MMA Fightin' Words: Recap of UFC Fight Night 25, Review of UFC 135: Jones vs Rampage, Breakdown of UFC on Versus 6, UFC 136, Videos, Upcoming Shows, and More
By Kevin Wallace
Sep 28, 2011 - 9:36 AM
Recap of UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou
Two weeks ago the UFC held a fight night from New Orleans and although the show may not have been the most entertaining card the UFC has put on this year, for a free show, it wasn't all that bad.
With a big upset in the main event, this show definitely produced some interesting results and maybe even some new stars.
Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger (25-5)defeated Jake Shields (26-6-1) by tko at 0:53 of the first round.
Ellenberger has been saying since this fight was booked that he would be able to knockout Shields and he did just that, in quick fashion.
Story of the fight here was Shields trying to get Ellenberger down but while attempting that he was met with a knee to the chin that dropped him and Ellenberger pounced on top and hammered Shields with punches to the head until the referee stopped the fight as Shields wasn't defending himself.
The win puts Ellenberger near the top of the welterweight division and if he can win one or two morefights against the likes of Jon Fitch or BJ Penn then he may find himself challenging GSPin 2012.
Ellenberger is now 4-1 in the UFC with his only loss coming to Carlos Condit by split decision, a fight that should have probably been awarded to Ellenberger.
Shields should be given a lot of credit for even sticking with this fight after his manager/father Jack Shields died just a few weeks ago.
Post fight, Shields protested the stoppage a little and may have to consider a permanent move to the middleweight division or even taking some time off to clear his head a little bitas he is a top level fighter and it shouldn't take much time until he gets back to the top of whatever divisionhe chooses.
Ellenberger was given an additional $55 000 for knockout of the night following the fight.
Alan "The Talent" Belcher (17-6) defeated Jason "The Athlete" MacDonald (25-15)by tko at 3:48 of the first round.
Pretty one sided fight for Belcher here as was expected.
Belcher's hands were far too superior to MacDonald's and it wasn't long until MacDonald realized it.
Belcher landed some punches on the ground to the head of MacDonald until the referee stepped in to stop the beating.
MacDonald looks to be winding down his career in 2011 and it remains to be seen whether he is given one more shot in the UFC or not.
Belcher looked good in his first fight back in some 19 months but MacDonald isn't exactly a world beaterand it remains to be seen what Belcher can do in the divisions top echelon.
Belcher should see himself against a top ten middleweight in his next fight as their are a lot of fun fights on the horizon for him such as strikers like Cung Le, Mark Munoz, Vitor Belfort, Chris Leben and Vitor Belfort.
Erik "New Breed" Koch (13-1) defeated Jonathan Brookins (12-4)by unanimous decision.
Close fight with a lot more inactivity than I thought there would be.
Koch was able to get more offense off in this fight while Brookins pressed Koch up against the cage where he went for a takedown for the better part of ten minutes without any success.
This fight was a good education on how judges tend to rule fights with Brookins doing little more then controlling his opponent for the majority of the fight but Koch landing the better kicks and punches in the exchangesto cause more damage.
The crowd booed the decision which I disagreed with as well but in a fight with such little action as there was, it really could have gone either way.
Court "Crusher" McGee (14-1) defeated Dong Yi "The Hammer" Yang (10-2)by unanimous decision.
Not the most entertaining fight here with limited action from both men.
Court was able to keep Yang at a distance and out of any trouble that could be caused by the dangerous hands of Yang until the third round where he was dropped and rocked with some punches and forced to recover quickly.
Court has a decent amount of charisma and has now won three in a row but it remains to be seen how competitive he can be with higher caliber opponents.
A fight with an Alan Belcher or the Tim Boetsch/Nick Ring winner makes sense for his next fight while Yang may find himself fighting outside of the UFC in his next fight.
Seth Baczynski (14-6)submitted Clay Harvison (7-2)to a rear naked choke at 3:48 of the 2nd round
Robert Peralta(15-3) defeated Mike Lullo (8-4)by unanimous decision
Vagner Rocha (7-2) submitted "AK Kid" Cody Mckenzie (12-2)to a rear naked choke at 3:49 of the second round
Review of UFC 135: Jones vs Jackson
Last week the UFC visited Denver, Colorado for a world title fight featuring one of their brightest young stars facing his stiffest challenge to date.
