UFC 141 Weigh-ins

Manvel Gamburyan (146) vs. Diego Nunes (145)

Matthew Riddle (170) vs. Luis Ramos (171)

Jacob Volkmann (155) vs. Efrain Escudero (155)

Dong Hyun Kim (171) vs. Sean Pierson (171)

Anthony Njokuani (154) vs. Danny Castillo (156)

Ross Pearson (145) vs. Junior Assuncao (145)

Nam Phan (146) vs. Jimy Hettis (145)

Vladimir Matyushenko (205) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (203)

Jon Fitch (171) vs. Johny Hendricks (170)

Nate Diaz (156) vs. Donald Cerrone (156)

(Diaz came in at 157 and Cowboy said it was okay, but per Kevin Iole, Cerrone’s camp made Nate get down to 156.)

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Video – Dana White On PEDs, Cutting Guys, And UFC 119

Kudos again to Ariel Helwani for an excellent video interview that he did with Dana White. White discusses UFC 119, Chael Sonnen, cutting Todd Duffee and Efrain Escudero, and more.

UFC Fight Night – Rousimar Palhares Vs. Nate Marquardt

This is the show that preludes the new season of The Ultimate Fighter with Geoges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck as coaches, which leads up to their fight in December.

Rousimar Palhares vs. Nate Marquardt is the main event on the show, but Efrain Escudero and Charles Oliveira might be the most intriguing fight of them all.

1. Ross Pearson vs. Cole Miller

Miller was active early on shooting in for the takedown and getting one. Pearson looks really comfortable on his feet, even though Miller has a tremendous reach advantage with both his arms and legs. His strikes are slower, but because he’s so long, he’s able to land. Pearson spent the entire round trying to get inside.

Miller landed a left hook that came several punches after a wacky flying knee that missed. Pearson buckled and immediately, Miller got his back and Pearson tapped.

Winner: Cole Miller by way of 2nd round submission

I thought Pearson would win because his striking is more compact and because Miller has been inconsistent and at times gets overpowered, but Miller came to fight tonight. In his interview with Joe Rogan, he called out boring fighters who don’t try to finish.

2. Gleison Tibau vs. Jim Miller

Tibau got an early takedown, but didn’t do anything with it. The boxed for the rest of the round. Miller landed three big straight lefts to end the round that were the best shots of the round. Tibau is going to get hit with that punch at will unless he switches it up.
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UFC 114 – Rampage Jackson Vs. Rashad Evans Pre-lims Play By Play

I’m live at the MGM at UFC 114. I’ll have play by play of the
prelims and then in another post, play by play of the live show.

Be back in an hour when the show stars.

1. Ryan Jensen vs. Jesse Forbes

I missed this fight but was told Jensen won by guillotine.

Winner: Ryan Jensen by way of first round submission

2. Joe Brammer vs. Aaron Riley

I missed much of the first round trying to figure out what happened in the first fight, but my friend DocG says he thought Brammer won the first and noted a flying knee as the big reason.

Riley scored a trip takedown in the middle of the first. Both guys are landing with Brammer landing the cleanest shots.

Riley scored another couple trip takedowns and dominated the pace of the third. Brammer threw some nice head kicks near the end of the round, but Riley blocked them. Close fight, but he wins it.

Winner: Aaron Riley by way of unanimous decision

30-27, all for Riley.

3. Cyrille Diabate vs. Luiz Cane
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UFC Fight Night Play By Play – Gray Maynard Vs. Nate Diaz

Not only does this show go head to head with Monday Night Raw starring Mike Tyson, but this only comes one day after WEC 46 and the return of Urijah Faber. I can’t imagine this show will feature an insane pop like at the show last night, but at least the main even should be good.

1. Amir Sadollah vs. Brad Blackburn

Quick turn around for Sadollah since fighting Phil Baroni just a couple of months ago.

Both guys were pretty active. Blackburn was mostly throwing punches, but Sadollah incorporated kicks. Sadollah rocked him near the end of the round and Blackburn went crazy legs on him. Rather than following it up with more punches and probably knocking him down, Sadollah kept him up and then for whatever reason, decided to take him down, allowing him to get his marbles back. I have no idea why he did that. Blackburn lasted the round.

Blackburn pressed the action a bit more, but he was still eating leg kicks. Blackburn had a much better round, but he was taking more punishment than Sadollah was.

Sadollah had him again out on his feet. And again, for whatever reason, he took him down and allowed him to rest. Maybe Sadollah had himself via decision. If he did, he won.

Winner: Amir Sadollah by way of unanimous decision

2. Tom Lawlor vs. Aaron Simpson
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