Posted by Newman on Feb 9, in Show Review 0 comments. Thankfully though, Joe Rogan is the co-host. David Loiseau and Brandon Vera vs. Fabiano Scherner. Couple that with the fact that Ian Freeman, who was scheduled to fight Forrest Griffin, pulled out of the card with a serious injury and was replaced by Ron Faircloth, and we ended up with one of the weakest UFC cards in recent memory. Still, a weak card on paper often translates to a great card when it actually happens, so I still had high hopes for the show.
Now training with the Nogueira brothers, Sakara was originally slated to fight Elvis Sinosic here, but when the card got switched up, he ended up with Ron Faircloth as an opponent. Sakara comes right out pressing with a sharp jab, and then lands a quick combination, showing fast hands.
Sakara misses a big knee attempt, but then follows with some more devastating punches, and Faircloth stumbles forward, as Herb Dean looks about ready to stop things. For whatever reason he changes his mind though, so Sakara grabs Faircloth by the head and tosses him onto his back in guard.
Faircloth tries to tie Sakara up from the bottom, but does a bad job of it as Legionarius rains down with some heavy elbows and a series of nasty hammer-fists. Faircloth offers no offense from his back, and very little defense either for that matter, as Sakara continues to punish him with elbows and punches in quick succession. Sakara stays in the guard, and continues to land to end the round.
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It was just a huge pity for Sakara to come away from this with a no-contest, as he looked well on his way to an impressive and exciting debut win. This was an interesting clash of styles, for sure.
Both men come out with crude-looking striking stances, and they quickly head to the ground with Cruz pulling full guard. Kunihara looks for position, but Cruz immediately goes for an oma plata, locking the arm up as Kunihara tries to stand to escape.
He manages to work his way free and stands, and Cruz presses with some punches, but keeps his chin VERY high as he throws them, seemingly a total novice striker.
Into a clinch, and Kunihara gets a nice Judo throw to side mount, but Cruz works quickly for full guard. Kunihara moves him towards the fence, but mounts no offense from the top and things slow down badly, so the official stands them back up. Cruz lands some leg kicks, and then goes for a takedown, but Kunihara blocks so Cruz pulls guard, only for Kunihara to stand back up to end the round. They begin the 2nd and go right into a clinch, where Kunihara gets a half-throw and then tries a guillotine, but Pe De Pano immediately pulls out as soon as Kunihara goes to guard.
Word, that was an awesome finish with Cruz showing some charisma and showmanship to boot. His striking looked pretty dodgy I admit, but the speed and efficiency that he showed in finishing Kunihara the moment he got a half-decent position was almost scary, and if he can work on his striking, I can definitely see him rising up into the Top Ten at HW in the near future.
Impressive debut from the Brazilian. Hallman — who had fought at Lightweight and Welterweight in his previous UFC fights — was moving up to Middleweight here, claiming his well-known stamina problems were caused by his cutting weight. He actually looks in decent shape here, too.
Hallman charges right out of the gate and gets a takedown to side mount to begin, and looks for the full mount, attempting to set up a submission. Hallman comes back up and looks for the takedown again, but Rivera blocks and they go into the clinch against the fence. Hallman muscles for position, but Rivera lands some hard, short elbows to the face, and then grabs a Muay Thai clinch and nails him with some knees to the body. Rivera breaks and rocks him with a one-two, so Hallman shoots in for the takedown again, but Rivera sprawls to avoid.
Rivera continues to pound away, and then stands back up, where Hallman misses a spinning backfist, before dropping for a heel hook attempt that Rivera avoids to end the round. Rivera grabs the Muay Thai clinch and lands some knees, then works the clinch with some nice uppercuts.Who has a bigger dick? And can I take that guy in a fight? One thing you can't do anything about, the other you can. Shakespere said to thine own self be true, i dont know what the fuck he ment by that, but just dont quit on yourself.
I wanted to be team, 'Win me a new car', but it wouldn't fit on the back of the jerseys, apparently. Shakespeare said to thine own self be true. I had me winning to. And not to be a jerk about it or anything, but I think I could have possibly won all 3 rounds.
I mean in the 2nd he had one good takedown, and one good elbow… but I felt like I was winning on the feet and everything. At the end I thought I won, but I knew in my heart I probably could have done more, and not spent as much time on my back… got up quicker, went after him a little more… you know that stuff. Why did I let that happen".
I guess I am a worrier. He hits you like 10 times as your falling back, and then you just take a knee and are like "Damn! He will knock a couple years off of your life, if you spar with him too much. Well, it turns out it's not God at all. It's Chris Leben and he's broken through my door. There are pieces of my door in my bed. He says 'Where's Koscheck?
It's the Jones of Brazil.
People don't get it. Keep him away from me. I'm sure Machida will be happy to oblige. I have trained with his brother a little bit, so he already has the "inside scoop" on me, he's a southpaw, has got a good chin, and has good power. Plus he is pretty solid on the ground. The only place I would have an advantage would be wrestling So yeah, that's a tough matchup for me. I'd do it, if that's what they wanted, but being straight up, there are other guys I'd rather fight.
