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UFC 119 Picks Up Big Nog vs. Frank Mir, Lil’ Nog vs. Ryan Bader, and Mark Hunt, Of All People


(Always be specific when you order "Brazilian twins" from the local escort service. You could get badly burned. Trust me guys, *badly* burned…)

Sherk vs. Dunham? Who cares! Lots more UFC 119-related news just came over the wires, and it looks like the people of Indianapolis are going to be in for a wild night, even if the main event is somewhat lacking in importance. Here’s what we’re dealing with…

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Frank Mir: This will reportedly be the evening’s headliner. Hmm. If you’ll recall, the two former champions coached against each other on TUF 8, then Mir shocked our asses by TKO’ing Nogueira at UFC 92. Nogueira blamed his weak performance on a staph infection, so maybe this fight will turn out differently, but basically we’re being given another UFC main event where both guys are coming off losses, and the winner doesn’t even become the division’s #1 contender. Personally, I was more interested in a Big Nog vs. Cro Cop rematch. 

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Ryan Bader: Now we’re talking. Lil’ Nog needs to redeem himself after nearly getting beat by late replacement Jason Brilz at UFC 114, while Ryan Bader is looking sharper every time out, most recently knocking out Keith Jardine at UFC 110. If Bader can out-hustle the Brazilian vet, he’ll land directly in the light-heavyweight title mix.


Mark Hunt vs. Sean McCorkle: Well this is odd — particularly because both of these guys are known as super-heavyweights. Kiwi kickboxer Mark Hunt has lost his last five MMA fights, all by first-round stoppage. Granted, the guys he lost to include names like Emelianenko, Barnett, and Overeem, but still, it’s not a very encouraging stat. Indiana native McCorkle is a beloved UG poster — and training partner of Matt Mitrione and Tim Sylvia — who built up a 9-0 record smashing fools in regional promotions (primarily in the Legends of Fighting Championship outfit), and has been on a mission to cut down to 265 pounds, despite the fact that he’s a truly enormous individual. I say let these two freaks come in at whatever weight they want. It’s Indianapolis; natural laws don’t apply here.

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No Leftovers- September 29, 2010 at 12:45 pm
Ya dig
J-Dog- July 9, 2010 at 8:38 am
Well since I live in Indy I HAVE to go to this show, even though I would have liked to have seen a better main event. I hope I score a media pass so I don't have to shell out major bucks for tix for a somewhat lackluster card. But since it's 20 minutes from home, it's a must-attend.
Jersey Shua- July 9, 2010 at 5:59 am
Funny how far down i had to scroll before someone mentioned that Lil' Nog is "Rogerio" not Rodrigo...silly people
MMAINMYBLOOD- July 8, 2010 at 11:35 pm
2DaDeath Agreed they need to edit that shit unless big nog is going to try to pull a Royce gracie...and kick multiple asses in one night. also @munche mir also always underestimates his own chin he has none and thinks he does.. thats his big problem right there...
NinjaNerd8- July 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Dana White:

"Fedor lost his last fight so we don't want to sign him now. Nobody comes into the UFC on a loss."

"Mark Hunt lost his last 5 fights? OMG SIGN HIM!"
ThrashingMad- July 8, 2010 at 5:44 pm
Mark Hunt will run through the UFC HW division. Proving once and for all the superiority of Pride.

