Jamie Varner vs Abel Trujillo, UFC 169, 1 February 2014
Jamie Varner vs Abel Trujillo is a bitter sweet fight between two incredible lightweights. This is an absolutely explosive and shocking fight that will have fight fans and critics watching with eyes and mouths wide open.
Jamie Varner was the former WEC lightweight champion. He was at the top of the sport, at the top of his abilities, and at the top of the world. A series of consecutive losses saw Jamie Varner fall from grace. What makes a warrior is the fight back to the top.
UFC 173, 24 May 2014, Las Vegas Nevada
T.J. Dillashaw def Renan Barao*
(T.J. won UFC Bantamweight Championship)
(TKO Strikes – round 5)
Daniel Cormier def Dan Henderson*
(submission rear-naked choke – round 3)
Robbie Lawler def Jake Ellenberger*
(TKO strikes – round 3)
Takeya Mizugaki def Francisco Rivera
(unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
James Krause def Jamie Varner*
(TKO injury – round 1)
Michael Chiesa def Francisco Trinaldo*
(unanimous decision 30-26,30-26, 30-27)
Tony Ferguson def Katsunori Kikimo*
(TKO punch – round 1)
Chris Holdworth def Chico Camus*
(unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mitch Clarke def Al Iaquinta*
(submission d’arce choke – round 2)
Vinc Pichel def Anthony Njokuani*
(unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Sam Sicilia def Aaron Phillips*
(unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Jingliang Li def David Michaud
(split decision 29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
*Cage Inspiration’s most anticipated fights.
Continue reading for why we can’t wait for these fights.
Photo by Dave Mandel for Sherdog.com
THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT FIGHTING that is so incredibly raw and honest. It exposes the weaker and uglier side of us that we spend so much effort trying to cover up. We try so hard to hide every sign of physical weakness, of losing, of injured pride. And when we see someone that is full of weakness and injury, we shake our heads and call them failures, saying to ourselves, I never want to be like that. But when these characters come back from their lows, when they spend every ounce of power in their being to come back, we can’t help but applaud them, whether they are successful or not.
Jamie Varner was the former lightweight champion of the WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting).