Cain Velasquez: The Absentee King Returns

12 Jun 2015 1:05 am Posted by jjwakrat

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Artwork by Gian Galang

Cain Velasquez is a paper champion.

He hasn’t fought in almost two years, and he hasn’t fought anyone not named Junior dos Santos or Antonio Silva since 2010. In fact, the great Fedor Emelianenko—hallowed be his name—retired after losing a step or three in 2012, and yet has as many wins over currently ranked top ten heavyweights as Velasquez. In fact, Velasquez has just fourteen fights to his name and a third of them were against the same two Brazilians. Baddest Man on the Planet? My arse.

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ONE Championship seeks to expand in Middle East, India

25 May 2015 3:28 am Posted by jmorley

ONE Championship – Asia’s largest MMA or Mixed Martial Arts organisation – sets its eyes on the Middle East and India as it continues to expand its influence in Asia.

SINGAPORE: Finding new talent is crucial for ONE Championship – Asia’s largest MMA or Mixed Martial Arts organisation – as it continues to expand its influence in Asia.

Its focus is now on China, with more events set to be held across the country, but it has already set its eyes on the Middle East and India.

The intensity, technique and sheer power – that’s the winning formula for Singaporean Benedict Ang.

On Friday, the 19-year-old had his first professional MMA match. He won with a unanimous decision in front of a sold out crowd of 15,000 spectators at the Singapore Indoor Stadium who paid between S$38 and S$158 for a standard price ticket.

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BJ Penn To Be Inducted Into UFC Hall Of Fame

23 May 2015 10:26 pm Posted by jmorley

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BJ Penn will be inducted in the UFC’s Hall of Fame, in the modern era wing.

The big news came during the FOX Sports 1 Prelims, where the UFC shared a highlight video of ‘The Prodigy’.

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ONE Championship 27 Shinya Aoki keeps his Lightweight title after 5 rounds with Koji Ando

22 May 2015 12:21 pm Posted by jjwakrat

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ONE Championship 27 Lightweight Champ Shinya Aoki

ONE Championship 27 Lightweight Champ Shinya Aoki

ONE Championship 27 took place on May 22, 2015 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. Shinya Aoki successfully defended his Lightweight belt against Koji Ando.

While Ando’s stiff jab kept Aoki at bay, it wasn’t nearly enough to earn him points to get ahead. Aoki employed a good game of single legs, kept Ando on his back, and worked on him with punches and elbows. Aoki’s high kicks were employed more than any other time in his career, however he didn’t need his stand up to earn the decision.

ONE Championship 27
May 22, 2015
Singapore

Live streaming at: http://oneppv.com

Lightweight Championship

Shinya Aoki vs Koji Ando

Aoki shoots twice, Ando stuffs it. Aoki holds it against the cage, tries for trips, back on a single leg, gets Ando on his back. Aoki pulls Ando’s back from his cage by the ankle, and onto the top. Ando recovers half guard. Aoki holding Ando’s right hand to the canvas effortlessly. Ando gets his arm back and tries to tie up Aoki. From the top, Aoki drops forearms. Aoki stands out, Ando recovers butterfly guard. Stand at the bell.

Rd 2. Aoki tries to throw an elbow. Aoki kick. Ando is looking for distance, eats a head kick. Aoki body kicks. Ando lands a punch. Ando’s jab is coming out. Ando’s big right hand hook counters not landing but big. Ando’s jab still landing right up to the bell.

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MayPac’s Live Gate Numbers Are in and They’re Big

12 May 2015 12:36 pm Posted by jjwakrat

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The kind of numbers Mayweather vs. Pacquiao was going to put on the boards have been the subject of heavy speculation ever since that initial “US$ 300 million” price tag was hooked onto the fight’s toe. Some might call it the corpse of boxing, but others say it was truly the fight of the century and a display of the highest caliber boxing anyone has ever seen. Forget history, MayPac is history. What everyone can agree with is that, holy shit, did some people take some money home that day.

