I'll be watching this one, but then I watch most Bellator cards
Bellator 106 Chandler vs. Alvarez II
November 2, 2013 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California
Main Card (on Spike TV)
-Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarezâ€
-Muhammed Lawal vs. Emanuel Newtonâ€ â€
-Pat Curran vs. Daniel Strausâ€ â€ â€
-Joe Riggs (39-14) vs. Mike Bronzoulis (15-5)â€ â€ â€ â€
-Mike Richman (15-3) vs. Akop Stepanyan (13-6)
Preliminary Card (on Spike.com):
-Alejandro Garcia (14-5) vs. Cristiano Souza (6-0)
-Mike Guymon (14-6-1) vs. Aaron Miller (14-8)
-Brandon Halsey (4-0) vs. Hector Ramirez (9-5-1)
-Joe Williams (10-3) vs. Jesse Juarez (20-8)
-Darren Smith (4-3) vs. Josh Smith (8-5)
-Joe Camacho (13-18-3) vs. Cleber Luciano (8-5)
SUCCESS: A lot of little things done well
UFC 167 St-Pierre vs. Hendricks
November 16, 2013, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Main Bouts (on Pay-Per-View)
-Georges St-Pierre (24-2) vs. Johny Hendricks (15-1)
-Rashad Evans (18-3-1) vs. Chael Sonnen (28-13-1)
-Rory MacDonald (15-1) vs. Robbie Lawler (21-9)
-Josh Koscheck (17-7) vs. Tyron Woodley (11-2)
-Tim Elliott (10-3-1) vs. Ali Bagautinov (11-2)
Preliminary Bouts (on Fox Sports 1)
-Donald â€œCowboyâ€ Cerrone (20-6) vs. Evan Dunham (14-4)
-Ed Herman (21-9, 1 NC) vs. Thales Leites (21-4)
-Brian Ebersole (50-15-1) vs. Rick Story (15-7)
-Erik Perez (13-5) vs. Edwin Figueroa (9-3)
Preliminary Bouts (on Facebook)
-Jason High (17-4) vs. Anthony Lapsley (21-5, 2 NC)
-Sergio Pettis (9-0) vs. Will Campuzano (13-4)
-Cody Donovan (8-3) vs. Gian Villante (10-4)
Good cards coming thick and fast
See bulletproof sponsored MMA fighter Jason Lambert lost last night on Bellator. Wish the bulletproof diet bulletproof'd your chin!
Watched this PPV for once in it's entirety. Lots of unexpected things:
- Never expected to see GSP get beat that badly. Well, I guess it seemed fairly close but I would still give it to Hendricks as he did get more significant strikes. Hendricks just didn't seem hurt by the end of the fight and GSP looked like hamburger.
- Expected Sonnen to get beat, Rashad really looked great in this fight. I wonder if we are going to see him vs Jones soon...
- Holy toledo Woodley looks great, what a beast and he looks huge.
- The other unexpected fight for me, Rory I expected would beat Lawler. but Lawler looked fantastic and I am glad he won, never did like Rory much.
- I love the style of Tim Eliot, man I want to see more of this guy. Something about his stance and look reminds me of a wild animal. So interesting to see a guy like this.
Edit: Blanka from Street fighter 2, that's what Tim Eliot moves and looks like with the hair. Surely he is going for this look to match his style.
I missed out on the Elliot fight. Now I'll have to re-watch it.
I thought Hendricks won 3 rounds easily and I thought he won 4 of the 5. I sent Rogan and Dana a tweet right after suggesting they hire ex-UFC fighters with outstanding reputations re: honor and integrity, to judge UFC fights. These idiots that get paid by the "commission" (fighting syndicate/union/mafia) are ruining the integrity of the sport. Absolute farce to even have been a split decision. The UFC and MMA should NOT be a Karate "point" style competition where they add up and give credit to every little slap kick or jab or takedown that results in no damage.
