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VICTORY VII MMA To Rock MADISON SQUARE Garden NOV 21ST-MMA Confidential                    Nov 21

VICTORY VII MMA To Rock MADISON SQUARE Garden NOV 21ST-MMA Confidential

,By Bruce KiVo

Mixed Martial Arts is coming to MSG. Took long enough and it’s goin down Friday, Nov 21st, thanks to Victory Combat Sports. Victory CEO, Kevin Lillis partnered up with Take On Productions to bring in the biggest event ever sanctioned by the WKA in New York.  Some of the best Kick Boxers and Muay Thai Fighters will compete alongside the best amateur Mixed Martial Arts Athletes in the Tri-state area for this historic event.  TITLEFIGHTS and GIRLFIGHTS are included.

 

 

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Coming off a nice win over Chris Carmozzi @ UFC FightNight, Renzo Gracie fighter, Rafael “Sapo” Natal,  gives his thoughts on Victory VII coming to MSG.

 

Take On’s 170lb Champ Ariel Abreu is set to face NYC’s Chike Obi in a 3 round explosive MMA  Showdown.  KO artist Pawel Zawistowski will compete against  Muay Thai and MMA standout Manny Casias in a 3 round Victory title fight.
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Former UCL Champ, Chad Hernandez of Radical MMA is set to take on  Anthony Glacchina of Serra/Longo in what looks to be a great fight.
Coach Rene Dreyfus of Radical MMA is well aware of  the  famous Serra/Longo camp. Nobody can deny that former UFC WW Champ Matt Serra’s KO of former UFC WW Champ George St Pierre and UFC MW Champ Chris Weidman’s KO and TKO of the former UFC MW Champ Anderson Silva, AKA The GOAT  were possibly the biggest upsets in UFC history. According to Coach Rene, Chad is more then ready.

 

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Also on the card are 2012 Olympian Ibrahim Faraq, UFC Gym’s NJ Mac, Renzo Gracie’s Max McGarr, NY Combat Sambo’s Hassan Hope and Thomas Doyle, Take On Muay Thai Champ Jason ahim faraqVan Oijen and the ever exciting Bernard Cano who always brings it.  Victory VII’s card  is stacked.  Max McGarr’s submissions are off the hook and who can forget Hassan Hope’s great back and forth match against Brad Bateman?  Sambo Steve says his athletes are ready.
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Limo Bob Talks VICTORY VII:

 

Speaking of stacked, did somebody say GIRLFIGHT?
The 2013 Female Fighter of the Year, Gianna Smith, Women’s Muay Thai and MMA Phenom Prairie Rugilo, Long Island’s Jessica Cavagnaro, Katalina Morales and Krav Maga Academy’s Viktoria Makarova will hilite this history making event. Just look back on previous Victory and Take On events. Is the next Ronda Rousey fighting on this card?

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GIRLFIGHTS Totally ROCK!

 

Madison Square Garden is considered the greatest arena in the world. Dating back to the early 1900’s to today, Champions like John L. Sullivan, Jack Jonson, Benny Leonard, Barney Ross, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Rocky Graziano, Sugar Ray Robinson,  Ali, Vito Antuefermo, Duran, Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard, Holyfield  and so many more have  all fought here.

I know Former UFC Champs and Hall Of Famers Dan Severn and Royce Gracie would have been honored to fight here as well as Olympic Silver Medalist and UFC legend Matt Lindland.

In our last interview with New Yorker and former UFC Champ Matt “The Terror” Serra, he hinted at a possible  comeback if it were at MSG.  The Great Renzo would love  the chance to compete here too.  Former UFC Champ Frankie Edgar has mentioned it.  Even UFC Champs, Chris Weidman and Jonny “Bones” Jones hope for the  chance to compete in the greatest arena in the world!  Refs Big John McCarthy and New Jersey’s Dan Miragliotta also have that itch and Dana White would would like nothing better then having a UFC @ MSG.

MMA fan, Actor Alex Corrado of TV’s Gotham, here with Penguin says “Big Congrats to Victory for bringin MMA to MSG!

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It’s a dream come true for every athlete.  See you at the Garden Nov 21st.

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Bonus! Photos from previous VICTORY FIGHTS! Enjoy!

Nick and Bruce

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Bones Jones Richie Incognito Glover Teixeira Rampage Patricio Pitbull

by Bruce KiVo

UFC Lightheavyweight Champ, Jonny “Bones”Jones would love his next opponent to be Richie Incognito.

Jones threatens to “smoke” Incognito if he has the opportunity.  According to Sports World News.  Jones wants Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathon Martin to know that he is there for him and in his corner.  Let’s see how tough Incognito really is.  Will he accept the challenge?

