UFC FIGHT NIGHT 17 – summary & results

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 17 took place in Tampa, Florida tonight, Saturday, February 7, 2009.

After last weekend produced a card with not one submission, tonight there were a hand full of beautiful technical chokes and a great armbar by Joe Lauzon in the main event. Lauzon fought a very tough Jeremy Stephens. Stephens was looking to take off Joe’s head but had to settle for just a little blood. Lauzon plays it smart, gets Stephens to the ground and uses his grappling prowess to get the win. Great job Joe!

Here are the results of the entire card and a summary of the televised fights.

UFC Fight Night 17 results:
Matt Riddle def. Steve Bruno by unanimous decision in rd 3
Nick Catone def. Derek Downey by submission (keylock) in rd 2
Gleison Tibau def. Rich Clementi by submission (guillotine) in rd 1
Matt Veach def. Matt Grice by TKO (strikes) in rd 1
Dan Miller def. Jake Rosholt by submission (guillotine) in rd 1
Kurt Pellegrino def. Rob Emerson by submission (RNC) in rd 2
Anthony Johnson def. Luigi Fioravanti by TKO in rd 1
Josh Neer def. Mac Danzig by submission (triangle choke) in rd 2
Cain Velasquez def. Denis Stojnic by TKO (strikes) in rd 2
Joe Lauzon def. Jeremy Stephens by submission (armbar) in rd 2

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Fighters make weight for UFC Fight Night 17

All fighters for UFC FIGHT NIGHT 17 made weight today although Josh Neer and Rich Clementi both weighed in at 156.5 on their first attempt. The main event will feature Jeremy Stephens vs Joe Lauzon. Lauzon was originally slated to fight Hermes Franca, a training partner of Stephens, until he had to pull out due … Read more

Joe Lauzon UFC Fight Night 17 video blog #2

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Joe Lauzon in NAGA superfight with Will Kerr on Feb. 14

Joe Lauzon is a busy guy. Not only is he fighting Jeremy Stephens in the main event at this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 17, but exactly one week later he will be taking on grappling phenom, Will Kerr, in a North American Grappling Association ‘Superfight’.

The 15th annual NAGA New England Grappling Championship will be held at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island on Saturday, February 14th. The tournament is open to all grappling styles and will take place in the Twin River Casino’s 26,000 sq. foot Grand Ballroom with 14 competition rings running at once.

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A big weekend for converted college wrestlers


Chad Mendes
Former collegiate wrestler, Chad Mendes, will fight at Palace Fighting Championship this Friday

It won’t make me sound like an MMA swami if I say that wrestlers have been a part of MMA since the beginning. In the old days Dan Severn was suplexing people on their head and Mark Coleman was out there head butting from the top position. After that came Randy Couture who used his dominating clinch to bring the “‘Phenom”, Vitor Belfort, back down to earth.

There are currently a number of highly touted collegiate wrestlers who have transitioned into an MMA career with the UFC. On this weekend’s Fight Night 17 card, former Arizona State All-American, Cain Velasquez (4-0) will take on Denis Stojnic, while Oklahoma State’s multiple time NCAA champion, Jake Rosholt (5-0) will also see action.

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