Episode No. 1 recap: “The Ultimate Fighter 11: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz”

Welcome to MMAjunkie.com’s recap for episode No. 1 of “The Ultimate
Fighter 11.”

The middleweights-only season of the reality show, which features former
UFC champions Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz as coaches, airs each
Wednesday (10 p.m. ET/PT) on Spike TV and features 28 UFC hopefuls vying for the famed “six-figure” contract.

For a full rundown of the latest episode, including the show’s fight
results, check out the summary. (Warning: Episode spoilers are
included.)


Welcome to MMAjunkie.com’s recap for episode No. 1 of “The Ultimate
Fighter 11.”

The middleweights-only season of the reality show, which features former
UFC champions Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz as coaches, airs each
Wednesday (10 p.m. ET/PT) on Spike TV and features 28 UFC hopefuls vying for the famed “six-figure” contract.

For a full rundown of the latest episode, including the show’s fight
results, check out the summary. (Warning: Episode spoilers are
included.)


UFC Fight Night Suffers Power Outage, Roy Nelson Lights It Back Up

Get your groans ready because here come the puns.
Literally minutes after the Ultimate Fighting Championship Fight Night: Florian versus Gomi suffered a black-out, Roy “Big Country” Nelson lit up the night by touching Stefan “The Skyscraper” Struve’s jaw.
The Ultimate Fighter champion from season 10 turned Struve’s long legs into jello about 30 seconds into […]

UFC Betting

UFC Fight Night Suffers Power Outage, Roy Nelson Lights It Back Up

Get your groans ready because here come the puns.
Literally minutes after the Ultimate Fighting Championship Fight Night: Florian versus Gomi suffered a black-out, Roy “Big Country” Nelson lit up the night by touching Stefan “The Skyscraper” Struve’s jaw.
The Ultimate Fighter champion from season 10 turned Struve’s long legs into jello about 30 seconds into […]

UFC Betting

UFC Fight Night Suffers Power Outage, Roy Nelson Lights It Back Up

UFC Fight Night 21 draws 7,700 attendance for $590,685 live gate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UFC Fight Night 21 wasn’t a sellout, but the night’s 7,700 attendance figure and $590,685 live gate provided the Ultimate Fighting Championship one of its most successful UFC Fight Night events to date.

MMAjunkie.com confirmed the attendance and gate figures with UFC officials, and a venue representative told us it was a “great crowd for a mid-week event.”

UFC Fight Night 21 took place Wednesday at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., and aired on Spike TV.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UFC Fight Night 21 wasn’t a sellout, but the night’s 7,700 attendance figure and $590,685 live gate provided the Ultimate Fighting Championship one of its most successful UFC Fight Night events to date.

MMAjunkie.com confirmed the attendance and gate figures with UFC officials, and a venue representative told us it was a “great crowd for a mid-week event.”

UFC Fight Night 21 took place Wednesday at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., and aired on Spike TV.


UFC UFN 21 Results: Is Kenny Florian In Line for Another Title Shot?

Kenny Florian showed again Wed. night why many consider him the second best lightweight fighter in the world.
Florian defeated MMA legend Takanori Gomi in dominant fashion at Ultimate Fight Night 21. After picking apart Gomi with punches and kicks for two rounds, the 33-year-old ended the fight by submitting the Japanese star with a rear […]

UFC Betting

UFC UFN 21 Results: Is Kenny Florian In Line for Another Title Shot?

Kenny Florian showed again Wed. night why many consider him the second best lightweight fighter in the world.
Florian defeated MMA legend Takanori Gomi in dominant fashion at Ultimate Fight Night 21. After picking apart Gomi with punches and kicks for two rounds, the 33-year-old ended the fight by submitting the Japanese star with a rear […]

UFC Betting

UFC UFN 21 Results: Is Kenny Florian In Line for Another Title Shot?

UFC Fight Night 21 bonuses: Florian, Nelson, Pearson, Siver earn $30K awards

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kenny Florian, Roy Nelson, Ross Pearson and Denis Siver each earned $30,000 bonuses for their performances at Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 21 event.

Florian earned the “Submission of the Night” award, Nelson picked up the “Knockout of the Night” bonus, and Ross Pearson and Dennis Siver each earned “Fight of the Night honors.

MMAjunkie.com learned of the bonus winners and amounts in the night’s post-fight press conference.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kenny Florian, Roy Nelson, Ross Pearson and Denis Siver each earned $30,000 bonuses for their performances at Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 21 event.

Florian earned the “Submission of the Night” award, Nelson picked up the “Knockout of the Night” bonus, and Ross Pearson and Dennis Siver each earned “Fight of the Night honors.

MMAjunkie.com learned of the bonus winners and amounts in the night’s post-fight press conference.


UFC Fight Night 21 main-card recap: Gomi no match for Florian, Nelson blasts Struve

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – While it could’ve been first-time octagon jitters or the noticeable adrenaline dump in the second round, Takanori Gomi likely faltered in his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut due to a much more obvious reason: Kenny Florian’s remarkable standup game.

Florian edged the former PRIDE champion and solidified his standing as the UFC’s top lightweight not named B.J. Penn with a third-round submission victory on Wednesday.

The fight capped off UFC Fight Night 21, which aired live on Spike TV from Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., as a lead-in for the debut episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 11.”


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – While it could’ve been first-time octagon jitters or the noticeable adrenaline dump in the second round, Takanori Gomi likely faltered in his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut due to a much more obvious reason: Kenny Florian’s remarkable standup game.

Florian edged the former PRIDE champion and solidified his standing as the UFC’s top lightweight not named B.J. Penn with a third-round submission victory on Wednesday.

The fight capped off UFC Fight Night 21, which aired live on Spike TV from Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C., as a lead-in for the debut episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 11.”