Georges "Rush" St. Pierre

Name Georges St. Pierre
Nick Name Rush
Record 22-2-0(Win - Loss - Draw)
Association Tristar Gym
Height 5’10" (178cm)
Weight 170lbs (78kg)
Style Wrestling
Birth Date 1981-05-19
Age 30
City St. Isidore, Quebec
Country Canada
Result Opponent Method Event Title Date Round Time
Win Jake Shields Decision (Unanimous) UFC 129 - St. Pierre vs. Shields 4/30/2011 5 5:00
Win Josh Koscheck Decision (Unanimous) UFC 124 - St. Pierre vs. Koscheck 2 12/11/2010 5 5:00
Win Dan Hardy Decision (Unanimous) UFC 111 - St. Pierre vs. Hardy 3/27/2010 5 5:00
Win Thiago Alves Decision (Unanimous) UFC 100 - Lesnar vs. Mir 2 7/11/2009 5 5:00
Win B.J. Penn TKO (Corner Stoppage) UFC 94 - St. Pierre vs. Penn 2 1/31/2009 4 5:00
Win Jon Fitch Decision (Unanimous) UFC 87 - Seek and Destroy 8/9/2008 5 5:00
Win Matt Serra TKO (Knees to the Body) UFC 83 - Serra vs. St. Pierre II 4/19/2008 2 4:45
Win Matt Hughes Submission (Armbar) UFC 79 - Nemesis 12/29/2007 2 4:54
Win Josh Koscheck Decision (Unanimous) UFC 74 - Respect 8/25/2007 3 5:00
Loss Matt Serra TKO (Punches) UFC 69 - Shootout 4/7/2007 1 3:25
Win Matt Hughes TKO (Head Kick and Punches) UFC 65 - Bad Intentions 11/18/2006 2 1:25
Win B.J. Penn Decision (Split) UFC 58 - USA vs. Canada 3/4/2006 3 5:00
Win Sean Sherk TKO (Punches and Elbows) UFC 56 - Full Force 11/19/2005 2 2:53
Win Frank Trigg Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) UFC 54 - Boiling Point 8/20/2005 1 4:09
Win Jason Miller Decision (Unanimous) UFC 52 - Couture vs Liddell 2 4/16/2005 3 5:00
Win Dave Strasser Submission (Kimura) TKO 19 - Rage 1/29/2005 1 1:52
Loss Matt Hughes Submission (Armbar) UFC 50 - The War of ’04 10/22/2004 1 4:59
Win Jay Hieron TKO (Punches) UFC 48 - Payback 6/19/2004 1 1:42
Win Karo Parisyan Decision (Unanimous) UFC 46 - Supernatural 1/31/2004 3 5:00
Win Pete Spratt Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) TKO 14 - Road Warriors 11/29/2003 1 3:40
Win Thomas Denny TKO (Cut) UCC 12 - Adrenaline 1/25/2003 2 4:45
Win Travis Galbraith TKO (Elbows) UCC 11 - The Next Level 10/11/2002 1 2:03
Win Justin Bruckmann Submission (Armbar) UCC 10 - Battle for the Belts 2002 6/15/2002 1 3:53
Win Ivan Menjivar TKO (Punches) UCC 7 - Bad Boyz 1/25/2002 1 4:50

MMA Rankings 01-06-2013

by admin on January 14, 2013

MMA Rankings 1-6-2013 by Forum contributor Leroy. There are a few major changes in the ranks for this edition. Cain Velasquez dominated Junior Dos Santos to get back his HW title. Michael Bisping moves above Wiedmen to become the #1 contender at 185 and Demetrious Johnson moves to the #1 spot at 125 with his split decision win over Joseph Benavidez. Join the discussion in the forum.

