On Saturday at UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields the UFC will step into uncharted territory holding their first ever stadium event. The Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is the home field for the Toronto Blue Jays (MLB) and was formerly known as the sky dome when it originally opened. After a record first day of ticket sales prompted more to be made available the Stadium sold out with a whopping 55,000 tickets sold.
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As many of you know by now Michael Bisping defeated Jorge Rivera at UFC127 in one of the most controversial bouts we have seen in many years. In the first round of the fight that took place on February 26, 2011 Australia, “The Count” landed an illegal knee to a grounded Rivera and at the end of the fight spat on Rivera’s corner man and taunted his downed opponent.
In a crazy week of Mixed Martial arts we need to take a second to pause and reflect on how sometimes an off the wall game plan could get you a win very few thought was possible, and how one knee can change a career.
Heading into Saturday’s UFC 127, many fans and media alike thought that BJ Penn and Jon Fitch would be a closely fought battle between two of the best fighters in MMA today. Those people were proven correct as Penn and Fitch fought to a Majority Draw in their UFC 127 main eventing showdown.
For any UFC fighter who’s home is outside the U.S., it’s a great honor to be given the opportunity to fight in front of your hometown fans on the biggest stage in MMA. Kyle Noke took on TUF cast mate Chris Camozzi at UFC 127 and came out the hero in front of all the Aussies in attendance.
At last night UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch from Sydney, Australia the non-title, co-main event bout between middleweights Michael Bisping (21-3) and Jorge Rivera (19-8) went into the second round with Bisping dominating and controlling the fight, eventually winning via TKO at 1:54 of the second.
In today’s volatile market, you can’t just react with emotion and do the ill-advised and ridiculous. Unless your name is Michael Bisping and you want to grab the fence, knee your opponent illegally, spit on his corner and then act like the victim after the fact. However, most people live in the real world and you need to know what to do with your valuable fighter stock.
The former Deep middleweight champion, Riki Fukuda (17-5) took on the undefeated Nick Ring (11-0), who appeared in the 11th season of the Ultimate Fighter reality series