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UFC counters Strikeforce “Heavy Artillery” with UFC’s Ultimate Fights

May
13

Spike TV presents a special telecast of 2010’s most action-packed mixed martial arts fights, including the heavyweight showdown between Shane Carwin and Frank Mir and the unforgettable slugfest between Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung (aka “The Korean Zombie”) in “UFC’s Ultimate Fights” on Saturday, May 15 (10:00 PM – 12:30 AM ET/7:00 PM-9:30 PM PT).

The hard-hitting bouts featured include the following:
Shane  Carwin vs. Frank Mir
UFC 111 – March 27, 2010

In a battle for the interim UFC heavyweight crown, Shane Carwin showcases his impressive punching power as he knocks out Frank Mir in a little less than four minutes in the first round of their highly anticipated bout.  Carwin will now face Brock Lesnar for the heavyweight crown in July.
Leonard  Garcia vs. “The Korean Zombie”, Chan Sung Jung
Aldo vs. Faber – April 24, 2010

“The greatest fight I’ve ever seen!” declared Joe Rogan.  This epic three-round slugfest and front-runner for “Fight of the Year” featured two of the most promising featherweights in the world.  Leonard “Bad Boy” Garcia and “The Korean Zombie”, Chan Sung Jung, traded devastating blows for three grueling rounds, with Garcia winning a close decision.
Mark  Munoz vs. Kendall Grove
UFC 112 – April 10, 2010

In a matchup of middleweight contenders, Mark Munoz survived a big uppercut from Kendall Grove and several near-submissions in the first round before scoring a thrilling TKO late in the second round.  The action-packed bout earned “Fight of the Night” honors for Munoz and Grove.
Terry  Etim vs. Rafael Dos Anjos
UFC 112 – April 10, 2010

In a hard fought contest between rising lightweight stars, Rafael Dos Anjos scores a victory over Terry Etim via armbar in the second round of their bout. Dos Anjos won “Submission of the Night” honors.


Matt  Serra vs Frank Trigg
UFC 109 – February 6, 2010

Two veterans in the welterweight division met inside the Octagon™ at UFC 109, but it was former welterweight champion Matt Serra that emerged victorious.  The acclaimed jiu-jitsu artist opted to stay on his feet, knocking out Trigg with a right hook at 2:23 of the first round, taking home “Knockout of the Night” honors in the process.


Nate  Diaz vs Rory Markham
UFC 111 – March 27, 2010

After years of fighting at lightweight, Nate Diaz made his debut in the welterweight division at UFC 111, and did so in stunning fashion.  Diaz scored a TKO victory over welterweight veteran Rory Markham via strikes at 2:47 of Round 1.


Paulo  Thiago vs Mike Swick
UFC 109 – February 6, 2010

Paulo Thiago took on a major step towards a shot at the UFC’s welterweight crown by defeating Mike Swick at UFC 109.  After a close first round, Thiago dropped Swick with a right hand early in the second round of their contest, and followed it up with a picture perfect arm triangle choke.  The incredibly tough Swick refused to tap, and the fight ended with referee Herb Dean pulling Thiago off his opponent at 1:54 of the second round.  Thiago earned “Submission of the Night” honors for his efforts.

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