Ufc 97 Tickets

June 19, 2010 by  
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UFC stands for Ultimate Fighting Championship. It is an organization which is based on mixed martial arts, MMA. It is presently acknowledged as the largest MMA promotion in the world.The headquarters of the UFC is in Las Vagas, Nevada, and it is owned and run by Zuffa, LLC.

This single-event tournament, was based upon Brazlian vale tudo fighting, no matter what their style was, its’ aim was to find the world’s finest fighters. Fighting in the UFC was marketed as no holds barred, though there were a few limited rules, the contests were often violent.

Accusations of brutality were leveled against the UFC by Senator John Macain and others, accusing them of “human cock fighting”, as it had less sport and more show. The UFC went underground as political pressures mounted. they almost disappeared from the public’s visibility.

The UFC has since them emerged as a legitimate sporting event, after imposing stricter rules and dropping the no holds barred label and now carries the banner of mixed martial arts. The UFC has emerged from political isolation and has become acceptable, socially. It has also regained its position in pay-per-view.

UFC can be now seen in 34 countries worldwide, and with a cable television deal that has expanded into Canada, Europe and new markets within the United States.UFC has witnessed a remarkable increase in popularity, and also with immense media coverage.

Art Davie, a California advertising executive was the key person who thought of an organization to hold tournaments to discover the world’s best fighting style, and in doing so he met Rorion Gracie in 1991, while researching martial arts for a marketing client. Gracie ran a Brazlian Jiu-Jitsu school in Torrance, California.

The Gracie family had a long association of vale-tudo– matches a precursor of mixed martial arts-in Brazil, Davie became Gracie’s student.

In 1992 Davie proposed an eight man, single-elimination UFC tournament with a working title of War of the Worlds to Rorion Gracie and John Milius, as he was inspired by the Gracies in Action video series which featured various martial arts masters being defeated using Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

The UFC tournament would feature martial artists from different categories as opponents to verify as to which martial art was genuinely the best, which could replicate the thrill of the matches he saw on those videos.

Milius, a noted film director and also a Gracie student, agreed to be the UFC event’s creative director. Davie and twenty-eight investors contributed to start WOW promotions, in order to develop the UFC tournament into a television franchise.

In 1993, WOW were searching for a television partner and contacted a few pay-per-view producers, SEG a pioneer in pay-per-view accepted and became WOW’s partner in May 1993.

Jason Cusson the film art director designed the trademarked “Octagon” a signature piece for the event and remained the Production Designer through UFC 27. SEG devised the name for the show as The Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The UFC organizors were looking for answers, as to whether a fighter can be uni-skilled, as, Can a boxer beat a wrestler? As normally fighters had little experience against opponents with different skills.Some fighters used to inflate their credentials as well to legalize their presence.

As such was the case of Kimo Leopold, who touted in UFC 3 as a “third degree black belt” in Tae Kwon Do.Kimo’s fighting was freestyle and he holds no such rank. UFC rules were originally established by the New Jersey Athletic Control Board.

The Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts has been adopted by many other promotions within the United States, now these rules have become a standard set of rules for professional mixed martial arts across the country.

In a UFC competition every round is five minutes in duration. Title matches have five such rounds, and non-title matches have three rounds, with a one minute rest period between rounds.

The UFC holds its fights in an octagonal caged enclosure. “The Octagon” formally, SEG trademarked The Octagon and discouraged other mixed martial arts promotions from using the same type of cage, nut in 2001, Zuffa allowed other promotions to use octagonal cages, but reserved the use of the name.

The cage has an eight-sided structure the walls being of metal chain-link fence coated with black vinyl and a diameter of 32ft, with a 30ft space from point to point.The height of the fence is 5’6″to 5’8″.The cage is placed on top of a platform, elevating it 4ft from the ground.

It also has foam padding around the top of the fence and between each of the eight sections. And it has two entry and exit gates. All UFC competitors must fight in approved shorts and without shoes.

And competitors must use approved light gloves to avoid the risk of injury. Previously UFC many time champion, wore a jiu-jitsu gi in all his early appearances. But now competitors must abide by the rules regarding UFC attire on stage.
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The Best Fighters in Each Ufc Weight Class

June 19, 2010 by  
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There are fighters who are good, fighters who are great and fighters who you’d bet on no matter who their opponents are. Who are the absolute best fighters in the UFC? The fighters who define their weight classes and perhaps could compete at a weight class higher.

The UFC has five weight classes. Each weight class, with the exception of heavyweights spans 15 lbs and each class has their own sets of tried and true stars and outstanding performers.

The lightweight class goes from 155lbs to 170 lbs and features such great fighters as Sean Sherk, Spencer Fisher, Frank Edgar, BJ Penn, Joe Stevenson, Hermes Franca and Kenny Florian.

