vs Marcus "The Irish Hand Grenade" Davis-WW
Keith "The Dean of Mean" Jardine vs Marvin "The Beastman" Eastman-LHW
Mac Danzig va Gleison Tibau -LW
Yves Edwards vs Manvel "Pitbull" Gamburyan -LW
Ryo "Piranha" Chonan vs Shonie "Mr. International" Carter -LW
Jake O'Brien vs David "Tank" Abbott
FIGHT CARD #11
LHW-Forrest Griffin Vs Ricardo Aron
MW-Yushin Okami vs Ralek Gracie
LW-Hellboy Hansen Vs JZ
OW-Cyborg Santos(male) vs K.J Noons
LW- Genki Sudo Vs Dokonjonosuke Mishima
WW-Mayhem Miller vs Carlo Prater
OW-Alexandre Franca Nogueira-Tim Kennedy
FW-Akitoshi "Ironman" Tamura vs Wagnney Fabiano
FIGHT CARD #12Welcome to the Thunderdome II
Jake Shields (5'11", 21-4-1, #2 Welterweight in the world) vs. Jon Fitch (6'0", 17-3-0, #4) at 170 lbs.
Takanori Gomi (5'8", 28-3-0, #4 Lightweight in the world) vs. Kenny Florian (5'10", 10-3-0, #6) at 155 lbs.
Middleweight Tournament, Round 1:
Yoshihiro Akiyama (5'10", 10-1-0, #14) vs. Dean Lister (6'1", 11-5-0, #62)
Jason MacDonald (6'2", 20-9-0, #32) vs. Joey Villaseñor (6'0", 26-6-0, #38)
The winner of Akiyama-Lister will face the winner of MacDonald-Villaseñor in a semi-final bout.
Jorge Santiago (6'1", 17-7-0, #28) vs. Ricardo Almeida (5'11", 9-3-0, #50)
Chael Sonnen (6'1", 20-9-1, #33) vs. Travis Lutter (6'2", 9-5-0, #46)
The winner of Santiago-Almeida will face the winner of Sonnen-Lutter in a semi-final bout.
Poai Suganuma (6'2", 9-2-0, #26) vs. Bobby Southworth (6'2", 9-5-0, #28) at 205 lbs.
Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz (6'4", 4-2-0, #16) vs. Travis Wiuff (6'0", 53-11-0, #18) at Heavyweight
Fighter information provided by Sherdog.com. Rankings provided by TopGun MMA.
FIGHT CARD #13
A UFC, Dream, EliteXC, World Victory Road, WEC & CBS Co-promotion. in Madison Square Garden. This is the first event in the state and all the promotions jumped at a chance to have this kind of exposure, even ESPN would probably cover this as it will be the first time all the major Promotions have worked together to make a Mega Superbowl Card for the CBS network :D. The Main Feature of the event is an 4-man LW tournament, and a UFC LHW mega match-up that has FOTY written all over it, Rich Franklin vs. Shogun Rua. Filling out the card is a FW Contender Match-up for the WEC, Leonard Garcia v. Jens Pulver. A welterweight rematch between Japanese Legend Hayato Sakurai and UFC Legend Matt Hughes. The rest of the Card is dense with action as KO artists Krazy Horse and Melvin Guillard slug it out, Top Level Grapplers "Shaolin" Riberio and "Batman" Pellegrino, finish out the LW Bracket and determine once and for all - Who has the coolest nickname in all of MMA? Brawlers Wilson Gouveia and Kazuhiro Nakamura finish out the card as the swing bout, with the undercard being a match-up of HW veterans Jeff Monson & Hidehiko Yoshida.
Rankings are done by Both TopGunMMA and FightMatrix
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~- Main Event-~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
LW Winner of (Edgar #7/#12 v. Kawajiri #22/#21) v. Winner of (Shaolin #23/#23 v. Pellegrino #61/#86) (LW Finals, WAMMA LW Championship Match-up) *If someone get injured the winner of the alternate match fills in.