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship- Jon "Bones" Jones (14-1) defeated Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (32-9) by tapout to a rear naked choke at 1:14 of the fourth round- This fight right here showed that Jones is not all hype and may even be the best fighter in the world right now.
At just 23 years old, Jones was able to win the UFC light heavyweight championship earlier this year over Shogun and follow that up with a successful title defense on Saturday.
Rampage showed up for this fight having only needed to cut six pounds, instead of the usual 20 plus and actually held his own against Jones until the leg kicks and takedowns took over and he gave up his back to Jones, allowing a rear naked choke for the youngster.
At this point, I don't think there's anyone out there that can walk through or beat Jones but the win sets up a fight with his frenemy Rashad Evans, someone who should present an interesting challenge for Jones with Rashad's speed and wrestling.
After the fight, Rampage and Jones joked around with one another at the press conference and seemed to put their beef behind them.
Jones is slowly becoming a heel with many fans questioning his attitude, cockiness and questionable choices (doing an interview with a British accent in a terribly awkward interview).
Regardless of people's opinion on him, Jones is the best in the world right now and a stoppage over someone like Rampage is something that deserves a lot of credit.
Both men took home an extra $75 000 for fight of the night as well as the million(s) they made for the fight.
Josh Koscheck (16-5)defeatedMatt Hughes (45-9) by knockout at 4:59 of the first round-
The story of the fight here was Hughes utilizing his jab to the previously injured eye of Koscheck's and swelling it up in the process, only to have a good performance tarnished when he was rocked with some vicious punches from Kos that sent the referee in to stop this one with only one second to go in the round.
Koscheck was respectful following the victory and thanked Hughes for taking the fight.
Hughes didn't retire after the fight like many had anticipated but I believe that the old Matt Hughes is gone and we're left with a busted chin Hughes.
Expect Koscheck to find a way on the UFC 139 card since it takes place from San Jose, his hometown.
Koscheck took home an additional $75 000 for knockout of the night.
Mark Hunt (7-7) defeated Ben Rothwell (31-8) by unanimous decision- I assumed that Rothwell's wrestling would be enough to get Hunt down but unfortunately I was wrong as Hunt's improved takedown defense say Rothwell waste a lot of energy trying to get down Hunt.
As time went on, Hunt gained more confidence on the feet knowing that he didn't need to protect the takedowns as Rothwell wasn't able to do anything. Rothwell should be given a lot of credit due to the fact that he was gassed and still took a beating, choosing to continue to fight instead of looking for a way out.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Rothwell released for the fight but Dana may give him another chance depending on the mood he's in this morning when he wakes up.
Hunt is now 2-1 in the UFC with two wins in a row and a match with the winner of Struve/Barry or Kongo/Mitrione makes sense at this point in time.
Travis Browne (12-0-1) defeated Rob Broughton (15-6-1) by unanimous decision-
Pretty boring fight here with both men gassing out fairly quickly.
Browne out-classed Broughton everywhere this fight went but didn't have the gas tank to end him although he came close on a couple occasions.
Not the type of star making performance from Browne that I was hoping for but it still keeps him in with the elite UFC heavyweight's having now gone 2-0-1 in the UFC thus far.
Nate Diaz (14-7) defeated Takanori "The Dragonball Kid" Gomi (32-8) by submission to an arm bar at 4:27 of the first round- Diaz showed that he's a better fighter at 155 than 170 in this one, destroying Gomi and never giving him an opportunity to get anything off.
Diaz was able to come close to finishing Gomi with a triangle choke but when he switched to an arm bar all hope for Gomi was lost and Diaz got a much needed victory.
155 pounds is the best bet for Diaz who has faced an beaten good competition in the division with wins over Melvin Guillard and Junior Assuncao.
I expect Gomi to be given one more opportunity considering the UFC's return to Japan early next year but dropping his contract entirely wouldn't surprise me either since he's now 1-3 in his most recent UFC stint.
