Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Randy Couture battle at UFC 102.


Randy Couture lost but he sure didn’t look like a 46-year-old at UFC 102 Saturday. Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Norueira fought to a decision. A decision that was awarded to Nogueira despite hometown judges in Portland that may have been looking to give Couture a victory. Despite Couture’s being knocked down a couple of times, some are already dubbing the Couture/Nogueira match a “classic.” Two of the judges had Nogueira eeking out a 29-28 victory although the fight ended up being a unanimous decision. Steve Cofield of Yahoo! Sports points out that Couture went “toe-to-toe” with Nogueira.

In other action Saturday, Nate Marquardt and Brandon Vera were both winners on the UFC 102 card. Also, Jake Rosholt choked out Chris Leben for the upset win. Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine suffered a disappointing knockout against Thiago Silva in the evening’s co-main event.

UFC 102 took place in Portland, Oregon. Oregon is the state that Randy Couture resided in for 13 years.


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  1. Nate Says:

    What a great fight! I couldn’t believe how well Randy got out of the situations he was in. I thought he was going to get submitted for the first time. I hope I can be in the great of shape at 46! This fight still has me pumped. It is in my top 3 fav fights of all time now =)

  2. Boxing Bags Says:

    Great fight – Randy is still one of my favorite fighters of all time

  3. Travis Says:

    What a classic fight. It will go down in history as one of those great fights you can look back on and see two legends lay it out on the line. Very happy with the result as I did not want either fight to come off badly.

  4. sport highlights Says:

    You made some good points there

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