ProMMA.info’s UFC 106 staff picks

UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2 takes place this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Headlining the card is a rematch between Forrest Griffin, and the person who gave him his first UFC defeat back at UFC 59 in April 2006, Tito Ortiz.

This will be Ortiz’s first fight after major back surgery, and after signing a new contract with the UFC. Both Ortiz and Griffin are coming into the bout on two losses. Both fighters need to make a statement.

We do realize Karo Parisyan has pulled out of his fight with Dustin Hazelett. UFC President Dana White said Karo had a “laundry list of excuses” as to why he “can not” fight. I wanted to go ahead and include our picks for the Parisyan vs. Hazelett fight, just to give you our opinions on why we think Parisyan would have lost anyway. White has stated Parisyan will never fight in the UFC again. So long Karo… and yes we do know who you are.

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Little Nog vs. Luiz Cane to round off UFC 106 main card

The Nogueira brothers are among MMA's most successful siblings.

The “UFC 106: Ortiz vs. Griffin 2” main card is now a bit more interesting with the addition of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Luiz Cane. This light heavyweight match up adds some much needed depth to the pay-per-view portion of UFC 106, which airs live from Las Vegas on Nov. 21. The UFC has officially announced the long-rumored fight between the two Brazilians.

Antonio Rogerio “Minotoro” Nogueira, or Little Nog as he is known by die-hard MMA fans, is the twin brother of former UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira.

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UFC 97: Redemption – results & play by play

PRO MMA (promma.info) will be providing live round by round action of “UFC 97: Redemption” tonight starting at 9:00 PM CST/6:00 PM PST. 

UFC 97: Redemption

Main Card:
Anderson Silva def. Thales Leites by unanimous decision
Mauricio Rua def. Chuck Liddell by KO
Cheick Kongo def. Antoni Hardonk by TKO
Luis Arthur Cane def. Steve Cantwell by unanimous decision
Krzysztof Soszynski def. Brian Stann by submission (kimura)
Preliminary Card:
Eliot Marshall def. Vinny Magalhaes by unanimous decision
Denis Kang def. Xavier Foupa-Pokam by unanimous decision
Nate Quarry def. Jason MacDonald by TKO
Ed Herman def. David Loiseau by unanimous decision
Mark Bocek def. David Bielkheden by submission (RNC)
T.J. Grant def. Ryo Chonan by split decision
Sam Stout def. Matt Wiman by unanimous decision

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Luis Cane calls James Irvin a “no-heart coward”

Luis Arthur Cane had a disappointing debut in the UFC last December. The Brazilian light heavyweight suffered his first defeat when he was disqualified for kneeing James Irvin to the head while Irvin was on the ground. At UFC 85: Bedlam, Cane came back very strong with a knockout win over Jason Lambert. However, Luis … Read more