Posts Tagged ‘UFC 102’

COUTURE LOSS HIGHLIGHTS UFC 102

August 30, 2009

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Randy Couture battle at UFC 102.

NOGUEIRA  OUTLASTS RANDY COUTURE 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.

 

FAN FAVORITE COUTURE TOPS UFC 102 CARD

August 28, 2009

 

 

Former UFC champion Randy Couture has always been popular with the fans. What’s amazing is he is still a competitive fighter at 46-years-old. Couture takes on heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Saturday night in Portland, Oregon at UFC 102. Couture is a former Oregon resident.

Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports describes Couture as “ageless.” The Couture/Noguiera match highlights another deep UFC lineup. Other fights at UFC 102 include Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine taking on Thiago Silva and veteran Nate Marquardt battling undefeated Demian Maia. The winner of the Marquardt/Maia bout is rumored to be in line for a middleweight title match against Anderson Silva in 2010 following Dan Henderson’s shot at the belt.

Chris Leben, Brandon Vera and former heavyweight title contender Gabriel Gonzaga are also on the UFC 102 card.