Heavyweight 265lb
1. Cain Velasquez
2. Junior dos Santos
3. Fabricio Werdum
4. Daniel Cormier
5. Frank Mir
6. Josh Barnett
7. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
8. Antonio Silva
9. Travis Browne
10. Stefan Struve
Honorable Mention: Mark Hunt, Roy Nelson, Ben Rothwell, Mike Russow, Alexander Volkov

Light Heavyweight 205lb
1. Jon Jones
2. Rashad Evans
3. Alexander Gustafsson
4. Lyoto Machida
5. Phil Davis
6. Mauricio Rua
7. Forrest Griffin
8. Ryan Bader
9. Quinton Jackson
10. Gegard Mousasi
HM: Matt Hamill, Vladimir Matyushenko, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, James Te-Huna

Middleweight 185lb
1. Anderson Silva
2. Michael Bisping
3. Chris Weidman
4. Vitor Belfort
5. Yushin Okami
6. Mark Munoz
7. Costa Philippou
8. Tim Boetsch
9. Alan Belcher
10. Brian Stann
HM: Cunge Le, Hector Lombard, Rousimar Palhares, Luke Rockhold, Ronaldo Souza

Welterweight 170lb
1. Georges St-Pierre
2. Johny Hendricks
3. Carlos Condit
4. Martin Kampmann
5. Jake Ellenberger
6. Rory MacDonald
7. Jon Fitch
8. Josh Koscheck
9. Ben Askren
10. Nate Marquardt
HM: John Hathaway, Demian Maia, Mike Pierce, Mike Pyle, Erick Silva

Lightweight 155lb
1. Ben Henderson
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. Gray Maynard
4. Nate Diaz
5. Anthony Pettis
6. Michael Chandler
7. Eddie Alvarez
8. Jim Miller
9. Donald Cerrone
10. Shinya Aoki
HM: T.J. Grant, Joe Lauzon, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Josh Thomson, Matt Wiman

Featherweight 145lb
1. Jose Aldo
2. Chad Mendes
3. Ricardo Lamas
4. Hatsu Hioki
5. Chan Sung Jung
6. Dustin Poirier
7. Pat Curran
8. Cub Swanson
9. Daniel Straus
10. Darren Elkins
HM: Hacran Dias, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Diego Nunes, Dennis Siver, Rani Yahya

Bantamweight 135lb
1. Renan Barao
2. Michael McDonald
3. Urijah Faber
4. Bibiano Fernandes
5. Eddie Wineland
6. Scott Jorgensen
7. Brad Pickett
8. Raphael Assuncao
9. Mike Easton
10. Marcos Galvao
HM: Eduardo Dantas, TJ Dillashaw, Ivan Menjivar, Tyson Nam, Erik Perez

Flyweight 125lb
1. Demetrious Johnson
2. Joseph Benavidez
3. John Dodson
4. Ian McCall
5. Jussier Formiga
6. Darrell Montague
7. John Moraga
8. Chris Cariaso
9. Louis Gaudinot
10. John Lineker
HM: Tim Elliott, Darren Uyenoyama

MMA Rankings 5-9-2012

by admin on May 15, 2012

MMA Rankings 2-8-2012 by Forum contributor Leroy. There are a few major changes in the ranks for this edition. Most notably, GSP has been removed since it’s been over a here since his last fight, and it doesn’t appear he’ll be stepping into the Octagon any time soon. The Interim Champ is your interim #1 at 170. Also, Overeem won’t be able to apply for a license until very late this year, so I’ve removed him as well. Here are the upcoming events before the next anticipated update:

Bellator 68 – 05/11
UFC on Fuel – 05/15
Bellator 69 – 05/18
Strikeforce GP – 05/19
Bellator 70 – 05/25
UFC 146 – 05/26

A lot of big heavyweight fights over the next two weeks. Here are the ranks…

Heavyweight (206lb – 265lb)
1. Junior dos Santos (F. Mir – 05/26)
2. Cain Velasquez (A. Silva – 05/26)
3. Fabricio Werdum
4. Frank Mir (J. dos Santos – 05/26)
5. Josh Barnett (D. Cormier – 05/19)
6. Daniel Cormier (J. Barnett - 05/19)
7. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
8. Antonio Silva (C. Velasquez – 05/26)
9. Travis Browne
10. Mike Russow
HM: Fedor Emelianenko, Mark Hunt (S. Struve – 05/26), Roy Nelson (D. Herman – 05/26), Ben Rothwell, Stefan Struve (M. Hunt – 05/26)