Diaz took home an additional $75 000 for submission of the night.
Tony "Cucuy" Ferguson (12-2) defeated Aaron Riley (30-13-1) by tko at 5:00 of the first round-
Ferguson's stand up was too much for Riley who suffered a broken jaw in the fight due to punches and was unable to continue because of it.
It remains to be seen how far Ferguson can get in the lightweight division but as of right now he needs to be tested against a lightweight with good wrestling to show us how he stacks up with opponents who have a different game plan and set of skills than he.
Tim "The Barbarian" Boetsch (14-4) defeated Nick "The Promise" Ring (12-1)by unanimous decision-
Ring looked good in the first round but it didn't take Boetsch very long to find his groove and use his size to get the takedown.
Although neither man is ever going to be an elite level fighter, Boetsch should see himself competing with a top ten fighter in his next fight.
James Te Huna (13-5) defeated Ricardo Romero (11-3)by knockout at 0:47 of the first round
Junior Assuncao(13-4)defeatedEddie "The Philipino Phenom" Yagin (15-5)by unanimous decision
Takeya Mizugaki (15-6-2) defeatedCole "Apache Kid" Escovedo(17-8)by tko at 4:30 of the second round
Breakdown of UFC On Versus 6
This Saturday not only marks my 27th birthday, but Dana White has decided to give us all a Bantamweight title fight free of charge with my favorite fighter, Dominick Cruz defending his title against top ranked opponent Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson
UFC Bantamweight Championship- Dominick Cruz (17-1) vs Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson (9-1)-Cruz is coming off a successful title defense against Urijah Faber in his last fight and hoping to continue to ride the wave that is "winning" when he faces Johnson.
Johnson is a top level wrestler and although Faber has been called just that, the reality is that Faber also has some pretty good hands which sees him quite often, stay fighting on the feet instead of being relentless with takedowns, choosing to stand and trade with Cruz instead of mixing in takedowns.
Johnson is a pretty small 145 pounder and should have quite a bit of a disadvantage with the reach, not to mention a significant striking handicap.
Johnson will come into this fight knowing that he's going to have to chase after an active Cruz and get him down as often as possible.
Stylistically, this fights going the distance as neither man is known for being much of a finisher.
Cruz should be able to keep this fight on the feet but if he is taken down, he's shown to be damn good at returning to his feet without sustaining any damage.
I guess it wouldn't be a "fluke" is Johnson wins and I do feel that he has a good style to perhaps test or defeat Cruz but Cruz should win this one and usher in a happy 27th birthday to me!
Prediction: Cruz by decision
Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman (13-2) vs Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (9-3)- Johnson's a very explosive and fan friendly fighter who's never been all that great against wrestlers which is exactly what Brenneman is.
Both men are coming off of big victories in their last fights which saw Johnson best Dan Hardy and Brenneman out wrestle Rick Story in a fight that he took on less than 36 hours notice.
Johnson is a HUGE welterweight, often approaching 200pounds by the time he fights while Brenneman has an unassuming look to him where one would doubt him being a fighter if one met him outside of the octagon.
On the feet, Johnson holds a distinct advantage aswell as a reach difference while Brenneman has all the tools in his arsenal to get Johnson down.
Johnson has the ability to end this fight with one punch but if he can't get that one punch off then Brenneman will pummel him on the mat for 15 minutes straight.
As good as Johnson's wrestling looked against Hardy, Hardy's never had much takedown defense and Johnson appeared to be a terrific wrestler against Hardy because of it.
Brenneman should be too much for Johnson here.
Prediction: Brenneman by decision
"Handsome" Matt Wiman (13-5) vs Mac Danzig (20-8-1)- This is a rematch from a fight in 2010 that saw the referee stop the fight early after believing Danzig was choked out to a guillotine choke even though he wasn't.
Wiman has been on atare in the UFC in the last couple of years while Danzig is coming off the biggest win of his career, a quick knockout of Joe Stevenson in December of 2010.
Although fresh off a knockout, Danzig doesn't exactly have knockout power and Wiman's chin's been tested and succeeded in taking punches.
