MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

UFN 13 Undercard Notes and Post-Mortem


(Yep, Kenny finishes fights. Photo courtesy of MMAWeekly.)

It’s a shame that the UFC couldn’t squeeze a fourth hour out of SpikeTV for last night’s Fight Night broadcast, because the preliminary matches were just as action-packed and stoppage-heavy as the televised card. Some highlights:

Clay Guida dominated Samy Schiavo, taking the Frenchman down in the middle of the opening round and ground-and-pounding him against the fence until the ref stepped in.
Thiago Alves defeated Karo Parisyan, and Din Thomas dropped a unanimous decision to Josh Neer.
— Of the three Armenians competing last night, only Manny Gamburyan found a win, finishing Jeff Cox in the first round with a guillotine choke; Karo Parisyan and Roman Mitichyan both suffered second-round TKO losses.

Full results are below:

Main Card
Kenny Florian def. Joe Lauzon via TKO, 3:28 of round 2
Thiago Alves def. Karo Parisyan via TKO, 0:34 of round 2
Gray Maynard def. Frank Edgar via unanimous decision
Matt Hamill def. Tim Boetsch via TKO, 1:25 of round 2
Nate Diaz def. Kurt Pellegrino via submission (triangle choke), 3:06 of round 2
James Irvin def. Houston Alexander via TKO, 0:08 of round 1

Preliminary Card
Josh Neer def. Din Thomas via unanimous decision.
Marcus Aurelio def. Ryan Roberts via submission (armbar), 0:16 of round 1
Manny Gamburyan def. Jeff Cox via submission (guillotine), 1:41 of round 1
Clay Guida def. Samy Schiavo via TKO, 4:15 of round 1
George Sotiropoulos def. Roman Mitichyan via TKO, 2:24 of round 2
Anthony Johnson def. Tommy Speer via TKO, 0:51 of round 1

Some final thoughts…

— Houston Alexander could be leaving the UFC after his devastating loss; maybe his enormous skull is too large of a target? We hope Zuffa sets him up in the WEC, because their thin light-heavyweight division could definitely use him.

— Tommy Speer’s status with the UFC is just as uncertain. Mac Danzig exposed his submission defense, and Anthony Johnson was able to overwhelm him with strikes; it may be time to regroup in smaller shows.

— Nate Diaz has finally grown on me. He’s ugly as sin and talks like he has fetal alcohol syndrome, but the dude is now 4-0 in the UFC with all four wins coming via submission, and his triangle choke last night could end up being the best sub of 2008. It’s time to start giving the guy Top 5 opponents.

— Kenny Florian is probably the UFC’s #2 lightweight contender now (after Sean Sherk), but it would be nice to see him take on Roger Huerta or Nate Diaz to secure his spot. If anything, the lightweight division became even more exciting after Ultimate Fight Night 13.

— Let us know your post-show thoughts in the comments section, or if you’re lazy, just throw a vote on our new homepage poll.

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Jizzlobber- April 4, 2008 at 6:22 am
You said that you hate Mazzagatti because he stopped the Alexander/Irvin fight too soon. That's ridiculous. Alexander was limp and Mazzagatti could see it. I give him that one. I definitely hate him for stopping the Parysian Fight tho. That one was stopped way too soon. Mazzagatti's life is worthless.
Marciis- April 2, 2008 at 9:41 pm
I'm surprised no one said anything about Mazzagatti prematurely stopping the fight between alves and parisyan. That was total baloney. He got hit hard and went down, but, imho, he was still intelligently defending himself once alves pounced on him. Mazzagatti needs to find a new line of work.
Boneman- April 2, 2008 at 5:56 pm
Doesn't anyone remember Nate and Karo getting in each others face during "TUF"....
I really would like to see who can back up there mouth....
I think Karo needs to get serious and push this fight....Otherwise he's just a little bitch like his cousin "Manny the Midget"

