Chris Leben disappoints

by: Jack Bratcher

Those who watched UFC 89 were bound to notice the improved physique of one Chris Leben. His main event bout against Michael Bisping was an inspiring performance where he looked calm and relaxed and constantly pushed the pace throwing the bombs he’s known for. However, Bisping out-pointed the Hawaiian transplant with a defensive, elusive and tactical gameplan.

Much ado was made recently about Leben maturing as a fighter and as a person. Gone are the days of the self-destructive alcoholic punker spritzing on the pillows of his fellow TUF cast members. “Maturity” was the new catch word for Leben. Apparently, he’s moved on and picked up some new more “adult” vices.

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Dana White disappointed with Brandon Vera

by: Jack Bratcher
When Brandon Vera entered the UFC he stated that he wanted to first win the Heavyweight Title and then move down in weight and take the Light Heavyweight Title as well, being the only person to hold both belts at the same time. After back to back defeats at heavyweight he moved down to light heavyweight and now it seems even the lighter half of his dream is fading further away. Vera gave up a split decision loss to Keith Jardine Saturday night, October 18, in Birmingham, England.

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UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben – results & play by play

UFC 89: Bisping vs. Evans took place in Birmingham England on Saturday, Oct. 18.  Here are the results of the event with a play by play of the main card.

Per Eklund Wins by Submission (Choke) at 1:47 in the 3rd round by rear naked.
Jim Miller Wins by Submission (Choke) at 3:19 in the 3rd round by rear naked.
Terry Etim Wins by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 in the 3rd round .
David Bielkheden Wins by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 in the 3rd round .
Dan Hardy Wins by Split Decision at 5:00 in the 3rd round .

Paul Kelly vs. Marcus Davis
Rd.1 – Two leg kicks by Davis.  Kelly hanging back, swings and misses.  Davis with a nice jab working holds back Kelly.  Both guys swinging big.  Nice body kick by Davis.  Leg kick then a body kick by Davis.  Davis gets a takedown.  Elbows by Davis.  Davis passes to side control, tries to mount but Kelly bucks and stands up.  body kick by Davis.  High kick by Kelly is blocked.

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UFC 89 Predictions – CB’s Picks

by:  Cory Brady

Michael Bisping Vs. Chris Leben
This one is very interesting because the winner is very likely to get a shot at Anderson Silva’s title sometime in the very near future. From the pictures and training footage I’ve seen on Chris he looks to be in the best shape of his life and seems to have really rededicated himself to fighting since his move to Hawaii. Leben is tenacious and always seems one punch away from a KO victory while Bisping is extremely well rounded with solid wrestling and submission skills with very sharp and technical striking. They always say styles make fights and well, this is one of those fights. Both fighters are hungry to prove that they are among the best at 185 and will likely waste little time before turning this one into a skillful brawl. I feel like both of these guys will be gunning for the knockout so I would expect most of the fight to be a fast paced stand up affair. While Leben’s punches seem to be the more powerful of the two it will not make a big difference in this fight. Look for Bisping to land clean straight shots from the outside while avoiding Leben’s wide and powerful punches on his way to a second round TKO victory.
Bisping – TKO Round 2

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UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben weigh in results

Chris “The Crippler” Leben and Michael “The Count” Bisping successfully made weight today for their main event match at UFC 89 scheduled to take place on Saturday at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England. In fact, everyone made weight successfully. Here’s the lineup: Chris Leben (186) vs. Michael Bisping (185) Brandon Vera (203) vs. … Read more

Chris Lytle & Paul Taylor talk about their upcoming fight at UFC 89

Chris Lytle and Paul Taylor will be fighting each other at UFC 89 this Saturday night in Birmingham, England. The event will air for free on Spike TV. In this interview with Lytle and Taylor they give their thoughts and predictions about their upcoming welterweight bout. Enjoy. Please like & share:

UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben promo video

UFC 89:  Bisping vs. Leben takes place this Saturday, Oct.18 in Brimingham, England.  The event will air free on Spike TV.  Also, tonight on Spike TV will be the behind-the-scenes UFC program entitled, “Countdown to UFC 89” airing at 11pm ET/PT. Our friends over at The Lights Out Show recently had an interview with “The … Read more

Sam Stout talks UFC 89 and more

Sam Stout talks to our friends over at MMAtraining.com about his upcoming bout this weekend with Terry Etim at UFC 89. Stout discusses his current training regimen, his training partners, and a new gym that he and his partners are opening in London, Ontario. Please like & share:

Brandon Vera comments on Keith Jardine fight

Brandon Vera talks about his upcoming fight against Keith Jardine scheduled to take place at UFC 89 on October 18 in Birmingham, England.  Headlining the card will be Leben vs. Bisping.  The event will be broadast in the U.S. free on SPIKE TV. Please like & share: