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Tags: Chuck Liddell, Iceman Retires, Vice President of Business Development
Chuck Liddell is a true legend of the sport and a fan favourite officially retires. However, he gets a new fancy title “UFC Vice President of Business Development”
Tags: Chuck Liddell, Matt Hamill, MMA, Rich Franklin, Tito Ortiz, TUF 11, UFC, UFC 121
Tito Ortiz shares his contract signing with his fans, the Former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion is due to face Matt Hamill at UFc 121. Ortiz was due to fight MMA legend ‘The Iceman’ Chack Liddell but backed out of the fight which was due to be the wrap up of the latest Ultimate Fighter season, Rich Franklin filled in for Tito to fight Chuck. Ortiz lets his friend Matt Hamill know that thier fight is not personal as it was a bout forced together by the UFC.
Tags: Aaron Simpson, Chris Leben, Chuck Liddell, Court McGee, Dennis Siver, Jamie Yager, Keith Jardine, Kris McCray, Matt Hamill, Rich Attonito, Spencer Fisher, Tito Ortiz, Ultimate Fighter Finale
Main Event: Court McGee (10-1-o) vs. Kris McCray (6-0-0)
Ron: I have to go with Court McGee on this one. With better boxing skills and a much more well rounded fighter Court should be able to dictate the fight and where the fight goes. Court McGee via TKO Round 2.
Matt Hamill (9-2-0) vs. Keith Jardine (14-8-1)
Ron: Hamill although his record shows he beat Jon Jones, every fight fan who sawthe fight knows it was a loss. This would be a wake up call for the decorated wrestler. Hamill has a big right hand which could put Jardine to sleep at anytime with his glass jaw. As long as Hamill does not get chopped down by leg kicks and body kicks, Hamill should dominate the fight with his superior wrestling and powerful hands. Hamill via Unanimous Decision.
Chris Leben (19-6-0) vs. Aaron Simpson (7-0-0)
Ron: Intriguing match as Aaron Simpson struggled with the power of Tom Lawlor in his previous bout but won. Everyone knows Chris Leben has KO power but his one dimensional style will not be enough to win this bout. Aaron will dominate the fight with explosive takedowns and may even submit him in Round 2. Simspon via Submission Round 2.
Spencer Fisher (27-5-0) vs. Dennis Siver (15-7-0)
Ron: With both fighters coming of losses, this is going to be a toe to toe battle. Dennis is known for his spinning back kicks and spencer is a seasoned veteran. However, the experience of Spencer should see him through this bout with superior striking and ground skills. Fisher via Unanimous Decision
Rich Attonito (7-3-0) vs. Jamie Yager (2-1-0)
Ron: Yager made a name for himself on the Ultimate Fighter series and although he failed to come out for the 3rd round, he impressed me with his explosive power. With some good coaching Yager could be a force in the UFC middleweight division. Yager via TKO Round 1.
Tags: Ariel Helwani, Chuck Liddell, Cro Cop, Dana White, Iceman, Iceman KO, James Toney, Mac Danzig, Matt Wiman, MMA, Pat Barry, Randy Couture, Rich Franklin, UFC 115, UFC 118
Ariel Helwani speaks to UFC President Dana White after UFC 115 in Vancouver Canada. In the aftermath of Chuck ‘Iceman’ Liddell being KO’d by Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin and states that the legend that is the Iceman will not fight again inside the Octagon. The Pat ‘HD’ Barry & Mirko Cro Cop fight is also another topic of conversation as well as the highly controversial stoppage in the bout between Mac Danzing and Matt Wiman. Dana White also confirms that the contract of james ‘Lights Out’ Toney is 100% signed and his 1st MMA fight versus Hall of Famer Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture is going ahead as planned in Boston at UFC 118.
Tags: Ariel Helwani, Chuck Liddell, UFC 115
Chuck talks to Ariel about retirement and what he has done differently this training camp compared to others. We also get a sneak peak at Chucks new physique and is it 6 or 8?
Tags: Ben Rothwell, Carlos Condit, Chuck Liddell, Gabriel Gonzaga, Georges St. Pierre, Gilbert Yvel, Jacob Volkmann, Josh Koscheck, Keith Jardine, Martin Kampmann, Mike Guymon, Mirko Cro Cop, Pat Barry, Paul Daley, Paulo Thiago, Rashad Evans, Rich Franklin, Rory Macdonald, UFC 108, UFC 70
Main event. Chuck Liddell (21-7-0) vs Rich Franklin (27-5-0, 1NC)
The main event was supposed to be between Chuck and Tito Ortiz but due to a neck injury Tito was unable to finish his stint as a coach on the Ultimate Fighter and so stepped in Rich Franklin.
Rich will be a much tougher fight than Tito as Rich is a much more well rounded fighter and has much better striking than Tito. Rich will be looking to utilize his arsenal of body kicks and leg kicks to slow Chuck down and takeaway his knockout power. Keith Jardine was able to control the range and slow Chuck on his way to earning a split decision victory over “The Iceman”. Rich will be looking to constantly circle to the right away from Chuck’s devastating right hand and look to counter punch Chuck.
Chuck claims that he his in the best shape of his life and that the main difference with this training camp is that by the time he actually started his training camp, he was already in shape from coaching the Ultimate Fighter. Chuck in recent years has neglected his wrestling base and simply used it as takedown defence, forcing opponents to strike with him. Well look for Chuck to finally mix it up and mix his striking with some wrestling. This will make Chuck much more unpredictable and with the recent success of Rashad Evans, Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck, it is clear that a strong wrestling background is paramount in controlling where the fight goes.