Houston Alexander.....Steriods do not equal skill....The Army does need a new helmet tester though.....He's a frickin Bonehead!
rockero- April 2, 2008 at 4:38 pm
I would like to see Huerta fight Kenny, then I could say
"huerta you killed kenny, you bastard"
It would be another battle like the Huerta vs Garcia fight. I see Huerta by desicion.
Then maybe a title shoot.
Coronado- April 2, 2008 at 4:26 pm
I think that Kenny Florian should fight Clay Guida next. The winner between these two should get the BJ/Sherk winner for the title. Clay Guida pretty much dominated Huerta the whole fight until he got caught with a knee and choked out. Huerta should fight Nate when he decides to come back from school.
mmacoach- April 2, 2008 at 4:19 pm
uh** cough** wheeze** Karo train hard??? Why would he do that? I have friends like Karo. They still smoke weed, don't train hard... They are all excuses for why they don't win, when they lose. Some people are happy to be where they are. Honestly, Karo should lose that spare tire and drop to 55. No dicipline. Huerta hasn't fought any elite yet: click here http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?FighterID=10089
Guida is tough, but they are in the same league... they are the future, but now is now. Kenny Florian has fought, well, here:
http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?FighterID=8021
BIG CHRIS- April 2, 2008 at 4:14 pm
I think Nate Diaz should be next to fight Kenny Florian....I mean he won the show that Lauzon was on, and they still give Lauzan the main event....it was a good fight and I respect Lauzon but The next fight for Diaz should be someone like kenny florian....Even Tyson Griffin, or Manny Gamburian would be good....all of those would be good fights for diaz....
Toner Breath- April 2, 2008 at 3:57 pm
Best post fight line:

"KNOW YOU KNOW!" - James Irvin seconds after feeding Houston Alexander his own ass in a doggie bag.

Best Submission:

Nate Diaz for sure, I'd also give him fight of the night honors on that performance. Dude knows how to take a punch.

Most butthurt fighter:

Karo Parisyan (close call between him and Houston). I actually think he needed that KO after his last few lackluster decision wins, I hope he trains hard and comes out on fire in his next fight.

KenFlo - deserves another title shot after the BJ/Sherk fight. I would much rather see a KenFlo/BJ fight
Anonymous- April 2, 2008 at 3:57 pm
quote of the night by joe on the Hamill vs. Boetsch fight "here at the end he's got the rape choke in place"
Galaxy- April 2, 2008 at 3:12 pm
Good point Danny , prison shower fights ---- PRICELESS!! Huerta vs. Florian hot fight
Danny Trejo's Chest Tattoo- April 2, 2008 at 1:29 pm
Galaxy, What stiff competition has Huerta faced besides Clay Guida? The answer is absolutely nobody, unless you want to count Leonard Garcia but it will tough to see how he progresses unless we monitor the prison shower fights he'll be getting into for the next 20 years he'll be in the pen on a drug trafficing charge. Florian has faced some of the best talent in the lightweight division including the number 2 and former champ. Florians credentials far outweight those of Huerta and he should absolutely be next in line for a title shot after Sherk. (note: That's not to say i wouldn't love to watch him beat up Huearta just to seal his contender status)
Galaxy- April 2, 2008 at 1:07 pm
As for Ken "let the Douche" Flo, he did great, which hard for me to say cause i hate him, not sure why though (come on sean i'll break your will, or you can rape mine again! heheheh me love you long time). But he still not #2 (by petty dislike of him a side), after Sean in my eyes, (Note: I have vision problems), he fought a who's who of who of UFC almost great in Din & Alvin but it still cannot erase the domination of Sean in the title fight.
Roger "i wanna be the golden boy" Huerta has fought much stiff compition, and has been dominante in 85- 90% of those fights overall he's #2 in my eyes.

Nate Diaz vs. Frankie Edgar or Grey Maynard??? What do you think?
Karo Parisyan vs. a treadmill and a unibrow kit remover YES!!
tony@rbd- April 2, 2008 at 1:03 pm
omg, fetal alcohol syndrome, I am going to get fired for laughin this loud. Get card and great coverage. I wish I could have seen the 16 second Aurelio sub and the Neer\Thomas battle. Was it just my tv or did Grey look like a hulking beast fighting a midget?
Anonymous- April 2, 2008 at 12:52 pm
I'm surprised Lauzon didn't give Florian his back since he couldn't stop the blows, at least the fight coulda gone on longer and he would have another chance to break free.
Galaxy- April 2, 2008 at 12:50 pm
Great website!!
Houston Alexander, the ufc will still stay with him cause they want him to be a star, but one more loss and it goodbye charlie, (if he was given the WEC as an option he'd be so insulted cause he thinks he's to good)hte truth is he was great aginst one bad oponent Sakara, and one good one who showed no respect (JArdine) that equals lucky not talented

Toomany Bears Spears, go back to the farm your done, what use is a wrestle game is the only way you go down is in the fetal position, and spaking of fetal, couldn't agree more with the fetal alcohol syndrome coment about Nate, there must be something going on with the water in Stockton, or fumes from all the empty new houses, but damn if he and his brother are talented fucks. (Although Nick last fight at Elite XC was so so at best) He should be fighting a Sean Sherk so that Sean can earn his title shot, you use the juice you should go back down the ladder and start again, but Dana is too busy licking Sean tiny balls to realize that but I get it.

I guess.
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