I don't believe 'em, I think they're out of their minds. I'm planning on getting beat up by Anderson Silva.Looking for something to watch? InForrest Griffin beat Shogun Rua in a major upset, one of the many times the original Ultimate Fighter beat the odds to build a Hall of Fame legacy.
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From a publicity standpoint this fight may not generate the same hype but does make for a really fascinating clash. This is reflected in a breakdown of his 16 MMA professional career wins; with 3 wins via KO, 7 by way of Submission and 6 in a Decision victory.
Evans is a terrific wrestler with an ever improving stand-up game as he showed the world at UFC In the 10 fights before that he had only scored one KO victory, five in a Decision victory, three by way of Submission with one due to a No-Contest. I get the feeling, that if Evans wins it may well be by KO or more likely a Decision victory. Of course a Decision victory statistically is the most likely method in the case of an Evans victory.
Now that is not to say, Forrest cannot produce a devastating knockout victory over Rashad. Or that Rashad cannot beat Forrest by a submission, just that history does not make it as likely. This emphasizes the depth, variation and mainly the unpredictable nature of MMA; the main reason we all love this sport so much!TD Avg. TD Acc. TD Def. Forrest Griffin. Tito Ortiz. UFC Silva vs Sonnen 2. Mauricio Rua. UFC Silva vs Okami. Rich Franklin. UFC Silva vs Belfort.
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Forrest Griffin Net Worth
Bill Mahood. UFC Heavy Hitters. The Ultimate Fighter: Team Couture vs.Griffin, a former Georgia police officer, first rose to prominence after winning the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. In the tournament finals, he fought and defeated Stephan Bonnar in Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnarwhich is widely credited as sparking the current success of the UFC. He also served as a patrol officer with the University of Georgia police. Forrest Griffin is also known for a fight with Edson Paradeo, in which Edson broke Griffin's left arm with what appeared to be a badly blocked roundhouse kick aimed at the body.
Forrest continued on to win the fight by knockout. As a result of the badly blocked body kick, he has a huge permanent lump on his left forearm. Griffin first became well known by taking part in the first-season of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fightera mixed martial arts reality show.
On the show, he reached the finals where he defeated Stephan Bonnar by unanimous decision. For winning the competition he was given a six-figure professional contract to fight with the UFC. On April 15,Griffin fought former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz at UFC 59in which he lost a controversial split decision. After the fight, Griffin sat in his corner crying. Moments later, he walked away from Joe Rogan's attempt to interview him, saying "I don't ev Keith came in and he did exactly what I wanted to do and he knocked me the fuck out.
Let's go home. Griffin was scheduled to fight at UFC 70 against Lyoto Machida on April 21, but he was unable to fight due to a staph infection. During the fight, Forrest was able to land 38 leg kicks breaking the UFC record for most leg kicks landed in three five-minute rounds. Griffin won by rear naked choke at of round three. Griffin required surgery after the fight due to a shoulder injury that was sustained before the bout. Griffin's shoulder has been a recurring problem since.
On The Ultimate Fighter 6 finale, Dana White announced that Griffin was not only the number one contender for the Light Heavyweight title, but also one of the coaches for The Ultimate Fighter 7 and would fight the other coach at the end of the series. Viewed as a heavy underdog by many going into the fight,  Griffin faced Jackson in a hard-fought battle that was named "Fight of the Night" by UFC president Dana White.
Griffin appeared to be in trouble in the first round after being dropped by an uppercut, but he rallied in the second round and landed a damaging leg kick early that severely wobbled Jackson. Griffin followed up with ground strikes and cemented his control, preventing Jackson from mounting any significant offense for the entire round.
After three more back and forth rounds, Griffin would go on to win the fight by unanimous decision to capture the light heavyweight title.
The decision was described as controversial by some commentators. During the fight Griffin broke his hand,  sidelining him for several months. During the bout, Griffin was knocked down three times in the first round by Silva. Before the third knockdown, Griffin charged Silva with a flurry of punches, all of which were avoided by sways from Silva, who then countered with a compact right hand whilst retreating, knocking Griffin out.
After the fight, Griffin got up from the canvas, left the cage, and jogged out of the arena. It was initially suggested that Griffin was rushed to a hospital due to a dislocated jaw and trouble hearing in one ear. Griffin went on to win the gory battle by split decision, showing superior striking skills and a stronger ground game than in their previous fight.
Griffin went on to win by unanimous decision.
Forrest Griffin Net Worth
Dana White also voiced his support for Griffin, stating that he was very proud of him regardless of the loss. He won the fight via a unanimous decision out-striking Ortiz despite being knocked down by Ortiz as well as being taken down twice. This fight marked the third time in his career that he left the Octagon on unusual terms, simply walking out before the fight results were read.
He later went back to the ring and gave Tito Ortiz an unexpected interview.