Please help nine of us playgrounders decide once and for all who is the best ever
Take the time to look over the nine cards below and vote for the one you think is the best, aka, which one you would be most interested in watching. The poll will close in one week:
**NOTE: Poll wont hold all nine of us, so if you vote for Duggy, Sociopath, or Wolfenstein, please post that you do.
Bibiano Fernandes 5'7''/145lbs (5-2) VS. Manny Gamburyan 5'5''/145lbs (9-4)
Yoshiyuki Yoshida 5'11''/170lbs (11-3) VS. Dong Hyun Kim 6'1''/170lbs (11-0-1)
Alexandre Ribeiro 6'0''/205lbs (2-0) VS. Jay Silva 6'2''/ 205lbs (4-0)
Paulo Thiago 5'11''/170lbs (11-0) VS. Andre Galvao 5'7''/ 170lbs (3-0)
Pedro Rizzo 6'1''/241lbs (16-8) VS. Kirill Sidelnikov 5'11''/229lbs (6-3)
Ralek Gracie 6'2''/210lbs (2-0) VS. Roger Gracie 6'4''/ 220lbs (2-0)
Tim Sylvia 6'8''/260lbs (24-5) VS. Junior Dos Santos 6'4''/238lbs (8-1)
Martin Kampmann 6'0''/170lbs (15-2) VS. Anthony Johnson 6'2''/170lbs (7-2)
Kenny Florian 5'10''/ 155lbs (11-3) VS. Vitor Ribeiro 5'8''/155lbs (20-2)
Thales Leites 6'1''/185lbs (14-2) VS. Rousimar Palhares 5'8''/ 185lbs (9-2)
Demian Maia 6'0''/185lbs (10-0) VS. Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza 6'0''/185lbs (10-2)
Luiz Cane 6'2''/205lbs (10-1) VS Mauricio "Shogun" Rua 6'1''/205lbs (18-3)
Sam "Hands of Stone" Stout(14-5-1) v. Andre "Dida" Amade (6-3-1)
Matt "Immortal" Brown (9-7) v. Tamden "The Barn Cat" McCrory (11-2)
Spencer "King" Fisher (22-4) v. Jorge "GameBred" Masvidal (17-4)
Jim Miller (13-2) v. Kurt "Batman" Pellegrino (13-4)
Joe "Daddy" Stevenson (29-10) v. Mitsuhiro "The Endless Fighter" Ishida (18-5-1)
Kazuo "Grabaka Hitman" Misaki (21-9-2) v. Yushin "Thunder" Okami(23-4)
Gilbert "El Nino" Melendez (15-2) v. Tatsuya "Crusher" Kawijiri (24-5-2)
Jose "Junior" Aldo (15-1) v. Leonard "Bad Boy" Garcia (12-4)
Chuck "Iceman" Liddell (21-7) v. Goran Reljic (8-0)
Dustin "Mclovin" Hazelett (12-4) v. Carlos "Natural Born Killer" Condit (22-5)
Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva (32-9-1) v. Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort (18-8)
Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko (30-1) v. Alistair "The Demolition Man" Overeem (29-11)
Prelims: WW-Matt Hughes vs Karo "The Heat" Parysian
LHW-Vladimir "The Janitor" Matyushenko vs Mark "The Hammer" Coleman
LW-Jamie "The Worm" Varner vs Satoru Kitoaka
MW-Matt "The Law" Lindland vs Wilson Gouveia
FW-Rafael Assuncao vs Marlon Sandro
LW-Cole "Magrinho" Miller vs "Razor" Rob McCollough
HW-Roy "Big Country" Nelson vs Bob "The Beast" Sapp
Main Card: BW-Miguel "Angel" Torres vs Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto
HW-Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira vs Jeff "The Snowman" Monson
LHW-Krystof "The Polish Experiment" Soszynski vs "The Dean of Mean" Keith Jardine
Co-Main Event: MW-Michael "The Count" Bisping vs Yoshihiro Akiyama
Main Event: WW-Georges "Rush" St. Pierre vs Jake Shields
"Beatdown in Beantown"
MMA makes it's way to the TD Banknorth Garden, home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, with a MMA Card to remember.
