Tomorrow July 11, 2009 UFC will celebrate 100 major fight cards on pay per view. A feat only accomplished by two other promotions/sports, the WWE and Professional Boxing. Neither of them are on the same plane the UFC exist. Neither is as honest in the fashion the UFC presents its self. Both sports are combative in nature but neither of them are true in the aspect of once the bell rings its you or your opponent by any means necessary. Wrestling is staged(sorry kids) and boxing has been corrupted by the likes of the Don Kings & backroom deals that have kept truly great athletes from fighting on major cards until the tilight of their career(Winky Wright ring a bell??).There is no sport like this anywhere on the planet people.
This fight card has athletes from backgrounds that span both Professional Wrestling (Brock Lesnar) and boxing(Thiago Alves) and plenty more from more traditional Mixed Martial Arts backgrounds. UFC 100 has alot of potential to be a great fight card due to its star power and two title defenses on the main card. Brock Lesnar - Heavy Weight Champion vs Frank Mir is a rematch of a previous bout where Mir showed that size & strength are only part of the equation of being a great in the UFC as he applied a leg lock & forced Brock to tap out within two minutes of the first rounds opening bell. If you havent seen it yet heres the clip:
Also the other fight on the main card is the always popular Welterweight Champ George St-Pierre, who is going up against the hard hitting Thiago Alves. This is a match that will be a big draw especially with GSP coming off a huge win against the Prodigy B.J. Penn. Alves is a tough competitor who completely destroyed a UFC Future Hall of Famer Matt Hughes. GSP has been quoted in a recent interview stating that due to his last bout with B.J. he is a much better fighter. Strong words from the champ. Heres a recap vid of that match. After that theres a promo video for UFC 100.
During UFC's beginnings, Street Fighter Kimo Leopoldo 260 lbs fought and lost to Brazilian-jujutsu expert Royce Gracie 180 lbs during UFC 3 where he proved again "You don't have to be the biggest guy or the one who hits the hardest. And you don't have to get hurt in a fight." (UFC 1 GRACIE'S VICTORY STATEMENT) It was an awesome fight to see a fighter 80 lbs lighter take on a bully type character and win. Royce Gracie is a Hall of … more
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a U.S.-based mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, had a reputation as of 2008[update] as the largest MMA promotion in the world. Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, owns and operates the UFC. The UFC focuses on the heavier weight classes in MMA, whereas its sister promotion, the WEC, focuses on the lighter weights.