Light Heavyweight 205
1. Jon Jones
2. Rashad Evans
3. Dan Henderson
4. Mauricio Rua
5. Lyoto Machida
6. Phil Davis
7. Alexander Gustafsson
8. Forrest Griffin
9. Ryan Bader
10. Quinton Jackson
HM: Rafael Cavalcante (M. Kyle – 05/19)
Vladimir Matyushenko, Gegard Mousasi, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Thiago Silva

 

Middleweight 185

1. Anderson Silva
2. Chael Sonnen
3. Mark Munoz
4. Vitor Belfort
5. Michael Bisping
6. Yushin Okami
7. Tim Boetsch
8. Brian Stann
9. Alan Belcher
10. Chris Weidman
HM: Hector Lombard, Ronny Markes, Rousimar Palhares, Luke Rockhold, Ronaldo Souza

Welterweight 170

1. Carlos Condit
2. Nick Diaz
3. Jake Ellenberger
4. Johny Hendricks
5. Jon Fitch
6. Josh Koscheck
7. Jake Shields
8. Diego Sanchez
9. Martin Kampmann
10. Rory MacDonald
HM: Ben Askren, Charlie Brenneman, Brian Ebersole, Dong-Hyun Kim, Mike Pierce, Tyron Woodley

Lightweight 155

1. Ben Henderson
2. Frank Edgar
3. Gilbert Melendez (J. Thomson – 05/19)
4. Gray Maynard
5. 
Clay Guida
6. Nate Diaz
7. Anthony Pettis
8. Jim Miller
9. Michael Chandler
10. Eddie Alvarez
HM: Shinya AokiEdson Barboza (J. Varner – 05/26)
Donald Cerrone (J. Stephens – 05/15), Gleison Tibau, Jacob Volkmann (P. Sass – 05/15)

Featherweight 145

1. Jose Aldo
2. Chad Mendes
3. Hatsu Hioki
4. Dustin Poirier (C. Jung – 05/15)
5. Erik Koch
6. Pat Curran
7. Yuri Alcantara
8. Marlon Sandro (D. Straus – 05/11)
9. Ricardo Lamas
10. Chan Sung Jung (D. Poirier – 05/15)
HM: 
Darren Elkins (D. Brandao – 05/26), Patricio Freire, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Dennis Siver, Cub Swanson

Bantamweight 135

1. Dominick Cruz
2. Urijah Faber
3. Renan Barao

4. Michael McDonald
5. Brian Bowles
6. 
Scott Jorgensen
7. Brad Pickett
8. Eduardo Dantas
9. Bibiano Fernandes
10. Miguel Torres
HM: Antonio Banuelos, Chris Cariaso, Zach Makovsky, 
Ivan Menjivar, Eddie Wineland

 

Talk about it in the forum: http://mma-fighter.com/forum/threads/29961-Rankings-%2805-09-12%29

MMA Rankings 2-8-2012

by admin on February 9, 2012

MMA Rankings 2-8-2012 by Forum contributor Leroy. Discuss in the forum with Leroy here. Two big fight weekends in a row, but not much in the way of major shake-ups in the ranks. Next update will be after the first weekend in March. I’m adding a new feature where fighters who have a bout scheduled before the next update will be highlighted. Here are the upcoming events:

2/15 - UFC on Fuel TV – Ellenberger vs. Sanchez
2/25 – UFC 144: Edgar vs Henderson
3/3 – UFC on FX 2: Alves vs. Kampmann
3/3 – Strikeforce Tate vs. Rousey

Heavyweight (206lb – 265lb)
1. Junior “Cigano” dos Santos (UFC Champion 14-1)
2. Alistair Overeem
3. Cain Velasquez
4. Fabricio Werdum
5. Frank Mir
6. Shane Carwin
7. Josh Barnett
8. Daniel Cormier
9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
10. Antonio Silva
Honorable Mention: Travis Browne, Fedor Emelianenko, Cheick Kongo (vs. Mark Hunt – 2/25), Roy Nelson, Brendan Schaub