Welterweights go from 170lbs to 185 lbs and has such notables as Matt Hughes, Matt Serra, Diego Sanchez, Jon Fitch, Karo Parisyan, Josh Koscheck and Georges St Pierre.

Middleweights are between 170lbs and 185lbs. Top level UFC middleweight fighters include Anderson Silva, Rich Franklin, Evan Tanner, Dan Henderson (sometimes), Yushin Okami and Jason MacDonald.

The UFC light heavyweight division is perhaps the most talent deep of all the divisions in the UFC and covers 185lbs to 205lbs. The light heavyweight division has fighters such as Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, Keith Jardine, Shogun Rua, Forrest Griffin, Stephan Bonnar, Wanderlei Silva and Houston Alexander.

Heavyweight is the heaviest of all divisions in the UFC (there is no super heavyweight division). The UFC heavyweight division with it’s recent resignation of Randy Couture has a bit of an identity crisis, but features fighters like Brock Lesnar, Frank Mir, Mirko Cro Cop, Tim Sylvia, Brandon Vera and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Out of these five divisions, I could only find four fighters that I would bet on no matter who they were fighting (within their own divisions), but even having said that there is always one guy who you think might, just might take them down.

As far as I’m concerned, the king of all lightweights in the UFC isn’t even the current title holder, in fact he’s never held the UFC lightweight title. BJ Penn is best known to new UFC fans as a former coach on the Ultimate Fighter TV series and for holding a win over Jens Pulver. Long time fans will remember the younger BJ Penn who completely dominated competition in the UFC lightweight division before being defeated by Pulver and then leaving the UFC. Penn returned to the UFC as a welterweight and defeated then welterweight champion Matt Hughes by submission. In a re-match event, Penn dominated Hughes early on, but was eventually defeated by ref stoppage. It was later determined that BJ Penn had suffered a broken rib in that match up. BJ also had a very good showing against another top UFC welterweight, Georges St Pierre. In that fight BJ hurt St Pierre early on, but eventually lost a very close split decision. If there was one lightweight in the UFC who I would bet on every time, it would be BJ Penn. Honorable mention in this category goes to Sean Sherk, who I would bet on every time, except when he fights BJ Penn.

The UFC welterweight division is full of talent and full of matches which could go either way. For instance Matt Serra poses a problem for many UFC welterweights, but for others I think he is outmatched in size and strength. There is one guy in the UFC welterweight division who I believe stands head and shoulders above the rest, Georges St Pierre can match any of the other welterweights in size, strength, speed, stand up abilities and wrestling. He is likely the most well rounded fighter in all of mixed martial arts. Even with Georges physical advantages you need to look at Matt Hughes as well. Hughes has a victory over St Pierre, but St Pierre avenged that loss with a dominant TKO stoppage of Hughes. If there was one welterweight in the UFC that I would put money on every time, it is Georges St Pierre.

Of all the divisions in the UFC, the middleweight division is the easiest to pick out a dominant fighter. Anderson Silva has dominated just about every match up he’s been in since joining the UFC middleweight division mid way through 2006. Silva has taken out 5 top UFC middleweight fighters and could be king of that division for a long time. In fact, the only guy who I see giving Anderson Silva trouble is his next opponent. Silva will take on Pride 185lb champion Dan Henderson in what should be an outstanding match up at 185lbs, still you’ve got to make Silva the odds on favorite given his performances over the last year and a half.

I do not have a pick in the UFC light heavyweight division. Sure, Quinton Jackson has looked great in his matches against Chuck Liddell and Dan Henderson, but still I wouldn’t pick Quinton against say Wanderlei Silva. I believe Wanderlei Silva would have trouble with his former Chute Box team-mate, Shogun Rua, or maybe even against Chuck Liddell, a fight which takes place on December 29th. I cannot find a single light heavyweight fighter in the UFC who I believe can defeat all top contenders, that’s the true mark of a talent laden division.

Since Randy Couture has left the UFC heavyweight division I do see a top dog emerging. That top dog is Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Big Nog has defeated Cro Cop, Barnett and just about every fighter (except Fedor) that Pride has put in front of him. I expect Nogueira to do the same against all of the existing UFC heavyweights. Fighters like Lesnar aren’t ready for him, fighters like Sylvia and Cro Cop aren’t well rounded enough to compete with Nogueira on the ground. I could see Gabriel Gonzaga giving Big Nog a good match after about another year of experience.

Five divisions, four sure picks to win any match up within their divisions. The UFC is stacked with talent and there are some truly outstanding fighters-athletes who make watching mixed martial arts a real joy. Penn, St Pierre, Anderson Silva and Nogueira are all stand out fighters in their respective UFC divisions and I expect each of them to be title holders some time during 2008.

For Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira information visit UFC Results, the best place to go for UFC Predictions, Results and News. UFC 79 Results at http://www.ufcresultslive.com

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