Top Five – Daniel Cormier Is The New Light Heavyweight Champion

Daniel Cormier is the new light heavyweight champion

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Aftermath: UFC 109: Relentless

2010’s Super Saturday UFC show is now just a recent memory fading, fading, and fading into history. In fact, this show probably NEEDED to fade. But oh well, let’s see what the Gods had to say…

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Best Fight: Chael Sonnen vs. Nate Marquardt
Worst Fight: Demian Maia vs. Dan Miller

Well, this wasn’t exactly the kind of card we hoped for, but it wasn’t all bad. I did enjoy seeing Matt Serra get a knockout win. Frank Trigg didn’t look good at all and retirement may be in his future. I was befuddled that they’d put another decision on from earlier in the night right after Demian Maia’s boring win over Dan Miller, but they wanted to showcase Mr. Wonderful. They shouldn’t waited until after Swick vs. Thiago. Chael Sonnen and Nate Marquardt was very fun, but not your regular fun fight. There wasn’t a lot of back and forth and it was mostly a wrestling destruction by Sonnen. I think Marquardt made the fight by continuing to fight from his back, but Sonnen really schooled him on this night. And Couture knocking out Coleman was anticlimactic because the second you saw Coleman react slowly to Randy’s punches, it was only time before he was going to be finished.

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UFC 109 Live Play By Play – Randy Couture Vs. Mark Coleman

Hey, I was able to blog this live after all.

Call it Age In The Cage or whatever you want, just as long as you call it the main event of UFC 109. Some may think that this show is worthless, but I guarantee you that it’ll do a better buy rate than Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva, with Rashad being hotter than he’s ever been because of Rampage Jackson and The Ultimate Fighter. There’s just something about Randy Couture.

1. Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg

Serra said Trigg is a guy he’d smack for nothing. For whatever reason, Trigg has hair. I hope it’s not a wig. Serra looks a little better body wise than Trigg, which I didn’t expect.

Serra had troubles early on with Trigg’s reach advantage. He was going in and out trying to create some room to land. Trigg seemed a little too comfortable. Serra went low and then threw a looping right hand to the head and put Trigg out. He followed it up and Trigg was done. I wasn’t surprised, but I didn’t think it would happen so quickly.

Winner: Matt Serra by 1st round TKO

2. Dan Miller vs. Demian Maia
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UFC 109 Preview – Randy Couture Vs. Mark Coleman

After UFC 108 saw one of the lower UFC buyrates of recent memory, UFC comes back with Randy Couture vs. Mark Coleman in the main event. Because of Couture, this show won’t do as badly as 108, but it’s only because of Couture. The show has some very interesting fights but not too much that is must see.

There’s some of us on the FGB crew who aren’t really looking forward to this show, but others who are at least intrigued. Stevie J from Angrymarks.com joins us.

Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg

Duan: Trigg by decision
Alan: Trigg by decision
Big D: Serra by 1st round TKO
Stevie J: Serra by decision
Cactus Jim: Serry by 2nd round submission
GG: Serra by 3rd round TKO

Duan says:

Both of these guys are just lost in the shuffle at welterweight. Trigg to ride out a convincing but uneventful three round decision.

Alan says:
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UFC 109 – Relentless gets a cool f’n poster

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UFC legends Randy “The Natural” Couture and Mark “The Hammer” Coleman headline what looks to be an awesome card the day before the Superbowl entitled UFC 109: Relentless. In addition, Josh Koscheck takes on Paulo Thiago in what could be a 3 round snorefest or a quick finish. Plus, Lil Nog battles Brandon Vera, Matt Serra battles Frank Trigg (and I have no idea why this isn’t being advertised on the poster and Kos/Thiago is) and Nate Marquardt fights Chael Sonnen.

I actually want to see all 5 of those fighs.

Can’t wait for this one.

Fun New Welterweight Fights Rumored For UFC 110

February 8th 2010 will be the annual Super Bowl Weekend UFC PPV and there are two welterweight fights that the company is trying to put together that look great.

The first one is supposedly about 80% confirmed. Frank Trigg will square off against Matt Serra. The promos to build to this one should be fun. Serra definitely needs a win so he can rematch Hughes and if he wins there, maybe he and GSP can have their rubber match. Trigg looked awful against Koscheck and really needs this win as well or else it could be bye bye.

Speaking of Koscheck, he called out Matt Hughes and UFC is trying to put Hughes vs. Koscheck together as the co-main of the show. I’m not sure Hughes wants the fight, but I think it’s a good fight for both guys. Both guys were notoriously hated at one point and loved and both are WORLD CLASS WRESTLERS.

Some fun times possibly coming early next year!