Keith Jardine

UFC 89 Weigh In Results

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Main Event
Chris Leben (186) VS Michael Bisping (185)
Brandon Vera (203) VS Keith Jardine (205)
Luiz Cane (206) VS Sokoudjou (205)
Chris Lytle (170) VS Paul Taylor (170)
Marcus Davis (169) VS Paul Kelly (169)
Akihiro Gono (171) VS Dan Hardy (169)
Neil Wain (254) VS Shane Carwin (264)
David Bielkheden (156) VS Jess Liaudin (155)
Sam Stout (155) VS Terry Etim (155)
Jim Miller (155) VS David Baron (155)
Per Eklund (156) VS Samy Schiavo (156)

Vera Claims He Has More to Offer Fans

Brandon Vera discusses his upcoming bout against fellow light heavyweight contender Keith Jardine on the main card of next weekend’s UFC 89, which will air via tape delay on Spike TV, in the above video courtesy of ESPN.

UFC Confirms Jardine vs. Vera for October


Brandon Vera. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed a previously rumored light heavyweight clash between part-time training partners Keith Jardine and Brandon Vera, which will take place on October 18th at UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben. The event will emanate from the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.

The UFC officially announced the fight in a press release sent out to the media yesterday. The bout will serve as the show’s co-main event.

After surprising many with his shocking win over former champion Chuck Liddell last fall, Jardine looked to move into title contender status only to be brutally knocked out by longtime PRIDE title holder Wanderlei Silva at UFC 84 in May. Jardine has now lost (and has been knocked out in) two out of his last three bouts.

Meanwhile Vera has been a bit of a scapegoat this week for his lackluster performance against IFL convert Reese Andy at the UFC’s “Silva vs. Irvin” event a couple weeks ago. It’s key to note that the fight was Vera’s first in his career at 205 lbs and that a bad weight cut (he said it was his first cut in close to nine years) likely contributed the absence of his usual explosiveness.

Reports: Jardine-Vera Added to UFC 89


Keith Jardine exchanges punches with Forrest Griffin at UFC 66. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Hard-hitting light heavyweights and part-time training partners Keith Jardine and Brandon Vera will each look to turn in much-needed impressive performances when they clash on October 18th at UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben, which will take place at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.

The news was first broken by our friends at Cage Potato earlier today. MMA Junkie has learned that Jardine confirmed the bout himself today on an unnamed Albuquerque, New Mexico radio show. The UFC has yet to confirm the bout. It’s expected that it will be included as part of the event’s televised main card.

After surprising many with his shocking win over former champion Chuck Liddell last fall, Jardine looked to move into title contender status only to be brutally knocked out by longtime PRIDE title holder Wanderlei Silva at UFC 84 in May. Jardine has now lost (and has been knocked out in) two out of his last three bouts.

Meanwhile Vera has been a bit of a scapegoat this week for his lackluster performance against IFL convert Reese Andy at last weekend’s “Silva vs. Irvin” event. It’s key to note that the fight was Vera’s first in his career at 205 lbs and that a bad weight cut (he said it was his first cut in close to nine years) likely contributed the absence of his usual explosiveness.

Video Hype: Silva Looks to Get on Track

Former longtime PRIDE light heavyweight champion Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva discusses his upcoming fight against UFC title contender Keith Jardine at UFC 84: Ill Will this Saturday and the pressure behind trying to snap his current three-fight losing streak, the first such sequence in his storied career with ESPN.

Video Hype: Jardine Wants to Make History

UFC light heavyweight contender Keith Jardine discusses his upcoming fight with Wanderlei Silva at UFC 84: Ill Will this Saturday and his desire to become the first fighter in the history of mixed martial arts to defeat both Silva and former UFC champion Chuck Liddell with ESPN.

Countdown to UFC 84 Airs Tonight

“Countdown to UFC 84”, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s usual event preview show, will premiere tonight at 11 PM ET on Spike TV.

The episode will highlight two of the more-anticipated bouts that will take place at this weekend’s UFC 84: Ill Will in Las Vegas. The event will be headlined by a bad blood-filled UFC lightweight title bout that pits current champion B.J. Penn up against former champion Sean Sherk.

Keith Jardine will also attempt to climb deeper into the light heavyweight title picture as he takes on fellow exciting striker and former PRIDE light heavyweight champion Wanderlei Silva. While it won’t be featured on tonight’s program, former longtime UFC champion Tito Ortiz will go up against an undefeated Lyoto Machida in a fight that will likely be Ortiz’s last with the promotion.

Those who miss tonight’s show at 11 PM ET can catch a replay at the following times: May 23rd (11 PM ET, 12 AM ET); May 24th (6 PM ET). Both replays will air on Spike TV.

UFC Announces Three Fights for “Ill Will”

The Ultimate Fighting Championship today announced three main card fights for UFC 84: Ill Will, which will take place on May 24th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The event will be headlined by a bad blood-filled UFC lightweight title bout that pits current champion B.J. Penn up against former champion Sean Sherk.

Penn claimed the vacant title with a bloody submission win over top contender Joe Stevenson last month at UFC 80: Rapid Fire. Penn has been vehement in his comments towards Sherk, who after successfully defending his belt against Hermes Franca last July, tested positive for steroids under the watch of the California State Athletic Commission and was stripped of his title.

The two exchanged barbs following Penn’s title win in January.