Nah, jk playa.
ReX13- July 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm
Munche>> i disagree that Cruiserweight is a stupid idea, but thanks for your input. Feel free to punch yourself in the dick anytime.
cecils_pupils- July 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm
UFC really needs a super-HW division since Stockton unified rules clearly indicate that if one fighter is over 265 than the other gets to bring a weapon of choice into the octagon.
Komodo- July 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm
I hope Big Nog gets some Big Payback on Mir >=)
vomit breath- July 8, 2010 at 4:34 pm
Hoe-gerio!!!!!! Bitches!!!!!
mmaniac22- July 8, 2010 at 4:24 pm
Lil Nog's name is Antonio """""""""ROGERIO""""""""" Nogueira you CP lil scumbags
vomit breath- July 8, 2010 at 4:07 pm
HEY MIKE RUSSELL!!! I HAVE A HUGE BONER I WANNA STICK UP UR ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU FUCKIN HOMO!!!!!!!!!!
vomit breath- July 8, 2010 at 4:05 pm
HUGE BONER GUYS!!!

didnt u hear me?!?!
munche- July 8, 2010 at 4:05 pm
Jesus every time some jackass brings up "Cruiserweight" I want to punch myself in the dick. There's already a class for 230lb guys, it's called fucking Light Heavyweight. That's what all those guys weigh. Cutting the already thin HW division in half is a stupid ass idea, especially when guys like Fedor and Cain Velazquez are competing just fine at the ~240 mark.

Also laughing that poor Mir needs a new division just to compete...he was 265 vs. Carwin, the reason he keeps losing is because his wrestling is shit and he seems to focus too much on stand up + bjj and ignore the wrestling aspect of the game. Guy who ignores wrestling gets dominated by wrestlers? Film at 11
peanutbuttter- July 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm
They're bringing in Mark Hunt so the 9-0 guy can take out a big name in his UFc debut
BuckWild- July 8, 2010 at 3:23 pm
I live in Indy myself and was really looking forward to the rumored Brock vs Cain fight that was suppose to be on 119. But it still looks like a good card. I hope it doesn't sell out to fast so I can snag a few ticks!

Oh and CP, whats with the "natural law" comment?
Mikey- July 8, 2010 at 3:08 pm
As an Indy resident I couldn't be more excited for our inaugural fight card. Since when does a belt have to be involved for a fight to be good? C'mon CP Nation, we're better than that.
Under Banga- July 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm
Hey guys I don`t think Mrs Nog gave her boys individual names for nuthin.Tidy tidy tidy
boom
Ascerendant- July 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm
Guys...please...you really think Dana White still remembers his promise after the A. Silva fight? Please. He probably considers the free reruns on Spike he used to counter-programm Strikeforce as "making it up to the fans".

Somebody from the MMA press should start nagging him about that promise though. =)
bigHAL13- July 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm
mark hunt< are you even fucking serious LOL
vomit breath- July 8, 2010 at 2:19 pm
damn if i ordered brazilian twins and the nogs showed up, huge boner!!!!!
FreddyFangers- July 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm
the main event makes no sense, but Ill watch. Bader will be a main eventer after 119. The Nog family is on the asshole end of their careers. Fa sho.
Keyser Soze- July 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm
Maybe UFC 119 is Dana's promise to make up for the Silva/Maia debacle. For a free show, not a bad card. For $50, I'll skip this one.

Mir vs. Nog... Mir.
Bader vs. Lil Nog... Bader
Sherk vs. Dunham... Dunham
Guillard vs. Stevens... Guillard
Meathead vs. Beltran... Meathead
Dollaway vs. Doerkson... Doerkson
Lytle vs. TBA... Lytle

Guillard/Stevens I found the hardest fight to call, but Guillard is getting better, and he hits really hard.
vengful1- July 8, 2010 at 1:43 pm
Remember when DW said he was going to make it up to the fans for Silva's last fight? 119 sounds like a good time to do that. Make it free. Of coarse I am going to watch for free at a bar regardless...
ReX13- July 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm
Right now, the Unified Rules do provide for a Superheavy class, anything above 265. But apparently these guys have both worked hard to make 265.

If i remember correctly, DW was the main person who poo poo'd the idea of a Cruiserweight class between LHW and Heavy. If he is reconsidering, i imagine the new weight class could be introduced fairly quickly into the rules all official-like. Until then, nothing to stop them from putting on "Catchweight" (wink, wink) fights at 235.
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