UFC Fight Night 71 post-event press conference replay


5,471 spectators were inside the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, garnering gate receipts totally $412,000. Who wins the Frank Mir vs. Todd Duffee main event, and how? All of his nine victories have been by knockout and he is looking to extend that streak tonight.

The official stoppage came at 1:13 in the first round. “It shows Marion Reneau is a very, very tough and ready opponent”. I fought a little emotional.

“I’d been waiting about a month to be scheduled for a fight and nothing had happened”, Duffee said.

When Renau wouldn’t back down, Holm stood her ground, staring stone faced back at her opponent for an intense, if not awkwardly long, 32 seconds before UFC promoters and the fighter’s coaches finally physically ended the stare down.

At Tuesday’s weigh-ins, after checking in at the requisite 135 pounds, Holm (8-0) and Reneau (6-1) did the customary eye-to-eye stare down while posing for pictures. You can start your free trial of UFC.tv here.

It was a lesson to be learned for the 29-year-old, who now needs to reevaluate his attack and possibly work on varying game plans other than just power punching. Thomson himself has been on a skid, losing a controversial decision to Benson Henderson followed by an uninspired performance against Bobby Green.

Ever the unpredictable fighter, Tony Ferguson’s aggression led to many opportunities to throw unorthodox strikes at a retreating Thomson.

Jouban recovered from an early knockdown and a point deduction for an illegal knee, gained momentum from midway through the first round and carried it throughout the remainder of the fight to earn his third UFC victory.

Mir said his wife “banned me from Sea World” even though he protested that the park had rescued animals and done a lot of good. “Holly is prepared to fight any style”. The pick is Duffee by knockout in the first round. “He’s turned his career around, and he did it by going to Ana”.

If the veteran can continue to improve his offensive output then there’s really no telling what he can do on the last legs of a monumental career.

“€I think he’s kind of been a bust,”€ Mir said.

Interesting fight in the lightweight division here.

“I want a top 10 guy”, Lee said. I don’t see it. What does Duffee do except throw muscles and fists? The latter seems more likely, given Mir’s advancing age, never-outstanding wrestling arsenal and Duffee’s off-the-charts physicality.

Todd Duffee to win by KO in Rd2.

It’s mad to think that Mir’s striking is still getting better. It also includes fights featuring Tony Ferguson and Holly Holm.

Former two-time heavyweight champion Frank Mir pocketed $50,000 for his KO win againstTodd Duffee. I think picking Mir is the safer bet.

Mir did say he and Jennifer would be taking their family to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, as well as Disneyland, after Wednesday’s fight.

Frank Mir has done it all inside the Octagon. After four straight losses between 2012-2014 it looked like Mir’s days in the UFC were all but done.

The excitement level of this card is relatively low, as the fight I most looked forward to was scrapped due to Gilbert Melendez pissing hot. “And Frank watched that fight and he appreciated the subtleties that were going on because he’s been working on them”.

Holm made her UFC debut back at UFC 184 in February of this year, which is where she defeated Raquel Pennington by decision.

The main event isn’t the greatest main event, but what do we expect in today’s oversaturated UFC? Mir smelled blood and landed another left that still had Duffee wobbled.


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