Here are some post-fight video interviews with the fighters from UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral.
Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin were able to continue where they left off Saturday night. Both fighters made their way to the octagon accompanied by standing ovations from the crowd. Though it wasn’t an epic war like their first fight, the rematch still carried a high tempo and we saw two totally different fighters this time around. Both fighters were much more tentative and when all was said and done Forrest Griffin did enough to earn himself another unanimous decision victory.
“I did OK tonight,” Griffin said. “I felt a little sluggish; I’m ready for a rematch with Tito. - I want to improve on this fight.”
“It was a good fight, it was close, I thought I won a round,”” Bonnar said. “I wanted to win this one to have a rubber match, but how about we do best-of-five.”
Here is my preview of UFC 62: Bitter Rivals. I only wrote my thoughts for the main card but the full card looks like this…
Main Card Bouts:
Chuck Liddell vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral
Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar
Josh Neer vs. Nick Diaz
Hermes Franca vs. Jamie Varner
Christian Wellisch vs. Cheick Kongo
Yushin Okami vs. Alan Belcher
Rob MacDonald vs. Eric Schafer
Wes Combs vs. Wilson Gouveia
David Heath vs. Cory Walmsley
How do I even say this? We’ll although unofficial, it seems that we now have a co-main event for the upcoming UFC 62 - A rematch of the best fight in UFC history: Stephan Bonnar will take on Forrest Griffin. The Boston Herald released an article yesterday, previewing the matchup that will supposedly take place on August 26th. UFC’s website has a statement asking fans to tune into ESPN tomorrow during The Hot List for a huge announcement.
My guess is that White will be announcing this fight for UFC 62. But could there be something more?
7/17 10:54 AM: The UFC now has the fight on the front page of their website, It’s official.
At the UFC 61 post-fight press conference, Tito Ortiz made it pretty clear as to when and who he wants to fight again...
“I would love to fight once before this year’s over… and if [Chuck] Liddell is gonna get two fights, then I need to fight at least one more time.” said Ortiz. I would love to be on the November card.”
“I want [Forrest] Griffin again. I know a lot of people who thought he beat me the first time, which he didn’t. I want to give him a taste of me at 100 percent. He got a taste of me when I was 60 percent.”