Heel vs. Heel – UFC 117 Predictions

I was about to lead off this preview by calling UFC 117’s main event between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and challenger Chael Sonnen “one of the most anticipated fights of the year,” but that cliché is becoming unusable when it comes to the UFC. Not every fight his been an absolute blockbuster, but they’re on … Continue reading Heel vs. Heel – UFC 117 Predictions

The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, The Ultimate Finale

Big Country   That's a fine figure of a man. - my wife upon seeing Roy Nelson post fight. So we've come to the end of our three month MMA journey.  Roy Nelson will face Brendan Schaub for the title of "The Ultimate Fighter."  We'll also have Kimbo Slice in action, as well as Marcus … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, The Ultimate Finale

The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 11

There can be only one. Tonight we were treated to the 2-hour regular season finale and four, count 'em, four fights.  Factor in all the extraneous drama and it was a big night for TUF. Things start out with much discussion of Matt Mitrione and the "will he or won't he" nature of his fight … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 11

The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 10

This week brings us week 2 of the quarter finals.  Our scheduled fight is Brenden Schaub and Jon Madsen. However, the bigger news seems to be the ongoing soap opera of Matt "Meathead" Mitrione.  Mitrione finally returns to the training center with a story of his brain swelling as the cause of his recent absence.  … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 10

The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 9

Tonight we begin the quarter finals.  There are only 8 fighters remaining. Tonight's fight is between Roy "Big Country" Nelson and Justin Wren. Wren impressed me in his first fight by submitting UFC veteran Wes Sims in the first round. Tonight he takes on a much tougher opponent in Nelson.  Nelson's physique belies his abilities … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 9

The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 8

The show opens right where my DVR cut off last week, with Rampage Jackson destroying the locker room door after Matt Mitrione beat Scott Junk by decision and put Team Rampage down 0-7. Then we gear up for this week's fight, the final of the first round.  I have to admit I've been looking forward … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 8

The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 4

Well, life caught up with me and I've gotten a bit behind on these reviews.  That doesn't mean I've forgotten them. I spent a good portion of my weekend catching up on Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter.  I'm glad I did. When last we checked in on our Vegas house full of MMA wannabes, … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 4

The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 3

Well, it didn't take long for us to get to the fight everyone but Dana White wanted to see. Does Kimbo Slice have what it takes to make it in the UFC? Or will former IFL champion, Roy Nelson, flatten him like the pancakes he's so fond of? The show gives us a lot of … Continue reading The Ultimate Fighter – Heavyweights, Episode 3