Light Heavyweight 205
1. Jon Jones
2. Rashad Evans
3. Dan Henderson
4. Quinton Jackson (vs. Ryan Bader – 2/25)
5. Mauricio Rua
6. Lyoto Machida
7. Forrest Griffin
8. Phil Davis
9. Alexander Gustafsson
10. Gegard Mousasi (vs. Mike Kyle – 3/3)
Honorable Mention: Ryan Bader (vs. Rampage Jackson – 2/25), Rafael Cavalcante, Vladimir Matyushenko, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Middleweight 185
1. Anderson Silva
2. Chael Sonnen
3. Yushin Okami (vs. Tim Boetsch – 2/25)
4. Mark Munoz
5. Vitor Belfort
6. Michael Bisping
7. Brian Stann
8. Chris Weidman
9. Demian Maia
10. Rousimar Palhares
Honorable Mention: Alan Belcher, Tim Boetsh (vs. Yushin Okami - 2/25), Hector Lombard, Luke Rockhold, Ronaldo Souza

Welterweight 170
1. Georges St. Pierre (UFC Champion 22-2)
2. Carlos Condit (UFC Interim Champion 28-5)
3. Nick Diaz
4. Jake Ellenberger (vs. Diego Sanchez – 2/15)
5. Johny Hendricks
6. Jon Fitch
7. Josh Koscheck
8. Jake Shields (vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama – 2/25)
9. Thiago Alves (vs. Martin Kampmann – 3/3)
10. Ben Askren
HM: Charlie Brenneman, Paul Daley (vs. Kazuo Misaki – 3/3)Martin Kampmann (vs. Thiago Alves - 3/3), Rory MacDonald, Diego Sanchez (vs. Jake Ellenberger – 2/15), Tyron Woodley

Lightweight 155
1. Frank Edgar (vs. Benson Henderson – 2/25) (UFC Champion 14-1-1)
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. Gray Maynard
4. Benson Henderson (vs. Frankie Edgar – 2/25)
5. Shinya Aoki
6. Clay Guida
7. Anthony Pettis (vs. Creepy Joe Lauzon – 2/25)
8. Jim Miller
9. Michael Chandler
10. Nate Diaz
Honorable Mention: Eddie Alvarez, Donald Cerrone, Joe Lauzon (vs. Anthony Pettis – 2/25), Gleison Tibau, Jacob Volkmann

Featherweight 145
1. Jose Aldo (UFC Champion 21-1)
2. Chad Mendes
3. Hatsu Hioki (vs. Bart Palaszewski – 2/24)
4. Diego Nunes
5. Dustin Poirier
6. Erik Koch
7. Pat Curran
8. Joe Warren
9. Yuri Alcantara
10. Ricardo Lamas
Honorable Mention: Darren Elkins, Patricio Freire, Mark Hominick, Chan Sung Jung, Tatsuya Kawajiri

Bantamweight 135
1. Dominick Cruz (UFC Champion 19-1)
2. Urijah Faber
3. Renan Barao
4. Brian Bowles
5. Scott Jorgensen
6. Brad Pickett
7. Miguel Torres
8. Michael McDonald
9. Bibiano Fernandes
10. Zach Makovsky
Honorable Mention: Antonio Banuelos, Eduardo Dantas, Ivan Menjivar (vs. John Albert – 2/15)Takeya Mizugaki (vs. Chris “Kamikaze” Cariaso – 2/25), Masakatsu Ueda

MMA Rankings 11-23-2011

by Brad Doerges on November 23, 2011

MMA Rankings by weight by Forum contributor Leroy

Heavyweight (206lb – 265lb)
1. Junior “Cigano” dos Santos
2. Cain Velasquez
3. Alistair Overeem
4. Brock Lesnar
5. Fabricio Werdum
6. Shane Carwin
7. Frank Mir
8. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
9. Josh Barnett
10. Daniel Cormier
Honorable Mention: Travis Browne, Fedor Emelianenko, Cheick Kongo, Roy Nelson, Brendan Schaub, Antonio Silva

