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UFC 82: Pride of a Champion
UFC Fight Results and Recap
At UFC 82 Pride of a Champion former UFC Middleweight Champion Evan Tanner returns to the ring. It is well publicized of Tanner’s alcoholism and we were waiting to see the return of the former champion. When Tanner came into the ring he looked great but is was apparent after the first round that he was not in octagon shape to compete; especially with an upper echelon fighter like Okami. By the second round Okami started to take over and he finally landed a knee to the head that crippled Tanner to the ground as Mark Matheny stepped in to call the fight at 3:00 of the second stage. As we stated in out UFC betting prediction, Tanner is not ready to fight and needs to focus on other things other than fighting.
Chris Leben returned to fight Alessio Sakara and as we predicted in our UFC betting match up, it was over quite fast as Leben out boxed the boxer. Leben landed a left hook counter shot that dropped Sakara. As Leben pounced Herb Dean decided to stop the fight at the 3:16 mark.
The co main event had Heath Herring versus Cheick Kongo. Herring connected to Kongo right off the bat and Kongo held on for dear life but Kongo persevered. Both fighters were able to take each other down and reverse each other. Herring had a real hard time controlling Kongo on the ground which is a testament to his focus on the ground game.
In the second round, Herring finally reversed Kongo and had him in a real tight side control where he landed numerous knees to the rib cage. Herring had a chance to do a north south choke or arm but rather continued to knee Kong’s rib cage. Once he was in Herring’s side control Kongo has no idea what to do. Herring wins a split decision as we said in our UFC betting preview and UFC match up.
The main event had Dan Henderson trying to reunite the middleweight belts. The first round was all Henderson as he was able to land some shots, but more importantly, he was able to take Anderson Silva down and control him in Silva’s half guard. In Silva’s half guard Henderson was able to land a number of shots. At the start of the second round Silva looked pissed as he pressed the pace and caught Henderson with a knee and sent him to the ground. Silva took the top in half-guard and within a minute left in the round, Henderson gave up his back, where Silva punched away with a body-triangle. Silva sunk in a rear-naked choke which forced Henderson to tap. Silva retains the middleweight crown at 4:52 of the second round.
Next up is UFC 83: Serra vs St-Pierre 2 that will be held on April 19, 2008 at the Bell Center in Montreal Canada
The scheduled line up has the rematch between Mat :The Terror" Serra vs. Georges St. Pierre as the main event for the UFC Welterweight title.
Other announced fights include:
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