UFC 96: Rampage Jackson – Keith Jardine weigh in

Whats up with the Lucky Charms underwear?

Flex Magazine lists the top 10 hardest hitters in the UFC

This is their list:

10 – Houston Alexander
9  - Anthony Johnson
8  - Shane Carwin 
7  - Rashad Evans
6  - Thiago Alves
5  - Brock Lesnar
4  - Chuck Liddell
3  - Quentin “Rampage” Jackson
2  - Wanderlei Silva
1  - Anderson Silva

I can’t argue with Anderson Silva at #1, but I’m a little surprised that Brock Lesnar and Rampage Jackson aren’t sitting right there at #2 and #3 because both of those guys hit like they have 50 pounds of cement in each hand.

Thoughts on the list?

UFC 96: Quentin "Rampage" Jackson -vs- Keith Jardine preview

Jardine has had a few high profile wins in his career, but I fully expect Rampage to dismante Jardine in this bout and ground and pound him into submission by the end of the first round.

Agree or Disagree?

UFC 97 updates

UFC 97 in Canada still on!

After meeting with Quebec sports officals, Lorenzo Fertitta and Marc Ratner of Zuffa reached a deal that will allow UFC 97 to go ahead as scheduled.

Courtesy of Corus Sports and translated by Bloody Elbow,

- Lorenzo Fertita & Marc Ratner met with Richard Renault (RACJ head of combat sports) and Denis Racicot (RACJ president) Tuesday evening before flying to Europe later that night.

- The event will take place as scheduled under the usual UFC rules except for foot stomps being disallowed.

- RACJ will hold a press conference (no details specified) explaining the decision.

UFC 95: The Main Event – Diego "The Nightmare" Sanchez ' -vs- Joe "Daddy" Stevenson

Here we go… Time for the Main Event.

Diego Sanchez enters the octagon in a warrior frame of mind, lets see if it transfers to tonight’s fight. This should be fun.

Round 1 – Diego is the more active fighter ( as one would expect ) and lands more punches and kicks, but Joe Stevenson laughs off the majority of Sanchez’ strikes. Is the effort of getting down to 155 sapping Diego’s power?

Round 2 – Lots of activity, with an advantage to Sanchez. Unless Joe Stevenson shows something in round 3, he is going home with a loss.

Round 3 – Joe Stevenson just couldn’t get it going, it looks like Diego Sanchez is going to be succesful in his lightweight debut.

Judge 1: 29-28

Judge 2: 30-27

Judge 3: 30-27

Winner: Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez

UFC 95: Wilson Gouveia -vs- Nate Marquardt

Nate Marquardt stops a clearly gassed Wilson Gouveia midway through the 3rd round with a hellacious knee followed by a flurry of punches. This was an entertaining fight despite the fact that Marquardt was in control the entire time.

Winner Nate Marquardt

UFC 95: Junior Dos Santos -vs- Stefan Struve

Wow, This is quickly becoming a night of first round stoppages. Les than a minute  into the first round, Dos Santos TKOs Struve. This fight was over and done so quicly that there really isn’t much to say about it other than…

Winner: Junior Dos Santos

UFC 95: Demian Maia -vs- Chael Sonnen

Barely two minutes into the first round, Demian Maia subbmits Chael Sonnen with a beautiful triangle choke. Maia remains undefeated at 5-0 (all by submission) and is shaping up to become a force in the UFC.

Winner: Demian Maia

UFC 95: Josh Koscheck -vs- Paulo Thiago Results

Out of nowhere Paulo Thiago catches Josh Koscheck with a stiff right hand and gets the first round TKO.

This was a fight that never went to the ground and was clearly being dominated by Koscheck up to that point.

Win: Thiago

Brock Lesnar -vs- Fedor Emelianenko discussion

After Brock Lesnar defeated Randy Couture at UFC 91, many controversies came about. The largest of the controversies was the topic of who would win an MMA bout – Fedor Emelianenko or Brock Lesnar? As much hype as this topic had been receiving, the actual chances of a bout coming together was slim to none. Fedor and his management did not agree with the UFC terms, and Dana White given up as well. All hope was lost until now!
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UFC 98 is prospect to pair Brock Lesnar against Frank Mir for the unification of the UFC Heavyweight Title. This will be the second confrontation in the Octagon between the two.

Two possible outcomes concerning a possible Emelianenko vs. Lesnar can result from UFC 98: Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir.

1. Frank Mir defeats Brock Lesnar for the UFC Heavyweight Title. If this is the outcome fans would not be as interested for a possible Fedor vs. Lesnar bout. It would be interesting to see, but the matter of who would win would not be as much of a concern anymore.

2. Brock Lesnar defeats Frank Mir to unify the UFC Heavyweight Title. If this is what comes from UFC 98 fans will want to know even more, who is the top Heavyweight in the world? We have some good news!

Fedor Emelianenko and M-1 Global hopes to meet with Dana White in June of 2009, to discuss a possible Fedor Emelianenko vs Brock Lesnar bout.Very Excited!

“Yes, I will fight again on the next Affliction card. Besides this, me and my management hope to get a chance to talk to Dana White in person in June to discuss a possible fight between me and Brock Lesnar.” (Emelianenko tells DreamFighters.com)