Bellator Season 6 starts tonight.Get on it chaps.
We are in love.
I was on the edge of my seat through this fight. Ronda Rousey backed up every pre-fight smack talking word with awesome Judo trips and a slick transition from rear mount into a devastating armbar. DAYUMN ROWDY, YOU CRAZY!
The video doesn’t show the hyper-extension that Ronda was able to get on Miesha’s arm, so here you go…
I would never have thought that on an event in which Paul Daley is fighting, the bout I would be most excited for is a fight between women! Both fighters are great ambassadors of WMMA, but Ronday Rousey has really won us over with her great feisty personality, the fact that she loves tearing off arms as much as we do just strengthens our love for her.
Another night of great fights is ahead of us with a card that includes our boy Semtex, Kazuo Misaki, K.J. Noons, Josh Thomson, Scott Smith and Jacare, we have some guaranteed violence to look forward to.
So UFC is back on FX tomorrow with what will be it’s 200th event. Although the main event of Alves and Kampmann is bound to be great, nothing gets me going more than an old fashioned tournament. With just four men in it, I would have preferred if the UFC held it as a single night event, but at least this way all guys get a fair chance of proper preparation for each other. In case you aren’t aware, the fighters included are:
Benavidez vs Urishitani
Johnson vs McCall
Everything about this mini tournament is intriguing, from the match ups to the unique sudden death round – if after three rounds it is called a draw, there will be one additional round to determine a winner. Also, how will Benevidez, Johnson fare in their first high level drop to Flyweight? My guess is that they are going to be even more dangerous than before. And what will Shooto Champion Urishitani bring to the table? Is he the dark horse of the tourney? This has the makings of a classic. I just wish that the UFC had put more effort into promoting these guys, especially as they will be the bread and butter of this fledgling division over the coming years.
We Modern Violent Gentlemen are rooting for Ian McCall to win, but he faces the toughest competition possible in the other three challengers. Whoever wins this tourney earns the accolade of best Flyweight in the world and his brand new UFC Championship title.
WAR UNCLE CREEPY!
We may have already done a few posts about The Ultimate Fighter Season 15 already – which is nuts as the show hasn’t even started, but it is because we are just so damn excited about it. I dare you to watch this trailer and not feel the same excitement we do. Touch it, feel it, let it grow deep inside you. The excitement I mean.
This video demonstrates how we have evolved from violent primitive primates into the slightly less primitive but slightly more violent primates we are today.
If you believe in God then look away now, this trailer is only for VIOLENT MEN OF MODERN SCIENCE!
Tattoo by Javier Rivera from Tough Luck Tattoo in Lewes, DE.
Ben Henderson had questions that Frankie Edgar couldn’t answer.
I wen’t into the fight liking both guys, Edgar for his professional attitude and his unrelenting drive to prove naysayers wrong, and Bendo simply because he seems to be a great person, nerdy as hell and with a fighting style I really respect. They frantically went to war and didn’t slow down. A main event like that really affects how a card stays in your memory – which is probably why some people are calling it their favourite so far this year.
UFC 144 is now over and it delivered. Yes, I was hoping that Rampage would slam Ryan Bader so hard that he blasted through the canvas of the octagon breaking the sides off the cage, only for a Pride ring that was hidden neatly underneath pops out ready for the title fight… but maybe that dream was a little bit too infantile of me. I was also hoping for Kid to return to his old form, but at least it was an up and coming British fighter in Vaughan Lee that hammered the nail in that coffin. Hunt and Gomi won with great finishes so that will settle my wishes of success for the old guard of MMA for now. The card delivered on its promises and here are my favorite bits from each fight:
Tamura defeated Zhang via KO (punch) at 0:32 of round 2
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Chris Cariaso
Cariaso defeated Mizugaki via unanimous decision
Riki Fukuda vs. Steve Cantwell
Fukuda defeated Cantwell via unanimous decision
Norifumi Yamamoto vs. Vaughan Lee
Lee defeated Yamamoto via submission (armbar)
Takanori Gomi vs. Eiji Mitsuoka
Gomi defeated Mitsuoka via TKO (punches)
Anthony Pettis vs. Joe Lauzon
Pettis defeated Lauzon via KO (head kick & punches)
Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski
Hioki defeated Palazewski via unanimous decision
Yushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch
Boetsch defeated Okami via TKO (punches)
Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields
Shields defeated Akiyama via unanimous decision
Mark Hunt vs. Cheick Kongo
Hunt defeated Kongo via TKO (punches)
Quinton Jackson vs. Ryan Bader
Bader defeated Jackson via unanimous decision
Frankie Edgar (c) vs. Ben Henderson
Henderson defeated Edgar via unanimous decision