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It’d finally here; the first installment of the MMA Media Roundtable has arrived and the panel will take on UFC 146 & TUF Live in this the inaugural edition. The panel of three will each answer one question regarding last weekend’s historic UFC 146 and one on this seasons TUF Live, which wrapped up at Fridays Finale.
Brock Lesnar was in attendance at UFC 146 this past Saturday night as the UFC put forth it’s biggest foot, hosting a night of PPV Heavyweight action. With Junior Dos Santos, Cain Velasquez and Roy Nelson’s performances Saturday night, it’s insulting to them that the MMA spotlight shines on a professional wrestler whose last significant victory was in 2010. So let’s focus on the some of the guys who battled it out for our enjoyment and leave the enquiries with Lesnar for another day.
Saturday’s UFC 146 card was everything a fight fan could ever ask for and more, and most of the fights went so fast you couldn’t even leave your seat before another fight started. While the all heavyweight main card is getting most of the attention, let’s take a second to look at an underdog story gone horribly right.
It’s probably safe to assume that when the announcement of Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy vs. Duane “Bang” Ludwig was made official as an addition to UFC 146, that many didn’t think that the fight would go the distance. Ludwig holds the record for the fastest KO in UFC history, and is widely considered to be one the best “pure” strikers in the sport, while Hardy also shares a penchant for standing and trading shots, regardless of whether he’s on the losing end or not.
Whether or not Mike Thomas Brown retires following last night’s UFC 146. The former WEC Champion, who has had a hard time stringing together wins since coming back to the UFC, showed he can still be dangerous as he earned another victory, his 26th overall, taking out Daniel Pineda via unanimous decision.
When the thought of an all heavyweight UFC 146 main card came to mind months ago the first thing that popped into most fans head was “no thanks, too boring”. After tonight’s UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir card they might be asking when the UFC can put together another card like this.
If you like heavyweights then UFC 146 is the main card you do not want to miss. All five main card bouts will be in the heavyweight division, headlined with the UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos making his first title defense against the former champion, Frank Mir.