IFL Grand Prix Finals video
While most of the MMA world was focused on UFC 79 and the marquee matchups on that card (including me, quite frankly), there was other good action taking place right around New Year's Eve.
For example, the same night as UFC 79, the IFL held the finals of its individual World Grand Prix tournament. As lesser-known promotions like the IFL compete for fan interest, they are forced to resort to creative ways of publicizing their events. In this case, the IFL has decided make a number of the fights from that night available in their entirety on YouTube for free viewing. It's a great idea and the IFL picked a great night to showcase their product to the masses.
Many of the results from the Grand Prix Finals are upsets. While being able to build around one or two superstars always helps, the IFL was becoming a bit predictable. So, the upsets are a good thing because they demonstrate growing depth in the league.
Anyway, here's video from four fights that night. Watch and enjoy! (Click on a round number to view the video)
Heavyweight Title: Roy Nelson vs. Antoine Jaoude
Middleweight Title: Matt Horwich vs. Benji Radach
Lightweight Title: Ryan Schultz vs. Chris Horodecki
Welterweight bout (non-title): Brett Cooper vs. Rory Markham