Light Heavyweight (205lb)
1. Jon Jones
2. Rashad Evans
3. Dan Henderson
4. Quinton Jackson
5. Mauricio Rua
6. Lyoto Machida
7. Forrest Griffin
8. Phil Davis
9. Gegard Mousasi
10. Alexander Gustafsson
Honorable Mention: Ryan Bader, Rafael Cavalcante, Rich Franklin, Mo Lawal, Vladimir Matyushenko, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Middleweight (185lb)
1. Anderson Silva
2. Chael Sonnen
3. Yushin Okami
4. Mark Munoz
5. Demian Maia
6. Michael Bisping
7. Vitor Belfort
8. Brian Stann
9. Luke Rockhold
10. Ronaldo Souza
Honorable Mention: Alan Belcher, Tim Kennedy, Chris Leben, Hector Lombard, Jason Miller, Rousimar Palhares

Welterweight (170lb)
1. Georges St. Pierre
2. Nick Diaz
3. Jon Fitch
4. Carlos Condit
5. Jake Ellenberger
6. Josh Koscheck
7. Jake Shields
8. Thiago Alves
9. Ben Askren
10. Tyron Woodley
HM: Charlie Brenneman, Paul Daley, Johny Hendricks, Martin Kampmann, Rory Macdonald, Diego Sanchez

Lightweight (155lb)
1. Frankie Edgar
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. Gray Maynard
4. Benson Henderson
5. Shinya Aoki
6. Clay Guida
7. Anthony Pettis
8. Jim Miller
9. Donald Cerrone
10. Michael Chandler
Honorable Mention: Eddie Alvarez, Nate Diaz, Melvin Guillard, Joe Lauzon, Dennis Siver, Gleison Tibau

Featherweight (145lb)
1. Jose Aldo
2. Chad Mendes
3. Hatsu Hioki
4. Kenny Florian
5. Diego Nunes
6. Mark Hominick
7. Dustin Poirier
8. Erik Koch
9. Pat Curran
10. Joe Warren
Honorable Mention: Yuri Alcantara, Darren Elkins, Patricio Freire, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Ricardo Lamas, Rani Yahya

Bantamweight (135lb)
1. Dominick Cruz
2. Urijah Faber
3. Joseph Benavidez
4. Brian Bowles
5. Scott Jorgensen
6. Renan Barao
7. Demetrious Johnson
8. Brad Pickett
9. Miguel Torres
10. Michael McDonald
Honorable Mention: Antonio Banuelos, Zach Makovsky, Ivan Menjivar, Takeya Mizugaki, Alexis Vila, Eddie Wineland

Discuss these MMA Rankings in the forum

UFC 56 Weigh In Photos by Dave Mandel

by admin on November 18, 2005

UFC 56 Weigh In Photos by Dave Mandel – Nick Thompson, Keith Wisniewski, Thiago Alves, Ansar Chalangov, Sam Hoger, Jeff Newton, Jeremy Horn, Trevor Prangley, Georges St. Pierre, Sean Sherk, Matt Hughes, Joe Riggs, Gabriel Gonzaga, Kevin Jordan, Rich Franklin, Nate Quarry

UFC 56 – Full Force

Ultimate Fighting Championship
November 19, 2005
MGM Grand Garden Arena,
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

UFC 52 Fight Photos by Dave Mandel

by admin on April 16, 2005

UFC 52 Fight Photos by Dave Mandel – Mike Van Arsdale, John Marsh, Joe Doerksen, Patrick Cote, Ivan Salaverry, Joe Riggs, Georges St. Pierre, Jason Miller, Matt Lindland, Travis Lutter, Matt Hughes, Frank Trigg, Renato Sobral, Travis Wiuff, Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture

UFC 52 – Couture vs Liddell 2
Ultimate Fighting Championship
April 16, 2005
MGM Grand Garden Arena,
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

UFC 52 Weigh In Photos by Dave Mandel

by admin on April 15, 2005

UFC 52 Weigh In Photos by Dave Mandel – Mike Van Arsdale, John Marsh, Joe Doerksen, Patrick Cote, Ivan Salaverry, Joe Riggs, Georges St. Pierre, Jason Miller, Matt Lindland, Travis Lutter, Matt Hughes, Frank Trigg, Renato Sobral, Travis Wiuff, Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture

UFC 52 – Couture vs Liddell 2
Ultimate Fighting Championship
April 16, 2005
MGM Grand Garden Arena,
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

