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UFC 58: USA vs. Canada

A mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 4, 2006.

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UFC 58: USA vs. Canada

  • Dec 18, 2009
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I have been watching the UFC since it’s debut in November of 1993. My brother and I had considered trying out for the fights around 1995. Looking back now, I’m glad I didn’t. This way I can say I would have done well and not have to go through a humbling beating that goes with the game. The difference between UFC 1 and UFC 73 are like night and day! The fighters are a lot more rounded and most can fight standing or grappling. If the fighter is winning the stand up fight he’ll use a good take down defense and continue to fight the stand up game. On the other hand if he is losing the stand up fight he’ll shoot and try and take it to the ground where the better wrestler or grappler will prevail. In the early days we seen boxers fighter wresters with very little cross-training. Inevitably the fight would end up on the ground where the wrester would do an arm-bar triangle or some other basic submission move and defeat the boxer. These were the days of Ken Shamrock, Royce Gracie, Dan Severn, Pat Smith and Mark Coleman. Ken Shamrock was the favorite to win UFC 1 with his rock solid muscular build, power house strikes and outstanding wrestling game. I’ll just say things didn’t turn out that way…


Main Events

~~~~Rich “ACE” Franklin VS. David “The Crow” Loiseau ~~~

UFC 58 - USA VS CANADA had some awesome matches and featured one of my favorite fighters, Rich Franklin.. The Rich Franklin verses David Loiseau fight was one for the books! I was looking forward to this match up with great anticipation. Rich Franklin is known for his striking ability and his ground game is also very solid. David Loiseau is also a very skilled and versatile fighter. I was hoping for Rich but had no idea who was going to win this fight. Franklin was focused from the onset of the fight and dominated David Loiseau in all five, five minute rounds. You want to hear just how tough Rich Franklin is? Rich broke his hand during a flurry of punches in round 2. Not only did he continue on to win the fight with a broken hand, he kept punching with it. You have to remember that the gloves these guys fight with are nothing more than a work glove with the fingers cut off and a tiny bit of padding on the knuckles. Rich Franklin is one tough fighter!

» Rich Franklin wins by unanimous decision, five round fight


~~~~BJ “Prodigy” Penn VS. George “RUSH” St. Pierre~~~

BJ Penn VS George St. Pierre was another outstanding fight. It was also tough to call. George St. Pierre is one of the most skilled fighters in the octagon. Not only are his fighting skills top notch, he’s super fast, has some brutal kicks, very flexible and his cardio is superb. BJ Penn on the other hand is a legend to some and a damn good fighter in his own right. He has knock out punching power with a decent stand up game. He’s also an elite grappler {Black belt} and is even more flexible than his opponent, George St. Pierre. On top of that Penn doesn’t fight for the money. His family has plenty of money and he never needed to fight. This guy fights for his love of the game and he has lots of heart. BJ Penn was the more experienced fighter and was favored to win. This was another hard one to call with another fighter getting injured early and continuing on to win the fight. The first round BJ Penn thumped George St. Pierre in on the nose bloodying and breaking it. BJ also landed a jab in the eye of George St. Pierre and scratched it. The scratched eye was clearly a problem for George. Also when a fighter has a bloody nose it causes them to breath through their mouth which makes it easier for their opponent to land a knock out punch. After three rounds it comes down to a split decision were George St. Pierre wins and becomes the number one contender and next in line for a shot at Matt Hughes and the Light Heavy Weight Belt.

» Georges St-Pierre wins a split decision, three round fight


Additional Battles on The UFC 58 Fight Card

[*] Winner
[*] Sam Stout VS. Spencer Fisher
[*] Nate Marquardt VS. Joe Doerksen
[*] Mike Swick VS. Steve Vigneault
[*] Jason Lambert VS. Rob MacDonald
[*] Tom Murphy VS. Icho Larenas
[*] Mark Hominick VS. Yves Edwards

The Big Upset

The big upset in UFC 58 was the Yves Edwards VS Mark Hominick fight. Yves Edwards is a superb MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter by most anyone’s standards. I had not seen Mark Hominick fight prior to this fight. As it turns out Hominick is an extremely capable fighter and he is as fast a striker as you will see anywhere. In the end he not only out punched Yves Edwards, he beat him on the ground which was though to be where Yves Edwards would have the advantage. This was a decent fight as well.

There were several good fights on the UFC 58 Card. Both main event fights were just awesome to watch! These fighters seem to get better and better just when you believe they can’t go any further with their game. I bought the DVD just to have the two main event fights featuring Penn against GSP and Franklin against Loiseau. I would recommend UFC 58 USA VS. CANADA to any fan of the sport, UFC, or other MMA fighting events.
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review by . November 06, 2011
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PENN WON THIS WITH OUT A DOUBT, JUST ADD THE SCORES CORRECTLY
      UFC 58   USA VS CANADA      This was the event that the UFC held that pit US fighters against those from Canada, and for the most part it was a good event. Of course like another time BJ Penn would get cheated in my opinion. I don't think their should really be a country vs country thing going on in MMA because it is [Mixed Martial Arts] and that is styles from all over the world that every fighter has to be well rounded in, this isn't …
Quick Tip by . November 06, 2011
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This was the event that the UFC held that pit US fighters against those from Canada, and for the most part it was a good event. Of course like another time BJ Penn would get cheated in my opinion. I don't think their should really be a country vs country thing going on in MMA because it is [Mixed Martial Arts] and that is styles from all over the world that every fighter has to be well rounded in, this isn't wrestling [which I love] that can have a story line like this. Any way this event …
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UFC 58: USA vs Canada was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on March 4, 2006. It was held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, and broadcast live on pay-per-view in the United States.

In keeping with the theme of the card, each fight featured an American fighter against a Canadian fighter.

Five of the seven Canadian fighters featured, Icho Larenas, Sam Stout, Mark Hominick, Georges St-Pierre, and David Loiseau, were at the time champions in the Canadian TKO Major League MMA promotion.

The show drew a live gate of $1,758,450.  The disclosed fighter payroll for UFC 58 was $207,000.

The final scorecard for "USA VS Canada" was:  United States 5,  Canada 3.
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