UFC Fight Night 39 Minotauro vs. NelsonApril 11, 2014
du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Main Card Bouts (on UFC Fight Pass):
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1, 1 NC) vs. Roy Nelson (20-9)
Clay Guida (30-14) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (33-7-2)
John Howard (22-8) vs. Ryan LaFlare (10-0)
Ramsey Nijem (9-4) vs. Beneil Dariush (7-0)
Preliminary Bouts (on UFC Fight Pass):
Jared Rosholt (9-1) vs. Daniel Omielanczuk (16-3-1, 1NC)
Rani Yahya (19-8) vs. Johnny Bedford (19-10-1)
Thales Leites (22-4) vs. Trevor Smith (11-4)
Andrew Craig (9-2) vs. Chris Camozzi (19-7)
Jim Alers (12-1) vs. Alan Omer (18-3)
Alptekin Ozkilic (9-2) vs. Dustin Ortiz (12-3) â€“ CANCELLED
SUCCESS: A lot of little things done well
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Anyone following TUF Brazil? I can't wait until the next episode. Not only because of the drama.
It doesn't get easier... It's you who gets better.
Is your social worker in that horse?
Success has a price, not a secret.
I hate watching Minotauro get KO'd like this. It could be expected but I'm still disappointed.
I hate watching Doomsday get nutted like that. Not good for the family.
And yeah, I'm watching TUF Brazil but feeling kinda embarrassed about it. I was never a fan of WWE drama...
"These judges are funny around here."
A couple comments on recent events...
Minotauro has been like Chuck Liddell after the weird phenomenon of going from "King Chin" to "No Chin" with age and years of damage taken. Chuck was smart enough to retire after 3 KO's in a row...Nog is close to that same boat.
That flash KO jab from Cowboy literally had a two or three second effect, and amazingly Cerrone was able to both notice and capitalize on it with breathtaking speed and agility. He was getting his butt kicked before that. Would be a nice rematch.
I was pissed off when the Fox main event just ended without an in-ring post fight interview with Werdum after dominating Browne at his own game. Very impressive win, and the assholes at UFC just leave him in the ring high and dry and call it a day without the ceremonial Rogan interview. Pathetic and disrespectful IMO, especially doing that to your next TUF Mexico coach. Werdum and Cain will make excellent coaches, and I'm looking forward to what Mexico brings to MMA.
^^ No interview was probably a Fox decision, I believe they went over their time limit. Although I suppose that's also partly the fault of the UFC taking too long between fights and assuming the main event wouldn't go the distance. They could at least do the interview and post it on YouTube or something.
So I saw this and couldn't not post it here. The funny thing is at weigh in, Bigfoot would still have 15lbs on those two combined.
UFC 172 Jones vs. TeixeiraApril 26, 2014
Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland
Main Bouts (on Pay-Per-View)
Jon Jones (19-1) vs. Glover Teixeira (22-2)
Phil Davis (12-1, 1 NC) vs. Anthony Johnson (16-4)
Luke Rockhold (11-2) vs. Tim Boetsch (17-6)
Jim Miller (23-4, 1 NC) vs. Yancy Medeiros (10-1)
Max Holloway (8-3) vs. Andre Fili (13-1)
Preliminary Bouts (on Fox Sports 1)
Joseph Benavidez (19-4) vs. Tim Elliot (10-4-1)
Takanori Gomi (34-9, 1 NC) vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg (14-4-1)
Jessamyn Duke (3-0) vs. Bethe Correia (7-0)
Joe Ellenberger (14-1) vs. Vagner Rocha (11-3)
Preliminary Bouts (on UFC Fight Pass)
Danny Castillo (16-6) vs. Charlie Brenneman (19-6)
Chris Beal (8-0) vs. Patrick Williams (7-3)
he was so stunned he didn't know whom to fight
Almost every week now! I watched the Bellator PPV last week which was pretty interesting. Feels weird when there's not a UFC event on at the weekend now. I get up early on sunday morning's and watch it before finding out the results (8hrs in front of the US here). Off to Vegas next week, but won't be training much as need my brain rest after getting concussed a couple of weeks ago. Gonna give it a month before I slowly go back to rolling and eventually sparring.
UFC 173 Barao v Dillashaw
May 24, 2014
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Main Card (on Pay-Per-View)
Renan Barao (33-1, 1 NC) vs. TJ Dillashaw (9-2)
Daniel Cormier (14-0) vs. Dan Henderson (30-11)
Robbie Lawler (22-10, 1 NC) vs. Jake Ellenberger (29-7)
Takeya Mizugaki (19-7-2) vs. Francisco Rivera (10-2)
Jamie Varner (21-9-1, 2 NC) vs. James Krause (20-5)
Preliminary Card (on Fox Sports 1)
Michael Chiesa (10-1) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (14-3)
Tony Ferguson (14-3) vs. Katsunori Kikuno (22-5-2)
Chris Holdsworth (5-0) vs. Chico Camus (14-4)
Al Iaquinta (8-2-1) vs. Mitch Clarke (10-2)
Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass)
Anthony Njokuani (16-7, 1 NC) vs. Vinc Pichel (8-1)
Sam Sicilia (12-4) vs. Aaron Phillips (5-0)
David Michaud (7-0) vs. Li Jingliang (8-2)
Amazed by the Dillashaw performance. Actually by Cormier as well.
