Gray Maynard talks win over Nate Diaz at “UFC Fight Night 20”

Gray Maynard talks about his fight and split decision main event win over Nate Diaz at Monday’s “UFC Fight Night 20” post-fight press conference in Fairfax, Va. Gray calls Nate’s style “awkward” and discusses how the Stockton resident was able to take him out of his game plan. Gray was very apologetic to his boxing … Read more

“UFC Fight Night 20” live results and play-by-play commentary

FAIRFAX, Va. – “UFC Fight Night 20” takes place at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. tonight and the main card will air live on Spike TV. Headlining the card is a lightweight match between Gray Maynard (8-0, 6-0-1 UFC) and Nate Diaz (11-4, 6-2 UFC). The two first fought each other on season five of The Ultimate Fighter back in 2007.

They squared off in the second semi-final match to see which one would face Manny Gamburyan in the finals. Diaz ended up submitting Maynard via guillotine choke in the second round, and then won in the finals against Gamburyan to become the season five champion and winner of a six-figure contract with the UFC.

If Maynard can win impressively over Diaz tonight, he is right there in the mix for a lightweight title shot with B.J. Penn. Diaz wants to stop Maynard’s winning streak, force the UFC brass to take note, and move himself into the title hunt. ProMMA.info (www.promma.info) will be documenting the fights tonight via live results and round-by-round commentary – won’t you join us? We would love to read your comments.

QUICK RESULTS:

•Nick Catone def. Jesse Forbes by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Rd 3
•Gerald Harris def. John Salter by TKO (Gn’P) Rd 3 (3:24)
•Rafael dos Anjos def. Kyle Bradley by unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,30-27) Rd 3
•Rory MacDonald def. Michael Guymon by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (4:27)
•Thiago Tavares vs. Nik Lentz ruled majority draw (28-28,28-28,29-27) Rd 3
•Rick Story def. Jesse Lennox by majority decision (30-27,30-27,28-29) Rd 3
•Chris Leben def. Jay Silva via unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,30-27) Rd 3
•Amir Sadollah def. Brad Blackburn by unanimous decision (30-27,30-27,30-27) Rd 3
•Aaron Simpson def. Tom Lawlor by split decision (29-28,28-29,29-28) Rd 3
•Evan Dunham def. Efrain Escudero by submission (armbar) Rd 3 (1:59)
•Gray Maynard def. Nate Diaz by split decision (28-29,30-27,29-28) Rd 3

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“UFC Fight Night 20” weigh-in results

FAIRFAX – All fighters successfully made weight for “UFC Fight Night 20” which takes place tonight at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., and airs live on Spike TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET. ProMMA.info (www.promma.info) will be providing live results and round-by-round commentary for tonight’s event. “UFC Fight Night 20” weigh-in results: MAIN CARD •Nate Diaz (155) vs. … Read more

Back from the brink – Mike “Joker” Guymon’s battle with depression

Mike “Joker” Guyman fights Rory MacDonald at “UFC Fight Night 20” on Monday, Jan. 11, at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. The bout will mark the UFC debut of both fighters. It was only a few months ago that Guymon made a suicide attempt after a severe bout with depression. In this new interview … Read more

ProMMA.info “UFC Fight Night 20” staff picks

“UFC Fight Night 20” takes place Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. The event will air live on Spike TV beginning at 9 p.m. ET.

Headlining the card we have Gray “The Bully” Maynard taking on TUF 5 winner Nate Diaz. Diaz needs to keep putting together some wins, and a victory over top ten ranked Maynard would definitely be a nice feather in his cap as well as boosting his stock considerably in the lightweight division.

Diaz will have his hands full against Maynard who is undefeated and is one of the top contenders in line for a shot at B.J. Penn’s lightweight title. Here are our predictions for “UFC Fight Night 20”:

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UFC Fight Night 20 spotlight: Rory MacDonald – ProMMA.info exclusive interview

On Jan. 11, 2010, the UFC will hold “Fight Night 20” at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. Fighting on the card is a young man by the name of Rory MacDonald, who will be making his UFC debut. He is the current King of the Cage Canada lightweight champion, and he will be taking on Mike “Joker” Guymon, who is the King of the Cage U.S. welterweight champion. It will also be Guymon’s UFC debut.

Rory is only 20-years-old, and has been fighting professionally for over four years. At 9-0, Rory is undefeated, and has finished every opponent he has faced. I don’t even know what most 20-year-olds are doing these days, but I know there aren’t many about to make their UFC debut.

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Gray Maynard vs. Nate Diaz headline UFC Fight Night 20 on Jan. 11

PATRIOT CENTER – FAIRFAX, VA – JANUARY 11, 2010

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) comes to Virginia for the first time in its history on Monday, January 11th for another hard-hitting edition of UFC Fight Night Live on Spike TV. In the main event at The Patriot Center, two of the best fighters to emerge from The Ultimate Fighter series, Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz, meet again in a rematch of the season five battle won by Diaz. This time the stakes are even higher as these young guns fight their way toward a 155-pound world title shot.

In the co-feature, T.U.F. season eight winner Efrain Escudero hopes to carry the momentum from his stirring knockout win over Cole Miller into Fairfax, as he engages in another pivotal showdown against fellow lightweight up and comer Evan Dunham.

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First UFC event in Virginia features top lightweight contenders

Gray Maynard will take on Nate Diaz at UFC Fight Night 20 on Jan. 11 at The Patriot Center.

“UFC Fight Night” On Spike TV To Take Place At The Patriot Center In Fairfax, VA On January 11

“UFC Fight Night” on Spike TV heads to the suburbs of Washington D.C. on Monday, January 11, 2010 at 9:00pm ET/PT for the first ever UFC fight in Virginia with a card featuring some of the best up-and-coming lightweight fighters. Emanating from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA on the campus of George Mason University, undefeated UFC lightweight Gray Maynard (9-0, 1 NC) takes on hard-hitting Nate Diaz (11-4) in the main event with Efrain Escudero and Evan Dunham in a duel of undefeated fighters in the co-feature.

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