Nick Diaz may be retired, but that doesn't mean he still can't train Ninja. Here is a video of him bashing an apple thrown by his brother using a nun-chuck. Too bad they're not allowed in the cage...Come back Diaz!
March 16 at the Ice Sports Palace in St Petersburg tournament will be held M-1 Challenge 31 VS Oleinik Monson . In the framework of the interim champion M-1 Challenge heavyweight Kenny Garner (USA) 8-3 fight with one of the best Russian heavyweights – Aleksander Emelianenko (AE Team) 18-5.
The tournament fights:
Jeff Monson (American Top Team) 42-13 – Alexey Oleynik (SA MBT) 33-8-1
Rashid Magomedov ( Highlander ) 1.16 – Yasubi Enomoto (Switzerland) 9-3
Aleksander Emelianenko (AE Team) 18-5 – Kenny Garner (USA) 8-3
David Kozma (Czech Republic) 7-2 – Marat Gafurov ( Legion ), 4-0
Wednesday's UFC on FUEL TV 1 event drew 217,000 viewers, today confirmed with industry sources.
That's a new live-event record for FUEL TV, which drew 148,000 viewers for the UFC on FX 1 preliminary card and 144,000 viewers for the UFC on FOX 2 prelims this past month.
Wednesday's event took place during a free-preview week for FUEL TV on many cable platforms.
UFC on on FUEL TV 1 took place Feb. 15 at Nebraska's Omaha Civic Auditorium. After three prelims on Facebook, the three-hour FUEL TV broadcast featured six bouts, including Jake Ellenberger's entertaining main-event victory over fellow welterweight contender Diego Sanchez.
The event proved a surprise hit for the UFC, which earned mixed reviews for the recent and bigger UFC 143 and UFC on FOX 2 events. Stefan Struve, Stipe Miocic and Ivan Menjivar all earned stoppage wins on Wednesday's main card. Additionally, T.J. Dillashaw picked up a dominant decision victory, and Ronny Markes edged Aaron Simpson via split decision.
The event aired internationally on a variety of broadcast partners. If no TV station aired the event, fans from that country could watch a free stream on UFC.tv.
The UFC recently moved much of its live-event programming from Spike TV to FX and FUEL TV thanks to its seven-year deal with FOX. Although currently cable TV's lowest-rated cable station (among those big enough to garner ratings information), FUEL TV has increased from approximately 30 million homes to 36 million in the past few months due in large part to the new UFC programming, which has set ratings records for the sports-oriented station.
Spike TV's counter-programming efforts, which included a replay of The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale and past Diego Sanchez fights, averaged approximately 674,000 viewers on Wednesday.
Earlier today, it was reported that Wednesday's UFC on FUEL TV 1 event averaged 217 000 viewers, which set a UFC-FUEL TV record.
Now, FUEL TV has released additional information, including additional record-setting figures.
Chief among them? UFC on FUEL TV 1 peaked with a record 315,000 viewers during the night's main event between Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez.
UFC on FUEL TV 1, which is the first of six main-card broadcasts on the FOX-owned cable station in 2012, took place Feb. 15 at Nebraska's Omaha Civic Auditorium. After three prelims on Facebook, the three-hour FUEL TV broadcast featured six bouts, including Ellenberger's entertaining decision victory over Sanchez and Stefan Struve's TKO of fellow heavyweight Dave Herman.
Other UFC on FUEL TV 1 milestones included:
Most-watched day in FUEL TV history with the total-day average audience up 520 percent overall and 580 percent among men 18-49 compared to February's averages
Most-watched program and evening of prime-time programming in FUEL TV history
Most-watched event in FUEL TV history among men 18-49 with 130,000 viewers
Although currently cable TV's lowest-rated cable station (among those big enough to garner ratings information), UFC on FUEL TV 1 ranked in the top 10 (No. 9) among all ad-supported cable networks among men 18-49 rating in its timeslot.
"We fully expected the UFC was going to deliver FUEL TV extraordinary ratings, and now we're seeing it," George Greenberg, FUEL TV's executive vice president and general manager, stated. "We are beyond ecstatic about the audience and the impact the UFC is having on our network's growth thus far. The sky's the limit on where this network can go from here."
