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Monday, Aug 29, 2005

Tuf Ratings Climb

TUF Ratings Climb
By Loretta Hunt

The Ultimate Fighter has begun its climb. Last night’s August 29th airing of TUF 2 scored a 1.76 Nielsen HouseHold rating and nabbed 2,238,000 viewers its second episode into the sophomore series. With the exit of loudmouth Louisianan Melvin Guillard came the entrance of more viewers, particularly in the Male 18-34 and 25-34 demographics, which rated a 2.75 (up 10%) and a 3.71 (up 27%). According to reps at SPIKE, no previously aired episode has scored a higher M18-34 rating since the series’ inception last January.

TUF Season 2 Ratings Watch
(HouseHold Rating/# of Viewers)

  • Episode 1- 1.7/2.1 million
  • Episode 2- 1.76/2,238,000 million

From the event’s promoter:

MFC 5 ‘USA versus JAPAN’
Saturday, November 5th, 2005
Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

MFC 5 poster
Tickets are available now at www.ticketmaster.com / Keywords: Mixed Fighting Championship or by calling them at 1-800-736-1420.

‘The Mixed Fighting Championships is back in Atlantic City!’ states MFC matchmaker Miguel Iturrate. ‘This event is themed ‘USA versus JAPAN’ and the MFC will be bringing our full production out for this event! Team Japan will feature MFC veterans Daisuke ’13’ Hanazawa, Kazuki Okubo, Hiroyuki Abe who were here for MFC 3. In Eddie Alvarez, Kurt Pellegrino and Joe Lauzon respectively, they have signed up for tough, exciting fights.’

‘We have additional bouts to be announced, and we will be releasing much more information on this show in the coming days and weeks!’ continues the matchmaker.

The current card appears below and is subject to final approval by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.

Current Card – (Subject To Change):

‘USA versus JAPAN’ – MMA (3 RDS of 5 MIN):

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:
Eddie Alvarez (Fight Factory, Philadelphia, PA) v. Daisuke ’13’ Hanazawa (MMA Dojo Cobra-kai, Osaka, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:
Kurt Pellegrino (ATT, Ft Lauderdale, FL) v. Kazuki Okubo (U-File, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 145 LBS:
Joe Lauzon (Reality Self Defense, Boston, MA) v. Hiroyuki Abe (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 265 LBS:
Alex Roberts (#3 in Pancrase, Kuju-ken Kaikan / Justice Management, Tokyo, Japan) v. Jay White (Team Quest, Portland, OR)

3 ROUNDS / 215 LBS:
Mike Patt (Team Jorge Gurgel JJ, Dayton, OH) v. Yusuke Masuda (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 130 LBS:
Chris Macgrath (Advanced Fighting Systems, Mahwah, NJ) v. ‘BJ’ (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 185 LBS:
Jose Rodriguez (Pitt’s Pen, NJ) v. Yuichirou Tsuchida (Kuju-ken Kaikan, Osaka, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:
Chris Ligouri (Pitt’s Pen, NJ) v. ‘Toraji’ (AACC, Tokyo, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:
Stephen Haigh (Fight Factory, Philadelphia, PA) v. Yuji Miyazaki (MMA Dojo Cobra-kai, Osaka, Japan)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:
Joey ‘KNOCKDOWN’ Brown (Team Renzo Gracie, NJ) v. TBD

3 ROUNDS / 132 LBS (Ladies):
Tara Larosa (Team ROC, Fayetteville NC) v. TBD

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:
Bristol Marunde (ATT, Seattle, WA) v. Rich Attonito (Planet JJ, East Hanover, NJ)

3 ROUNDS / 170 LBS:
Thiago ‘Pitbull’ Alves (ATT, Ft Lauderdale, FL) v. Jay Jack (Academy of MMA, Portland, ME)

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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