UFN 11: The Ultimate Fighter Veterans Clean Up

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Updated: September 20, 2007
chris leben vs. terry martin

chris leben vs. terry martin

What a good night of fighting UFN 11 turned out to be. All four main card winners being TUF veterans and all but Diaz being from season one. Season one still shines as the most successful season in the reality shows history.

Din Thomas vs. Kenny Florian

Going into the fight, I was not sold on Kenny Florian being a top contender for the title, but every fight he gets better and better. Kenny was able to take Thomas down easily, but Thomas always found a way back to his feet. The fight ended with Thomas blowing his knee out going for a take down and Kenny securing the rear naked choke of the injured Thomas. Not the way Kenny wanted to end, but still a good showing. With this fight Kenny Florian probably secures a title shot when Sherk gets his title taken away next month. Maybe “Kenflo” vs. Penn for the title?

Chris Leben vs. Terry Martin

I was impressed, Chris Leben looked more mature and controlled throughout the fight. He didn’t just close his eyes and swing for the fences, like the Leben of old. A knock out brawl, Leben had a point taken away in the first round for grabbing the cage. Going into the third, Leben need a KO to pull off the victory. Just as Martin landed some huge blows that hurt Leben, he seemed to stumble forward and catch Martin with a left, instantly dropping Martin to the canvas. Leben being a coach at ICON sports in Hawaii, gave a shout out to his fighters who came to the fight and Joe Rogan quickly yanked the mic back when ICON was mentioned. It shows how paranoid the UFC is.

5 Comments

  1. UFCGirls.com

    September 20, 2007 at 2:34 am

    Leben looked great last night and to think that he landed that huge KO after getting a little rocked..

  2. Don

    September 20, 2007 at 6:23 am

    Leben really was the surprise of the night for me to, I was not impressed by Nate Quarry even though he won. Young Diaz could really be a great contender in the near future if he stays as hungry as he is, it will be interesting to see how he deals with a loss too. Din Thomas had an unfortunate event that couldn't be helped but I wonder how long he will continue because I think he's lucky to get on the undercard, not taking anything away from Ken the flo but I don't think he could even challenge the top 3 in that weight class. This weekend I like Lidell and Forest.

  3. Morey

    September 20, 2007 at 7:49 am

    Check out the picture posted above. First Terry Martin gets harassed by the cops, then he gets stared down by both Leben and Dana White. On top of that he loses. The guy can't catch a break lately.

  4. Kash

    September 20, 2007 at 11:31 am

    haha…thats what i call a bad week!!!

  5. Morey

    September 21, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    I just saw the Luke Cummo fight. Man, the guy he fought was the wierdest dude to ever step into the octogon. He makes Diego and Luke look like the most ordinary people on this earth.

    He did the wierdest gestures throughout the fight, then Luke clocked him. The guy was looking right, then left, I have no idea what he was looking at…maybe there was like 20 Lukes around him. Really entertaining lol.

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