Found March 04, 2013 on
It looked good on paper. Never judge a book by its cover. Insert another predictable idiom here. After Hyun Gyu Lim made his presence felt it turned out to be a pretty disappointing night in terms of violence. 8 straight decisions ;ater it was up to the big boys to close things out with a bang. Saying they did just fine. would be an understatement. This was one of the exciting closes to any UFC card in history. So often cards deliver throughout and then fizzle at the end. I have a feeling that if you left it up to Wanderlei Silva and Mark Hunt to save any show, they would every single time.
1st Star - Wanderlei Silva
When you pass the age of 35 and you've been knocked out cold three times over your last ten fights people start talking. No one wants to see Wanderlei Silva get knocked out again. He has that berzerker mentality and make no mistake he will go out on his shield, with a blaze of glory. Brian Stann could've been that guy, he could've ended Wand's career in the same exact building "The Axe Murderer" destroyed so many others. Instead he became another victim on one of the greatest resumes in mixed martial arts history. Two words. War Wand. Always. Here's to five more finishes just like this,and retiring on his own terms.
2nd Star - Mark Hunt
Want highlight reel finishes? Mark Hunt's got 'em. This 5 foot 10 inch tall Kiwi doesn't exactly look like the best physical specimen the Octagon has ever seen but he gets the job done nonetheless. His current four-fight winning streak is the longest in the UFC's heavyweight division, and his ko's over Tuchscherer, Kongo and Struve during that streak are ones that we'll be playing over and over until the end of time.
3rd Star - Hyun Gyu Lim
Hyun Gyu Lim has been all over the place since he began his MMA career back in '06. After finding a home in the Guam based Pacific Xtreme Combat promotion the UFC brass felt that he was causing just a little too much ruckus to ignore any longer. Lim continued do do what he does best in UFC debut - finish fights. Lim was forced to deal with Guimaraes' relentless telegraped takedown attempts for the better part of two rounds. Instead of heading into a third one "The Ace" just decided to let his opponent walk right into his knee and end the fight himself. Gyu Lim has officially arrived stateside, don't expect him to be fighting on facebook next time around.
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Wanderlei Silva (pictured) and Brian Stann promised someone was going to sleep in Saturday night’s main event, and nearly everyone thought it was going to be Silva – including the Gambling Gods, who dubbed Stann a 3-to-1 odds-on favorite.
Entering UFC on FUEL TV 8, Silva had lost seven of his last 10 bouts, four of which resulted in his unconscious state on the canvas. Clearly...
Two warriors took to the Octagon last night (March 2, 2013) as Pride legend Wanderlei Silva returned to Japan to take on former WEC light heavyweight champion Brian Stann at 205 pounds in the main event of UFC on Fuel TV 8.
It was a bout between two of the most ferocious and powerful stand-up strikers on the UFC roster, and it delivered in one of the wildest two-round fights in UFC...
After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC President Dana White awarded Brian Stann and Mark Hunt each an additional $50,000 for their performances Saturday at “UFC on FUEL TV: Silva vs. Stann.” Wanderlei Silva (pictured) double-dipped and took home two bonus checks.
After witnessing a fairly unforgettable card, Silva and Stann put on the most thrilling performances of the evening...
"I want to send a message to Wanderlei Silva. Our great champion. Our eternal great champion. I am a huge fan. I wish you all the best in your next fight. Go in there, as always do with your warrior style. Like a beast. Give your best. For sure you will win. Big hug Wandeco!"
Prelims begin at 7:40 p.m. EST online (watch above)
The Main Card airs on Fuel TV at 10 p.m. ET
Alex Caceres vs Kyung Ho Kang
Side kick from Caceres misses. Kang shoots forward and gets the takedown on his opponent. He has side control briefly, but is doing some limited damage in half guard. Caceres uses a slick butterfly guard to get up to his feet, but Kang is...
Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann doing the Harlem Shake at UFC on Fuel TV 8…Greatest Harlem Shake video ever?-TO
War Wandy KO’s Brian Stann GIF
Mark Hunt’s KO Of Stefan Struve GIF
Stefan Struve was more than a 2-to-1 odds-on favorite to beat veteran Mark Hunt (pictured) on Saturday night. A win would have propelled “Skyscraper” into the upper echelon of the UFC heavyweight division.
For some peculiar reason, Struve didn’t want to use his significant reach advantage by executing jabs and kicks. Instead, the 25-year-old decided to block Hunt’s fists...
• Preliminary Card (Facebook - 7:30 PM ET)
Welterweight Bout: Hyun Gyu Lim (10-3-1) vs. Marcelo Guimaraes (8-0-1)
Bantamweight Bout: Alex Caceres (8-5) vs. Kyung Ho Kang (11-6)
Lightweight Bout: Cristiano Marcello (13-4) vs. Kazuki Tokudome (11-3-1)
Bantamweight Bout: Bryan Caraway (17-5) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (16-7-2)
Middleweight Bout: Riki Fukuda (19-6) vs. Brad Tavares...
The eighth installment of live UFC fights on Fuel TV drew a record 485,000 viewers to the network, more than doubling the previous record-high of 217,000 viewers, set by the first live UFC card on Fuel last February. The pre-fight and post-fight shows also topped that mark of 217,000, with the pre-fight show drawing 250,000 viewers and the post-fight show drawing 219,000 viewers...
A picture says a thousand words.
Stefan Struve tweets picture of broken jaw
Mark Hunt KO of Struve GIF
UFC on Fuel TV 8 featured arguably one of the most violent knockouts in recent memory when Mark Hunt knocked out Stefan Struve in the third round of their co-main event bout. The fight was an entertaining back and forth affair up until the third round where Hunt picked up the pace, eventually catching Struve with a perfectly placed punch to the jaw.
Struve later tweeted that...
Stefan Struve lost to Mark Hunt at UFC on Fuel 8, but now we know that the punch that KO’d him did more than just knock him out. Struve went to twitter to discuss his loss and show fans pictures of his broken jaw:
45 minutes to the hospital without painkillers.. Man, please choke me out.. Jaw is hurting like crazy..
— Stefan Struve (@StefanStruve) March 3, 2013
Last night’s first round will go down as one of the best rounds ever. It was just awesome to see Wandy win big in Japan again. Brian Stann was a willing participant in this battle and cordial in defeat. Awesome, awesome fight.
Wandy KO Of Stann GIF
Mark Hunt KO Of Struve GIF