Wiman should be a much bigger fighter and his wrestling should be too much for Danzig to handlein this one and Iexpect the typical Wiman fight with him winning due to staying on top of his opponents for 15 minutes.
As much as this game plan usually makes for a boring fight, Wiman is always entertaining.
Prediction: Wiman by decision
Pat Barry (6-3) vs Stefan "Skyscraper" Struve (21-5)- To quote Christian, this fight totally reeks of awesomeness!
With the tallest heavyweight taking on the shortest, this contest should be quite the visual.
Barry is a lethal kick boxer with a limited ground game who is coming off a knockout loss to Cheick Kongo in his last outing while Struve has a terrific set of tools on the ground but tends to be unable to utilize his reach at times.
Struve should be able to use his reach advantage and pick Barry apart using kicks and a jab, however, Barry is okay with getting in close on his opponents and battering them when in range, in other words, Barry's a tough dude whose willing to take punches to give some back.If Struve can get this fight to the mat then he should be able to finish Barry with his superior top control but if he fucks around and hopes to knockout Barry, I can see Barry ending Struve's night and shattering that glass jaw of Struve's.
I think Struve gets Barry to the ground by using his size against the cage and walks away with the submission victory.
Prediction: Struve by submission
Paul Sass (11-0) vs Michael "The Menace" Johnson (9-5)- Prediction: Sass by submission
Mike "The Hulk" Easton (10-1) vs Jeff "Hellbound" Hougland (10-4)- Prediction: Easton by decision
Yves "Thugjitsu Master" Edwards (40-17-1) vs Rafaello "Tractor" Oliveira (14-4)- Prediction: Edwards by decision
Shane Roller (10-4) vs T.J. Grant (16-5)-Prediction: Roller by decision
Josh "The Dentist" Neer (31-10-1) vs Keith "The Polish Connection" Wisniewski (28-12-1)- Prediction: Neer by submission
Joseph Sandoval (6-0) vs Walel "The Gazel" Watson (8-2)- Prediction: Sandoval by tko
Breakdown of UFC 136: Edgar vs Maynard 3
On October 8th the UFC returns to Houston, Texas for what could possibly be the biggest UFC card of the year with intriguing fights filling up the show, two title fights and the return of Chael Sonnen.
Lets take a look at the card.
UFC Lightweight Title Fight- Frank "The Answer" Edgar (13-1-1) vs Gray "The Bully" Maynard (10-0-1)-
This is third fight in the Maynard/Edgar trilogy and a rematch from a match of the year candidate in January which saw Edgar on the brink of being defeated on numerous occasions only for Edgar to gather his senses and win the last few rounds, ultimately ending the fight in a draw and keeping the UFC lightweight championshipheld up in the process.
Maynard is a terrific takedown artist with an uncanny ability to stay on top when on the mat and has been given the moniker and wrap as a boring fighter due to this.
What was unique about the second time these two fought is that Maynard rocked Edgar with combinations of punches that sent Edgar staggering all across the cage repeatedly.
In the first fight Maynard took Edgar down and held him there for 15 minutes where as the last fight he was trigger happy and looking for a big knockout, neglecting to use the skills that brough him "to the dance".Edgar has shown improved takedown defense since their first fight and the fast pace he pushes is difficult to stop but I think Maynard sticks only to takedowns and controlling on top for 25 minutes to win the title and have the crowd booing him for it.
Edgar has all the tools to win this one but I don't feel Maynard will fade the way he did last time.
As much as the last time they fought, it was one of the best fights of the year, I don't see this one materializing the same way.
Prediction: Maynard by decision
UFC Featherweight Title Fight- Jose Aldo (19-1) vs Kenny "Ken Flo" Florian (14-5)-
To date, this should be the toughest challenge for Jose Aldo in his career.
The defending champion came into the UFC with a lot of hype and successfully defended his featherweight championship at UFC 129 against Mark Hominick bringing his UFC record to 1-0.
Fighting out of team Blackhouse with current and former champions such as Anderson Silva, and the Nog's, Aldo is an elite level striker with credentialed ground skills that are still some what untested.
Aldo has defeated all of the top names he's ever faced such as Urijah Faber, Mike Brown and Hominick but Kenny Florian is a well established star and should give Aldo a tough challenge.
Florian defeated Diego Nunes in his first fight at 145lbs and that's how he earned the title shot however it's my belief that with these new weight divisions, the UFC needs some established names to compete in them which brings in Ken Flo.
Florian has a lengthy reach which should help him against someone with the striking skills of Aldo as he can utilize the advantage to keep Aldo at a distance.
Florian has some slick Jui Jitsu skills and although Aldo has a lot of people talking about his ground game, he still hasn't shown it except for maybe a terrible display in the 5th round against Hominick.
Aldo tends to have problems continuing to push the pace in fights and has faded in the later rounds in recent fights with Urijah Faber and Hominick, then again, with a weight cut such as the one Kenny is having to make here, he may also find it difficult to replicate the cardio that did him wonders at lightweight.
This is actually a real difficult fight to call and I'm probably going to be wrong but I think Ken Flo fights a smart fight and tests Aldo's ground game for five rounds, taking the fight but perhaps losing a couple rounds in the process plus with Aldo needing shoulder surgery but opting out in exchange for naturally healing it I don't know how strong it is and with the power he throws, the snap from his shoulders may not be as powerful as it once was.
This should be a real fun fight!
Prediction: Florian by decision
Chael Sonnen (25-11-1) vs "All American" Brian Stann (11-3)-
This is Chael's first fight back since almost defeating Anderson Silva last year.
One to never shy away from controversy, Chael has continued to campaign for a rematch even as his names been dragged through mud due to a positive test for testosterone replacement and accusations of fraud in a real estate case from years ago.
Chael may be the best wrestler in MMA with relentless takedowns and top control who isn't all that bad on his feet either.
Chael should be looking to grind out Stann for 15 minutes here and earn that rematch he's been waiting for.
Brian Stann has looked great at middleweight since dropping down from light heavyweight and has vicious power in his hands and decent takedown defense.
Stann is no submission expert which has been Chael's downfall in the past but he does present a good challenge to Chael since he's going to try and push the pace and refrain from letting Chael make the first move.
Stann can indeed win this fight but Chael's always had a pretty good chin and should be able to get out of the fight without Stann ever getting the chance to test it.
As great as Anderson Silva is, he's still not much of a draw and for the sake of the UFC a rematch with Chael permitting Chael wins this one, would be a HUGE main event and one of the biggest fights of 2012.
Let's hope it eventually happens.
Prediction: Sonnen by decision
Dave "Pee Wee" Herman (21-2) vs Mike Russow (14-1)- It's no secret that both men will be looking to end this fight fast on their feet and as heavyweights, I think we all enjoy 220lbs plus guys swinging for the fences.
Russow is 2-0 in the UFC, defeating both Todd Duffee and Jon Madsen, two opponents who are nothing to sneeze at.
Russow has good power in his hands, an iron chin and a well rounded ground game while his opponent is a finisher who favors standing and finishing his opponent instead of taking the fight to the mat.
Herman has been very vocal about Jui Jitsu and how someone like himself doesn't need to learn the art which leads me to believe he's going to be looking to knockout Russow.
Russow is a durable opponent who should out weigh Russow by ten to twenty pounds and should be able to keep Herman against the fence and do some damage in the clinch.
This fight is a real tough one too call but I see Herman starting strong and pushing the pace but fading in later rounds from having exerted himself too much.
I see this going the same as Homer Simpson's boxing career with Russow taking a beating but doing enough to out point Herman and take a decision.
Prediction: Russow by decision
Melvin "The Young Assassin" Guillard (29-8-2) vs Joe "J-Lau" Lauzon (20-6)- Guillard has been on a roll as of late entering 2011 with an upset victory of Evan Dunham then followed it up with a knockout victory over Shane Roller.
Guillard has vicious power in his fists and aggressive style that plays well into Lauzon's fight strategy and should make for an entertaining fight.
Lauzon is hit or miss in the UFC and seems to always get a low caliber opponent to make him look good following his losses and he just defeated Curt Warburton in impressive fashion so now enter Guillard, the higher ranked competition.
