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WEC 8/5 Las Vegas event results

By Zach Arnold | August 5, 2007

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21 Responses to “WEC 8/5 Las Vegas event results”

  1. 45 Huddle says:

    Varner Fight:

    As much as I hate to see a point deduction taken with one fighter in a dominant position, that was a good call from the ref. Those strikes were blatantly to the back of the head. I thought we were going to see him get another point deducted for holding the cage too. That would have been an odd situation.

  2. Zach Arnold says:

    Since when did Tiki Ghosn change his name to Tiki? 🙂

  3. 45 Huddle says:

    Perhaps he thought it would change his luck during Zuffa promoted fights. He still hasn’t had a win while fighting for the Fertitta’s.

    I have it 1 round each so far in the Curran fight. I was close to having Curran losing the first 2 rounds, but that triangle saved him at the end of the second (in a close round).

  4. 45 Huddle says:

    I have Curran winning it 29-28, but neither really did enough to secure a sure victory. I could see it going the other way. Curran was very unimpressive to say the least.

  5. Zach Arnold says:

    Jeff Curran was bending like a pretzel half that fight. That was fun.

  6. says:

    I couldn’t believe they announced him as just Tiki lol.

  7. busman1971 says:

    How about some consistancy in reffing Varnier got stood up and a point taken away for landing 2 unintentional blows to the back of the head . Filho lands 4-6 by my count to the back of Doerksens head from a standing position no less and gets no warning . Doerksen was likely finished already how much extra damage could have been done?

  8. Ivan Trembow says:

    very good show tonight

  9. 45 Huddle says:

    I agree. Very good show.

    Filho looked extremely unmotivated and still wrecked Doerksen.

    Condit appears to be the real deal. I think he would still lose to Shields in a rematch, but give him 2 more years of experience, and he might be able to contender with the best guys (and probably beat Shields by then). He is only 23 years old and has already beaten Frank Trigg, Renato Verrisimo, & Brock Larson.

    On paper, the next event in September is the best live card yet. This stuff definitely isn’t PPV quality, but for free TV, it certainly beats the IFL or Bodog.

  10. Jason Bennett says:

    RE: TIKI

    In a recent interview on TAGG radio, Tiki (Ghosn) stated that he originally desired with his first fight with UFC (UFC 24 3/10/00) to be known with the one-name moniker, but Dana “thought it would be funny” to have him announced with his full name, “just to mess with me.”

    Another fun Dana trivia note.

  11. THE HUNTER says:

    There’s nothing negative about Dana requiring fighters to list their full names when fighting. You want a nickname? No problem. Coming out to just a first name is unprofessional though.

  12. Jeremy (not that Jeremy) says:

    Kimo, height of unprofessionalism. UFC would never let him use just his first name.

  13. Grape Knee High says:

    45 Huddle, if you really thought Ledbetter won any of those rounds, your real name must be Cecil Peoples. He offered nothing the entire fight but three ineffective takedowns.

    THE HUNTER, maybe you’d like it better if people just came out to their full birth names and Social Security Numbers?

    Regarding the show, I thought it was very good. I enjoyed it more than the usual UFN. Am I the only one that thought Filho looked a little undersized for 185? I’m not saying he needs to move to 170, but he seems to have a small frame for 185 and I can see that he might eventually have some size/reach issues with larger, elite 185ers down the line.

  14. Dedwyre says:

    I’ve always found it arrogant for a fighter, actor, singer, etc. to want to be known by one name, unless they’re already really famous.

  15. Zack says:

    Tiki is world famous though. That’s why he charges $35 for autographs.

  16. Jonathan says:

    Someone on here said that Carlos Condit was the real deal. I don’t mind that at all. But has Brock Larson been proven to be NOT the real deal? I had Brock Larson winning his fight…so I lost on that note.

  17. Fujin says:

    Grape Knee High:

    It has been reported, I believe, that Filho cuts from around 220. It would be insane for him to go to 170.

    I agree he did look very lean.

  18. Jeremy (not that Jeremy) says:

    One name two names. Many guys are using stage names anyway. I’m not bothered one way or another.`

  19. The Gaijin says:

    That wasn’t really the Filho I was expecting to see….he looked like he was really phoning it in to be honest. Maybe he just felt that fight was going to be a walk or maybe it was jitters – but I hope his next fight is a bit more inspired.

    But that being said he still wrecked Doerksen.

  20. Grape Knee High says:

    Fujin, I know that Filho claims in interviews that he weighs 100 kilos in between fights, I really doubt that’s where he starts his true fight cut. At 5’8″ and as lean as he looked on Sunday, I’d be surprised if his fighting weight were more than 195. I don’t remember him looking this small in his Bushido fights, but then again I guess he’s never really fought a huge MW (in PRIDE) either. I haven’t seen any of his other fights.

    Gaijin, I agree. Filho looked a bit tired before the TKO; I expected a bit more energy. But then again, I never expected a TKO either.

  21. Dedwyre says:

    If Filho cuts from as high as 220, he should fight at heavyweight. It’s dangerous to cut that much weight all the time.

    If it’s true that he was complacent during this fight, I hope he doesn’t come into every fight thinking it’ll be easy. Eventually, he’ll get Cro Cop’d.


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