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Friday, September 30, 2011

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UFC on Versus 6: Weigh-In Results


Bantamweight Title Bout:
135 lbs.: Dominick Cruz (135) vs. Demetrious Johnson (135)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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The Ultimate Fighter S14 E02 - Recap and GIFs

Last night we had the first official fight of the season. I say official because in the first episode, all the fights were to determine who could get into the house. Today's episode was about picking team's, and of course, both coaches thought that they both got the better of the fighters. Apparently Bisping was confident that all of Mayhem's picks would be just fodder for his picks.

Michael Bisping got the first fighter pick, giving Mayhem the right to pick the first fight. The fight that was picked was Bryan Caraway(Team Mayhem) vs Marcus Brimage(Team Bisping), a classic striker versus grappler match-up, credit to Mayhem's grappling background.

The middle segments of the show just showed the guys getting comfortable in the house and Mayhem's team playing a prank on Bisping's team, insuring some drama. There was also an injury during practice, good thing even the TUF guys get that great insurance!

Bryan Caraway(Team Mayhem) vs Marcus Brimage(Team Bisping) - Carrway via RNC (2nd Round)
After these two were picked, they had sort of a show-down at the weigh-ins. I'll give credit to Bisping's team, they tried to play the mind game and piss Caraway off with an immature song, and it worked, but perhaps in Caraway's favor. Then Brimage gave a pretty laugh-worthy scream right in Caraway's face at the end, insuring a heated fight.

Caraway's gameplan was simple, get it to the ground and finish it there, he didn't want to give credit to Marcus' striking. He would no doubt have to use some of that insurance if he wanted to stand and bang with Marcus. 

1st Round: Caraway gets the take-down on Marcus and ends up on his back the entire round, trying to get a RNC but with no success.


2nd Round: Both guys seem pretty winded, and the fight seems to turn to Marcus who lands a good knee and couple of punches, all while stuffing Caraway's takedown attempts. Caraway finally gets a takedown, winds up on top, and sinks in a fast RNC that gets him the win.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Bellator 51

Don't have much time to make a post today so I'd thought I would post the highlight for the Bellator's 51st event that happened on Saturday. Check it out, you'll see several brutal KOs if that's your thing.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

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UFC 135 - Results and GIFs

Main Event
Jon Jones def. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 4, 1:14
 Jon Jones is one of those kind of guys that comes around every decade or so. He has never been taken down in the UFC, and he has amazing striking accuracy and takedown accuracy. He has 1 loss on his record, which was a DQ of Matt Hamill. Many wondered if Rampage could be the one to 'test' Jone's chin. Well lets just say this was one of the most methodical and dominant fights in a UFC championship fight. Jones picked him apart with leg kicks and from the clinch, and finished off with a RNC.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

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UFC 135 Weigh-in Results

Main Event:
Jon Jones (204.5) vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (204)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Dan Henderson signs with UFC, will fight Shogun Rua at UFC 139


Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua have verbally agreed to face off at UFC 139 on Nov. 19, MMAWeekly.com has learned.
Independent sources confirmed the fight, which will stand as Henderson’s return to the organization after defeating Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko in Strikeforce.
http://mmaweekly.com/shogun-rua-tabbed-to-welcome-dan-henderson-back-at-ufc-139

This will be another return to the UFC for Henderson, who is coming fresh off his KO victory of Fedor Emelianenko. Dan has fought for the UFC before, but signed with Strikeforce after failed negotiation offers.

I don't know about any of you guys, but I am STOKED for this fight. These recent fight announcements have been absolutely superb, this fight should be a war.

Monday, September 19, 2011

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UFN 25: Results and GIFs

Main Event
-Jake Ellenberger def. Jake Shields via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 0:53 - 
Ellenberger gets the upset victory as he takes down Shields less than a minute into the first round... very surprising. I also felt really bad for Shields because his dad died 3 weeks before this fight. IMO, Shields is way undersized at 170 (no idea why he decided to drop down), he needs to beef back up to 185.

Friday, September 16, 2011

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UFN 25: Weigh-in Results

Main card (Spike TV):
Jake Ellenberger (170) vs. Jake Shields (171)

Court McGee (184.5) vs. Dongi Yang (186)

Jonathan Brookins (145.5) vs. Erik Koch (146)

Just a couple of dudes havin' a good time
 Alan Belcher (186) vs. Jason MacDonald (185)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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TUF 14 Sneak peak premiere

It's only one week until The Ultimate Fighter 14's season premiere airs on SpikeTV, and I for one cannot wait! Here's a little teaser to keep you fans satiated


Monday, September 12, 2011

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Strikeforce: Barnett vs Kharitonov - Results and GIFs

Another awesome Strikeforce card was given to us the previous Saturday, and it lived up to expectations, although it might have surprised some people. The card was stacked full of quality grapplers like Roger Gracie, Jacare Souza, Antonio Silva, and Josh Barnett. Well let's just say there were a few upsets.


Main Event
Josh Barnett defeats Sergei Kharitonov via Submission (Arm-Triangle) Round 1 -
What can I say about this fight? Sergei is known for his heavy handed strikes and Sambo background, while Barnett is known for his catch wrestling style. Barnett made this look too easy, with a trip takedown to full mount, finishing off with an easy arm triangle. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

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Free live BAMMA 7 Stream


A reminder for all you MMA fans, you can catch a free (legal!) stream of BAMMA's 7th event on their FB page here: http://facebook.com/bammauk

The stream starts today at 2:15PM EST (according to the FB page), so don't miss it. The main event will feature Frank Trigg, UFC vet, and Jim 'Judo' Wallhead, who competed in Bellator. 

