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10 years ago today Anderson Silva won the UFC middleweight title by TKO over Rich Franklin in 2 minutes and 59 seconds at UFC 64.
Franklin sustained a broken nose from one of Silva’s knees.
Anderson would go on to defend the middleweight title 10 times over the next 6 years.
He defended against Nate Marquardt, Rich Franklin in a rematch, Dan Henderson, Patrick Cote, Thales Leites, Demian Maia, Chael Sonnen,
Vitor Belfort, Yushin Okami, and Chael Sonnen again.
The 10 title defenses is a record that still stands today, the only fighter within reach of it is Demetrious Johnson,
who has defended the flyweight title 8 times. He would break the record if he wins his next 3 fights.
At UFC 64 the attendance was 10,173 but reportedly the paid attendance was 8,913, so 1,260 fans in attendance were given free comp tickets.
The total disclosed pay for all 16 fighters was $209,000. Anderson Silva was paid the most with $50,000.
Brock Lesnar’s reps tested his eye medication and foot cream as possible sources of his UFC 200 positive test for PEDs
Gegard Mousasi is happy he is now ranked #5 at middleweight.
Weidman and Romero fight on November 12th. Rockhold and Jacare fight on November 27th. Whittaker and Brunson fight on that same card.
Yoel Romero says: For the people that doubt me and for the people that support me. I have been tested every month since #usada has been with the @ufc
Ashlee Evans Smith also got tested by USADA at 6 in the morning.
Doo Ho Choi vs Cub Swanson added to UFC 206 on December 10th in Toronto.
The UFC website changed the 206 main event from To be announced vs To be determined to Cormier vs Johnson.
The card needs another marquee fight, right now the card has the Swanon Choi fight, plus Krylov vs Circunov,
Saggo vs Khabilov, Aubin-Mercier vs Dober, Makdessi vs Vannata, Makovsky vs Moraga, and Letourneau vs Botelho. Who needs to lighten up.
Dave Sholler is leaving the UFC to work for the Philadelpha 76ers.
Claudia Gadelha training at the Jackson Wink team.
She’s fighting on November 19th.
Tecia Torres and Raquel Pennington training with one another.
Luke Rockhold doing some flips with Daniel Cormier.
Eddie Bravo on Instgram doing copyright claims on music.
Team Alpha Male training.
Antonia Schevchenko training.
Marco Ruas kicking a friend’s leg.
Conor McGregor with his dog.
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