Urijah Faber vs Jens Pulver Full Fight Video

Uriah Faber vs. Jens Pulver II was a WEC 38 bantamweight fight that took place on January 25, 2009.

The two met previously at WEC 34 in 2008. Uriah Faber won by unanimous decision after a hard fought match.

Pulver lost his next fight, losing by KO to Leonard Garcia in Round 1. Faber lost his next fight, and the WEC belt when he was stopped by Mike Brown in Round 1 by KO. It was time for these two to get it on again.

Round 1: Faber and Pulver meet right in the center. They feel each other out briefly and Faber blasts forward with a front kick to the body. They continue circling, Pulver looking more cautious than Faber. Faber steps in, tries to throw a high kick, and Pulver catches it and takes him down. Pulver hovers over Faber who is throwing several strong upkicks that push Jens back.

Faber gets enough space and jumps up to his feet. Pulver comes in and throws an overhand left that barely misses. As he’s in close, Pulver grabs Uriah into a clinch and attempts to throw knees. Uriah defends and scrambles, until he is able to take Pulver down to the canvas. Pulver immediately fights his way back to his feet, while Faber has a hold of his waist. Uriah tries to land a knee upstairs, but misses. Pulver pushes away, and the two square off again. Faber throws another high kick that Pulver blocks with his glove. Pulver is pushing the action by moving forward, attacking Faber with punches.

Faber avoids his shots and spins Pulver’s back against the cage. Faber pulls Pulver’s neck down and throws a knee. It appears to land, but it doesn’t do much damage. The two separate again. Faber throws a strong right hand but Pulver avoids and throws a counter shot of his own. He misses as well. They engage in the center again. Uriah rushes Pulver with an attempted left hook that he uses to push Jens back into the cage.

Pulver gets his back off of the cage and they both scramble in the clinch. They separate and Uriah throws another high kick. The kick does no damage and Jens moves forward. Jens throws a couple of jabs that miss, then Uriah responds with a couple counter punches.

They don’t look like hard shots, but suddenly Pulver looks dazed on his feet. Uriah sees it and charges Pulver with punches. Pulver is trying to avoid his attack but Faber is relentless. Faber finally catches Pulver with a knee that drops him to the mat. Uriah pounces, dropping punches to the side of Pulver’s face. Pulver grabs one of Uriah’s legs and twists him around, but Uriah grabs Jens neck in a partial guillotine choke and drops down. Uriah is only squeezing his neck for a couple seconds when Pulver quickly taps out. The referee jumps in and separates the two. Uriah Faber is the winner, defeating Jens Pulver by guillotine choke in the 1st Round.

Renan Barao vs Brad Pickett Full Fight Video

UFC 138 took place on November 5, 2011 from Birmingham, England. The co-main event was a bantamweight bout between Renan Barao and
Brad Pickett.

Both fighters were imports from the WEC organization. This would be Pickett’s debut in the UFC, and Barao’s 2nd fight. In his first UFC fight Barao won a unanimous decision over Cole Escovedo. The bantamweight division was still relatively new to the UFC, so fight fans were anxious to see what this smaller weight class could bring to the table.

Round 1:  Both fighters meet in the center of the ring, and almost instantly, they both start swinging for the fences. The first 20 seconds is intense action as both Barao and Pickett duke it out blow for blow. Barao gets the better of the exchanges, landing 2 or 3 hard punches to Pickett’s head. They separate briefly, and as Pickett closes the distance Barao throws a wicked spinning back kick that Pickett is able to block with his gloves. They meet back in the center and things calm slightly as they square off. They both attempt a couple of jabs, neither landing, then a few seconds later they go right back at it again. Pickett lands 1 or 2 shots this time around, then they back off. They circle each other in the center, just feeling each other out. The action slows slightly, but both Barao and Pickett continue trading in the center of the ring. They are throwing jabs, hooks, and leg kicks. Neither one doing any major damage.

Pickett starts to get more aggressive, throwing more punches and backing Barao up. Pickett continues to move forward, while Barao attempts to catch him with counter punches. Both men are fighting more technical at this point, neither are throwing haymakers. Barao continues to circle backwards on the outside as Pickett moves forward. He catches Pickett with a few leg kicks, but Pickett continues to move forward, stalking Barao and looking to open up on him with punches. Barao puts together a nice combination of punches that finally moves Pickett back into the cage.