“Hey Sean Sherk, you’re dead,” Penn shouted during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

Sherk, who was cage-side doing color commentary on the bout along with Rogan and UFC play-by-play announcer Mike Goldberg, stormed into the Octagon and picked up a microphone right after Penn made his comment.

“That belt belongs to me,” said Sherk. “You’ve got one more fight before you can be called lightweight champ.”

Former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will go up against an undefeated Lyoto Machida in a fight that will likely be Ortiz’s last with the UFC. The bout will be the final one on Ortiz’s current contract with the promotion.

According to Ortiz, he was expecting a rematch against former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Rashad Evans, whom Ortiz battled to a draw with at UFC 73: Stacked last summer in his last fight. Machida has yet to lose inside the confines of the UFC. He was last seen submitting Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou in December.

A showdown between former PRIDE light heavyweight champion Wanderlei Silva and former “Ultimate Fighter” contestant turned upstart contender Keith Jardine will also take place at the event. A bout between the two was rumored for well over a month.

The reasoning behind the bout is pretty much elementary at this point. After the UFC booked Rashad Evans and Ryoto Machida for scheduled bouts at the same event, it became likely that Silva and Jardine would be paired up. Both Silva and Jardine are coming off of fights against former champion Chuck Liddell. Jardine won a unanimous decision over Liddell last September but Silva ended up going the distance with Liddell in December and losing.

The bout will be Silva’s second inside the confines of the UFC since returning to the promotion after a seven-year stint in PRIDE. A win over Silva will move Jardine that much closer to a well-deserved title shot.

Silva-Jardine Close to Becoming Official


From mrwurtz on Flickr.

A Las Vegas light heavyweight showdown between former PRIDE light heavyweight champion Wanderlei Silva and former “Ultimate Fighter” contestant turned upstart contender Keith Jardine is close to becoming official for UFC 84 in May.

The news comes from Silva’s official blog, where he stated yesterday that he was “on his way” to sign a bout agreement that would make a fight between himself and Jardine good to go.

A potential bout between the two has been rumored for well over a month. The reasoning behind the bout is pretty much elementary at this point. After the UFC booked Rashad Evans and Ryoto Machida for scheduled bouts at the same event, it became likely that Silva and Jardine would be paired up.

The event, which is slated to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, is expected to be headlined by a lightweight title fight between B.J. Penn and Sean Sherk. Tito Ortiz will return to action at the event as well against Machida in what might just be Ortiz’s last fight in the UFC.

Both Silva and Jardine are coming off of fights against former champion Chuck Liddell. Jardine won a unanimous decision over Liddell last September but Silva ended up going the distance with Liddell in December and losing.

The bout will be Silva’s second inside the confines of the UFC since returning to the promotion after a seven-year stint in PRIDE. A win over Silva will move Jardine that much closer to a well-deserved title shot.

Touch of gloves to our friends at MMA Junkie for the find.

CKA: Oct 4, 2007

I know we haven’t posted it but a lot of other sites have. Here’s a promo for UFC WiRED, a new show hosted by UFC color commentator Joe Rogan that debuts this weekend.

News and Notes

- Adam Smith, who competed on last weekend’s Strikeforce at the Mansion card against K-1 veteran Dewey Cooper, has tested positive for cocaine and marijuana according to the California State Athletic Commission. Smith will be suspended until June 25th of next year and fined $1,500.

- Anyone watch Dog The Bounty Hunter? Dog’s son Leland will be making his MMA debut on October 20th at No Limits Fighting’s Brawl for it All event.

- UFC vice president Marc Ratner told Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports yesterday that Anthony Torres tested positive for the anabolic steroid Boldenone through the post-fight tests done after UFC 75. Torres is the first fighter to test positive under the UFC’s testing done when events are held outside of the United States. Torres was released from his contract by the UFC, not because of the positive test, but because of a poor performance against his opponent at UFC 75, Jess Liaudin.

All of the other fighters tested at UFC 75 - Quinton Jackson, Dan Henderson, Dennis Siver, Michael Bisping, Terry Etim, Houston Alexander and Gleison Tibau all passed. All of the fighters who competed at UFC 76 passed their tests for performance enhancing drugs as well.

- Keith Jardine has told MMA Weekly that he plans on returning to the Octagon in January:

“I’m thinking January, the early part of the year would be a good time,” said Jardine about the ideal time for his next fight.

- SUN Sports & Entertainment has announced the complete fight card for Art of War 4: Mississippi Mayhem, scheduled to take place on October 27th:

Ron Faircloth vs Chris Hawk
Rex Richards vs Shane Carwin
Mike Wessel vs Matt Thomas
Andrew Chappelle vs Adriano Nasal
DJ Watkins vs Kyle Gibbons
David Hulett vs David Brown
Keith Bach vs Mark Wiggins
Andy Uhrich vs Chris Gates

- Sam Caplan is reporting through Dave Meltzer that Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cheick Kongo may not be fighting at UFC 79 after all:

According to Dave Meltzer in his latest FoxSports.com column, a rumored match between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cheick Kongo may not take place at UFC 79 on Dec. 29 as had been previously reported. It now appears that Nogueira vs. Kongo could take place in either January or February.

- Zach Arnold is reporting that the PRIDE FC Worldwide office in Tokyo has been shut down and all of the workers have been fired.

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