UFC 61: Bitter Rivals

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Another month, another UFC PPV. This time it's UFC 61: Bitter Rivals!

Here's the proposed card:

(Subject to Change)

Tim Sylvia Vs. Andrei Arlovski

Tito Ortiz Vs. Ken Shamrock

Dan Christison Vs. Frank Mir

Josh Burkman Vs. Josh Neer

Yves Edwards Vs. Joe Stevenson

Drew Fickett Vs. Kurt Pellegrino (TBC)

Jeff Monson Vs. Anthony Perosh (TBC)

Gilbert Aldana Vs. Cheick Kongo (TBC)

Hermes Franca Vs. To be announced (TBC)

Tim Sylvia Vs. Andrei Arlovski is just too hard to call! The last 2 fights have been close, the first ended in victory for Arlovski in just 27 seconds or so after Sylvia got an unfortunate trip! The 2nd bout looked to be Arlovski's after he got the blow on Sylvia's chin but somehow he countered and made for a very surprising finish! To tell the truth it seemed as though Arlovski was getting too big for his boots after so many victories and maybe that defeat was the kick in the backside that he needed!

As for Tito Ortiz Vs. Ken Shamrock, I dunno why Shamrock even bothers! Tito kicked the crap out of him the last time and he's just asking for more trouble! Randy Couture retired and even he stands more of a chance of beating Tito! Shamrock was a good fighter in his time, but I think this will be his final fight before he hangs up the gloves!

It'll be nice to see Frank Mir work up the ranks of the Heavyweight division again. Maybe he came back too early from his injury in his last fight, but he's got a tough task in the Octogon with "The Sandman"


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you should make this into a POLL! put up tito vs shamrock, and have one for Tim Sylvia Vs. Andrei Arlovski

i was about to make a poll about this too heh. i'm going for ###### and tim sylvia!

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Well, I can't put a poll but a moderator can if they wish!

2 Questions:

1. Who do you think will win?

A. Tim Sylvia

B. Andrei Arlovski

2. Who do you think will win?

A. Tito Ortiz

B. Ken Shamrock

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I'm really looking forward to this. Id say:

Tim Sylvia def. Andrei Arlovski and Tito Ortiz def. Ken Shamrock

I really didnt like Ken's coaching in TUF3, It just seemed really "Meh do what you want to do, and ill take all the credit if you win" style where Ortiz was really into the whole training scene. And that showed up in the results.

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Not finished yet here in UK so put it in spoilers...

LOL well ken was well worth watching...he lasted all of 1 minute 30 but I feel another fight coming on and I read somewhere Dana White might put next one on free after fans shouted BullS***

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It only lasted 1:30. Tito takes Ken down with a wicked double leg slam. Ken gets put on his back, and they end up by the fence. Ortiz then lands a wicked right elbow and Ken gets visably (at least to me) rocked. Tito then rains down right elbows. After 5 clean, hard, and more importantly, uncontested elbows to the face, Herb Dean stops the match. Ken jumps up all ticked of, but Herb did the right thing by stopping the match. Ken was not intelligently defending himself at all.


The entire match at YouTube. See just how much Ken got "pwnt"

All in all UFC 61 sucked. The very first match was the "best" if only because of the blood. Shamrock was embarassed, and the Sylvia match was boring.

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The very first fight of the PPV was so bloody and amazing. I was hoping it'd set the tone for the rest of the night, but the excitement waned after that. The Shamrock/Ortiz fight was kind of disappointing. And the Sylvia fight wasn't all that awesome either. Whatever though, it was a good excuse to sit around and drink with the guys.

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Well, as most people guessed correctly, Tito destroyed Shamrock. I was surprised at the quick call, at first. But you can't blame Herb Dean. Tito could have killed Shamrock if he kept at it with those elbow blows right to the temple!

Arlovski/Sylvia was just plain dire! Bring on Chuck/Babalu - Chuch is so a dead man!

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