Lauzon has some slick submission but his takedown's lack the explosiveness needed to get Guillard down and it's not easy to sub someone standing.
Guillards improved takedown defense should be enough to keep this standing one standing until Guillard finds his range and finishes Lauzon with punches.
This could easily be a contender for fight of the night.
Prediction: Guillard by tko
Anthony "Showtime" Pettis (13-2) vs Jeremy "Lil Heathen" Stephens (20-6)- If you're not familiar with either man then I have to ask, what the hell is wrong with you?
Stephens and Pettis are arguably two of the most entertaining UFC lightweights and neither should be looking to play this one safe and win on points.
Pettis is better known for his kick off the cage in December's WEC finale as well as his triangle chokes while Stephens owns some brutal knockouts over the likes of Rafael Dos Anjos and Marcus Davis.
Id probably lean towards Stephens if the fight gets to the ground but Pettis is really good off his back and no slouch on the mat.
If this fight remains standing, I think Pettis mixes it up well enough with kicks and punching combinations to keep Stephens guessing and takes Stephens apart on the feet.
Stephens has the power to end this one with his fists and has had a tendency to get off to a slow start and finish strong but I dont think thats the best strategy to beat Pettis who starts AND finishes strong.
This fights a bit of a toss up and should also be a contender for fight of the night or even year.
Prediction: Pettis by decision
Demian Maia (14-3) vs Jorge Santiago (23-9)- Both of these guys are established Jui Jitsu practitioners with evolving stand-up and questionable chins and this fight should most likely be contested on the mat.
Santiago is coming off a loss to Brian Stann in his first fight back with the UFC while Maia is coming off a loss to Mark Munoz. Maia has been training his stand up by Wanderlei Silva since being knocked out by Nate Marquardt in 2009.
Maia doesn't have any knockout power in his fists however Santiago has perhaps the weakest chin in the history of MMA and I could totally see Maia rocking him with a show and taking advantage of the situation by applying a submission while Santiago is trying to regain his senses.
This should be a fun fight while it lasts but Maia should be able to walk away victorious.
Prediction:Maia by submission
Joey "Mexicutioner" Beltran (13-5) vs Stipe Miocic (6-0)- Prediction: Beltran by decision
Nam Phan (16-8) vs Leonard "Bad Boy" Garcia (15-7-1)- Prediction: Pham by decision
Aaron "A- Train" Simpson (10-2) vs Nick Catone (9-2)- Prediction: Simpson by decision
Steve "The Robot" Cantwell (7-4) vs Mike Massenzio (12-5)- Prediction: Massenzio by decision
Tie Quan "The Mongolian Wolf" Zhang (13-1) vs Darren Elkins (12-2)- Prediction: Zhang by decision
UFC 137 from Las Vegas, Nevada- October 29th, 2011
UFC Welterweight ChampionshipFight- Georges"GSP" St. Pierre (22-2) vs "The Natural Born Killer" Carlos Condit (27-5)
"The Prodigy" BJ Penn (16-7-2) vs Nick Diaz (25-7)
Roy "Big Country" Nelson (15-6) vs Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic(27-9-2)
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone(16-3) vs Dennis Siver (18-7)
Cheick Kongo (15-6-2) vs Matt Mitrione (4-0)
Hatsu Hioki (24-4-2) vs George Roop (12-7-1)
Scott Jorgensen (12-4) vs Jeff "Big Frog" Curran (33-13-1)
Tyson Griffin (14-5) vs Bart Palaszewski (35-14)
Brandon "The Truth" Vera (11-5) vs Eliot "The Fire" Marshall (10-3)
