Randy Couture signs deal with Spike TV for Bellator reality series

This season’s Ultimate Fighter featuring Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen has so far proved to be entertaining. Episode 2 aired Tuesday night, and featured the first quarterfinal matchup and the first fight since the 16 contenders for the TUF 17 entered the house.

Gilbert Smith of team Jones squared off against Luke Barnatt of team Sonnen. Many were puzzled by Jones choosing to put his number four pick up against the number one pick of Sonnen, including some of Smith’s teammates. In any case everybody’s doubts were correct when Barnatt scored a late KO of Smith in the second round of their match. Until that point, the fight was pretty much a draw, which can also raise the question, just how good is Sonnens number one pick. In any case Team Sonnen now has the advantage. On next week’s episode Chael Sonnen went with his No. 2 pick Uriah Hall to matchup against Team Jones’ No. 6 pick Adam Cella.

In other new UFC Hall of Famer Randy “The Natural” Couture inked a mutil- year deal with Spike TV according to several media outlets. Couture will be a part of Bellators new reality based series that will be aired on Spike TV to fill the void for the departing TUF, Dana White obviously wasn’t happy about the decision. However, he was happy about Nick Diaz’s behavior in Montreal to promote his upcoming bout with GSP at UFC 158. White said Diaz, was cooperative, and even hung around to sign autographs for the fans.

TUF – The Ultimate Fighter 16 Season Premiere Tonight

TUF 16 Cast

TUF 16 Cast

The television series TUF-16 also know as Ultimate Fighter returns to action tonight on FX and Rogers Sportsnet in Canada. The popular show’s 16th season will be coached by heavyweights Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson. Starting tonight at 9pm watch a special two-hour premiere as 32 welterweights will try to battle their way into the house. The 1st episode is always one of the most fun shows.

The mma fighters are the best up and comers and will be competing for a six-figure, multi-year deal from the UFC.

The full cast for TUF 16:

Bristol Marunde, 30, Las Vegas, Nev.
Cameron Diffley, 27, Las Vegas, Nev.
Colton Smith, 25, Fort Hood, Texas via Ankeny, Iowa
Cortez Coleman, 30, Hugo, Okla.
David Michaud, 23, Pine Ridge, S.D.
Diego Bautista, 26, Lakewood, Calif.
Dom Waters, 23, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Eddy Ellis, 29, Olympia, Wash.,
Frank Camacho, 23, Camp Springs, Md.,
George Lockhart, 29, Atlanta, Ga.
Igor Araujo, 31, Albuquerque, N.M. via Patos De Minas, Brazil
James Chaney, 25, Klamath Falls, Ore.
Jason South, 34, West Jordan, Utah
Jerel Clark, 23, Reno, Nev.
Jesse Barrett, 26, Tempe, Ariz.
Joey Rivera, 32, Tucson, Ariz.
Jon Manley, 26, Ludlow, Mass.
Julian Lane, 25, Mansfield, Ohio
Kevin Nowaczyk, 23, Chicago, Ill.
Leo Kuntz, 28, Bismarck, N.D.
Lev Magen, 25, Las Vegas, Nev.
Matt Secor, 25, South Glens Falls, N.Y.
Max Griffin, 26, Sacramento, Calif.
Michael Hill, 25, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Mike Ricci, 26, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Neil Magny, 24, Chicago, Ill.
Nic Herron-Webb, 22, Anchorage, Alaska
Ricky Legere Jr., 26, Corona, Calif.
Saad Awad, 23, San Bernardino, Calif.
Sam Alvey, 26, Murrieta, Calif.
Tim Ruberg, 30, Harrison, Ohio
Zane Kamaka, 23, Klaianae, Hawaii

Anderson Silva Needs to Prove His Throne Being the Greatest Through an Opponent

Anderson Silva Needs to Prove His Throne Being the Greatest Through an OpponentJust today, the president of UFC Dana White, declared the UFC event last Saturday, July 8 as the most significant milestone for the company. Anderson Silva’s fight over Chael Sonnen was the major deal in every MMA fight there is. Silva has made the odds to be ever in favor of his legendary win. If you have Sonnen as your challenger, winning over him becomes the best thing to happen inside the arena. Sonnen exceeded the expectations and had he be the middleweight champion.

Beginning of a Legend

The fight last Saturday night on MGM Grand Arena became one of the most memorable MMA fights, as Silva chose to end all the odds he has with Sonnen. During the first round, Silva appeared to be at the edge of defeat while he was being beaten down by Sonnen. However, as Silva stood up and soften the whole fight with a strike from his knee, the added punches later on stopped the whole mumbling and started the fame of Silva. Having this fight, he gained a legacy being one of the greatest MMA fighters.

Doubts and Issues

There might have been some issues concerning this fight. During its promotion, Sonnen was the one attributed to have sold the fight. All the retributions could be well served in rematch. No matter who sold the fight, the fans and judges all stated who the greatest fighter is that night and who will preserve his fame on the coming years. For the past years he has been in this division, he fought every challenger who came his way making an easier win every time. Some may be confused or disliked how Silva approached his audience during those years in the division, but he has proven to the world what talent he has in beating his opponents in MMA.