The fight, as expected, shattered records, exceeded expectations and gave the people of the world fodder for their everyday conversational arsenal. To give you a taste, the May 2nd live gate numbers multiply the all-time boxing live gate record by more than three times. The Nevada State Athletic Commission revealed on Tuesday that the fight coughed up US$ 72,198,500 from 16,219 tickets sold.

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Jon Jones suspended, stripped of title; Daniel Cormier fights Anthony Johnson at UFC 187

28 Apr 2015 11:41 pm Posted by jmorley

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In a bombshell announcement on Fox Sports Live, UFC president Dana White confirmed that Jon Jones has been stripped of his belt, which will now be contested between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson at UFC 187.

The hammer has dropped on what is now FORMER UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. On the 11 PM ET episode of Fox Sports Live on Tuesday night, UFC president Dana White confirmed an indefinite suspension for Jones as well as the immediate stripping of his belt. Jones was scheduled to faceAnthony Johnson at UFC 187 on May 23rd, but now Johnson will instead fight Daniel Cormier for the vacant belt — I stress vacant instead of interim — in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Fight Night Newark Quick Results: Rockhold Shines, Prospects Rise

18 Apr 2015 9:42 pm Posted by jjwakrat

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UFC on Fox 15, which went down in Newark, New Jersey, sticks out as one of the most exciting cards in recent memory. And while it was highlighted by the impressive performances by Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, perhaps the most memorable storyline of the event was the emergence of several seriously intriguing prospects—each at the expense of a veteran competitor.

Complete with dominant decisions, big knockouts, and a slew of slick subs, it was a card we won’t soon forget. Here’s a recap of the action for those who missed it!

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Inside Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

13 Apr 2015 11:40 am Posted by jjwakrat

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Photos by Nick Wong

According to ancient Sumerian text (at least ancient Sumerian text interpreted by Zecharia Sitchin), there is a 10th planet in our solar system called Nibiru. On this planet exists a species called the Anunnaki, an advanced race of super beings that are more or less responsible for creating everything on earth known to humankind. If there were jiu jitsu on Nibiru, it would look a lot like Eddie Bravo’s 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu.

That is, at least, how he came up with the name.

Almost everyone in the BJJ community has heard of Eddie Bravo and the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu system, and chances are, you either hate it or love it. As history goes, Bravo gained international notoriety by being the first American to submit the legendary Royler Gracie at the 2003 Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling championships while still a brown belt. From there, he gained the platform to create the infamous 10th Planet system, and today there are over forty locations throughout the world. This feat has not been achieved without its obstacles, however, as the California native continues to receive plenty of criticism for his unorthodox approach. To say his approach goes outside of tradition would be an understatement.

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10 Submissions You Don’t See Everyday

10 Apr 2015 12:53 am Posted by jmorley

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Unless you are a brown or black belt, or constantly train with a lot of brown or black belts, then chances are you aren’t exposed to that many submissions. Until you reach the higher belts, almost everyone uses the same basic submissions – armbars, triangles, Kimuras & Americanas, some variety or collar chokes, RNCs (rear naked chokes) & guillotines, and the occasional leg lock. There are hundreds of submissions in jiu-jitsu, and each of those has numerous variations, leading to thousands of possibilities. It’s impossible to know them all, let alone use them all.  To mix things up, I decided to compile a list of submissions we don’t see everyday. Since there are so many, I whittled the list down to ten uncommon, wicked awesome submissions. If you want some submissions you don’t see everyday, and maybe even add some new tools to your arsenal, you’re in the right place. Without further ado:

 

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This woman knocked out this guy in a MMA match in Brazil

08 Apr 2015 8:46 pm Posted by jjwakrat

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If there’s one person I would never pick a fight with, it’ll be my girlfriend. For one, I’m a gentleman and I won’t raise my hand at a woman. It’s just not right. Secondly, my girlfriend’s a 2nd degree Tae Kwon Do blackbelt who could probably do a spinning jumping back kick that would take my head off. Yeah, she’s pretty deadly, for real. She would probably TKO my ass, much like what you’re going to see in the video below.

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