Horrible decision to give GSP that win. His entire body language radiated defeat. I cannot stand when the corner of a fighter who just lost goes through the bullshit of putting the losing fighter on their shoulders and do a dog and pony show trying to sway the judges or crowd. So childish.
Hendricks paced himself well for the entire 25 minutes, remaining a bit too conservative when he had GSP really damaged and wobbly. He should have went with his usual killer instinct, but I think above all else...he did not want to gas himself early. He could have went nuts in the final minute...using up all the gas he had left in his tank for a exclamation point ending...but I feel everyone other than the judges knew Hendricks had it won, and he may have been showing GSP respect to just hold on and wait for the time to expire.
Hendricks was by far the stronger fighter, and GSP could feel it. Damage given and taken was off-the-charts in Hendricks favor. Horrible judging.
Re: Evans fighting buddy Chael...that had a bit of a fakeness feel to that fight. Evans was a piss-poor overmatched opponent for Jon Jones the first time, and nothing has changed IMO. The only threat to Jon is a rematch with Gustafsson, or is Cormier actually gets down to 205. Teixeira is a decent challenge as well...but would be a heavy dog.
Lawler was a surprise. He looked great and manhandled a GREAT young fighter (IMO) in Rory. Very impressive win. Dangerous brawler. Looking forward to more great fight nights to wind down 2013.
No point tweeting anyone from the UFC about judging or refreeing, that's all controlled by NSAC. UFC has no control. Although when they do in other countries, they use the same stupid judges and rubbish refs.
Stupid is as stupid does!
The problem is the current system doesn't make sense. Why is edging out a round equal in judging as dominating a round?
I have time only now to watch 6 Nov's Fight for the Troops (watched the two latest shows first)... wow, some action packed fights!
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.
Anyone watching TUF. I've watched every season. The first season I used to buy DVDs of the show someone copied off the TV each week off ebay, as it wasn't available in the UK and downloading wasn't what it is now. 18 seasons in and I still enjoy it, this season is pretty good. The mens fights aren't particularly great, but the women are real good to watch. Top quality, they've run a bit low on quality on the men's side after 17 seasons. I actually tried out for the UK v US season in London and met Dana White, before grappling in front of him and the spike people and being cut afterwards, like most. Anyway TUF finale coming up soon. Should be good. I've grappled with Holdsworth (who fight a british guy in the final) in Vegas a few years ago when he was teaching. Spend a week training with him, so know him a little (although I doubt he remembers me). Here's a pic with Holdsworth, a short haired me and a few others from Cobra Kai in Las Vegas. Think it was around 2010 when he was teaching out there, his in LA now with Urijah Faber and team Alpha Male.
Looking at the picture, it's surprising that he fights at 135 and I fight at 155! Think he's lost a bit of weight since then ;-)
Would have never thought I end up watching a reality show because I hate them so much. But TUF is awesome.
finale was a bit boring. Wasn't impressed with the fights. Diaz v Maynard was pretty brutal though!
UFC Fight Night 33 Hunt vs. Silva
December 6, 2013 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Main Bouts (Fox Sports 1)
-Mark Hunt (9-8) vs. Antonio â€œBigfootâ€ Silva (18-5)
-Mauricio â€œShogunâ€ Rua (21-8) vs. James Te Huna (16-6)
-Ryan Bader (15-4) vs. Anthony Perosh (14-7)
-Pat Barry (8-6) vs. Soa Palelei (19-3)
-Dylan Andrews (16-4, 1 NC) vs. Clint Hester (8-3)
-Julie Kedzie (16-12) vs. Bethe Correia (6-0)
Preliminary Bouts (Fox Sports 2)
-Takeya Mizugaki (18-7-2) vs. Nam Phan (18-11)
-Nick Ring (13-2) vs. Caio Magalhaes (6-1)
-Richie Vaculik (9-1) vs. Justin Scoggins (7-0)
-Bruno Santos (13-0) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (13-0)
Preliminary Bouts (MMAWeekly.com)
-Alex Garcia (10-1) vs. Ben Wall (7-0-1)
Y U NO post fight night 33 cards??? it looks good :-)