Diego “The Dream” Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger (VIDEO) UFC on FuelTV

Here’s the full HD Video from last night’s big fight. Always a tough competitor and a fighter’s  fighter, Diego “The Dream” Sanchez takes on Jake Ellenberger in the Main Event @ UFC on FUEL TV in Omaha, Nebraska on February 15th, 2012.

Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez - Main Event Welterweight - UFC on FuelTV

Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez - Main Event Welterweight - UFC on FuelTV

Diego “The Dream” Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger - UFC on FuelTV
FULL FIGHT (HD VIDEO)
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After Nick Diaz’s recent decision loss to Carlos Condit, and GSP out for another 9-10 months… this fight has HUGE implications in the Welterweight division.

The winner of this fight is likely facing Carlos Condit where he will defend his interim Middleweight belt. The winner of that moving ahead to face GSP.

The loser of this fight is likely to be facing a pissed of Nick Diaz.

MMA FACT OF THE DAY: Jake Ellenberger’s UFC Debut was against Carlos Condit. Ellenberger took the fight for an injured Chris Lytle. In a controversial split decision, the fight went to Condit by judges decision.


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OMAHA, NEB.

In the age of the overproduction of sports and of stage-managed “moments,” rarely does a connection between an athlete and his fans feel authentic. Sure, fans “know” their favorite athletes: what their mansions look like, which starlets they date, what they say on Twitter. But these sort of athlete-fan interactions seem tested before focus groups, directed by teams of public-relations consultants rather than inspired by authenticity.

That was not the case Wednesday night at the main event of UFC on FUEL TV 1, when local boy Jake Ellenberger came out from the bowels of the aging Omaha Civic Auditorium. As his walkout song played — “Coming Home,” of course, by Diddy-Dirty Money — the adoring Cornhuskers who packed this venue erupted. This was the city where Ellenberger grew up, the place he returned to in 2005 as a US Marine Corps veteran, and the place where he now was an assistant wrestling coach for University of Nebraska-Omaha, which had won three straight Division II national titles before the program was dropped.

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UFC 145 – Jones vs. Evans – Atlanta, GA – April 21st, 2012

UFC 145 - Jones vs. Evans - Atlanta, GA - April 21st, 2012

UFC 145 - Jones vs. Evans - Atlanta, GA - April 21st, 2012

*THIS WEEKEND – VERO BEACH FLORIDA BJJ OPEN – Feb. 11th, 2012 (BJJ Tournament)

*As featured this week on GRACIEMAG.com

REGISTRATION ENDS TOMORROW | FRIDAY FEB. 10TH, 2012 — AT 12PM NOON
*There will not be on-site registration Saturday morning before the tournament*

Vero Beach BJJ Open – Event Flyer

Vero Beach BJJ Open – This Saturday - Feb. 11th, 2012

This tournament will be regulated under IBJJF – International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation rules, belt and weight divisions. Gi ONLY. Kids and Adult Divisions.

For more info and to register for the tournament visit: VEROBEACHBJJOPEN.com

Frank Mir Breaks Nogueira’s Arm In Gruesome Submission (Video)

Frank Mir Breaks Nogueira’s Arm in Gruesome Submission
Frank Mir breaks Big Nogs Arm with Kimura – Download Video

Former heavyweight champion Frank Mir became the first man to submit Brazilian great Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in mixed martial arts competition, finishing him with a horrific first-round kimura in the co-main event. The hold snapped Nogueira’s shoulder out of place in gruesome fashion, eliciting the tapout 3:38 into round one.

“Now I’m the first person to knock him out and the first person to submit him,” Mir said.

Nogueira (33-7-1, 1 NC, 4-3 UFC) had Mir badly hurt before the submission. He landed a right hook, backed it up with a left and put Mir on wobbly legs. It went to the ground, and Nogueira swarmed with punches, closing fast on the finish. Somehow, the Las Vegan survived.

“I was stunned. I was really trying to play out the first three or four minutes to see what he was doing differently,” Mir said. “He caught me. I didn’t come up to my knees, so he couldn’t drive into me. I kept flat, chest heavy and was able to break it. That’s what I trained for.”

During a subsequent scramble, Mir (16-5, 14-5 UFC) caught the arm, locked up the kimura and wrenched. Nogueira tried to roll free, but Mir only cinched it deeper. Ultimately, the arm snapped and Nogueira tapped in visible pain.

“I honestly hope that Nogueira ends up being OK,” Mir said. “I idolize him. When you’re our size and you’re as dangerous as we are, things happen. You can get caught. It takes nothing away from Nogueira.”

 

UFC signs $700 Million Deal w/ FOX!!

UFC on FOX - Logo for new TV show airing on FOX Networks

UFC ON FOX - Begins airing Fall 2011

Dana White has been “no commenting” a lot during recent weeks. Especially when it came to the details of a potential deal arising quickly with FOX Network.

Offers have been piling up on the table.

Already negotiating a contract renewal with SpikeTV, the UFC also had new offers coming in from CBS, Comcast, and another unique opportunity to overtake the G4 network and turn the channel into a 24/7 MMA network.

Then the UFC then received an out of the park offer from FOX.  A seven-year deal worth over $100 million annually. This includes four prime time, LIVE  event broadcasts per year on FOX, and great time slots for the hit TV show The Ultimate Fighter. on the network channel and Fox Sports channels.

Dana White signs 7 Year, $100 Million deal with FOX

Dana White, UFC President signs 7 Year, $100 Million deal with FOX

“The Fox deal accelerated at 100 mph in recent months.”
- Dana White (UFC President)

Exposure for MMA and then UFC is continuing to skyrocket, and as mixed martial arts becomes more of a mainstream sports it’s clear that the sky’s the limit.

The UFC’s debut broadcast event on FOX will be from the Honda Center in Anaheim ,CA on November 12th, 2011.

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