Karo Parisyan has been on the cusp of a title shot more times than probably any mixed martial artist in the game. It seem that he’s always just a step away before things disintegrate. At UFC 71, Parisyan again inched his way closer to that elusive title shot. Despite having to go the distance, he pushed the pace and controlled his fight with Josh Burkman, nearly from start to finish.
Currently ranked by MMAWeekly.com as the #7 welterweight fighter in the world, Parisyan quietly amassed a 17-4 professional record, losing only to UFC Lightweight Champ Sean Sherk (twice), former UFC Welterweight Champ Georges St. Pierre, and contender Diego Sanchez.
Prior to this past Saturday night, when someone said the name Houston Alexander, most people said, ‘who?’ But as the upsets keep rolling in, just like they did on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nev., people are hearing Alexander’s name and saying, ‘wow!’
At UFC 71, making his Octagon debut, Alexander not only looked impressive, but he flat out knocked out Keith Jardine, one of the hottest up and coming light heavyweight fighters in the UFC. Fighting out of Omaha, Neb., Alexander not only put himself on the MMA radar, but continued to re-enforce just how good a lot of the Midwestern United States talent is.
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