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UFC 3: Backlash
Date: Saturday 27th February 1994
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Commentary Team: Jay Glazer & Jim Brown
Attendance: 242 for a gate of $4980
PPV Buys: 728 for a revenue of $5824
Jim Brown welcomes all the viewers to another year and one that is sure to be a boom year for the UFC. Speaking of new things Jay Glazer then introduces himself and does a good job putting over his mma knowledge and enthusiasm for his new position. As for who they think should be considered the favourite, Jay thinks Royce will finally live up to his unlimited potential and take home the trophy and give the UFC his 3rd different winner. Jim thinks differently and that the winner will be one of the previous champions but he can't split Oleg and Ken. They then talked about dark horses and both seemed to agree that if Patrick Smith hadn't gotten such a rotten draw, he may have at least made the final but instead they agree that Grizzly Pardoel is the one now in with a shot of shock a few people here tonight.
Preliminary Bout-Frank Hamaker def Jason Delucia
Delucia was on fire in the early going and really got the crowd going with some vicious chops, However Hamaker is a fine wrestler and had a counter for most everything that Delucia threw at him. After quite a while of no significant offence, Delucia charges at his opponent but Hamaker sidesteps and as Delucia's momentum carries himself stumbling forward, Hamaker spins around and knocks Delucia to the ground with a perfectly placed elbow. Delucia is down and his back exposed and Hamaker is quickly down and locking in a rear naked choke which gets him the tap out at 26:22.
Preliminary Bout-Murilo Bustamante def Art Jimmerson
Fairly slow opening few minutes, as Murilo knows a loss here would kill any chance of him getting back into the main tournament for a good few shows and Art knows a loss here may end his MMA career, Eventually Art gets going and starts unloading with rights and lefts but Murilo grabs an outstretched arm, brings Art forward and his chest impacts hard against Murilo's raised knee. Art is doubled over and Murilo knocks him flat out, with a kao dode. After 8:05, that's all she wrote and Murilo is back baby! As for Art.....well he's probably f**ked now to be honest.
Preliminary Bout-Renzo Gracie def Trent Jenkins
Both men circle each other warily, for the first minute or two but it's Trent who makes a move.......only to trip over his own feet! You don't give a Gracie a golden opportunity like that and he mounts Trent and Renzo hooks the legs and with one arm wrapped around Trent's throat and the other arm pounding away, it isn't long before the referee jumps in and stops the fight! Renzo has redeemed himself and it took him less than 3 minutes to do it!
UFC 3 Tournament Quarter Final 1-Remco 'Grizzly' Pardoel def Kevin Rosier
Really nothing that flash, at least early on, A lot of stalling(mostly on Rosier's part), with the occasional move and counter move. 'Grizzly' stumbles slightly and it gives Rosier an opening and he comes charging in and starts to tear into his oppoent with kick, after kick. 'Grizzly' is reeling but he gets close enough to lock up with Rosier. 'Grizzly' slips a foot behind one of Rosier's and Rosier stumbles back into the cage. 'Grizzly follows up and starts chopping, punching and kicking pressure points and vulnerable areas, until somehow Rosier reverses and has 'Grizzly' up against the cage but time expires before he can do anyyhing. The first judge scores it for Rosier 29-28 but he is the only one, as the other two believe Remco Pardoel is worthy of going to the semis with scores of 30-27 each!
UFC 2 Tournament Quarter Final 2-Royce Gracie def Minoki Ichihara
Royce and Minoki feel each other out for a a minute and then move in and start exchanging simple lefts and rights, before Minoki suddenly drops to one knee. Royce hits Minoki in the jaw with a knee and locks in a standing guillotine. After just 2:15, Minoki taps and a Gracie has finaly won a quarter final!
UFC 3 Tournament Quarter Final 3-Ken Shamrock def Patrick Smith
Ken was on the offence straight away, Hammering away at Smith, with those dangerous soup bones of his, Smith was in full retreat mode, trying to put some distance between himself and his opponent, but it was all for naught, as Ken knocked him flat on his back with a nice hook and Smith isn't moving, it's all over after only 1:38!
UFC 3 Tournament Quarter Final 4-Oleg Taktarov def Thaddeus Luster
Really ordinary contest, it's hard to apportion blame and is thought that Luster and Oleg either just didn't click, or it just wasn't their night. Uninspired brawling and sloppy wrestling, plus plenty of fat man Tuli's favourite offensive move, shoving the other guy up against the cage and just holding him there for minutes at a time. Near the end of the fight, Oleg had Luster in an armbar and looked likely to get the submission but sadly time expired first. Oleg to face Ken Shamrock by way of a unanimous decision!
UFC 3 Tournament Semi Final 1-Remco 'Grizzly' Pardoel def Royce Gracie
These two men fought like they knew each other. Remco and Royce had a counter for everything the other threw at them. Remco had Royce in a headlock, only for Royce to counter with a hip toss into an armbar! Remco was in trouble but he managed to counter the counter by grabbing a foot of Royce's and upending him and the unprepared Royce lost his grip as he fell. With time almost expired Remco had Royce in a guillotine choke but Royce manages to gut it out for the final few seconds and this bout goes to the judges. The winner by a split decision(all scores being 29-28) and UFC 3 tournament finalist is Remco 'Grizzly' Pardoel!
UFC 3 Tournament Semi Final 1-Ken Shamrock def Oleg Taktarov
The crowd was hot for this one! UFC 1 Champ vs UFC 2 Champ, one goes to the finals and a chance at defending their trophy and the other loses their undefeated record, Slugging it out at first, Oleg knows he has to step it up after his last fight and has Ken rockin' and reelin' with some well placed hard shots to the upper body and face. Ken backs off for a while and dodges Oleg, playing it smart and waiting for the right moment. Shamrock turns the tide with a right to the temple that looks like it knocked Oleg out! However UFC rules give Oleg a 10 count to get up and he somehow does just that at 9! Shamrock is on Oleg and not letting up, hammering him with everything he's got! Ken charges forward with a raised knee but Oleg drops to the ground, Ken trips and stumbles forward into the cage. Oleg is up and behind and and assaulting Ken's unprotected back. The referee was threating to stop it but Ken managed to headbutt Oleg to give himself a chance to recover. Both men are looking battered and bruised and meet back in the center of the octagon and trade punches til time expires a short time later. One judge gives it to Ken Shamrock 30-27, another to Oleg Taktarove 29-28 but the final judge sees it as 29-28 to the UFC 1 Champion Ken Shamrock! The UFC 1 Champion has a shot at the UFC 3 title!
UFC 3 Tournament Final-Ken Shamrock def Remco 'Grizzly' Pardoel
Remco thinks he has a good chance here and taunts Ken Shamrock in the begining but quickly regrets it and Ken drops him with a knee and locks in an armbar for the submission and the UFC 3 Championship Trophy at a mere 1:01!
John Peretti comes out, congratulats Ken Shamrock for winning his second UFC title and proving he is the standard bearer in Mixed Martial Arts. However that is not all that UFC's matchmaker has to say, as he drops a bombshell that the UFC has signed a short term deal with a local tv sports network to bring you UFC: In Your House! The first show will be in a months time and will feature a 4 man tournament to crown a UFC television champion! As well as some one on one bouts with some great new fighters and some old UFC favourites! Handing the focus back to Ken Shamrock, Shamrock says that he says he is proud to be the focal point for a company that is truly going places and promises that he will be back at UFC 4 to defend his trophy and challenges anybody to stop him if they dare step into the octagon with "The World's Most Dangerous Man!"
Ken is still undefeated!