LHW Rich Franklin #5/#5(MW) (23-3) 6'1" 205 v. Shogun Rua (16-3) #7/#7 - 5'11" 205 (UFC LHW Match-up)
FW Leonard Garcia #22/#17 (11-3) 5'9" 145 v. Jens Pulver #31/#6 (22-9-1) 5'7" 145 (WEC FW #1 Contender Match-up)
WW Mach Sakurai #23/#23 (32-8-2) 5'7" 170 v. Matt Hughes#24/#12 (42-7) 5'9" 170 (WW Legend Match-up)
LW Krazy Horse Unranked (21-14-2) 5'6" 155 v. Melvin Guillard #42/#76 (21-7-2) 5'8" 155 (LW Alternate Match)
LW Frank Edgar #7/#12 (9-1) 5'6" 155 v. Tatsuya Kawajiri #22/#21 (22-5-2) 5'7" 155 (LW Tournament Match)
LW Kurt Pellegrino #61/#86 (11-4) 5'8" 155 v. Vitor "Shaolin" Riberio #23/#23 (19-2) 5'8" 155 (LW Tournament Match)
LHW Wilson Gouveia #19/#22 (10-5) 6'2" 205 v. Kazuhiro Nakamura #82/#16 (11-8) 5'11" 205 Swing Bout #1
HW Jeff Monson #24/#23 (24-8) 5'9" 245 v. Hidehiko Yoshida N/A/#33 (8-6-1) 5'11" 225 Swing Bout #2
Rich Franklin(23-3) 6'1" 205 vs. Shogun Rua(16-3) - 5'11" 205
This just seems like it would be the most enjoyable fight to watch in the world to me. They both continually go at a high-pace with constant pressure, Franklin with a physically overwhelming style and Shogun with an explosive style that can beat anyone at any time. it has all the tools to be an explosive match and far exceed most expectations. If Rich Franklin has an advantage going into this fight its his size and his strength. Franklin although a long-time MW is still bigger than Shogun a natural LHW. What Shogun brings into this fight is his Offensive Skillset and out of this world natural talent.
Frank Edgar(9-1) 5'6" 155 vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri(22-5-2) 5'7" 155
Fight of the year potential- Edgar is a great wrestler and kawajiri is a great counter wrestler. With Knees to the head allowed there will never be a position where the fight loses its momentum. Edgar has the quick accurate boxing style and Kawajiri throws accurate bombs, and they both come forward. Winner gets a chance at the championship later that night.
Leonard Garcia(11-3) 5'9" 145 vs. Jens Pulver(22-9-1) 5'7" 145
Two Top tier fw's going at it for a chance to get the next turn at Urijah Faber. Explosiveness & Bjj skills vs. Experience & Boxing skills. Both fighters finish a high majority of their fights, Leonard Garcia has a relentless style and has shown good power at this weight, Note* I decided i'd make this match-up the morning right before it was announced. So still give me creative points here
Mach Sakurai(32-8-2) 5'7" 170 vs. Matt Hughes(42-7) 5'9" 170
Pride great Hayato Sakurai gets a chance to avenge his loss to UFC legend Matt Hughes. Two Hall-of-famers rematching in their last professional bouts, both looking to go out in a blaze of glory, Who wins this time around?
Kurt Pellegrino(11-4) 5'8" 155 vs. Vitor "Shaolin" Riberio (19-2) 5'8" 155
The classic wrestler/boxer vs. Jui-jitsu/ Muay Thai, match-up. Pellegrino has heart for days and is a surprisingly effective wrestler, the only people to tap him out have been welterweights or absolute bjj aces. What Shaolin brings to this match-up is phenomenal BJJ. Both fighters are going to be tested in the areas they are the best at. Once it hits the ground, the fight is really going to start, both are transition monsters and can end the fight at any moment. Winner fights for the Championship later that night.
Krazy Horse(21-14-2) 5'6" 155 vs. Melvin Guillard(21-7-2) 5'8" 155
This fight will not last 2 minutes, they both go all out in every punch from the get go and both have the power that can knock anybody out. Greatest slugfest in the LW division i can think of. Leaning Towards Krazy Horse. Alternate for the LW tournament if someone gets injured after a match.
Jeff Monson(24-8) 5'9" 245 v. Hidehiko Yoshida(8-6-1) 5'11" 225
2 submission specialists, both world class in their individual style. Yoshida has fought top competition throughout his entire career so his 8-6-1 record is deceiving. I would expect to see a very technical ground match with the victor being whoever capitalizes on the first mistake.
Wilson Gouveia(10-5) 6'2" 205 v. Kaz Nakamura(11-8) 5'11" 205
Despite the sub-par records, these 2 fighters are both first class competition in this class. Nakamura has heart for days, excellent judo, and surprisingly good cardio while fighting with a brawler type mentality. Gouveia also likes to get into brawls with his heavy handed style to match & compliment his very dangerous bjj. I would expect gouveia to do more damage in the exchanges but with Nakamura taking control of the grappling with his physicality and his throws&trips. Close fight that probably could go either way.
FIGHT CARD #14
Beatdown in Boston
Dec 26th 2008
TD BankNorth Garden
Boston , MA
Cheick Kongo vs Cyrille "The Snake" Diabate
Two feared strikers meet in a battle of the Frenchmen in the opening bout of the card. Equals in striking, will the ground game be the deciding factor in this bout?
Light Heavyweight Match
Dan Henderson vs Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante
Hendo looks to get revenge by climbing his way back to a fight with Anderson Silva. But first he must defeat Anderson's student in Feijao. Will Hendo's Greco and big right hand nullify Feijao's solid Ju-Jitsu and Muay Thai?
Murilo "Ninja" Rua vs Zelg Galesic
"Ninja" attempts to keep his run towards joining the Top 10 MWs with a match against feared striker Galesic. A semi-finalist in the DREAM MW tourney, Galesic has shown poor submission defense in his fight with Takimoto. Will Rua take this fight to the ground and end Zelg's night early or will he try to strike with the man once known as Lil Cro-Cop?
Melvin Manhoef vs Scott Smith
Feared Muay Thai striker Melvin Manhoef will attempt to extend his winning streak to 6 fights in a match against former MW EliteXC contender Scott Smith. Both men have powerful strikes but can Smith use his unstoppable heart to tire out the Marvelous One and take advantage of Manhoef's questionable cardio?
Phil Baroni vs Joe Riggs
Two former MWs now making their home at WW try to test each others chins in this exciting match. Both have excellent power and matching physiques, who will come out on top in this battle of UFC vets
Matt Wiman vs Jorge Masvidal
Wiman made heads turn with his KO of Thiago Tavares while Masvidal trys to continue racking up wins against some big names in the fight game. Jorge holds wins over Yves Edwards and Joe Lauzon and has gone the distance with Rafael Assuncao. Coming off a questionable TKO at the hands of Rodrigo Damm, Jorge looks to KO Wiman and get a shot in the UFC.
Cole Miller vs Eiji Mitsuoka
TUF 5 alum Cole Miller takes a step up in the fight game by taking on Eiji Mitsuoka. Eiji has had an amazing run as of late by dispatching "Hellboy" Hansen and Rodrigo Damm along with "Crazy" Lee who are all foreign fighters. Can Mitsuoka use his GnP attack on the slick BJJ of the lanky Cole Miller and extend his streak to 4 wins?
Shinya Aoki vs Gilbert Melendez
Aoki was upset by Joachim Hansen his last bout as was Melendez in his bout with "The Punk" Thompson. A grappling wiz with sub-par striking takes on the go for broke wreslting powerhouse Melendez in this bout that could send one of these fighters out fo the Top 5 LW world rankings.
FIGHT CARD #15
1st fight of nite:
fight to get into lw gp
Ryan Schultz vs Rodrigo Damm
2nd fight of nite:
fight to get into lw gp
Dany Lauzon vs Thiago Tavares
3rd fight of nite:
Hector Lombard vs Thales Leites
4th fight of nite:
Josh Grispi vs Jose Aldo
5th fight of nite:
rd 1 of lw gp
Schultz/Damm vs Mitsuhiro Ishida
6th fight of nite:
rd 1 of lw gp
Lauzon/Tavares vs Joe Lauzon
7th fight of nite:
Brock Lesnar vs Semmy Schilt
8th fight of nite:
lw gp final
Schultz/Damm/Ishida vs Lauzon/Tavares/Lauzon
9th fight of nite:
CO MAIN EVENT
Josh Koscheck vs Carlos Condit
10th fight of nite:
Lyoto Machida vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
FIGHT CARD #16
HW: Gonzaga (9-3) vs Aleks Emelianenko (13-3)
LHW: Rampage (28-7) vs Thiago Silva (13-0)
MW: Frank Trigg (17-6) vs Kazuo Misaki (20-8-2)
** Rematch of a unanimous decision at PRIDE 33
WW: Matt Serra (9-5) vs Chris Lytle (25-16-5)
** Rematch of a split decision in the TUF4 final
LW: Din Thomas (22-8) vs Josh Neer (24-6-1)
** Rematch of a unanimous decision at UFC FN13
FW: Jeff Curran (30-10-1) vs Rafael Assuncao (11-1)
** Rematch of a 2006 unanimous decision