UFC 48 PreviewRematches Galore UFC 48: The Second Time Around – by Jeremy Norrie

Has it been only 2 months since the last show? Seem to me like it has been forever, but maybe that’s because this next UFC will host a few rematches that could prove to be better than the original battles. Three big rematches to be exact and each one had a strange, quick, or both strange and quick ending. No doubt these fighters have been itching to get back in there with each other, now they get their chances. On top of that we’ll have some other great NEW bouts that will undoubtedly make this UFC one to remember. Still, on top of that we are going to have a new feature in the preview mainly because I have been very fortunate with my predictions in the last few shows calling BJ over Hughes, Diaz over Lawler and Chuck over Tito just to name a few. So in addition to going over the fights I have included a link to TheGreek.com – Olympic SportsBook and my own personal opinions on what would make for the big bets, so you will have an opportunity to make your own wagers. What a show this should be, and with the chance to put your money where your mouth is, this should be one of the most exciting events the UFC has ever put together.

The headlining bout will be a rematch between Ken Shamrock and Kimo who fought each other in UFC 8. Ken walked away from that fight with a win via kneebar, but this time may be a bit different. At the previous fight Kimo claimed to have no submission experience, and since he went to Hawaii and earned himself a black belt in Jiu Jitsu, did a little pro wrestling and learned some Muay Thai skills. Ken Shamrock had been doing many different things, from WWE to movies. At UFC 40 he made his debut at 205, and he did very poorly. As the story goes Ken thought his main flaw against Tito Ortiz was staying with his gym, The Lion’s Den, and not getting any experience with other trainers or other training routines. So this time he has been focusing his training outside of the Lion’s Den. Ken says he’s been using different partners than his previous fights to get away from the training partners he is used to and focus on some new skills and experience. Also he is healing from an ACL injury, and claims to be back at 100%. In my opinion Kimo will win this fight. He has been fighting much more than Ken, doing both K1 and UFC, and he has also been seriously working on his Muay Thai. Not to mention that he is also just plain bigger and stronger than Ken. Most people are favoring Ken, but they know him from his WWE fame and the early success he had in UFC and Pancrase. Ken has the odds as favorite but I am predicting Kimo, the underdog, will win via submission. There are other underdogs on this card that may win, but many of them seem to be risky bets as the bouts could go either way, not so true in this case. I just don’t see how Ken could beat Kimo this time, making this the best underdog to bet on, and in my opinion the big bet of the night.

The former Heavyweight champ Tim Sylvia is back with a clean bill of health and ready to go head to head with the number one contender Frank Mir. Everyone knows Tim will be looking to keep the fight on his feet and basically do exactly what he did to Ricco a few months prior. Tim is expected to defend the takedown and strike effectively, ultimately getting the KO. Mir obviously knows this and will not want to stand with Sylvia. Frank just doesn’t have the reach or the chin for a standup exchange. The less time on their feet, the better for Frank, so look for Mir to try and close distance quick. He’ll try and get in the clinch or the pummel and get a takedown, but I don’t see it happening. I see a KO by Tim Sylvia, and most experts agree with me giving Tim the big odds as heavy favorite. Not much money to win here unless the wager is high, but this should be a fairly safe bet. There is only a small chance Frank could turn it around, like I said I look for Tim by KO.

Matt Hughes is taking on Renato Verissimo, who is coming out of BJ Penn’s Jiu Jitsu camp. Seeing as BJ has since been stripped of the belt for participating in K-1, not only will Matt have to wait for a rematch, he may not get one at all. Now he’s taking on Renato in a way to prove his ability to beat BJ Penn. This fight could be a huge mistake for Matt, unless he can win and he should win. Matt is a dominant wrestler and frankly, just a tremendously strong fighter. Still, his BJJ skills are not like Renato’s and hopefully for Matt he knows this and will avoid trying to play a submission game. This is a tough call for me, on one hand I see Matt learning from his mistake and dominating this fight albeit in a boring fight, but on the other hand I know he is weak in submissions and may be a victim to Verissimo. If Renato can pull the win this will be a great payout for those betting fans out there, and he has a very good chance of doing just that. With Matt being the force he has been he is the favorite, but seeing how well BJ did there is a good chance Renato will win. Twice in a row is too much for the former champ, and even though I have frequently bet against him in the past, I’ll be predicting a win for the Miletich Camp on this evening. My money however, will be in my back pocket on this one because even though Matt is a tremendous fighter, Renato poses too much of a threat. However, still not enough to make me put any money behind Verissimo, even as the underdog with a fair potential payout. Matt Hughes should take the win and return to his winning ways.

