Sunday, February 4, 2007


Heavily favored Anderson Silva, Mirko Cro Cop, and Quinton Jackson each won their respective fights at UFC 67 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night.

One and a half pounds turned a contender into a pretender on the day before UFC 67 when Travis Lutter failed to make weight for his UFC Middleweight Title bout against Anderson Silva. After the fight, Lutter left the Octagon without a title and with a submission loss to the Middleweight Champion of the UFC, Anderson Silva.

It was clear to everyone before the bout that Lutter, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, would try to take this fight to the ground, where he believed he would have the advantage.

After a spectacular-looking flying knee from Silva grazed Lutter's head, Lutter put Silva on his back and tried to ply his trade on the ground. It was Silva’s bodylock and tight guard that initially prevented Lutter from getting much of advantage on the ground.

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