Here's the full card list:
Main Card
Middleweight: Jim Wallhead vs. Frank Trigg
Welterweight: Paul Daley vs. Jordan Radev
British Middleweight Title: Jack Marshman vs. Carl Noon
Lightweight: Jason Ball vs. Andre Winner
Preliminary Card:
World Lightweight Championship: Rob Sinclair vs. Leonardo Santos
Lightweight: Dale Hardiman vs. Scott Jansen
Lightweight: Jeremy Petley vs Chris Fishgold
Undercard:
Lightweight: Pindi Madahar vs. Danny Compton
Welterweight: Eugene Fadiora vs. Robert Devanne
Welterweight: Lee Taylor vs. Tom Breese
Welterweight: Dean Amasinger vs. Shah Hussain
Light Heavyweight: Fraser Opie vs. Robert Krecicki
Bantamweight Bout: Erik Perez vs James Brum

Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Diaz pulled from GSP fight, now fighting BJ Penn


Shortly after he booted Nick Diaz from a title fight with UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre, UFC president Dana White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that reporters would "flip out" if they knew whom he was putting opposite B.J. Penn, whose original opponent Carlos Condit was promoted to meet St-Pierre.
And considering the past 48 hours, White is not too far off the mark.
The UFC president today tweeted that Diaz (25-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has been re-booked to meet Penn (16-7-2 MMA, 12-6-2 UFC) in the co-main event of UFC 137, which takes place on Oct. 29 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

It was a very bizarre turn of events, Diaz failed to show up to the 1st UFC 137 press conference and refused to show up for the 2nd one, leaving an angry Dana White to remove Nick Diaz off the card. Well it turns out now Diaz is back on the same card.... just fighting a different opponent. I have no idea why he's back on the main card but I guess its a good match-up.

Carlos Condit is now slated to fight GSP, which I'm looking forward to. GSP is very boring to me, and Condit on the other hand could bring a tough fight to him. Still, I have GSP winning by a 5 round decision.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

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Brock Lesnar vs Alistair Overeem confirmed for Dec 30

In a big reveal today, Dana White has announced that former UFC HW Champion Brock Lesnar will be set to fight K-1 Kickboxing Champion, Dream HW Champion, and Strikeforce HW Champion Alistair Overeem.

Overeem is coming off the win of Fabricio Wedrum and Lesnar off a loss of current UFC HW champion Cain Velasquez.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/09/brock-lesnar-vs-alistair-overeem-ufc.html



Brock Lesnar will return to the UFC octagon in a five-round main event Dec. 30 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, facing newly signed former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem.
"Brock is a big name, a dangerous guy, and this is a dream matchup," Overeem told The Times on Tuesday, just after signing a standard UFC fight contract in the office of Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta. "Brock's a big guy, an exciting wrestler with his takedowns.
"I want to see this fight myself. Overall, I'm a different fighter. A striker, athletic, big. These are going to be two big trucks going at it on a collision course."
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Overeem, 31, is a former K-1 kickboxing champion too, He most recently defended his Strikeforce belt in June with a unanimous decision over takedown specialist Fabrio Werdum, who had previously defeated Fedor Emelianenko.
Lesnar has been out of action since losing his UFC heavyweight belt to Cain Velasquez in October at Anaheim's Honda Center, suffering a return episode of the intestinal ailment diverticulitis. The Dec. 30 winner will be first in line to fight the winner of a Nov. 12 fight between Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos.
"This is the fight the fans want," UFC President Dana White said. "Both of these guys are monsters. Can Lesnar take Overeem down?"
Fertitta said the Strikeforce belt won't be part of the promotion. The UFC has purchased Strikeforce.
"Our thinking when we bought Strikeforce was to give fans the fights they want," Fertitta said. "Obviously, Alistair's one of the best heavyweights in the world, but he also has that 'it' factor -- the tremendous look, he's huge. It's a star factor."
Overeem said he's exploring setting up training headquarters in Los Angeles

If you think about, Overeem really deserves a higher ranking fighter but I'm positive this fight will have some massive PPV numbers.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

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ONE Fighting Championship - Results and GIFs

So the OneFC had it's first MMA promotion with some big names on the card, and man was it great. The card didn't disappoint at all.... and it was free! Needless to say, I will be watching again.

Main Card:
Eduard Folayang beats A Sol Kwon by Unanimous Decision

Friday, September 2, 2011

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Dana White announces Velasquez vs Dos Santos for UFC on FOX


As if having the UFC on FOX isn't a big deal in itself, Dana White alluded to a big announcement yesterday, to be shown at 1PM EST detailing the fighters for FOX's first card. It will be headlined by none other than current UFC HW champion Cain Velasquez, who will be fighting top ranked contender Junior Dos Santos.

The fight will be shown during a one hour special with FOX, the event being called UFC on FOX 1.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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Bellator announces upcoming HW tournament


Bellator is planning to kick off season 5 Heavy Weight tournament at the L’Auberge Du Lac Casino in Louisiana, and it should be a good one. The total record for all HW involved is 73-15-2, which includes a combined 41 knockouts. 

Bellator Season 5 Heavyweight Tournament Quarterfinals (September 10, 2011 Lake Charles, La.)
Ron Sparks (7-0) vs. Mark Holata (11-2)
Neil Grove (11-3-1) vs. Mike "300" Hayes (15-4-1)
Thiago "Big Monster" Santos (8-1) vs. Blagoi Ivanov (4-0)
Eric Prindle (7-1) vs. Abe Wagner (10-4)