Another rematch on this wonderful card, Phil Baroni vs Evan Tanner and it should be a fight for the ages. What a strange bout this turned into the first time, with Baroni ultimately striking the ref. Personally I agreed that the ref made the mistake of stopping the fight too soon, but it was outrageous to see Phil’s reaction. Assuming there is no questionable ref interference, this fight will be a question of conditioning and endurance. Phil came in with a flurry of huge KO punches that put Tanner in the clouds quite early, but he also brought with him fairly poor conditioning and I fear he may do the same again. Baroni will come in with big bombs and is hoping to get the KO early, but watch out for Evan. If he can get Phil down early he may wear him out and be able to get a decision, or maybe even a stoppage or TKO like the last questionable bout. Evan does have a seriously poor chin, this time around I see Phil hurting him there. I’ve flip flopped as to who will win this fight as well, but now looking forward to it; I’m going with the NY Bad Ass Phil Baroni. Be warned, this is a tough fight to call and may easily go the other way. With the possibility that Tanner can use the same skills Matt Lindland has used to beat Phil, this may be a risky bet for either fighter. Tanner can turn this fight around and in doing so take the wind out of the sails of many betting fans, be careful. I say Phil will take it with big punches but I’m not going to put any money on this one.

Last big fight of the night is a rematch between Frank Trigg and Dennis Hallman. This was a really weird situation the first time, with Frank Trigg winning via an illegal groin strike in the WFA. Technically he came forward with a front kick and it landed right between Dennis’s legs. Hallman went down and despite a long recovery period he could not continue. Rather than a No Contest they just gave the fight to Trigg. Apparently the rule has been changed since then but what a weird situation it turned into. I was at the first fight and I was leaning toward Trigg until the questionable kick. Dennis was looking good but Frank just seemed too big and dangerous for him. I understand Hallman is surprisingly strong for his size, like Hughes, and that will help him greatly. This fight will be a big one with both guys talking a little trash back and forth about the other, both saying they plan to make the fight very entertaining. Trigg is often looked over as a skilled wrestler, and striker, so usually I would go with him but this time he is fighting Dennis Hallman, who has an unreal record, and unreal skills. Hallman boasts 2 wins over Matt Hughes, as well as many other great accomplishments and lastly, I doubt they call him superman for nothing. Like I said, I often lean towards Trigg, but I’m going to go with Hallman this time. I figure Dennis is hungry and looking to make an example of Frank, but since Trigg has fought in the UFC before, he has the odds on his side. This will also be a big bet for fans looking for those winning underdogs I pick Hallman by submission. This could prove to be a close fight, but I am confident in Dennis this time.

On the other side of the coin, we have some fairly new blood in this next UFC. Curtis Stout will be coming back to the UFC and fighting Trevor Prangley in his UFC debut. They may spend a little time feeling each other out, but hopefully they will let loose and throw down standing. Seems like Curtis has the better standup of the two with his Muay Thai training, but Trevor has been working hard on his kickboxing. On the ground it looks like Prangley will be more dominant with his great wrestling, Jiu Jitsu and Judo. I’m going to take Trevor by submission, I think he’ll be able to do well enough standing, get the takedown and get the win. It might be best to pass this wagering opportunity by, with the odds being for Prangley and like I said before, I pick the favorite to get the victory over Stout.