They re-engage and Barao attempts 4 or 5 straight punches. Neither lands, but Pickett is moving his head to duck the punches when Barao catches him with a strong knee to the head. The knee wobbles Pickett, who drops down to the canvas on his back. Barao rushes him immediately and starts dropping bombs to Pickett’s face. Barao throws 9 or 10 punches, landing several strong shots. The ref looks like he’s going to stop it at any minute, but Pickett rolls over, giving up his back. Barao, looking like a panther on a hunt, quickly takes Pickett’s back and sinks the hooks in. Barao is trying to sink in a rear-naked choke, but Pickett is defending it.

Pickett struggles, trying to survive the round with one minute left, but Barao is relentless, striking Pickett from behind until finally he is able to sink in the rear choke. With Barao’s arms fully around his neck, Pickett holds on for as long as he can. His face is visibly turning pink and he fights the choke for a few seconds, but eventually, Barao’s grip is too tight, and Pickett is forced to tapout. Referee Leon Roberts steps in and separates the two. Renan Barao is the winner, defeating Brad Pickett in Round 1 by submission.

Georges St-Pierre vs. Matt Hughes Full Fight Video

UFC 65 took place November 16, 2006 in Sacramento, CA. The main event was a welterweight championship fight between the champ, Matt Hughes, and the challenger, Georges St. Pierre.

This would be the second meeting between the two. They previously fought at UFC 50, where Matt Hughes earned the victory in Round 1 by submitting St. Pierre by armbar.

With one loss only to BJ Penn, Matt Hughes had been an extremely dominant champion in the welterweight division, winning 7 of his past 8 fights. He defeated Frank Trigg, Sean Sherk, Hayato Sakurai, Carlos Newton twice, Gil Castillo, and Renato Verissimo.

St. Pierre had been on a tear since joining the UFC in 2002. Before losing to Matt Hughes at UFC 50, St. Pierre had a perfect 7-0 record, beating fighters like Ivan Menjivar, Justin Bruckmann, Karo Parisyan, and Jay Hieron. After the loss to Hughes, St. Pierre wasted no time, going 5-0 in his next five fights against stiff competition. He defeated Dave Strasser, Jason Miller, Frank Trigg, Sean Sherk, and BJ Penn. It was St. Pierre’s continuing dominance up the welterweight ladder that earned him another shot at Matt Hughes.

Round 1: St. Pierre and Hughes meet in the middle of the ring. They circle briefly, then St. Pierre starts to open up with jabs. He starts immediately throwing leg kicks and punches. St. Pierre looks like a man possessed as he is the aggressor. Hughes throws a couple of punches back, but so far he can not match the output of St. Pierre. St. Pierre is really pushing the action, landing jabs and kicks. St. Pierre throws a spinning back kick that lands to Hughes body that forces him back into the cage.

They re-engage and St. Pierre accidently kicks to Hughes groin area. Hughes gets up and they continue. St. Pierre lands another kick to the groin right away, and Hughes takes a break. They continue in the center and St. Pierre continues where he left off. He is dominating in the stand up, throwing punches, leg kicks, and some knees. With about a minute left in the round, St. Pierre catches a kick from Hughes and takes him down. He works inside his guard, landing a few punches. Hughes is able to get back to his feet, and they move back to the center. Hughes tries to get St. Pierre down and he is unable to. With only seconds left in the round, St. Pierre connects with a strong hook that drops Hughes to the canvas. St. Pierre pounces trying to finish, but the horn sounds the end of the round.

Round 2:  They meet in the center again. St. Pierre opens up with a couple of kick attempts. St. Pierre looks to be the fresher of the two as Hughes face shows damage from Round 1. St. Pierre continues putting on a clinic, catching Hughes with stiff jabs, and throwing kicks that backs Hughes up. At the 3:43 mark of the fight, St. Pierre catches Hughes with a strong high kick to the face. The kick drops Hughes immediately to the canvas and he looks hurt. St. Pierre rushes Hughes and starts dropping bombs to his head. Hughes tries to hold on, but St. Pierre’s attack is too strong, and after 2 or 3 unanswered elbows from St. Pierre, referee John Mccarthy steps in and stops the fight. St. Pierre defeats Matt Hughes by KO in Round 2, and becomes the new welterweight champion of the world.