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Sunday, November 12, 2006

UFC has incredible momentum

Greetings from Las Vegas, where the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) held the finale of their FOURTH reality show Saturday night.

The Ultimate Fighter 4 showdown took place at the Hard Rock Casino. It was sold out (best tickets were 500 bucks). The eight-fight card featured some great MMA (mixed martial arts) fighting. The event was telecast live on Spike TV.

According to many folks out here, UFC has approached and maybe even passed the popularity of boxing in these parts. UFC just signed a deal with the Palms for future finale shows and has a bevy of championship fights coming soon.

Matt Hughes will attempt to defend his crown next weekend in Sacremento.

The UFC came to Shreveport in early 2002 and the popularity has skyrocketed since. UFC officials told me they are planning another event in Louisiana (several fighters are from there), but wouldn't say what part of the state. Shreveport and New Orleans are the likely candidates you would think. Hop on the bandwagon. If you're a fight fan, UFC, not boxing, offers absolutely everything you need.


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