UFC 92 report card

Zuffa wrapped up their year at the MGM Grand this Saturday night with UFC 92. Quinton Jackson got a monkey off his back, Rashad Evans may very well find himself at the top of many 205 rankings and Frank Mir supplanted his status within the MMA history books.

Expectations were high for “The Ultimate 2008” card, featuring two title fights, one grudge match and an under card featuring some interesting bouts. UFC 92 may not go down as the best in UFC history, however, it certainly did not disappoint.

Overall Grade: B

The televised portion of the card boasted six stoppages via knockout or TKO (seven if you agree with Forrest Griffin’s flailing admission) and one tap out due to strikes. Had there been more active work on the ground this card could have earned a B+/A-. However, for a card to be considered “A” worthy, it needs to show off all facets of MMA.

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UFC 92: THE ULTIMATE 2008 – results & live play by play

Tonight is the night! PRO MMA – http://promma.info will be brings you live round by round updates for UFC 92 starting at 9pm CST/7pm PST.

Mostapha Al Turk VS Cheick Kongo
Rd.1 – Kongo catches a kick and lands a big shot that sends Turk down to the mat. Turk recovers and stands up. Turk looks for a takedown but Kongo resists and is unable to get Kongo down. Turk lands a low blow and Kongo gets a rest. Now Kongo delivers a low blow and Turk gets a break. Kongo lands some shots that rock Turk and puts him down on his back. Kongo swarms on top of Turk and delivers big elbows and hammerfists that open Turk up and force the ref to stop the fight.
Cheick Kongo defeats Mostapha Al Turk by TKO (strikes) at 4:37 of round 1.

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Year one with Ryan Bastianelli: PRO MMA exclusive

On an overcast morning in Concord, California, Ryan Bastianelli paces back and forth trying to warm up in the chilly December weather. He stops for a minute to take a sip from his protein shake while standing out in front of Combat Fitness.

“Relentless” Ryan has honed his craft at the northern California gym, helping him break into the world of professional MMA in 2008.

The 135 pounder hopes the impending new year will present challenging opportunities in his young career. While ’08 marked his first year as a professional, ’09 could be the year in which the Oklahoma native starts to make a name for himself in the Bantamweight division.

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UFC Fight Night 14- Live Results and Play-by-Play

by: Denny “The Mad One” Hodge Jesse Taylor vs. CB Dolloway Rd.1- Jesse shoots in immediately for a takedown but is stuffed by CB. Both fighters clinch against the fence. Good dirty boxing by Jesse, and CB responds with a nice knee. Jesse has a left underhook, but CB uses his right arm and secures … Read more

Fast Eddie’s Minute- Gladiator Challenge Summer Showdown

by:  Fast Eddie The weigh-ins just took place for the next installment of Tedd William’s Gladiator Challenge. All fighters made their contracted weight and everything went off without a hitch. It blew me away when Tedd stated that he has promoted over 200 shows. Gladiator Challenge has produced some of the biggest names in MMA … Read more

C.B. DOLLOWAY HAS TAPPER’S REMORSE AT TUF FINALE

C.B. Dolloway lost to Amir Sadollah last night at The Ultimate Fighter Finale Season 7.  Pretty much the exact same thing happened as the first time they fought on the show, only this time much faster and in the first round.  Amir submits C.B. with an armbar.  C.B. who comes from an amateur wrestling background … Read more

TUF 7 FINALE REAL-TIME RESULTS & PLAY-BY-PLAY June 21, 2008

by:  Jack Bratcher

Matt Riddle vs. Dante Rivera (Riddle=Team Rampage, Rivera=Team Forrest)
Round 1 – Dante comes out swingin and with a leg kick. Clinch against the cage. Knees to Riddle’s head within clinch. Elbow by Riddle.. Knees by both still clinched. Someone’s mouthpiece flew out; looks like Dante’s. Ref lets him put it back in. Restarts action. Two big swinging overhand lefts by Rivera that miss. Clinched against cage again.. Riddle with the plum. Riddle with underhooks. Knee by Dante to the head. Leg kick by Dante twice. Right hand by Riddle. Trip by Riddle gets Dante down and delivers elbows. Riddle backs up and the bell rings.

Round 2 – Takedown by Riddle. Side control but backs out and throws some leg kicks. Rivera on his back…Rivera stands up. Clinched against the cage. Foot stomps by Riddle. Knees by Riddle. Big overhand left by Dante. Misses and Riddle gets a takedown. Full mount by Riddle, Dante reverses it and escapes. Dante is now on top in Riddle’s full gaurd. Elbows by Riddle from the bottom. Riddle looks good from the bottom looking for a triangle. Holy shit. Elbows by Riddle into Dante’s ribs, still in the triangle. Dante finally gets out as bell rings. Fucking aye that was great. Dante is the jiu-jitsu specialist so that was extra sweet for Riddle.

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Interview with Amir Sadollah and C.B. Dolloway

Here’s the two finalists for this season’s The Ultimate Fighter. The Finale airs LIVE tonight on Spike TV. [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.609270&w=425&h=350&fv=] more about “Interview with Amir Sadollah and C.B….“, posted with vodpod Please like & share:

TUF THOUGHTS: Semifinals – June 18, 2007

by:  Jack Bratcher C.B. Dolloway vs. Amir Sadollah to start off the show.  Amir gave C.B. one helluva fight and basically owned him standing but C.B. would get that shot on him and take him down and lay on some good old fashioned lay and pray and some ground and pound but more of the … Read more

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER – LIVE FINALE – THIS SATURDAY JUNE 21

by: Jack Bratcher Don’t you just love FREE LIVE MMA events?  It’s the best isn’t it and we’re starting to get it more and more lately and it’s only going to increase.  This coming Saturday night, live on Spike TV at 8pm CST / 9pm ET we get to see The Ultimate Fighter Finale.  The … Read more