Ufc Xxix: Defense Of The Belts
December 16, 2000 – Tokyo, Japan
Telecast on Pay-Per-View December 22, 2000
Are you ready for another round of the UFC only one month after the runaway success of the history-making debut into Atlantic City? Ready or not, the card is stacked and Tito Ortiz is back to defend his middleweight belt and the honor of the USA as he takes on Japan’s Yuki Kondo. Ortiz is the bigger and more powerful of the two and Kondo is stronger on submissions and experience. Kondo is no stranger to fighting tough guys as he has faced some of the same fighters as Ortiz, such as, Frank Shamrock and Guy Mezger. Will Kondo be able to control the strength of Ortiz while fighting off his back? Or will the Pancrase fighter be able to slap on a submission–something nobody has been able to do to Ortiz since Guy Mezger in UFC 13.
Pat Miletich returns to the Octagon to defend his lightweight title against Kenichi Yamamoto of Japan. Miletich, who has been suffering from nagging injuries in recent years, claims he is feeling great. Miletich will need all of his strength, as he faces his larger opponent.
Here is a look at the full line-up:
Chuck Liddell [Kickboxing]
Yoji Anjoh [Shootwrestling]
LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
Fabiano Iha [Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / Vale Tudo]
UFC PRE-FIGHT INTERVIEW
With "The Mouth of NHB" Joel Gold
They say pound-for-pound this is the man. Every sport has the bull, the guy that has that freaky strength and speed that stands above the rest, and Matt Hughes is that guy in No Holds Barred. Not the most technical with submissions, Matt ends almost all of his fights with grounding and pounding-not in an uncontrolled manner, no, this guy is in control. A stand out wrestler who prefers to slam you to the mat and proceed to beat the snot out of you while maintaining you for a full onslaught of his fists and elbows. Many have tried to stop him, but all have failed, except one. Early in his career Matt was stopped and in only seventeen seconds with a guillotine choke by the very man he will face on December 16th, Dennis Hallman.
Hughes on upcoming bout with Hallman…
He did beat you once before…
When it goes to the mat, do you think it will be as usual, ground-and-pound? Or do you think it can get technical?
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A TOP FIGHTER IN THE SPORT?
PREPARING FOR A FIGHT WITH MATT HUGHES…
Matt trains 7 days a week, 2 times a day during the week and once a day on weekends.
With my body, I can take in carbs, it doesn’t bother me a bit. My protein and carbs are about the same and I try to take in a little fat with Almonds. I try to cut out diary products.
How Matt relaxes when not training…
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