The fight game can get very personal. But the war of words between UFC lightweight champion "The Prodigy" BJ Penn and former champ Sean "The Muscle Shark" Sherk has taken personal to a whole new level. On Saturday, May 24th, the talking will stop and the real competition will begin as these two men step into the Octagon to determine the undisputed king of the 155-lb. division. Plus, the controversial "Huntington Beach Bad Boy" Tito Ortiz returns to the UFC to face undefeated Karate master Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida. Then, vicious strikers face off as Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva goes one on one with Keith "The Dean of Mean" Jardine.
BJ Penn and Joe Stevenson went to battle for the vacant title in the Lightweight division at UFC 80. Penn looked to finally capture that elusive 155 lb crown while Stevenson was on a mission to be the second TUF alumni to hold a belt.
This fight, between Sean Sherk and Evan Dunham, ended with a controversial decision, but both fighters put on incredible performances. Be your own judge as you watch the fight and see if you agree with the outcome.
Moving up a weight class to challenge a man considered to be one of the top pound for pound fighters in the world, BJ Penn was seen by most to be committing athletic suicide against Matt Hughes, who was making his sixth title defense. Someone forgot to tell Penn though, in one of the most memorable moments in MMA history.
Matt Hughes survived the sternest test of his reign as Welterweight Bouts champion as he outlasted fellow wrestler Sean Sherk via unanimous decision in a compelling five round war that saw both men match wits, skill, and strength for 25 minutes.