From the Mix Fighting Championships “USA vs. Russia III” event in June 2006, here’s Eddie Alvarez vs. Derrick Noble.
From Cage Warriors Fighting Championships’ “Strike Force 2” event in July 2005, here’s current “Ultimate Fighter 9” UK coach Michael Bisping defending his Cage Warriors light heavyweight title against Finnish veteran Miika Mehmet.
From the star-studded light heavyweight tournament at the International Fighting Championship’s “Global Domination” event in September 2003, here’s PRIDE Fighting Championships standout Mauricio “Shogun” Rua taking on former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Renato “Babalu” Sobral. The first part of the fight is above and the second is after the jump.
Much is being made about the fact that the light heavyweight clash between former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell and PRIDE Fighting Championships standout Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is essentially a “do-or-die” fight for both involved.
Liddell can’t afford to lose for the fourth time in five fights if he wants to continue fighting at the level he wants to and another loss for “Shogun” inside the UFC would continue to fuel rumors regarding his downfall since the demise of PRIDE.
Thus, this weekend’s co-main event for UFC 97 is being anticipated by many. Who do you think will win? Will Liddell be able to revive his storied career after Saturday night or will Rua continue his rise back to prominence with a win against a fellow former light heavyweight king?
Following his razor-close split decision win over former WEC welterweight king Carlos Condit, Danish striker Martin Kampmann now finds himself in the top half of the MMA on Tap welterweight rankings. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
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 7 different lists of 10, 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. The fighter’s previous ranking is listed in parenthesis after the fighter’s name.
The rankings were tabulated by the MMA on Tap staff. Feel free to chime in with your own lists, thoughts, or suggestions.
From ProFC’s “Russia vs. Europe” event this past weekend overseas, here’s former PRIDE Fighting Championships standout Aleksander Emelianenko coming back from the brink of defeat to beat former training partner Ibragim Magomedov.
From Shooto’s “Tradition 4” event in November 2008, here’s former TKO featherweight champion Hatsu Hioki going up against longtime Japanese veteran Rumina Sato.
We will be going live at 8:00 PM ET with live results of UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine, which takes place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The card will be broadcast live on pay-per-view starting at 10:00 PM ET.
The event is headlined by light heavyweight contenders bout between former champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and “Ultimate Fighter” alumnus Keith Jardine. A heavyweight clash between undefeated prospect Shane Carwin and former title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga will serve as the co-main event.
Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments throughout the afternoon and evening. Detailed live results are after the jump.
From DEEP’s “21st Impact” event in October 2005, here’s Mike Thomas Brown vs Takeshi Yamazaki. Round one is above and rounds two and three are after the jump.
From KOTC 15: Bad Intentions in June 2002, here’s Joe Stevenson going up against fellow eventual “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Jeremy Jackson for the vacant King of the Cage welterweight title.