by Bruce KiVo
Everybody’s talkin’ JON JONES vs GLOVER TEIXEIRA which has been postoned to March and GSP vs JOHNY
HENDRICKS at UFC 167. According to LYOTO MACHIDA, Glover is the man to stop the seemingly unstoppable
Jones. CARLOS CONDIT has GEORGE ST-PIERRE over HENDRICKS. MARK MUNOZ is betting on HENDRICKS.
The big thing right now seems to be MMA betting.
Both fights have the potential to go either way.
Before I forget …big props are in order for DANA WHITE on his lifetime ban of ROUSIMAR PALHARES
from the Octagon for refusing to
release a heel hook after MIKE PIERCE tapped at least 8 times at UFC Fight Night 29. As many of us know, a
heelhook is considered the most dibilitating submission in jiu jitsu and mma. Pierce was actually tapping
before he hit the mat. Palhares also disregarded the refs call to release the hold. Dana also had
Palhares’ fifty thousand dollar submission of the night bonus cancelled.
No word yet on how serious the injury will be to Pierce’s knee and ankle.
The Main Event, DAMIAM MAIA vs JAKE SHIELDS fight was a must win situation for both fighters. Former Strikeforce
Champ Jake took Maia down twice in round one. Maia got Jake’s back. Jake reversed it and wound up in
Maia’s guard. The same thing went down in round three. Jake’s superior wrestling helped him grind out the split
dec win in this five rounder. Jake now hopes to fight the winner of the CARLOS CONDIT MATT BROWN fight.
KO Of The Night went to Pusan, Korea’s DONG HYUN KIM aka “The STUN GUN”, who was the underdog in the co main
event . The Stun Gun looked pretty gassed when his power left put Brazil’s ERICK SILVA to sleep. The ever humble
Kim calld his KO of Silva luck.
A real great back and forth were 135 pounders, TJ DILLASHAW and RAPHAEL ASSUNCAO. Assunsao got the split dec
win. The fight was off the hook, but Dillashaw seemed to deserve the win.
Fight Of The Night went to the Light Heavies…. “The MEXICUTIONER”, JOEY BELTRAN vs Brazillian favorite FABIO
MALDONADO. Slow starter Fabio was puttin together good combos and doin’ a little Anderson Silva “Peekaboo”
against the cage. Fabiano got the split dec win and is now calling out CHAEL SONNEN and JAMES TE HUNA.
All the Brasilleros wanna fight CHAEL. Am looking forward to RASHAD vs SONNEN, but everyone is waiting
for “The Axe Murderer” WANDERLEI SILVA vs CHAEL. Fans love a “bad blood” fight. Let the games begin!
The MATT HAMILL THIAGO SILVA matchup @ 205 had Hamill standing too much with the deadly striking Brazillian.
Hamill landed a strong liver shot in round 2 and finished the round on Thiago’s back.
He should have kept the fight on the ground as Silva was destroying Hamill’s lead leg with kicks. By round 3
Hamill was gassed and limping. Unan dec went to Thiago.
After Fight Night 29 it was “ULTIMATE FIGHTER Time” …
Team RONDA’s JESSAMYN DUKE vs Team TATE’s RAQUEL PENNINGTON.
Wow, as SHAYNA BASZLER said, “What a fight”. Round 1: Jessamyn @ 5’11 had a standind guillotine on 5’7 Raquel.
Raquel escaped and Jess continued to use her long reach.
Round 2 saw Raquel starting to connect with power and the fight was so close that it went into “Sodden Victory” (a
Raquel edged out the victory, but it was an amazing show of heart by both athletes. These girls threw down.