Cormier fight went as I was expecting (although you should never expect anything in MMA). Lawler fight was as expected too really. TJ's performance was pretty good, don't think Barao could deal with the movement and distance. Rest of the card was pretty poor considering it was a PPV, although still interesting for the hard-core.
Loved the D'arce choke from in side control (I've been working on that for a few months myself, but I did have a small amount of money on Al, so lost that bet!) and the fact that Bruce Buffer didn't know what it was and called it 'By Submission' in the announcement
I expect Monkey style to become trendy after this.
Does anyone know why the UFC does not clean their mats in between rounds? Are they worried about one of their million dollar athletes blowing out a knee from slipping in a puddle of blood? Are they also assuming that all of these guys running around with cheap tattoos and testing positive for steroids (a needle drug) do not carry blood borne illnesses? Help me out here.
I've seen people mopping up blood with towels on the edges of a few shots between fights, so I think the stains that are left over are pretty dry. My guess is they try to avoid showing the cleanup process as much as possible in their broadcast to minimize the opportunities for detractors to make the "human cockfighting" argument. Showing dudes constantly mopping up blood wouldn't be a good look.
I seem to recall an interview with a fighter who said there was some antiseptic used as well, and that that could be slippery until it dries.
As for blood borne diseases, that's something the commissions test for, but I don't know how often. Here's an article about a dude waiting for clearance from the NAC for Hep B. I believe there is not always testing in unsanctioned amateur leagues, however.
I've been blood tested before a few fights so not to pass anything on as mentioned above. They wipe the canvas, but blood stains so you'd have to bleach it to remove it. Can't really do that between rounds!
Seen some canvas's on walls from UFC cages still with blood stains on. All part of the game. I've bleed on the canvas a few times
Been watching all the UFC's but been a little busy and not posted much, so not updated all the cards on here.
UFC on FOX 12 Lawler vs. Brown
July 26, 2014, SAP Center, San Jose, California
Main Card (on FOX)
Robbie Lawler (23-10, 1 NC) vs. Matt Brown (19-11)
Anthony Johnson (17-4) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-5)
Clay Guida (31-14) vs. Dennis Bermudez (13-3)
Josh Thomson (20-6) vs. Bobby Green (22-5)
Preliminary Card (on FOX)
Daron Cruickshank (15-4) vs. Jorge Masvidal (26-8)
Kyle Kingsbury (11-5, 1 NC) vs. Patrick Cummins (5-1)
Hernani Perpetuo (17-4) vs. Tim Means (20-6-1)
Mike De La Torre (12-4) vs. Brian Ortega (8-0)
Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass)
Akbarh Arreola (22-7) vs. Tiago dos Santos (18-4-2)
Andreas Stahl (9-0) vs. Gilbert Burns (7-0)
Juliana Lima (6-1) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (6-0)
Steven Siler (23-12) vs. Noad Lahat (7-1)
Laughed when I heard both Rogan and Goldberg saying in the first couple of rounds about it being false advertising having to say it was a 5 round fight. I had a feeling then it was gonna go the distance. Expected them to go for it a bit more than they did after talking about meeting in the middle. But all that talks bullshit once you get hit! Good fight, but I'm not a fan of fights that go to decision.
UFC Fight Night 47 Bader vs. St. Preux
August 16, 2014: Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, Maine
Ryan Bader (17-4) vs. Ovince St. Preux (16-5)
Tim Boetsch (17-7) vs. Brad Tavares (12-2)
Shawn Jordan (15-6) vs. Jack May (7-1)
Tom Watson (16-7) vs. Sam Alvey (23-5-1)
Thiago Tavares (18-5-1) vs. Robbie Peralta (18-4, 1 NC)
Sara McMann (7-1) vs. Lauren Murphy (8-0)
Ross Pearson (15-7) vs. Abel Trujillo (12-5)
Jussier Formiga (16-3) vs. Zach Makovsky (18-4)
Gray Maynard (11-3-1, 1 NC) vs. Fabricio Camoes (14-8-1)
Seth Baczynski (19-11) vs. Alan Jouban (9-2)
A buddy who has a sweet track record betting UFC and especially betting dogs is trying to bet me in the upcoming Bones Jones Vs. DC Cormier fight. Both are outstanding fighters and both are undefeated. (that DQ of Jon was BS) I think Bones has the skill set, game plan, length, quickness, spacing and cardio to beat Cormier in many ways. He wants DC. I wonder how much he's willing to bet. I respect both fighters, but I just don't think Jon Jones will allow Cormier to dictate the fight with a bull rush wrestling style nor a toe-to-toe hey-maker style fight. I'd guess it goes the distance with Jon being cautious and both fighters having respect for the other. I thought Gustafsson matched up perfectly vs. Bones and I thought Gus won that fight by inflicting way more damage, but the judges thought differently. That rematch will be epic, with both fighters learning and adapting.
Withoung having seen it I'm wondering how much of that was arranged. I get the impression that they believe these reality show like conflicts will make the show popular.