V: Liddell via KO Rd 2.
R: Liddell via TKO Rd 2.
Co-main Event: Mirko Cro Cop (26-7-0. 1NC) vs Pat Barry (5-1-0)
Who doesn’t like to see two world-class strikers go toe to toe? This bout screams knockout of the night and will surely deliver.
Mirko has not been the same fighter ever since his devastating knockout loss to Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 70. Mirko will be looking for his trademark right kick to the body, straight left and his famous left head kick. If the Mirko of Pride finally makes his appearance in the octagon then we are in for a KO victory for Mirko. However, those days seem to have been kicked out by Gabriel Gonzaga.
Pat Barry is a young, fresh and hungry fighter. Pat has an enormous amount of respect for his long time idol Mirko but understands the common saying of ” You have to beat a legend to be a legend.” Pat is no slouch in the striking department and also competed in K-1 like Mirko but never fought each other. Pat Barry won his first 3 MMA bouts having only thrown a combined total of an astonishing 6 kicks. Pat will look to use his speed advantage over an aging Mirko and mix his straight punches with his devastating kicks.
V: Barry via KO Rd 2.
R: Barry via KO Rd 1.
Paulo Thiago (13-1-0) vs Martin Kampmann ( 16-3-0)
A interesting macth-up which puts two top welterweights together with the winner edging closer towards a title shot.
Paulo Thiago is coming of a submission victory over Mike Swick at UFC 109 where he put “Quick” Swick to sleep in the 2nd round. Paulo has a solid chin, solid boxing and holds a black belt in BJJ. Paulo will look to keep the fight standing and use his boxing to test Kampanns suspect jaw. Martin Kampmann has two previous tko losses, with his most recent coming at the hands of banished UFC fighter Paul “Semtex” Daley. Paulo would certainly see this as an advantage but Kampann has got a few tricks of his own. A KO victory could be on the cards for Paulo Thiago if he can catch Martin in the stand up battle.
Martin is coming off a 1st round submission victory over Jacob “Christmas” Volkmann at UFC 108. Other than Paul Daley, Martin has only lost to Nate Marquadt and that was way back at UFC 88 whilst Kampann was still competing in the middleweight division. Martin’s physique is much better suited for the welterweight division and will try to control the pace of the fight. If Martin’s chin can hold out, he can use disciplined striking to outpoint Paulo on the way to a unanimous decision.
V: Thiago via KO Rd 2.
R: Thiago via TKO Rd 2.
Ben Rothwell (30-7-0) vs Gilbert Yvel (36-14-1, 1NC.)
With both fighters coming off TKO losses in their UFC debuts, this fight is pivotal in securing a future in the UFC.
The gameplan for both fighters in this fight will be to stand toe to toe. Rothwell is a beast and is known for his granite chin and always comes forward. Yvel on the other hand is a well known striker but perhaps better known for his other antics which include knocking out a referee in a previous bout. Rothwell has the ability to take the fight to the ground and holds an advantage on the ground over Yvel.
Rothwell may look to strike and if things are going well then stick with it but if he starts to taste the power that Yvel has, I am sure Ben will not hesitate to take the fight to the ground and work some ground and pound on Gilbert. Gilbert on the other hand is confident in his striking and Knockout power so will be looking to keep the fight standing if Rothwell chooses to take the fight to the ground.
V: Rothwell via TKO Rd 3.
R: Yvel via TKO Rd 2.
Carlos Condit (24-5-0) vs Rory Macdonald (10-0-0)
Carlos will be looking to cool down this hot prospect Rory Macdonald. Macdonald has not gone the distance before and has finished 60% of his fights via submission. Condit who has rejoined Greg Jackson’s camp has the experience advantage and is a well rounded fighter. Carlos is fantastic off his back but will prefer to keep the fight standing or put Rory on his back.
Condit is coming back from a serious freak accident when cleaning his garage that led to staph infection. This meant Condit pulled out of his bout with Paul Daley. Condit is looking to bring the form he showed in the WEC to the UFC but with the competition being much tougher now, going back to New Mexico at Jackson’s gym could be a blessing in disguise.
Macdonald is the hungrier fighter and is touted as the next “GSP”. Coming off a submission victory in his UFC debut over Mike Guymon, Rory looked good in his bout overcoming adversity when he was dropped before gaining his submission victory. Look for Rory to outwork Carlos and if things do not go his way in the striking department, Rory will be able to take Carlos down and look to control him.
V: Condit via TKO Rd 2.
R: Macdonald via Unanimous Decision.
Tags: Ace, Canada, Chuck Liddell, Iceman, Josh Gross Interview, MMA, Rich Franklin, UFC, UFC 115, Vancouver
Former Undisputed UFC Light heavyweight Champion Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell speaks to Josh Gross about his upcoming fight against Rich ‘Ace’ franklin at UFC 115 in Vancouver, Canada.
Tags: Chuck Liddell, Iceman, MMA, Rich Franklin, UFC, UFC 115
Tags: Chuck Liddell, Mirko Cro Cop, Pat Barry, Rich Franklin, UFC 114
An extended trailer looking at the main event fight between Chuck Liddell and Rich Franklin and the co-main event fight between Pat Barry and Mirko Cro Cop.
by MMAFriedRice.com team.