Lesnar helps make case for weight class change

by: Jack Bratcher

As Randy Couture stepped into the Octagon tonight at UFC 91 and stood toe to toe with Brock Lesnar at the stare down I actually became afraid for the Champ.

It was only then that I finally realized just how enormous Brock Lesnar really is.

The size difference was so great one must wonder, how is this even fair? This got me to thinking, why in the world is the weight category for heavyweight so large?

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UFC 91 results & live play-by-play

Mark Bocek (155) vs. Alvin Robinson (155)
Rd.1 – Alvin Robinson barely survives a north/south choke submission from Bocek and is saved by the bell.
Rd.2 – Lots of scrambling on the ground. Tactical ground battle.
Rd.3 – Bocek slams Robinson with a big one. Bocek gets side control then gets full mount. Robinson gives up his back and Bocek finally gets the choke. Mark Bocek defeats Alvin Robinson by submission (rear naked choke) in round 3.

Jorge Gurgel (155) vs. Aaron Riley (156)
Rd.1 – Nice exchanges by Gurgel.
Rd.2 – Lots of exchanges by both guys. Riley lands some good head kicks and punches. Gurgel got a takedown at the end of the round.
Rd.3 – Aaron Riley really got the best of Gurgel this round. He rocked Gurgel badly with a head kick and just out struck Gurgel the whole round. Gurgel punches slowed as he visibly tired. Aaron Riley defeats George Gurgel by unanimous decision.

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Salaries, weight, and final thoughts on UFC 91

by: Jack Bratcher

It’s been a long time since one fight has garnered so much attention.

Every MMA site and news source that covers MMA is focused on Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar.

ESPN.com has basically become BrockRandy.net.

What makes this fight so interesting are all the story lines associated with it.

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UFC 91 Betting Odds

So You wanna lay some money on UFC 91 and try your luck? Frankly, this is not a very good card for betting. The pick that seems to make the most sense is to go with Randy at the sites that have him as a +120 underdog. Randy thrives on being the underdog and lay … Read more

Dana White video blog for UFC 91 #5

Here’s the November 14th edition of Dana White’s video blog leading up to UFC 91. Tomorrow is the big day and Dana has been doing constant PR for “biggest fight in history.’ They make it look relatively easy but these guys are constantly working to produce quality shows. Please like & share:

The legacy of Jake Shields

by:  Matt De La Rosa

Jake Shields was arguably the most talented fighter on Pro Elite’s roster.

Now that the company has closed its doors Shields will undoubtedly be looking to sign with a promotion where he can truly test his skills.

While his status within the 170 pound division is cemented in the minds of hardcore MMA fans, he has yet to tap his full potential.

In order to reach that point, he will have to take a huge step up in competition.

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UFC 91 weigh-in results

Brock Lesnar and Randy Couture stepped on to the scales this afternoon weighing in for tomorrow night’s highly anticpated UFC 91 card.

Lesnar came in at a robust 265 pounds, while Couture tipped the scales at 220 handing Lesnar a sixty-five pound weight advantage.

Couture commented on Lesnar’s size stating “This is certainly one of my biggest challenges. Brock’s a huge guy. He’s a great athlete and I’m excited as hell to be here.”

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Todd Beard Resigns

Affliction’s board of directors accepted Todd Beard’s resignation earlier today.

Beard also issued a public apology to the Couture’s and claims he will seek treatment for alcohol abuse and anger management.

The resignation comes hot off the heels of a lawsuit filed by Kim Couture earlier this week. She was also granted a temporary restraining order against Beard.

According to Couture, Beard made “a series of threats and acts intended to intimidate me and otherwise coerce me to ‘back off.”

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ESPN’s MMA Live – Episode 27

MMA Live broadcast on November 13, 2008.  This week we are seeing groundbreaking coverage of UFC 91. See the event dissected inside and out right here. If you still have questions about who to root for Randy or Brock maybe Stephan Bonnar and the guys can help you make up your mind. Oh yeah, there’s … Read more