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Season 17 of "The Ultimate Fighter" kicked off Tuesday night with 14 elimination-round fights. Here are some quick thoughts on each:
Adam Cella vs. Jake Heun
Cella withstood a wild array of punches and kicks from Heun, then held on through the slam and won by armbar submission. Impressive display.
Zak Cummings vs. Nik Fekete
Cummings threw one punch in the opening...Read more »
The already-recorded Season 17 of "The Ultimate Fighter" begins airing on FX on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m., as coaches Jon Jones (pictured) and Chael Sonnen get their first look at the contestants.
None of those contestants are from Long Island, but there is one with New York City ties: Uriah Hall.
Hall, 28, is a veteran of Ring of Combat, the regional MMA promotion based out...Read more »
Chael Sonnen was a guest on Jim Rome's Showtime show and said a bunch of things. Some of those things were trite and commonplace for him, others were downright accusatory.
Watch and see.
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Multiple MMA sites reported the ratings for the UFC 154 prelims on FX last Saturday as 980,000 viewers, which is eighth best for the dozen prelim shows on Fox's primary cable channel in 2012.
That's a significant amount of homes tuned into a channel to consume programming, but it is still six digits.
There are plenty of outside ways to assign value to ratings numbers, both high and low....Read more »