Randy Couture smiles after beating Mark Coleman in their light heavyweight bout at UFC 109 Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Couture won the battle of UFC Hall of Fame fighters by submission in the second round.
Randy Couture has had many dominant wins in his storied mixed martial arts career. The one he gave fans against Mark Coleman in the UFC 109 main event at Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday will certainly go down as one of them.
Two mixed martial arts legends walked into the octagon for the main event of UFC 109 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday. One of them proved he’s still a scary contender in the light heavyweight division. The other may have proved the division has passed him by.
Chael Sonnen went into Saturday night’s fight against top UFC middleweight Nate Marquardt knowing that win or lose, he was going to take a beating. All he had to do was make sure he delivered a slightly bigger beating.
Chael Sonnen says he doesn’t understand what the big deal is. In the midst of reports that claim the fighter is searching for a spotlight leading up to his fight with Nate Marquardt at UFC 109 on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Sonnen says all he’s done is provided a little something that’s been missing in mixed martial arts.
All 22 fighters made weight during the official UFC 109 weigh-in Friday at Mandalay Bay Events Center. As has been customary throughout all the events leading up to Saturday night’s main event, former UFC champions Mark Coleman and Randy Couture remained highly respectful of one another.
There was much to talk about when UFC President Dana White answered questions on Thursday following a pre-fight press conference for UFC 109. White is known for sitting down with the media and shooting straight answers to any questions leading up to an event.
Time after time, Randy Couture has shown that his age isn’t enough to keep him from competing at the highest levels in mixed martial arts. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t still catch crap for it. There will be nearly a century of life combined when Couture, 46, and Mark Coleman, 45, meet Saturday in UFC 109 at Mandalay Bay.
Las Vegas Sun sports writer Brett Okamoto, Yahoo! Sports Kevin Iole and ESPN Radio's Steve Cofield give their predictions on the fights of Saturday night's event. Plus breakdowns of all 22 fighters at UFC 109.
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