LW - Duane "Bang" Ludwig (18-8) vs. Hermes Franca (19-7)
WW - Nick "The Goat" Thompson (38-10-1) vs TJ Grant (14-2)
MW - Jake Rosholt (5-1) vs Kazushi "Gracie Hunter" Sakuraba (24-12-1)
MW - Denis Kang (32-11-1) vs Chris "The Crippler" Leben (18-5)
LHW - Kevin "The Monster" Randleman (17-13) vs Ricardo "Brazilian Tiger" Arona (13-5)
HW - Patrick "HD" Barry (4-1) vs Jerome LeBanner (3-1-1)
MW - Ricardo "Big Dog" Almeida (10-3) vs Paulo Filho (16-1)
Main Card Bouts
MW - Melvin "No Mercy" Manhoef (23-5-1) vs Cung Le (6-0)
HW - Sergei Kharitonov (16-4) vs Mirko "Cro-Cop" Filipovic (24-6-2)
LHW - Dan "Hollywood" Henderson (24-7) vs Tito Ortiz (15-6-1)
FW - Urijah "California Kid" Faber (22-3) vs Mike Brown (22-4) *World FW Title"
MW - Anderson "The Spider" Silva (24-4) vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (17-3) *World Middleweight Title*
Randy Couture vs. Aleksander Emelianenko
Forrest Griffin vs. Gegard Mousasi
Frank Shamrock vs. Ken Shamrock
Nick Diaz vs. KJ Noons
Mayhem Miller vs. Jorge Santiago
Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson
Bigfoot Silva vs. Fabricio Werdum
Ninja Rua vs. Frank Trigg
Sokoudjou vs. Satoshi Ishii
Marcus Davis vs. Jay Hieron
Cowboy Cerrone vs. Takanori Gomi
Megumi Fuji vs. Yuka Tsuji
UFC The Ultimate Fights
This card brags 3 TUF winners and possibly 2 future winners, Here goes:
To start the night we have a Slug Fest at SHW as Hong Man Choi promises to stand and Trade with Eric 'Butterbean' Esch.
Then at LW Englands NO 1 LW Terry Etim continues his attempted destruction on Canada's BJJ wizard Mark Bocek.
Next up is the stars of the TUF 9 LW roster Ross Pearson v Andre Winner, watch it here first.
Then the Kid who shocked the MMA world by beating The Kid takes on top WEC FW contender, Joe Warren v Cub Swanson
Future TUF 9 winner ( IMO ) Demarques Johnson takes on tough UFC veteran Phil Baroni in a fight that promises to take Johnson to the edge.
And then the Main event of the prelims as 2 top level wrestlers collide. The sensational Jon 'Bones' Jones takes on Matt 'the hammer' Hamill.
After the fans bombarded the UFC with emails this fight has been promoted from the top of the Prelims to the opening fight of the Main Card, the out spoken Dan Hardy takes on the tough vet Chris Lylte, this has stand up war written all over it.
Then in the first of 3 LW wars on the main card TUF 5 winner takes on TUF 8 winner, Nate Diaz v Efrain Escudero.
Looking to continue his rise through the ranks Clay Guida takes on the man who blew Aoki away, Hayoto 'Mach' Sakurai.
Then the third and best LW fight in a row, Tyson Griffin clashes with Roger Huerta, this has classic written all over it.
In the Co Main event 2 LHW's looking to recapture past glories and get back on track take out there frustrations on each other, Rashad Evans v Brandon Vera.
In the main event, Brock Lesnar defends his HW Title against a man who might be just as big as he is Shane Carwin.
This is sure to be a night to remember.
Starting things on the prelim card Josh "the Fluke" Grispi will look to continue his impressive run through the featherweight division with his toughest test to date against Japanese Shooto star, Lion Takeshi.
Houston Alexander will look to change things up a bit as he steps up in weight to take on Paul Buentello in a match where the Headhunter has guaranteed that, "the only way someone hits the mat is if they're asleep."
In keeping with that form, Melvin Guillard will not be making his usual gas tank sapping cut and will throwdown at welterweight with British bomber Paul "Semtex" Daley... expect fireworks folks these two don't seem to be getting along at the press conference.
