Did You Know?

RENZO VS. EUGENIO

In September of 1997 the bout between Renzo Gracie and Eugenio Tadeau at Pentagon Combat had to be stopped due to a riot. Gracie, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter and Pride FC veteran and Tadeau, a Luta Livre fighter and UFC veteran were sworn enemies at the time and their respective camps became unruly outside the cage which forced a stop to the action.

 

THE DREAM TEAM

Former Dream Stage Entertainment staffers (operators of PRIDE FC) and FEG (the parent company of K-1 Hero’s) have joined forces to create DREAM, a new MMA promotion. DREAM has already signed former PRIDE and UFC heavyweight Mirko Filipovic as well as Gesias Calvancante, Kid Yamamoto, and Kazushi

 

VARIETY

Ben Rothwell’s last eight fights have all ended in a different fashion. Dating back to September of 2006, Ben’s fights have ended by KO (punch), Keylock submission, KO (kick), TKO (punches), Split decision, Kimura submission, TKO (elbows), and a Unanimous Decision.

 

WHO’S THE MAN

Former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner has the distinction of having fought 4 divisional title contenders (including one former champ) at 4 different weight classes. Tanner battled Paul “The Head Hunter” Buentello (super heavyweight), Heath “The Texas Crazy Horse” Herring (at heavyweight), “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz (at light heavyweight) and “The New York Bad Ass” Phil Baroni (at middleweight) beating all but Ortiz (and splitting a pair of bouts with Herring).

 

GOING, GOING, GONE!

UFC 83 in Montreal was the quickest sellout in UFC history. Nearly 14,000 tickets were sold in pre-sale and remaining tickets were accounted for minutes after being made available to the general public.

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