Fans of mixed martial arts were once again treated to an action-packed weekend chock full of fights thanks to The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as well as K-1 and Mixed Fighting Championships (MFC) putting forth a bevy of top stars in the heat of battle for their respective weekend extravaganzas.
The UFC held its Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Finale in hopes of bringing a definitive conclusion to the tenth season of the Spike TV reality show by pitting Roy Nelson against Brendan Schaub for a shot at the much ballyhooed "six-figure" contract.
Also making his Octagon debut was the once-maligned YouTube and EliteXC star Kimbo Slice taking on the free-falling Houston Alexander. Slice earned a unanimous decision win after three rounds of playing cat-and-mouse.
Of course much of the talk will surround the controversial ending to the Jon Jones vs. Matt Hamill fight -- but lest you think that bizarre endings are a UFC exclusive, MFC 23 had an interesting way of closing out the Jason MacDonald vs. Solomon Hutcherson fight.
Also headlining the Canadian card was a battle of ex-UFC middleweights and veteran grappling studs as Dean Lister went toe-to-toe against Thales Leites.
Those MMA fans looking for some International flavor got their fill with the HDNet broadcast of the K-1 World GP Final 2009. While the big story coming out of the Japanese event was Semmy Schilt's ascension to the throne, a lot of attention was on Alistair Overeem after the hulking Hollander was stopped by Badr Hari.
In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines coming out of all three events.
Let’s get to it.
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Finale
- TUF 10 Finale Live Results
- Recap and Final Thoughts
- Awards and Bonuses
- Kimbo Slice Wins
- Jon Jones DQ'd
- Big Country KO's Brendan Schaub
- Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz Named TUF 11 Coaches
Maximum Fighting Championships 23
K-1 World GP Final 2009
- Pre-fight Press Conference and Announcements
- Live Results
- Recap and Discussion
- Semmy Schilt Wins the Tournament
- Alistair Overeem Loses to Badr Hari
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