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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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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Nate Diaz versus Adam Picolotti – 2009 Gracie Open

PROMMA.INFO shot some guerrilla footage of Nate Diaz and Adam Picolotti’s match at the 2009 Gracie Open. The two young Brown belts made the Kezar Pavilion crowd rise to their feet and you can see why! Please like & share:

PROMMA.INFO Exclusive Interview – Ralph Gracie

“Fast Eddie” Constantine spent a few moments with one of the most well known members of the legendary Gracie family and his first instructor; Ralph Gracie.  Ralph shared his thoughts on the Diaz brothers, loyalty among students and his challenge of Roy Jones Jr. Please like & share:

2009 Gracie Open photo slideshow – featuring Nate and Nick Diaz

PROMMA.INFO was at the 2009 Gracie Open on Oct. 10 at the Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco, Calif. and snapped these photos for you to enjoy. The Diaz brothers, Nick and Nate were there doing their thing. Nate brought home a submission victory over Adam Piccolotti in the Brown Belt division. To view all the … Read more

PROMMA.INFO exclusive interview – Nick Diaz

Nick Diaz stopped by to talk to PROMMA.INFO’s “Fast Eddie” Constantine about his super fight with Lucas Leite at the 2009 Gracie Open. Diaz also touched on Jay Hieron, his next MMA bout, the new Stockton gym, cross training and possibly competing in more grappling tournaments in 2010. Please like & share:

PROMMA.INFO Exclusive Interview – Nathan Diaz

PROMMA.INFO’s “Fast Eddie” Constantine caught up with UFC Lightweight Nate Diaz at the 2009 Gracie Open in San Francisco, Calif., at the Kezar Pavilion this past Saturday. Diaz talked about his victory over Adam Piccolotti in the Brown Belt division, Melvin Guillard, his brother’s super fight, and training between fights. The Diaz boys are never … Read more

“UFC Fight Night 19” play-by-play commentary & results

“UFC Fight Night 19” goes down at the Cox Convention Center tonight in Oklahoma City, Okla. and airs live on Spike TV beginning at 7 p.m. CT. Headlining the card is a lightweight match-up between Nate Diaz and Melvin Guillard. Also on the televised main card will be Gray Maynard vs. Roger Huerta, Carlos Condit vs. Jake Ellenberger, and Nate Quarry vs. Tim Credeur. PROMMA.INFO will be right here bringing you live play-by-play commentary on the whole thing.

Quick Results:

  • (LW) Nate Diaz def. Melvin Guillard by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 2 (2:13)
  • (LW) Gray Maynard def. Roger Huerta by unanimous decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
  • (WW) Carlos Condit def. Jake Ellenberger by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
  • (MW) Nate Quarry def. Tim Credeur by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)
  • (LHW) Brian Stann def. Steve Cantwell by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • (WW) Mike Pyle def. Chris Wilson by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 3 (2:15)
  • (MW) CB Dollaway def. Jay Silva by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • (LW) Sam Stout vs. Phillipe Nover – fight did not take place (Nover reportedly had a seizure)
  • (LW) Jeremy Stephens def. Justin Buchholz by TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (3:32)
  • (WW)  Mike Pierce def. Brock Larson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • (MW) Ryan Jensen def. Steve Steinbeiss by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1

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