Due to injuries suffered in his match with Alexander Gustaffson, Jones vs Teixeira will be postponed till March ‘2014.

Also on the injured is UFC  Lightweight Champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis.  He’ll most likely be out for approx 8 months and will undergo knee surgury.

Tonites Bellator:  Rampage Jackson is back.  With his r1,  tko victory over Joey “Mexicutioner” Beltran, Rampage  looked real good.  Although it’s questionable if it was a premature stoppage, Rampage seems psyched to be “back”.

Big props to Team Nogueira Rio standout Patricio Pitbull  for his r1, 2minute  23 second tko of Justin Wilcox in the Bellator tourney on Spike tonite.  According to Team Nog head wrestling coach, Eric Albarracin, aka Cpt Americano, both Pitbull brothers are pretty much unstoppable.  Patricio earned his rematch and title shot against the always dangerous  Bellator World Champ Joe Warren.

Had the opportunity to talk to former UFC standout Charlie Brenneman over at Edge Wrestling.  He was there Monday training with Team Nog Rio’s Patricio Pitbull.  Charlie has won 4 straight since being dropped by the UFC  and hopes to be back in the Octagon asap.

Until next time!

 

 

 

 

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MMA CONFIDENTIAL Ashley vs Ashley @ VICTORY 111 NYC

by Bruce KiVo

The 69th Armory was a packed house at Victory 111 and “The GIRLFIGHT” was most memorable.

No, it wasn’t “ROWDY” RONDA  ROUSEY vs MIESHA “CUPCAKE” TATE… but it was damn exciting.

A great armbar was executed by a female athlete wearing leapord tights who could double for MILEY CYRUS.  Her name is ASHLEY “DOLLFACE” GREENWAY.

Previously undefeated and seemingly unstoppable, ASHLEY MILLER of KRAV MAGA  Academy NY got caught in a beautiful armbar by “Dollface” Greenway.

After throwing a heavy barrage of strikes and pushing her opponent against the cage, Miller got caught, but hung in there for what seemed like forever before tapping.  Both fighters really brought it and showed great sports”Woman”ship.  We know the very talented Ashley Miller will be back!

Ashley “Dollface” Greenway is now the VICTORY COMBAT SPORTS  Women’s Champion and looks ready for all comers. Check out some photos courtesy of Victory Combat Sports. Until next time.

MMA Confidential Anderson Silva MMA vs BOXING Roy Jones Machida Weidman

by Bruce KiVo

So many want a piece of Anderson Silva, but who does “The Spider” Silva want?

Anderson vows to KO undefeated Division 1  All American Wrestler and new 185-pound UFC Champ  Chris Weidman in their rematch at UFC 168.   Expect the unexpected from both fighters.The rematch is anybody’s fight.  Weidman’s ko of Silva was no fluke.  This boy can do it all.We’ll see who carries out their gameplan better.

If Anderson loses the rematch, Lyoto Machida can vy for a shot at the middleweight crown as teamates Lyoto and Anderson have vowed never to compete against one another.

Considered by many to be the best MMA fighter of all time, Anderson Silva has a hard time with wrestlers as demoed in his near loss to Chael Sonnen in their first fight.

If he beats Weidman, Anderson wants Roy Jones and so does the UFC.  It would be epic… MMA vs BOXING.      One can wonder why Silva would want to compete in boxing.  Of course the payday would be off the hook,but   Roy Jones believes testing oneself against one of the best boxers of all time is the real incentive for The Spider.  With a big size and reach advantage and similiar style to Roy, it seems unlikely that  the 38yr old Silva could avoid being decimated by Roy Jones.  Chael was able to knock him down and Chris Weidman ko’d him. Roy Jones Jr.  At 44 and past his prime has accepted the challenge as long as it comes pretty soon.

The reality of this match really happening seems a bit unlikely as the UFC’s 185lb division is stacked and the clock is ticking for Roy Jones Jr.  It’s up to Dana White and the UFC.

I say “let the games begin”.  Win or lose vs Weidman, we want to see this fight!

Until next time!

 

 

 

 

 

UFC 159 JONES SONNEN Womens MMA GSP Rumors MMA Confidential

by Bruce KiVo

UFC 159 is set to rock the house @ Newark’s Prudential Center tonite.

Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen, Michael “The Count” Bisping, Alan Belcher, Roy “Big Country” Nelson, Cheick Kongo and even

Dana White were talkin’ the talk at the press conference and weighins.   Dana hinted GSP v Jonny Hendricks is next.

