For UFC 92, a treat was offered up as far as the main card goes. The question is, would it deliver? Three big fights were featured, and they were all hyped up! Would this card deliver?
The Main Event was 1 of 2 title fights. It featured TUF 1 Winner, and Light Heavyweight Champion, Forrest Griffin, taking on TUF 2 Winner, and undefeated Rashad Evans. Forrest's take on this was simple, "Every great fighter should lose a fight, Rashad should lose too. I'm going to help him do that." Rashad just wants to take out Forrest before Forrest takes him out.
The 2nd title fight is Interim, and the winner gets Brock Lesnar. So Antonio Nogueira and Frank Mir will fight to decide who that will be. MINOTAURO has never been stopped in a fight. And Mir has finally showed his old self since his accident. Is he still getting better, or will he get beaten by the best?
The 3rd fight featured is a grudge match. Quinton RAMPAGE Jackson and Wanderlei Silva do not like each other. In Pride, Silva devastated Jackson, and his mission is to destroy him once again. Rampage wants Wanderlei to take this beating personally. Who will get their wish?
There are a total of 10 fights in ULTIMATE 2008. I will list them below.
Dan Evensen vs. Pat Barry: Pat Barry would tell you that Evensen is a striker until he gets hit by a real striker. Evensen, who's victories mainly consist of KO's, would prefer to get this victory by submission. Somebody gets what they want in the middle of round 1.
Ryo Chonan vs. Brad Blackburn: Both want the KO, but one gets a unanimous decision. Good scrap!
Matt Hamill vs. Reese Andy: After a 3 round snoozer with Vera, Andy wants to redeem himself. Hamill wants people to know why he's called THE HAMMER! A 2nd round TKO answers all questions.
Antoni Hardonk vs. Mike Wessel: Strength and conditioning meets some of the best leg kicks this side of MMA. This scrap ends with a 2nd round TKO.
Yushin Okami vs. Dean Lister: Who wants this fight more? Okami is always a tough battle, and Lister's already coming into this with black eyes, despite a world class ground game that submitted Jeremy Horn! The least notable fight on the card, but interesting the whole way, goes to a unanimous decision.
Cheick Kongo vs. Mostaph Al Turk: Kick Kongo in the package, he'll give you one right back! And then the fight will end before the 1st round ends!
Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton RAMPAGE Jackson: Somebody's going home very happy after the 1st round KO!! WOW!!!
C B Dollaway vs. Mike Massenzio: They've already wrestled, and now they meet on the big stage!! And one wins by 1st round TKO.
Antonio Nogueira vs. Frank Mir: In the 2nd round, a first occurs, and the man who earns the right to fight Lesnar can't wait!!
Forrest Griffin vs. Rashad Evans: In a way, who would've thought? In another way, you can't be that surprised. A 3rd round finish, and great respect, regardless.
Check out UFC 92, and find out why it was called ULTIMATE 2008!