Discussion in 'Community' started by ClarkWayne, Nov 16, 2006.
Geez, that's even more brutal in motion.
I was reading back through my post about some good fights to watch, and got a weird idea.
This is the old intro for UFC PPVs called "Evolution" that Hans Zimmer composed a few years ago - they used it for a while, but it's really a journey through the most iconic moments/fighters of the organization, with a few exceptions. It's very short, and these are just brief clips from a handful of fights:
Here are the fights represented, in order:
Royce Gracie- Ken Shamrock (UFC 1)
Tito Ortiz-Evan Tanner (UFC 30)
Matt Hughes- Frank Trigg (UFC 52)
Chuck Liddell- Tito Ortiz I (UFC 47)
BJ Penn- Sean Sherk (UFC 84)
GSP- Matt Hughes II (UFC 65)
Randy Couture- Tim Sylvia (UFC 68) - this was on my list
Rampage Jackson -Wanderlei Silva (UFC 92)
Brock Lesnar-Heath Herring (UFC 87)
Rich Franklin - Nate Quarry (UFC 56)
Junior dos Santos - Gilbert Yvel (UFC 108)
Dominick Cruz - Demetrious Johnson (UFC on Versus 6)
Forrest Griffin - Stephen Bonnar (TUF 1) - this was on my list
Cain Velasquez - Brock Lesnar (UFC 121)
Frankie Edgar - Gray Maynard I (UFC 125) - all three of their fights are great
Jose Aldo - Mark Hominick (UFC 129) - would not advise eating while watching
Jon Jones - Stephan Bonnar (UFC 94)
Anderson Silva - Vitor Belfort (UFC 126)
Some of these are only worth watching for one or two big shots, like Lesnar-Herring, Jones-Bonnar, and Anderson-Vitor. Most of these fights come from the early to mid 2000s, when I think the UFC was at its best. I've bolded a few on the list that I forgot about in my first post, and are absolutely worth watching.
They amended this intro over the years to include Ronda, Hendo (once he returned from Strikeforce), and a few others, and then abandoned it, for some reason. Hope this is helpful.
Did not realize Zimmer scored that intro. That brings another element of that for me.
Who says MMA fans have no class?
St. Pierre has vacated the 185 title, Whittaker vs. Rockhold for the unification bout.
I suspect we won't see Georges fight again, but I said that years ago, too.
Disappointing to hear. Can't say I'm surprised though.
In other news, it looks like Stipe and Ngannu are going to duke it out over the Heavyweight belt at UFC 220.
Well that was quick.
I don't think their Mike Tyson and try to bite somebody's finger off in a UFC fight before.
Conor apparently going to fight pac man so another boxing fight
Max Holiday named Fighter of the Year by Rolling Stone.
Nate Marquardt has announced his retirement.
I am such a fan of Holly Holm.
One of the grittiest fighters I've ever seen, gender be damned.
And Cyborg gets a nice long run with that Women's featherweight title because I can't thing of anybody else that could possibly defeat her. Holly was the only one I thought could come remotely close.
Cyborg's biggest threat will be USADA.
How many times has she been busted for banned substances?
At least twice officially. One of them to my knowledge wasn't a steroid.
Edit: At least Holly took her to a full five rounds. That at least proves to future challengers that Cyborg can be taken to later rounds instead of just trying to get the jump on her before she knocks them out in round one or two.
Jackson-Wink photographer stripped of UFC credentials following comments on social media referring to Cyborg as a man.
Robbie Lawler tore his ACL during his match with RDA a few weeks back (which explains certain things during the match), and will be out at least six months to a year due to surgery.
Ref John McCarthy joining Bellator's commentating team.
Commentator Jimmy Smith now with UFC.
Belfort-Uriah Hall match scratched from tomorrow's card, Hall couldn't weigh in. Sounds like it's something really bad, but no specifics yet.
Also significant, as this was to be Belfort's final fight of his 22 year pro career.
Well maybe now, UFC can reschedule and actually promote it like Belfort's final fight. Hope Uriah Hall recovers quickly from whatever prevented him from weighing in though.
Edit: Whittaker/Rockhold is off for UFC 221. Romero will take Whittaker's place for an interim belt
And Jimmy Smith will make his UFC debut doing desk work at next week's UFC 220.