After the fight Meisha put out her hand to shake with Ronda and ronda gave Meisha the finger. Will this feud ever
end?? In a previous episode, it looked as if Ronda’s main coach Edmond and Team Tate’ coach and UFC vet
DENNIS HALLMAN were going to come to blows. They were seperated and Ronda firmly requested that Dennis drop
it. The season is one of the coolest ever. The girl fighters just rock the show and they never leave it up to the
Unbeaten Lightweight sensation, “NOTORIOUS” NICK NEWELL (10-0), aka The One Armed Fighter competes
in WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING Dec 7th in Vancouver, Canada vs Sabah “The PERSIAN WARRIOR” FADAL (7-2).
Born without a left hand, The former XFC Lightweight Champ Notorious Nick stopped 9 0f his 10 opponents by
either ko or submission. WSOF Pres and K-1 legend, RAY SEFO calls Newell the true strength of the human spirit.
MARIO SPERRY believes JACARE SOUZA poses a bigger threat to MW Champ CHRIS WEIDMAN than Anderson Silva.
Makes sense! Weidman’s strength is his wrestling and takedowns and as we saw vs “The SPIDER”, he’s got ko
power. He trains BJJ under RENZO Blackbelt MATT SERRA and his striking with RAY LONGO .
Jacare’s strength is his jiu jitsu which many say is the best in mma….and don’t forget he ko’d Yushin Okami
in round 1 at UFC Fight Night 28 in the first round. Jacare is dangerous standing or on the ground.
Is UFC WelterWeight Champ GEORGE ST PIERRE talking retirement? Not quite, but according to FARAS ZAHABI, GSP
will contemplate his future after defending his title against JONNY HENDRICKS. The 170lb division is so
stacked right now. BELLATOR’s BJORN REBNEY claims he is willing to give up dibs on his matching rights contract with
Bellator Champ BEN ASKREN if the UFC will give Ben an immediat title shot agains GSP. Sounds interesting!
There are so many in line for a title shot, but I like the idea. We’ve seen such incredible athletes come
to the UFC via WEC and Strikeforce.
VICTORY111 ASHLEY VS ASHLEY
NY is really amping up it’s MMA scene. The recent Victory Combat Sports amateur fights in NYC featured 3 title fights, one of which was a girlfight.
ASHLEY MILLER of KRAV Maga NYC took on an opponent, who at first glance appeared to be MILEY
CYRUS. No, it wasn’t Miley. Turned out to be ASHLEY “DOLLFACE” GREENWAY of Bodyquest in North Carolina who
could pass for Miley’s twin ….hair, outfit, bodytype, face etc. Dollface Greenway even fought in sexy leopard
tights. Thanks to the RONDA MEISHA fight, Women’s MMA is taking off bigger then ever and this fight did not
disappoint. Miller came out in her fierce attack mode and this fight was on.
It looked a little like Miller was starting to get the best of Greenway, until “Dollface” locked on a
tight armbar and got the submission win. What a fight! Have no idea how Ashley Miller hung in there so long
without tapping. Congrats to Ashley Greenway, now Women’s VICTORY COMBAT SPORTS Champion.
Chris Borders of Team RENZO won by dec in a great fight vs Dennis Siudut.
Other notable fights were Israel Muchuca of RENZO GRACIE Academy”s great round 1 ko of Luis Irizzary.
Ethan Gomes of Asylum Fight Team won via real tight armbar vs Jonathon Cage and Marcus Surin with an
amazing guillotine sub over Jose Ordiex. Marcus Surin, who is a teammate of Former UFC Champ FRANKIE
EDGAR is someone to watch out for.
It’s been confirmed by DANA White that the JON JONES GLOVER TEIXEIRA fight will go down in March instead of Superbowl weekend.
Most def looking forward to the trilogy of BJ PENN FRANKIE EDGAR!
RUMOR has it …..
that ANDERSON SILVA wants CHAEL SONNEN one more time.
that RENZO GRACIE will fight in the octagon again.
that BELLATOR is passing on Palhares.
that NICK DIAZ may move up to 185lbs and accept a challenge from MICHAEL “The Count” BISBING.
Until next time!
Until Next time!