UFC 102 Betting – Nogueira vs. Couture

Date: Saturday August 29, 2009
Venue:
The Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
Broadcast:
Live on PPV at 10:00 p.m. E.T.

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50%”>UFC 102 is featuring Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, to be held Aug. 29 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore and is guaranteed to be brutal. The card has an impressive line up of the best MMA fighters in the league. The main event will be co-headliner by Keith Jardine will face Thiago Silva. Bet UFC 102 Today

Couture decline dan offer to face Nogueira in December of 2007 subsequent to his resignation from the UFC in October. Upon returning in August of2008, he faced wrestling import Brock Lesnar at UFC 91 and lost his heavyweight title via TKO. The UFC Hall of Famer was offeredthe fight again at UFC 96, but an elbow surgery ruled out the meeting.

During Couture’s absence, Nogueira won the interim heavy weigh ttitle by submitting former champion Tim Sylvia at UFC 81. He lost the interim title at UFC 92 when Frank Mir stopped him with strikes.

Couture, who turns 46 next week, will begin camp in late June after wrapping action movie “The Expendables” with action star Sylvester Stallone. Nogueira will make an appearance as a villain.

Also on the main card, Chris Leben vs Jake Rosholt, Nate Marquardt vs Demian Maia (MAKINGS OF A GREAT MATCHUP), Matt Hamill vs Brandon Vera.

Also known as Rose Quarter, this arena has been in operationsince 1995. The arena is completely indoors, which makes itperfect for concerts, basketball, hockey and other events.

Rose Garden Arena is home to the Portland Trailblazers (NBA) and the Portland Fire (WNBA) and local collage NCAA teams.

UFC 102 Mainevent: 265 lbs.: Randy Couture (16-9) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (31-5-1)

Main card (Televised):

205 lbs.: Keith Jardine (14-5-1) vs. Thiago Silva (13-1)

185 lbs.: Chris Leben (18-6) vs. Jake Rosholt (5-1)

185 lbs.: Nate Marquardt (28-8-2) vs. Demian Maia (10-0)

205 lbs.: Krzyszt of Soszynski (18-8-1) vs. Brandon Vera (10-3)

UFC 102 ResultsMAIN CARD

Antonio Nogueira def. Randy Couture via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Thiago Silva def. Keith Jardine via knockout (punch) – Round 1,1:35

Jake Rosholt def. Chris Leben via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 3, 1:30

Nate Marquardt def. Demian Maia via knockout (punch) – Round 1,0:21

Brandon Vera def. Krzyszt of Soszynski via unanimous decision(30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD

Aaron Simpson def. Ed Herman via TKO (injury) – Round 2, 0:17

Gabriel Gonzaga def. Chris Tuchscherer via TKO (punches) – Round1, 4:27

Mike Russow def. Justin McCully via unanimous decision (29-28,30-26, 30-27)

Todd Duffee def. Tim Hague via knockout (punches) – Round 1,0:07

Mark Munoz def. Nick Catone via split decision (28-29, 30-27,29-28)

Evan Dunham def. Marcus Aurelio via split decision (29-28,28-29, 30-27)

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