posted on Nov, 6 2005 @ 03:22 PM
What an amazing card of fights last night for the finale of the Ultimate Fighter reality show that was shown live on Spike tv.
The Welterweight bout featured Kit Cope (2-2) Versus Kenny Florian (6-2) from the Ultimate Fighter 1 reality series.Florian won :37 seconds into round
2 with a rear naked choke but the armbar he had on cope to end round 1 left cope one handed and easy prey for Florian who looked really smooth in a
The Welterweight final bout for UfC 2 reality show featured Luke Cummo (6-1) versus Joe Stevenson (29-6).In a fight that i thought would be a brutal
and easy ground and pound victory for Stevenson turned into an amazing battle with great defense and some nice strikes by slippery and dangerous
Cummo.Stevenson won the UFC contract and the reality series with a unanimous decision.
The Heavyweight final bout for the UFC reality series was a great slugfest featuring 6'7" Brad Imes (5-0) versus 5'7" Rashad Evans (11-0). Evans
edged out a victory by split decision but this was a slobberknocker in all sense of thw word,both men were winded and rocked numerous times,Great
The Main Event was a Welterweight bout between 2 guys that really dont like each other. Diego Sanchez (16-0) Versus Nick Diaz (11-3-0).Now some
background on this one is that Sanchez won the original UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship reality tv series ans Diaz has been telling everyone diego
doesnt deserve the fame he's getting as he hasnt fought anyone of quality.I expected an easy ground and pound by Sanchez but Diaz had awesome defence
on his back and gave Sanchez his most difficult victory yet,a unanimous decision. These 2 guys are both great young fighters and this rivalry will go
on for years in a Welterweight divison that is just stacked with competition.
UFC 56 Full Force November 19
Rich Franklin (21-1-0) vs Nate Quarry (14-1-0)
Matt Hughes (38-4-0) vs Joe Riggs (26-6-0)
These are the double Main Event matches with Franklin and Hughes both defending their titles and im really excited to see these fights.Its hard to say
either man could lose but id love to hear some predictions for future fights and some fight talk about the awesome matches we've already seen.
[edit on 6-11-2005 by jimstradamus]