The next bout may be interesting, Georges St. Pierre will be facing newcomer Jay Hieron. Sometimes we see fighters come into the UFC with little name recognition, and usually that is because they have experience in another organization or have made some kind of an impact elsewhere. Georges St. Pierre has been fighting for the UCC and just made a great impression by defeating upcoming star Karo Parisyan in his UFC debut, so I expected Jay to be a great fighter. Maybe he is, but his record is not very impressive. He hasn’t fought but a few times against opponents that have had little to no experience. Maybe someone knows something we do not because so many people are saying Jay is the next big thing. For me, this fight seems like an easy call, St. Pierre via TKO, or maybe a small chance for a submission. I’ve been reading that Jay is a real tough kid and will give it his all but I doubt he can match the skill of Georges’s previous opponents. No doubt St. Pierre is the heavy favorite by far so a fan would have to bet a hefty sum to win a few pennies, and while this seems like a safe bet, it might not be. This is the fight game where anything can happen so I wouldn’t bet on this one, but my pick is still St. Pierre with little possibility of being upset.

Lastly we see Matt “The Terror” Serra will be in the UFC again, this time he’ll be fighting Ivan Menjivar. Matt should have his work cut out for him, but if you go with the paper facts, then Serra should take the victory via submission. Ivan has been fighting hard for a while now and has a very good record, but seems like he has more of a submission style and that won’t prove to be effective against Matt. Matt’s main problem with other fighters has been getting them down and controlling them. Still I’ll have to go with Matt Serra by submission on this one. Ivan is the underdog but does have some serious talent and could pull out a victory, maybe not the best risk for a betting fan, but I think Matt will get the W.

Mandalay Bay will erupt when the UFC makes its mark June 19th and we the fans will get to see what happens when fighters are looking for extreme payback. Should prove to be a great show and as always I expect to see some real slugfests along with some technical battles. Even though this show isn’t as anticipated as the last, we the true fans have some real treats ahead of us. With UFC 50 just a few months away, the big show is gearing up for a huge explosion. I am sure we will see some seriously entertaining fights this show. Make your picks, place your bets and get your seats early cause it’s going to be one wild night!

 

JBIG BETS

Ken Shamrock Vs Kimo Leopoldo

Tim Sylvia Vs Frank Mir

Matt Hughes Vs Renato Verissimo
Phil Baroni Vs Evan Tanner
Frank Trigg Vs Dennis Hallman
Trevor Prangley Vs Curtis Stout
Georges St. Pierre Vs Jay Hieron
Matt Serra Vs Ivan Menjivar

Winner = Red
Big Bets (Upsets) = Red & Underline

 

Jeremy Norrie
Jeremy@mma-fighter.com

 

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UFC 46 Photos – DJLastCall

by admin on January 31, 2004

UFC 46 – Supernatural

January 31, 2004
Mandalay Bay Events Center,
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

UFC 46 RESULTS

Match 1st Fighter VS 2nd Fighter Method Round Time
1 Matt Serra
Winner
Jeff Curran
Loser
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
2 Josh Thomson
Winner
Hermes Franca
Loser
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
3 Georges St. Pierre
Winner
Karo Parisyan
Loser
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
4 Lee Murray
Winner
Jorge Rivera
Loser
Submission (Triangle Armbar) 1 1:45
5 Frank Mir
Winner
Wes Sims
Loser
KO (Punches) 2 4:21
6 Renato Verissimo
Winner
Carlos Newton
Loser
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
7 B.J. Penn
Winner
Matt Hughes
Loser
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 4:39
8 Vitor Belfort
Winner
Randy Couture
Loser
TKO (Cut) 1 0:49

UFC 46 Photos – Brad Doerges

by admin on January 31, 2004

UFC 46 – Supernatural

January 31, 2004
Mandalay Bay Events Center,
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Brad Doerges

UFC 46 RESULTS

Match 1st Fighter VS 2nd Fighter Method Round Time
1 Matt Serra
Winner
Jeff Curran
Loser
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
2 Josh Thomson
Winner
Hermes Franca
Loser
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
3 Georges St. Pierre
Winner
Karo Parisyan
Loser
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
4 Lee Murray
Winner
Jorge Rivera
Loser
Submission (Triangle Armbar) 1 1:45
5 Frank Mir
Winner
Wes Sims
Loser
KO (Punches) 2 4:21
6 Renato Verissimo
Winner
Carlos Newton
Loser
Decision (Unanimous) 3 5:00
7 B.J. Penn
Winner
Matt Hughes
Loser
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1 4:39
8 Vitor Belfort
Winner
Randy Couture
Loser
TKO (Cut) 1 0:49

 

Rach



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