The much publicized bout between Ryan Bader (12-0) and Jon Jones (11-1) appears to be getting close to happening. Even before his recent unanimous decision victory over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 119, Bader was asked about a future bout with Jones. The Arizona State All-American stated he had no problem fighting Jones should the UFC come asking.
Matt Mitrione was picked second to last by Coach Rashad Evans during the Ultimate Fighter season 10 and he has been widely ridiculed for his performance. After his first fight, Mitrione began to complain about migraines and dizziness which caused his coaches, team mates, Dana White and UFC fans around the world to question his toughness as well as his fighting skills.
Last night in the main event of UFC 119, there was something missing in the fight. Something that turned the fight into a slow and boring fight, that something is a killer instinct. To be more specific, the killer instinct from a man that used to be one of the most feared strikers in MMA, Mirko Cro Cop.
If you were at a family gathering, friend’s party or any place else that prevented you from watching UFC 119, you missed an action packed and very exciting fight between Evan Dunham and Sean Shrek. The bout easily won Fight of the Night as Sean Sherk (34-4-1) won the fight over Evan Duham (11-1) and broke his perfect record via Split Decision that stirred controversy in the crowd.
The time is finally her, fans are starting to pack the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana for UFC 119. Headlined by former heavyweight champ Frank Mir and pride open weight champ Mirko Cro Cop. The rest of the main card includes TUF season 8 winner Ryan Bader against "Lil Nog" Antonio Rogerio Nogueira plus Sean Sherk, Matt Serra, Chris Lytle and Evan Dunham.
We are just hours away from UFC 119 going live on pay per view from Indianapolis, Indiana. The fight card is pretty solid with two former UFC champs, but it’s with a title fight. Historically cards without a title fight have a much lower PPV buy rate than those with a title on the line.
When Matt Serra walks to the cage tomorrow night he can expect to be welcomed by a shower of boo’s. The entire Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana will be on the side of its hometown hero Chris “Lights out” Lytle. Not only was Lytle born and raised in Indianapolis, he is a firefighter for the Indianapolis Fire Department.
All fighters made weight with no issues for tomorrows UFC 119 in Indianapolis, Indiana. That’s something that hasn’t been the case over the past handful of events. The only real talk coming out of the weigh-ins was the weight difference in the night main event.