The first trilogy in UFC history takes place Tuesday night, live from the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Florida. This historic event just happens to match up two legends of Mixed Martial Arts. Tito Ortiz will be looking to defeat UFC Hall of Famer and arch rival Ken Shamrock.
Ortiz, known as ”The Huntington Beach Bad Boy”, will be looking to defeat Shamrock for a third straight time. He has dominated the former champion twice already. If that's the case, why a third fight???
The answer to that question is for the fans. The UFC takes care of its loyal people and will be putting this huge fight on SpikeTV, not on pay-per-view.
The second fight between Ortiz and Shamrock ended in controversy. Ortiz was dropping massive elbows on Shamrock’s head and they were unanswered. Referee Herb Dean did what he is supposed to do in his eyes, protect the fighter. The fight lasted only 1 minute and 18 seconds. Many fans were bitter after paying $40 for the pay-per-view.
To make up for the so called bad show, the UFC is putting on a top notch card with many up and coming fighter and it is all free to see. Many of the warriors stepping into the octagon are alumni of the Ultimate Fighter show.
Season 3 winner Kendall Grove will be taking on Chris Price in a match that should be very entertaining.
The runner up to Kendall, “Short Fuse” Ed Herman is taking on another very hyped fighter in Jason MacDonald.
Season 2 alum Seth Petruzeli is fighting Season 3 vet Mark Hamill. Hamill was one of the favorites going in but couldn’t continue due to a concussion. Both Kendall Grove and Matt Hamill have been training with Tito Ortiz.
The full fight card looks like this:
Main Card Bouts:
-Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock
-Kendall Grove vs. Chris Price
-Matt Hamill vs. Seth Petruzelli
-Ed Herman vs. Jason MacDonald
-Nathan Marquardt vs. Crafton Wallace
-Josh Haynes vs. Rory Singer
-John Alessio vs. Thiago Alves
-Tony DeSouza vs. Dustin Hazelett
-Forrest Petz vs. Marcus Davis
What a great treat for UFC fans. I see no reason why this fight card won’t live up to the hype. I see it setting record numbers for viewers.