UFC 61: Bitter Rivals Results

Here are the full results from UFC 61: Bitter Rivals.

- Drew Fickett def. Kurt Pellegrino (Rear Naked Choke)
- Cheick Kongo def. Gilbert Aldana (TKO)
- Jeff Monson def. Anthony Perosh (TKO)
- Hermes Franca def. Joe Jordan (Triangle Choke)
- Joe Stevenson def. Yves Edwards (Doctor Stoppage)
- Frank Mir def. Dan Christison (Unanimous Decision)
- Tito Ortiz def. Ken Shamrock (TKO)
- Josh Burkman def. Josh Neer (Unanimous Decision)
- Tim Sylvia def. Andrei Arlovski (Unanimous Decision)

Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva

UFC President Dana White just entered the UFC octagon and broke the news the PRIDE Middleweight Champion Wanderlei Silva will take on UFC LHW Champion Chuck Liddell in November.

This is huge, fans knew that Silva and the PRIDE President would be in attendance but no one knew why. Our question has been answered and fans will now get to see their dream match up.

UFC 61 Weigh-Ins

The weigh-ins for UFC 61: Bitter Rivals took place yesterday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Tito Ortiz weighed in at 206.5 lbs after he got into an argument with Dana White and Ken Shamrock because Shamrock weighed in at 206 lbs. Ortiz was upset because the contract he signed said it was a 205 lb fight. Dana White and the guys running the scales explained to Ortiz that since it is a non title fight you’re allowed to be one pound over. After all the drama Ortiz caused, he ended up being over the limit. Besides that little event all fighters made weight.

Main Card
-Heavyweight Title Fight:  Tim Sylvia (258.5) vs. Andrei Arlovski (234)
-Light Heavyweight Fight:  Tito Ortiz (206) vs. Ken Shamrock (206)
-Heavyweight Fight:  Frank Mir (262) vs. Dan Christison (264.5)
-Lightweight Fight:  Yves Edwards (154.5) vs. Joe Stevenson (155)
-Welterweight Fight (Swing Bout):  Josh Burkman (169) vs. Josh Neer (170)

Preliminary Fights (non-televised)
-Heavyweight Fight:  Jeff Monson (236) vs. Anthony Perosh (224)
-Welterweight Fight:  Hermes Franca (158.5) vs. Joe Jordan (164)
-Welterweight Fight:  Drew Fickett (171) vs. Kurt Pellegrino (168.5)
-Heavyweight Fight:  Gilbert Aldana (251) vs. Cheick Kongo (229)

Life, Legacy and Pursuit

Whether you love him or hate him, Tito Ortiz is one of the biggest and best names in MMA today. In this article Ortiz speaks on his bitter rival Ken Shamrock and what he feels is Shamrock’s mindset coming into their July 8th battle. Ortiz also talks about Chuck Liddell and much like Ken Shamrock, Ortiz mentions how he’d like to get some retribution.

Chuck Liddell vs. Renato Sobral is Official

Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell vs. Renato “Babalu” Sobral is now official. The fight will take place August 26th at the Mandalay Bay Event Center. Other fights rumored to be on the card are Sean Sherk vs. Kenny Florian for the vacant UFC Lightweight Title, David Loiseau vs. Mike Swick and David Terrell vs. Anderson Silva/Nathan Marquardt.

Joe Jordan to Face Franca at UFC 61

As we reported earlier this week Joe Jordan will in fact fill in for his injured teammate Roger Huerta and face Hermes Franca at UFC 61. Joe Jordan is currently training with team Miletich and he sports a mixed martial arts record of 29-3-2.

From Rags to Riches

The Las Vegas Review-Journal gives fans a little glimpse into the life of Dana White and how he went from a bellman at a local hotel to the UFC president.

ECC 2 Results

Here are the results of Extreme Cage Combat 2: Collision Course on Friday night.

-Jason MacDonald defeated Jerry Spiegel (TKO)

-Victor Valimaki defeated Craig Sloan (Unanimous Decision)

-Nelson Riquelme defeated Rich Kanasevich (TKO)

-Shawn Marchand defeated Steve Skinner (TKO)

-Jesse Bongfeldt defeated Eric Beaulieu (Rear Naked Choke)

-Dave Scholten defeated Tim Tamaki (TKO)

-Bryan Edge defeated Josh Kyrejto (Guillotine)

-Jay Jenkins defeated Luke Hatfield (TKO)

WEC Benefit Show Update

The WEC has announced a share of the fighters who will be competing on the July 28th Ryan Bennett benefit show. The event will take place at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California.

Urijah Faber vs. Cory Cass (submission grappling super-fight match)
Keith Barry vs. TBA
Sam Morgan vs. TBA
Dennis “Piranha” Davis vs. TBA
Craig “Big Z” Zellner vs. TBA
Thomas Schulte vs. TBA
Mikko Rupponen vs. TBA
Doug “The Rhino” Marshall vs. TBA
Glover “The Brazilian Pit Bull” Teixeira vs. TBA
Nick “The Goat” Thompson vs. JT Taylor
Jake O’Brien vs. TBA
Poppies “Tachi Kid” Martinez vs. TBA
Mike Whitehead vs. TBA
Wes “The Project” Sims vs. TBA

Pride OWGP Final Four Set

With round two of the Pride Open Weight Grand-Prix now in the books, fans will get to see four of the worlds best fighters face off in the semifinals.

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