"Crazy" Tim Credeur (12-4) vs Brad Tavares (7-1)
Daniel "Danny Boy" Downes (8-2) vs Ramsey Nijem (4-2)
Francis "Limitless" Carmont (16-7) vs Chris Camozzi (15-4)
UFC 138 from Birmingham, England- November 5th, 2011
"The Crippler" Chris Leben (26-7) vs "The Phillippine Wrecking Machine" Mark Munoz (11-2)
Thiago "Pitbull" Alves (18-8) vs Papy "Makambo" Abedi (8-0)
Terry Etim (14-3) vs Edward "Falo" Faaloto (2-2)
Anthony Njokuani (13-5) vs "Relentless" Paul Taylor (11-6-1)
Brad "One Punch" Pickett (20-5) vs. Renan Barao (26-1)
Mark Scanlon (7-2) vs James Head (7-2)
Michihiro Omigawa (12-10-1) vs Jason "Shotgun" Young (8-4)
John Hathaway (15-1) vs Matt "The Immortal" Brown (12-10)
Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso (11-3) vs Vaughan Lee (11-6-1)
Phillip De Fries (7-0) vs Oli Thompson (9-2)
Che Mills (13-4) vs Chris "C-Murder" Cope (5-1)
Cyrille "Snake" Diabate (17-7-1) vs Anthony "Hippo" Perosh (11-6)
John Macguire (16-3) vs James Head (7-2)
UFC Fox Fight Night 1- November 12th, 2011
UFC Heavyweight Championship- Cain Velasquez (9-0) vs Junior Dos Santos (13-1)
Ben Henderson (14-2) vs Clay "The Carpenter" Guida (29-11)
Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto (18-4) vs Darren "BC" Uyenoyama (6-3)
Ricardo Lamas (10-2) vs Cub Swanson (15-4)
Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier (10-1) vs Pablo "Scarecrow" Garza (11-1)
UFC 139 from San Jose, California- November 19th, 2011
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (20-5) vs Dan Henderson (28-8)
"The California Kid" Urijah Faber (25-4) vs Brian Bowles (10-1)
Cung Le (7-1) vs Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva (31-11-1)
Chris Weidman (6-0) vs "Filthy" Tom Lawlor (7-3)
Rafael Dos Anjos (15-5) vs Gleison Tibau (23-7)
Martin "The Hitman" Kampmann (17-5) vs Rick "The Horror" Story (13-4)
Ryan "Darth" Bader (12-2) vs Jason "The Hitman" Brilz (18-4-1)
Kyle Kingsbury (11-2) vs "American Psycho" Stephan Bonnar (13-7)
Miguel Torres (39-4) vs Nick Pace (6-2)
TUF 14 Finale from Las Vegas, Nevada- December 3rd, 2011
Jason "Mayhem" Miller (24-7) vs Michael "The Count" Bisping (21-3)
UFC 140 from Toronto, Ontario, Canada- December 10th, 2011
Frank Mir (15-5) vs Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogeira (33-6-1)
"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz (16-9-1) vs Antonio Rogerio "Minotoro" Nogueira (19-5)
Rory "Ares" MacDonald (12-1) vs Brian "Bad Boy" Ebersole (48-14-1)
Mark "The Machine" Hominick (20-9) vs "The Korean Zombie" Chang Sung Jung (11-3)
John "The Bull" Makdessi (9-0) vs Dennis "Superman" Hallman (50-14-2)
Nik "The Carnie" Lentz (21-3-2) vs Mark Bocek (9-4)
"The Polish Experiment" Krzysztof Soszynski (26-11-1) vs Igor Pokrajac (23-8)
Mitch Clarke (9-0) vs John Cholish (7-1)
Claude "The Prince" Patrick (14-1) vs Rich "The Raging Bull" Attonito (10-4)
Strikeforce: Melendez vs Masvidal- December 17th, 2011
Strikeforce Lightweight Championship- Gilbert Melendez (19-2) vs Jorge Masvidal (22-6)
Ovince St. Preulx (11-4) vs Gegard Mousassi (31-3-2)
UFC 141 from Las Vegas, Nevada- December 30th, 2011
Brock Lesnar (5-2) vs "The Demolition Man" Alistair Overeem (35-11)
Jon Fitch (23-3-1) vs Johnny Hendricks (11-1)
Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson (12-1) vs "The Janitor" Vladimir Matyushenko (26-5)
That's it for this week but come back in two weeks for a review of UFC on Versus 6 and UFC 136: Edgar vs Maynard 3 plusbreakdown's on UFC 137: St. Pierre vs Condit and UFC 138: Munoz vs Leben.
Take care everyone!