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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fighters to keep an eye on in 2013: Jacare Souza (Middleweight)

Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu wiz that transitioned into MMA.  He recently beat Ed Herman and will soon be fighting in the UFC.  UFC has not announced who he will be fighting next, but I am excited to see how he does.  His striking has improved greatly since joining Team Nogueira and training with the likes of Anderson Silva, Junior Dos Santos, Lil Nog etc..  He showed by knocking out Derek Brunson that he is not a one dimensional fighter anymore. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jones vs Belfort

I am glad UFC 151 got canceled.  This card actually looks good after the Jones vs Belfort got added to it.  Can't wait for Belfort to try his luck with getting the light heavy weight belt from Jon Jones.  The things he has going for him are his experience, heavy hands speed and the inside information from Rashad Evans from training with the Blackzilians team.  Michael Bisping and Brian Stann fight also probably will be exciting considering Bisping is a good kickboxer and Stann has some serious knockout power if he can land.  

Friday, August 31, 2012

One FC 5: Pride of a Nation and Edgar vs Aldo

Don't miss One FC 5 tonight featuring Arlovski vs Sylvia and Jens Pulver vs Eric Kelly, also Bibiano Fernandes vs Gustavo Galciroli and finally Edward Folayang vs Felipe Enomoto!

In other news, out of nowhere, Erik Koch got injured, so instead we will get Frankie Edgar to fight Jose Aldo instead!  I don't think anyone will be complaining about this switch.  UFC 153 in Brazil is looking really good.  There will be Story vs Maia, Davis vs Prado, Silva vs Fitch, Rampage vs Glover Teixeira and of course the main event Edgar vs Aldo!  The Brazilian crowd gets a real treat!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Machida and Shogun turn down Jones, Vitor Belfort to fight Jon Jones

Last few days have been crazy in terms of who is supposed to fight Jon Jones.  First Jones turned down Chael Sonnen and UFC reported Machida was fighting Jones on September 22.  I even saw the new poster for the event.  I woke up this morning and saw the online MMA community talking about Jones fighting Belfort.  Apparently Shogun and Machida refused to fight the champion on a short notice, so they asked old school Belfort, who immediately agreed.  I like this match up even though it might be a tough uphill battle for Belfort.  With amazing talent in his hands and newly acquired Karate style, Belfort might actually pull an upset.  Jones will probaby be favored to win, but better to see a new face try their luck against Jones.

Below is MMA Digest on the news:

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Almost Breaking News: Is Dan Henderson Injured?

A little over week before a very anticipated fight between legend killer Dan Henderson and Jon Jones, it appears that Henderson might be injured.  MMA writer Jeremy Botter and UFC fighter turned fight analyst, Kenny Florian tweeted:

If what I'm hearing is correct, UFC 151 may be in desperate need of a main event. And that sucks.

Hearing that we may have some disappointed @ufc fans soon due to some unfortunate circumstances for an upcoming card
Dangerous Dan tweeted back, but let's see what the UFC announces anytime soon.
Just got done with a great training session with the boys.@CyrilleDiabate @tarecfighter @heathlsims @RFBJJ@rockholdMMA

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Indian Verson of UFC's TUF Reality Show: "Challengers"

This should be great to raise awareness about MMA in India and give the fighters some money and opportunity.  24 Lakhs is no joke plus a contract with Super Fight league for the winner!  Good work Sanjay Dutt and Raj Kundra.  

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Machida vs Bader

 This is Machida's first after a courageous, but disappointing loss to the young Jon Jones.  Despite a superb game plan and a good first round, Jones landed a punch and took Machida down and cut him with the notorious Jones elbow.  That was the beginning of the end for Machida on that fight, losing by submission to the new champ.

However, against a guy like Bader, I expect Machida to show his evasiveness and counter attacks.  Machida's sumo background and his brilliant footwork will nullify the takedowns of Bader and the powerful right hand.  I am expecting a unanimous decision win or a TKO for Machida on this fight.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dan Henderson talks about his fight with Jon Jones

Maybe Dan will be the only one to close the gap and land some haymakers on the unstoppable young champion, Jonny 'Bones' Jones.  Dan has definitely looked good in the last few fights, especially, knocking out Babalu, Rafael Feijao, and Fedor is no joke.  He has been able to land his legendary right hand in all those wins.  He landed a good right hand in his fight with Shogun Rua, which would have knocked out any mortal.  However, somehow, Shogun survived the H-bomb and came back and fought Dan till the end.  Lets see if Dan can do better than Machida and Rashad Evans..