Paulo Thiago welcomes Joe Riggs back at ‘Bigfoot vs. Arlovski’

A knee from Diego Sanchez knocked Joe Riggs out at UFC Fight Night “Sanchez vs. Riggs” in 2006 and also knocked him out of a roster spot. Fast forward 21 appearances elsewhere and Riggs returns to the Octagon. He replaces Mike Rhodes at UFC Fight Night 51 and will meet Paula Thiago. Riggs went 15-6 … Read more

Two legends collide at UFC 109 as Couture takes on Coleman

Live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center – Tickets on Sale Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. PT

Las Vegas, NV (USA) – In 1998, two of the United States’ greatest amateur wrestlers – Randy “The Natural” Couture and Mark “The Hammer” Coleman – were scheduled to meet in a relatively new proving ground called the Ultimate Fighting Championship. That mixed martial arts bout at UFC 17 never happened due to injury, but on Saturday, February 6th, nearly 12 years and six UFC championships later, Couture and Coleman finally square off at UFC 109: Relentless, presented by Bud Light and live on pay-per-view from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev., for a colossal meeting of Hall of Famers over a decade in the making.

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UFC 95: SANCHEZ vs STEVENSON – results & summary

UFC 95 took place today in London, England. It is airing tonight in the U.S. on SPIKE TV. We here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) will be bringing you the round by round results starting at 8pm CST / 6pm PST. In the UFC 95 main event Diego Sanchez makes his lightweight debut against the very tough and durable Joe “Daddy” Stevenson. Other highly anticipated fights on the card include Nate Marquardt vs Wilson Gouveia, Demian Maia vs Chael Sonnen, Josh Koscheck vs and undefeated UFC newcomer and Junior Dos Santos in his sophomore return to the Octagon.

UFC 95: SANCHEZ vs STEVENSON quick results:

Main Card
(LW) Diego Sanchez def. Joe Stevenson by unanimous decision
(WW) Dan Hardy def. Rory Markham by KO (punches) rd. 1
(MW) Nate Marquardt def. Wilson Gouveia by TKO (strikes) rd. 3
(MW) Demaian Maia def. Chael Sonnen by sub. (triangle choke) rd. 1
(WW) Paulo Thiago def. Josh Koscheck by TKO (uppercut) rd. 1
Preliminary Bouts
(LW) Terry Etim def. Brian Cobb by TKO (head kick) rd. 2
(HW) Junior dos Santos def. Stefan Struve by TKO (punches) rd. 1
(HW) Mike Ciesnolevicz def. Neil Grove by sub. (heel hook) rd. 1
(LW) Evan Dunham def. Per Eklund by TKO (punch) rd. 1
(WW) Paul Kelly def. Troy “Rude Boy” Mandaloniz by unanimous decision

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Just who is Paulo Thiago?

Paulo Thiago at Jungle Fight

Who is Paulo Thiago (10-0)? That’s a question a lot of fans are wondering. Not much is known about Thiago outside of Brazil other than he is getting the opportunity that few others making their UFC debut receive. On February 21st at the O2 arena in London at UFC 95 he will face off against number four ranked welterweight contender Josh Koscheck (12-3).

Koscheck has faced the top of the food chain as far as UFC welterweights go, having wins over Chris Lytle, Dustin Hazelett and Diego Sanchez. He has also taken GSP and Thiago Alves, both of whom are considered by many to be the top two fighters in the division, to decision. Although Koscheck lost both fights, he showed a lot of heart and tenacity proving that even the best in the world could not stop him.

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