Their idea, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) was –a reality television show featuring up-and-coming MMA fighters in competition for a six-figure UFC contract, with fighters eliminated from competition via exhibition mixed martial arts matches. It was pitched to several networks, each one rejecting the idea outright. Not until they approached Spike TV, with an offer to pay the $10 million production costs themselves, did they find an outlet. In January 2005, Spike TV launched The Ultimate Fighter 1 in the timeslot following WWE Raw.
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts promotion, was a relative newcomer to the PPV market. However, the promotion experienced a surge in popularity in the mid-2000s, credited initially to the popularity of an associated reality show on the cable channel Spike, The Ultimate Fighter. UFC 52—the first UFC event since its premiere, broke the promotion's record with almost 300,000 buys (in comparison to 250,000 for UFC 5). PPV numbers escalated further in 2006, with its events taking in a gross revenue of $222 million.
On October 20, 2016, Brandão signed a contract to fight Russian mixed martial artist Rasul Mirzaev. However, on December 3, Mirzaev pulled out of the bout for unknown reason. Brandão defeated Murad Machaev on January 28, 2017, at Fight Nights 58. * List of male mixed martial artists * Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Ultimate Fighter 14 Featherweight Tournament Winner. Fight of the Night (One time). Submission of the Night (One time). Performance of the Night (One time). First ever Brazilian to win The Ultimate Fighter. Sherdog. 'Submission of the Year' 2017 - Top 5 List #5 vs. Murad Machaev.
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(born July 28, 1969) is an American businessman and the current President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which is the largest mixed martial arts (MMA) organization in the world. Under White's leadership, the UFC has grown into a globally popular multibillion-dollar enterprise and as of August 2019, White's net worth was assessed at $500 million. Dana White Jr. was born in Manchester, Connecticut on July 28, 1969, the son of June and Dana White. He and his sister Kelly were raised by their mother and her family for the majority of their childhoods. White has said he is an Irish American. He began boxing at age 17 and graduated from Hermon High School in Maine in 1987.
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Cormier, DanielDaniel "DC" Cormier
UFC president Dana White and UFC commentator Joe Rogan are among numerous mixed martial arts (MMA) pundits who consider Cormier to be one of the greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time. Cormier is an analyst and commentator for the UFC. As of November 18, 2019, he is #6 in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings and #2 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings. Cormier is the son of Joseph and Audrey Cormier. He has an older brother named Joseph, a sister named Felicia, and a younger brother named Ferral. When Cormier was seven, his father was shot and killed on Thanksgiving Day in 1986 by the father of his second wife.
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Jonathan Dwight Jones (born July 19, 1987) is an American professional mixed martial artist who is signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists, he is the current and two-time undisputed UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He has been champion since December 29, 2018, and previously held the title from March 20, 2011, to April 28, 2015. Jones also held the interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. As of August 19, 2019, he is #1 in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings. At age 23, with his victory over Maurício Rua in 2011, Jones became the youngest champion since the UFC instituted weight classes.
UFC 100: Lesnar vs. Mir
UFC 100 was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on July 11, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event was the most bought UFC pay-per-view of all time with a buyrate of 1.6million, until UFC 202 broke the record with 1.65million. The event included two championship bouts and a fight between the two coaches on the Spike TV show, The Ultimate Fighter. The main event was a rematch between UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar and Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir. This championship unification bout occurred as a result of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture's year-long resignation from the promotion.
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The UFC is a mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, founded in 1993 by Art Davie and Rorion Gracie. The organization was purchased from its parent company SEG in 2001 by Zuffa LLC, a promotional company owned by Las Vegas casino magnates Lorenzo Fertitta and Frank Fertitta, and managed by Dana White (current president of operations). World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) was purchased by Zuffa in 2006 and officially merged under the UFC brand on January 1, 2011. UFC was sold to WME-IMG in 2016, and WME-IMG changed its holding name to Endeavor in September 2017. As of February 10, 2018, the UFC roster consisted of fighters from 60 countries.
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Jeremiah Cole Miller (born April 26, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist, who most recently competed in the featherweight division in the UFC. His nickname "Magrinho" means "skinny" in Portuguese. Before giving it up to train for MMA full-time, Miller was a standout baseball player at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia where he was raised. He was also a member of Macon-based Team Praxis, under instructor Cam McHargue, before moving on to American Top Team. Cole's younger brother, Micah, was a professional mixed martial artist with the WEC promotion. Before turning pro, Cole was the Virginia-based, King Of The Ring 135 lb Champion.
The Ultimate Fighter 22 FinaleThe Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber FinaleSeason 22
The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale (also known as The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale) was a mixed martial arts event held on December 11, 2015, at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was headlined by a featherweight bout between former UFC Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and three-time title challenger Chad Mendes. Khabib Nurmagomedov was expected to face Tony Ferguson at the event. However, Nurmagomedov pulled out of the fight on October 30 due to a rib injury and was replaced by Edson Barboza. Mirsad Bektic was expected to face Tatsuya Kawajiri at the event. However, Bektic pulled out of the fight on November 27 citing injury.
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Georges St. PierreGeorge St. PierreGeorge St-Pierre
Georges St-Pierre (born May 19, 1981) is a retired Canadian professional mixed martial artist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) history. He is a two-division champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) having won titles in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. St-Pierre is a three-time former UFC Welterweight Champion, having won the title twice and the interim title once between November 2006 and April 2008. St-Pierre was ranked as the #1 welterweight in the world for several years by Sherdog and numerous other publications. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 he was named the Canadian Athlete of the Year by Rogers Sportsnet.
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UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta
Iaquinta was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on April 7, 2018, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. A UFC Lightweight Championship bout between interim champion and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos welterweight winner Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov was originally expected to headline this event. The pairing has previously been scheduled and cancelled for various reasons on three separate occasions over the last three years ([[The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber#The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale|The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber Finale]], UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs.
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The Nevada Athletic Commission (popularly known as the Nevada State Athletic Commission or NSAC) regulates all contests and exhibitions of unarmed combat within the state of Nevada, including licensure and supervision of promoters, boxers, kickboxers, mixed martial arts fighters, seconds, ring officials, managers, and matchmakers. The commission is the final authority on licensing matters, having the ability to approve, deny, revoke, or suspend all licenses for unarmed combat. The commission was established in 1941. It has several times been criticized for its conduct and sentences, and has several times been labelled a "kangaroo court".
In 2006, Lesnar pursued a career in mixed martial arts (MMA), as he signed with Hero's and won his first fight, against Min-Soo Kim, in June 2007. He then signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) the following October. Lesnar lost in his UFC debut against Frank Mir and then won his second fight against Heath Herring. In November 2008, Lesnar defeated Randy Couture to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion. Shortly after a successful title defense in a rematch with Mir, Lesnar was sidelined due to diverticulitis.
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Brendan Peter Schaub (born March 18, 1983) is an American stand-up comedian, podcast host and former professional mixed martial artist. After signing with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2009 to compete on The Ultimate Fighter, he fought for the company until 2014. He officially retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2015. Since 2014, Schaub has co-hosted The Fighter and the Kid podcast alongside Bryan Callen and also currently has a solo podcast titled Below the Belt with Brendan Schaub. Since 2015, Schaub has been performing stand-up comedy, initially as a duo act with Callen and currently as a solo comedian.