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    UFC Fight Night Live: Battle on the Bayou - Sept. 17, 2011

    UFC Fight Night Live: Battle on the Bayou
    Sept. 17, 2011
    New Orleans Convention Center
    New Orleans, LA



    Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger
    Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang
    Jonathan Brookins vs. Erik Koch
    Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald
    Evan Dunham vs. Shamar Bailey
    Cody McKenzie vs. Vagner Rocha
    Ken Stone vs. Donny Walker
    Matt Riddle vs. Lance Benoist
    Jorge Lopez vs. Justin Edwards
    Clay Harvison vs. Seth Baczynski
    Mike Lullo vs. Robert Peralta
    Anthony Waldburger vs. Mike Stumpf



    Alan Belcher's first fight back since May 2010 and almost losing his eye sight from a detached retina suffered in training.

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    I can't get excited about a Jake Shields fight. Even if he were in a Fatal 3 Way falls count anywhere match with Anderson Silva and Don Frye.

    I am kinda pumped about finally getting to see Court fight though. His ear freaks me out though, it's a contender for worst in mma. Looks like a butthole...

    Anyway...

    Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger KO Unless Jake pulls out the Tiger Claw and gets away with it again.
    Court McGee sub vs. Dongi Yang Unless Court gets the jitters and freezes up, I don't see Yang being a threat to him.
    Jonathan Brookins RNC vs. Erik Koch

    The rest I base on things that have nothing to do with their abilities.

    Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald
    Evan Dunham
    vs. Shamar Bailey
    Cody McKenzie vs. Vagner Rocha
    Ken Stone vs. Donny Walker
    Matt Riddle
    vs. Lance Benoist
    Jorge Lopez vs. Justin Edwards

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    They couldn't get any local guys on this card?
    Alan Belcher counts, I guess (Mississippi, Memphis, and Arkansas all claim him for one of their own) but no Rich Clementi? No Kyle Bradley? No Tim Credeur or Dustin Portier? I'd even accept Wes Shivers. They can pack with the England Fight Nights with lime flavored tomatoe cans from top to bottom, but in the entire Southeastern United States, which is like twice the size of England, they can only find one guy worthy of being on TV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli View Post
    They can pack with the England Fight Nights with lime flavored tomatoe cans from top to bottom
    lol..

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    Anyone see Ellenberger winning outside of landing a "lucky" punch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli View Post

    They can pack with the England Fight Nights with lime flavored tomatoe cans from top to bottom, but in the entire Southeastern United States, which is like twice the size of England, they can only find one guy worthy of being on TV?
    Because in America, even in the south, Americans want to watch good fights.

    As much as the Europeans want to pass themselves off as our enlightened betters they would rather watch a bunch of 2nd and 3rd tier fighters as long as they're local talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli View Post
    ... but in the entire Southeastern United States, which is like twice the size of England, they can only find one guy worthy of being on TV?
    One reason why people watch UFC is in the hope of seeing a knock-out punch that sends teeth flying all over the Octagon.

    For this to even potentially happen, the fighters have to have more than three teeth in the first place.

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    Watching Jake Shields shadowbox during the promo, I thought he was gonna punch himself inthe face. Even people who have never trained a day in their lives instinctively know punches go towards the bad guy. I wonder if he's going to have the bright idea to stand with Ellenberger like he did with GSP.

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    Love how Jake Shields basically called that an early stoppage after trying to grapple the ref, but I guess with emotions running high and his brains a bit on the scrambled side he should be cut some slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Apple View Post
    Because in America, even in the south, Americans want to watch good fights.

    As much as the Europeans want to pass themselves off as our enlightened betters they would rather watch a bunch of 2nd and 3rd tier fighters as long as they're local talent.
    Not quite. It's clearly a tactic employed by UFC to support MMA development outside US. For example the brits had practically 0 MMA going on back when UFC first visited London in 2002. The fighters coming out from there now are the first generation fighters. From a country with basically zero wrestling prowess in recent history.

    The fact is that if UFC wants to keep the ball rolling they need to promote MMA on a global level, and that's why there are so many locals on cards when they hold events in Europe.
    Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.

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