We will be going live at 6:00 PM ET with live results of UFC 103: “Franklin vs. Belfort”, which will take place at a sold out American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The event’s televised main card will be broadcast live on pay-per-view starting at 10:00 PM ET. An additional hour of preliminary bouts will also be shown on Spike TV starting at 9:00 PM ET prior to that.
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort headlines the event, returning to the UFC in a 195 lb catchweight bout against former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. A heavyweight contenders clash between formidable strikers Mirko Cro Cop and Junior Dos Santos serves as the co-main event.
From BodogFight’s “Costa Rica Combat” event in February 2007, here’s UFC newcomer and Team Quest product Jake Ellenberger facing current Wolfslair coach and recent Strikeforce signee Zach Light.
With his stunning upset of a seemingly unbeatable Miguel Torres at WEC 42 last month, newly crowned WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles remains undefeated and at the top of the MMA on Tap bantamweight rankings. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
Here are the latest MMA on Tap fighter rankings. We will be updating these every month or whenever an adjustment is needed, like after a major event for example. The rankings break down into seven different lists of ten, each of them by division.
If you ever want to compare these with your own or just take a look at the latest update, you can find them under the “Top 10” category in our features section. A fighter’s previous ranking is listed in parenthesis after his name. The rankings were tabulated by the members of the MMA on Tap staff. Feel free to chime in with your own lists, thoughts, and suggestions via a comment or email.
From the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye Festival in December 2003, here’s current UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida taking on former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. The first part of the fight is above and the second is after the jump.
Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Here are our predictions (after the jump, winners in bold) for UFC 102.
The event will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Randy “The Natural” Couture and former PRIDE heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Also on the card will be a light heavyweight attraction featuring Keith Jardine and Thiago Silva.
Feel free to leave your predictions as well in our comments section.
We’re a little more than 24 hours away from one of the most anticipated fights in the history of the sport. Despite both fighters continuing to distance themselves from their respective career primes, legendary heavyweights Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will finally clash in the main event of UFC 102 this Saturday night.
It’s a dream matchup that has been discussed for years and years now. Will the dirty boxing and powerful wrestling of Couture be able to match up against Nogueira’s famous ground game and unreal durability? What do you think?
From Pancrase’s Spiral 4 in May 2005, here’s one-time UFC middleweight title challenger Nate Marquardt taking on seasoned Japanese veteran Izuru Takeuchi. The first part of the fight is above and the rest can be seen after the jump.
Alex Karalexis. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
- The Ultimate Fighter 1 veteran Alex Karalexis has suffered an injury that will prevent him from fighting Anthony Pettis at the upcoming WEC: Cerrone vs. Henderson bout in Youngstown, Ohio. [WEC]
- Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos was forced to withdraw from his upcoming bout with former U.S. Special Forces operative Tim Kennedy after he suffered a knee injury while training for the September 25 bout. [The Fight Network]
- UFC Fight Night 19 took a hit today when lightweight Kyle Bradley was forced to withdraw from his bout with Sam Stout after suffering an injury during training. No replacement for Stout has been announced. [MMA Junkie]
We will be going live with results of Sengoku 9, which takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
The card will be headlined by a lightweight title bout between Satoru Kitaoka and Mizuto Hirota. Also on the card is the featherweight tournament semifinals featuring Michihiro Omigawa vs. Marlon Sandro and Hatsu Hioki vs. Takeshi Numajiri.
Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments throughout the evening. Live results are after the jump.
From Pancrase’s “Changing Tour 3” show in June of this year, here’s reigning Sengoku lightweight champion Satoru Kitaoka, who defends his title this weekend against top contender Mizuto Hirota, taking on fellow Pancrase veteran Yukio Sakaguchi.