Wrap Up/Breakdown: UFC 109 UFC 109 is in the books. Matt Serra shows he is more than just great on the mic. Paulo Thiago proves he’s as lethal inside the cage as he is out of it. Demian Maia gets a win…that didn’t involve someone passing out. Chael So…

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Mark Coleman needed to beat Randy Couture more than anything. He needed the win for a new contract. He needed the win so he could support his daughters. He needed the win so he could live a comfortable life. Sadly, Coleman didn’t get the win. An aging, pl…

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Chael Sonnen told anybody who would listen that he was going to beat Nate Marquardt. The problem is that few were listening. Sonnen was a significant underdog, an afterthought in Marquardt’s road to a rematch with Anderson Silva. But Sonnen did the unthin…

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The “Countdown to UFC 109″ show positioned Paulo Thiago as the ultimate bad ass: when the cops in Brazil have a problem they can’t handle, they call Paulo Thiago. Well, not exactly like that, but you get the point. Thiago served the same role at UFC 109…

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Matt Serra hasn’t fought since last May. He’s openly spoken of retirement in recent months and speaks fondly of returning home, running his jiu-jitsu school and eating as much pasta as he wants to. But after his first-round knockout of Frank Trigg, Serra…

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Perhaps Demian Maia isn’t as one-dimensional as we thought. Maia has long been known as one of the best Brazilian jiu-jitsu players currently active in mixed martial arts, but his striking game never passed the mustard.

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Rob Emerson said that we’d see a drastically improved fighter from the last time we saw him in the UFC. Emerson certainly looked better than in recent outings, using strong wrestling to control Phillipe Nover on the way to a unanimous decision victory. No…

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Melvin Guillard’s decision to train with mixed martial arts mentor Greg Jackson was a wise one, as the yellow-haired Guillard used a much-improved sprawl to keep submission specialist Ronys Torres on his feet for much of the bout on the way to a unanimous…

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Chris Tuchscherer’s controversial decision victory over Tim Hague shocked and angered the Mandalay Bay crowd. Tuchscherer, the rotund training partner of UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, likely won the second round of the fight. But it was a close r…

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Phil Davis is one of the most hyped prospects in the sport, and the former Division I national champion proved why during a complete dismantling of Brian Stann. Davis, who took the “Mr. Wonderful” nickname from his childhood hero, former professional wre…

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Rolles Gracie says he’s not trying to live up to his family name. It’s a good thing, because his pathetic performance against Joey Beltran certainly didn’t remind anyone of Royce, Rickson or any other legendary Gracie. Gracie displayed awkward standup a…

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