Sunday, November 1, 2009

UFC 106 Preview

UFC 106 takes place on Saturday, November 21st in Las Vegas, Nevada with Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz headlining. No titles will be on the line, so expect 6 to 7 fights to make the broadcast. In addition, at least two fights will make a Spike broadcast proceeding the pay per view.

Tito Ortiz (15-6-1, 14-6-1 UFC) is returning to action after being on the shelf since his May 8, 2008 decision loss to Lyoto Machida and back surgery. His opponent, Forrest Griffin, is returning from a devasting KO loss to Anderson Silva in August. Forrest rose to fame with his TUF 1 victory over Stephen Bonnar and his LHW title victory over Rampage Jackson.
(Forrest Griffin pictured)

Look for Forrest to press the action and use his boxing to keep Tito at a distance. Tito will look to close the distance and get in the clinch. Once there, Tito will look for a takedown to utilize his ground and pound. Tito won the 205 pound belt with a victory over Wanderlei Silva at UFC 25. He defended 5 times, including wins over Evan Tanner, Yuki Kondo and Vladimir Matyushenko.
(Tito Ortiz pictured)

Anthony Johnson vs. Josh Koscheck
Phil Baroni vs. Amir Sadollah
Luiz Cane vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Dustin Hazelett vs. Karo Parisyan


Marcus Davis vs. Ben Saunders
Kendall Grove vs. Jake Rosholt


Paulo Thiago vs. Jacob Volkmann
Brian Foster vs. Brock Larson
Fabricio Camoes vs. Caol Uno
Jason Dent vs. George Sotiropoulos