Cuban Olympic judoka and (future) Bellator Middleweight champ Hector "Shango" Lombard looks to continue his impressive win streak as he takes on American dynamo, Alan "the Talent" Belcher as they lock horns in what is probably two of the most athletically gifted athletes in the sport.
In what is sure to be an epic battle of two of the most promising young 135ers in the world Team Alpha Male stud Joseph Benavidez [#6 fightmatrix] looks to dethrone current number one contender Brian Bowles [#2 mmaweekly]. This is sure to be a true showcase of every aspect of MMA
now on to the rest of the action:
TUF 8 Lightheavy weight champ Ryan Bader looks to knock off another hot prospect in Blackhouse phenom Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante. Will Bader's wrestling be too much for Feijao? Will Feijao get tired walking to the cage like his last fight? only time will tell
Headlining the prelim portion of the card will be none other than pro wrestling import Bobby Lashley as he takes a big step up in competition to face Big Ben Rothwell. Will Rothwell's size and experience be too much for Lashley's impressive forearm to wrist ratio? only time will tell
At this point Mark Cuban makes an appearance wearing a 1996 fun run t-shirt and some mandals. He lets everyone know that the undercard will be on HDNet for their 48 subsribers, and that the Denver Nuggets are still thugs.
Starting things off on the main card we have two Brazilians throwing down in what looks to be an epic battle as Renato "Babalu" Sobral [#9 fightmatrix] takes on ChuteBoxe bred and ATT refined Thiago Silva [#15 fightmatrix]. These two have been wanting to throw down since middle school in Rio, it just never happened.
We now have two lightweight scraps as 4 top ten talents will be locking horns in 2 great fights:
(future) Bellator Lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez [#2 mmaweekly] takes on the surging American, Frankie "the Answer" Edgar [#7 fightmatrix]. Two fighters with endless gas tanks, great wrestling pedigree, and deadly hands (ask Sean Sherk or Kawajiri). These two will be looking to cash in on fight of the night.
Japanese star Shinya Aoki [#1 mmaweekly] looks to continue his impressive run through the lightweight ranks as he takes on impressive American and Strikeforce lightweight champ Josh "the Punk" Thomson [#8 mmaweekly]. Will Josh's range and wrestling be too much to get tangled in the knot that is aoki or will aoki pull another sakurai?
For the Co-main event we have a special treat as Rampage [#2 fightmatrix] looks to, "get paid" by stepping up and fighting at heavyweight and taking on the always dangerous Andrei "the Pitbull" Arlovski [#10 mmaweekly]. In a true match up of superstars this looks to be one put together for the fans.
Headlining the card is UFC phenom Cain Velasquez, as he looks to step into the big leagues taking on perrenial top 3 heavyweight Josh "the Baby Faced Assassain" Barnett [#2 mmaweekly]. This is a true test for the young AKA wrestler looking to make his mark and stake his claim competing with the true best in the world.
UFC 108 : Machida vs Mir
Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida vs Frank Mir catchweight 220 pds
MW Robbie "Ruthless" Lawler vs Nate "The Great" Marquardt
WW Jon Fitch vs Josh "Kos" Koscheck
LW Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen vs Sean "The Muscle Shark" Sherk
Women Gina Carano vs Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos
LW Josh "The Dentist" Neer vs Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon
LHW James "The Sandman" Irvin vs Steve "The Robot" Cantwell
MW Brock Larson vs Patrick "The Predator" Cote
LHW Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch vs Stephan "The American Psycho" Bonnar
MW Nate "Rock" Quarry vs Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith
LW Matt "The Terra" Serra vs Caol Uno
LW Junie Browning vs Phillipe Nover
BJ Penn vs Gray Maynard ,
Thiago Alves vs Mike Swick
Rich Franklin vs King Mo Lawal
Gabriel Gonzaga vs Cheick Kongo
Gesias Cavalcante vs Diego Sanchez
Brett Rogers vs Gilbert Yvel
Travis Lutter vs Dean Lister
Amir Sadollah vs Ben Saunders
Hatsu Hioki vs Wagney Fabiano
Joey Villasenor vs Benji Radach
Chris Horodecki vs Jeremy Stephens
David Loiseau vs Drew McFedries