“10 Fights That Happened in Texas”

Posted By: Baxter

Dated Posted: May 11th, 2017.

With UFC 211 just DAYS AWAY, We’ve decided to look at the illustrious 10 year fight history of the UFC and TEXAS. Please RT and share on Twitter!!

Gilbert Melendez x Diego Sanchez – UFC 188 – (10.19.13) – Decision (UD)
Melendez and Sanchez hosted a “BARN BURNING” for the ages!! An INCREDIBLE rollercoaster of a fight!! IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS, PLEASE STOP READING AND WATCH IT NOW!!

Georges St.Pierre x Matt Serra – UFC 69 Shootout – (04.07.07) – TKO Punches (R1 3:25)
What hasn’t been said about this fight? Serra “shocked the world” KOing the “P4P King”, GSP. This was the first UFC event held in the state of Texas.

Chan Sung Jung x Dennis Bermudez – UFC FN 104 – (02.14.17) – KO Punch (R1 2:49)
The Korean Zombie questions OUR theories of “Ring Rust”, after handedly dispatching Dennis. Jung a (+165) underdog returned after more than three years, serving Korean military duties. What a PHENOMENAL moment!!

Vitor Belfort x Rich Franklin – UFC 103 – (09.19.09) – TKO Punches (R1 3:02)
After a very SLOW three minutes, Vitor is able to land a quick flurry on former MW Champion Rich Franklin. Vitor was riding a four fight WIN streak outside of the UFC, (CageRage/Afflicition). Vitor would fight Anderson at UFC 126.

Nate Marquardt x Rousimar Palhares – UFC UFN 22 – (09.15.10) – TKO Punches (R1 3:28)
#GreaseGate An INCREDIBLY strange fight!! Palhares attempts his patented heel hook, Nate is able to break free. Now the strange, Palhares gestures to the ref that Nate is lubricated… The ref does nothing and Nate storms Palhares for the TKO WIN. Rogan would clarify Nate was screened by the commission prior to the fight.

Paul Daley x Martin Kampmann – UFC 103 – (09.19.09) – TKO Punches (R1 2:31)
I was so STOKED for this fight, Daley making his debut against Danish “Violence Machine” Kampmann!! It did not disappoint as SEMTEX went BANG stopping Kampmann in the first round. FUN fight!!

Paige VanZant x Kailin Curran – UFC FN 57 – (11.22.14) – TKO Punches (R3 2:54)
“Polarizing” PVZ stepped onto the BIG stage in EPIC fashion finishing Curran in the 3rd round. PVZ would climb to (4-1) and was awarded the FOTN bonus. Soon after PVZ would sign a deal with Reebok after one UFC fight.

Mark Hominick x George Roop – UFC Fight for the Troops 2 – (1.22.11) – TKO Punches (R1 1:28)
Punching a ticket to the BIGGEST dance in his MMA career, Mark Hominick made quick work of Roop. Prior to the fight Dana White announced the winner of the fight would face then FW Champion Jose Aldo. Hominick would fall short in front of 55,000+ at UFC 129 in Toronto ONT, Canada.

Tyron Woodley x Carlos Condit – UFC 171 – (03.15.14) – (R2 2:00)
After a competitive first round, TWood throws a rather “meek” leg kick to the knee of Carlos, who plummets to the canvas!! OH MY… At the time I turned to my brother and said, “that is the last time you see Carlos Condit in the cage”. LUCKILY I was wrong!!

Joanna Jedrzejczyk x Carla Esparza – UFC 185 – (2015.03.14) – (R2 4:17)
JJ painted a beautiful picture of violence against the UFC/TUF Champion Carla. JJ would realize a dream capturing GOLD finishing Carla late in the 2nd round. JJ returns THIS weekend to Dallas TX looking for similar beauty. This is going to be FUN!!

Honorable Mentions and Notes

UFC 69 “Shootout” was the first UFC event held in the state of Texas, (04.07.07).

Frankie Edgar x Cub Swanson – UFC FN 57 – (11.22.14) – SUB Neck Crank (R5 4:56)

Johny Hendricks x Robbie Lawler – UFC 171 – (03.15.14) – Decision (UD)

UFC 136 marked the UFC debut of Stipe Miocic.

Chael Sonnen x Brian Stann – UFC 136 – (10.08.11) – SUB Arm Triangle Choke – (R2 3:51)

Junior Dos Santos x Mirko Cro Cop UFC 103 – (09.19.09) – TKO Injury (R3 2:00)

UFC 192 marked the debut of Sage Northcutt.

Daniel Cormier x Alexander Gustafsson – UFC 192 – (10.03.15) – Decision (SD)

Cain Velasquez x Junior Dos Santos III – UFC 166 – (10.19.13) – TKO Punches (R5 3:09)

UFC 185 marked the UFC debut of Joseph Duffy.

Anthony Pettis x Rafael dos Anjos – UFC 185 – (03.14.15) – Decision (UD)