The UFC recently moved much of its live-event programming from Spike TV to FX and FUEL TV thanks to its seven-year deal with FOX. FUEL TV has increased from approximately 30 million homes to 36 million in the past few months due in large part to the new UFC programming, which has set ratings records for the sports-oriented station. The UFC's former home, Spike TV, is available in approximately 100 million homes.
Yes, the main event at UFC on Fuel should have been a five-round fight. You know it, we know it, Greg Jackson knows it, and even Dana White admits he “blew it.” Instead, what we got was a rawesome three round fight that could have yielded dramatically different results had the Nebraska State Athletic Commission decided to call an audible and run two more rounds. It’s times like these I wish MMA was more like football or a made up backyard game where the rules get made up as you go. Either way, Greg Jackson is proud of Diego’s performance and hopes to get him back in the octagon soon. He even thinks that despite picking up a loss on Wednesday, his definitely 'got some fans' – which, as you know, is the most pressing phrase on Jackson’s mind these days.
No one knows why this particular move is classified as 'German.' Maybe each suplex has a secret, undying love for David Hasselhoff. Perhaps the German suplex is just another way for a country to express its gratitude for Dallas Mavericks power forward, Dirk Nowitzki. In the case of Street MMA, a German suplex is so obviously just another way to incapacitate your opponent with one physical swoop. While we don't encourage any feat of Street MMA, we feel an incredible obligation to educate our readers with another impromptu lesson. In this lesson, remember that a well-placed German suplex has the power to end worlds.
Dereck Chisora must think he’s the Paul Daley of boxing. The brash Brit today slapped WBC heavyweight kingpin Vitali Klitschko across the face during the staredown at the weigh-ins for their championship bout tomorrow night in Munich. He may not get as good of a shot past the Ukranian can-crusher’s juggernaut’s guard tomorrow night.
The Zimbabwe-born England-raised fighter is just 1-2 in his last three fights. Not sure how rankings work, but in the UFC you might have been fired, not given a title shot after a slide like that.
Somewhere in California Josh Barnett is drinking blood and contemplating the color black. I don't know what's playing in his stereo at the moment, but I would bet this week's pay that it features at least two drummers with double bass pedals. Zoom shot to Texas and Tim Kennedy is cleaning his sniper rifle while developing the perfect plan for repelling the unavoidable zombie invasion.
Legend returns to Macau for its first event of 2012 when City of Dreams exclusively presents Legend Fighting Championship 7 on Saturday, February 11!
South Korea’s Bae Myung Ho returns to the Legend Ring for the first time since claiming the Legend Welterweight Title in July 2011. He puts both the belt and his undefeated record at Legend on the line against China’s top welterweight Li Jingliang. China Top Team standout Li is riding a three-fight win streak against some of Legend’s top welterweight contenders, including two highlight reel finishes and a Submission of the Night award.In the co-main event of the evening, Li’s teammate Yao Honggang will be making his own first defense of the Legend Bantamweight Title. The Shuaijiao master will be facing a dangerous but familiar competitor: compatriot Jumabieke Tuerxun. Bieke is one of the only men to ever defeat Yao in competition – a loss that Yao will be seeking to avenge in dramatic fashion.
Also appearing on the card will be Legend veterans Matt Cain (Australia), Liu Wenbo (China), Michael Mortimer (Australia), Wang Sai (China), and Yang Hae Jun (South Korea).
After a sold-out debut in Singapore on 3 September 2011, ONE Fighting Championship™ is holding its first event in 2012 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Fans of MMA can look forward to ten fights of non-stop adrenaline and excitement as 20 champions compete for honor and glory. Champions from every major martial art, including some of Indonesia's own heroes, will proudly represent their nations in an epic clash of skill, determination and pure athleticism.
The top MMA promotion in the Southeastern United States, Xtreme Fighting Champtionships (XFC) returned to Knoxville, TN on February 10th 2012 when they invaded the Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum. The show will broadcasted live, nationally on HDNet.
With GracieMag reporting the news Friday that Roger Gracie had signed with the UFC, I thought this may be worth a watch. Gracie, who won the IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 10 times, talks about the evolution of Jiu-Jitsu, and how every practitioner inevitably adapts techniques to suit their body type.