The war of words between the UFC Champ “Bones” Jones and Chael Sonnen has been somewhat subdued since the two

coached against each other on the Ultimate Fighter reality show.   After getting to know Chael on the show, Jones made

it clear he doesn’t take his trash talking seriously……but he’s still lookin’ forward to giving him a beatdown.  Chael claims

that Jonny “Bones” may be the best Lightheavyweight Champ ever, but he’s still convinced he can win.  When

interviewing Chael. I asked him if this fight makes sense as he has unfinished biz with Anderson Silva.

His reply was “this  fight makes bigtime sense as the revenue being generated will break UFC  records”.  He did agree that

if he didn’t make that dumb spinning backfist mistake, he may’ve won.

Nobody thinks Sonnen has a chance of beating Jon.  Chael may have better wrestling then Jones, but that’s it.  Jon Jones

may very well be the best pound for pound.  We have only seen him in trouble 2x and it was brief….once with Vitor’s

armbar and a some difficulty with Machida’s strikes.

The weigh-in staredown between Jones Sonnen was respectful.  The Bisping Belcher staredown was heated with Belcher

pushing The Count and Dana seperating them and kinda cracking up.  Talking to both athletes at Thursday’s media event

it was obvious there is a lot of bad blood going into this fight.  Belcher put up videos of Bisping getting KO’D by Dan

Henderson and is constantly mocking him.  On the pre-fight conf call, Belcher was asked what a win over Bisping would

do for him, Bisping interjected ” A win over me for Alan Belcher will be by far the biggest win of his pathetic career.

This will be a great fight.   Bisping has never been submitted, has super cardio, doesnt get hit much and has developed

real good wrestling.  Belcher was on a nice winstreak, before losing to Yushin Okami’ @ UFC 155.  Alan had no answer for

Okami’s wrestling and lost by Unanimous Decision.  His TKO, round 1 of Rousimar Palhares was world class.  He stops

most opponents either by submission or TKO in the first round.   Bisping’s wrestling and technical striking will be a big

factor in this fight.  The fight can go either way. For KO power, Belcher has the edge. Technical boxing and wrestling,  its

Bisping.  Submissions it’s Belcher.  The Count told me unequivocally that Belcher did not get into his head.

With regards to training, Belcher is trained by K-1 legend Dick Roufus and has Bellator Champ Ben Askren on his team.

TUF Fighter winner, Bisping trains with Jason Parillo and Brady Fink.

Every fight on the Main Card is off the hook and the Prelims are looking real good too.

*MAIN CARD:

*Lightweight: Jim Miller v Pat Healy     Money’s on Miller.

*LightHeavyweight: Phil Davis v Vinicius Magalhaes  While Vinnie may be the best submission artist in the UFC, “MR

Wonderful” has fought the best and has much more experience in the Octagon.

*Heavyweights: Roy Nelson v Cheick Kongo: Both are heavy hitters.  “Big Country” may just eat punches and go for the

KO or a new gameplan may be to take Kongo down.  Roy is a Renzo Blackbelt.  When I asked Roy why he doesn’t take

opponents down, he said he just loves knocking people out.

*Middleweights:  Michael Bisping v Alan Belcher   Don’t blink. Both guys need the win.

*LightHeavyweight: Champion Jon Jones v Chael Sonnen   Will Chael deal with Jon’s 11 inch reach advantage, get some

takedowns and avoid Jon’s vicious elbows?  Hes got a hard task @ hand as no fighter has posed a threat to the Champ.

**Prelims: So many great matchups!

**Women’s Bantamweight: 6-0, Silver Medalist Sara McMann v 10-4, Sheila Graff.  Graff has a ton of experience and is a

powerstriker who never gives her opponent a chance to breathe.  Each of her 10 wins came in round one.

This will be undefeated McMann’s toughest fight.  Her striking and submission game had better be on point.  If she fights

the way she did v Shana Bazler, Graff will win.  Slight edge to Sara.

Looking forward to Jersey’s Nick Catone v James Head and Leonard Garcia v Cody McKenzie. Cody is part of  Women’s

World Champion RONDA Rousey’s team.  Bellmore, New York’s Gian Villante {Chris WEIDMAN’s Trng partner] v Ovince

Preux looks to be a good matchup too.

15-1, Rustam Khabilov from Dagistan  fights 9-0 Yancy Medeiros from Hawaii. This fight will rock. “Tiger” Khabilov is 5″8

with a 73′ reach and is with Greg Jackson. Yancy has 5 first round finishes. Six were by KO and 1 sub.

Bringing the UFC to Jersey is always great.  We got to interview  Womens WORLD CHAMP “Rowdy” RONDA  ROUSEY and

TUFF Finalist Uriah HALL @ the UFC GYM Wed.   It was a whose who of MMA.  Cody McKenzie  and other UFC Fighters

were all over the place.  Sophocles even stopped by.

Former UCL champ, Kenny Rivera did a demo and I did a staredown with Phoenix Carnivale.

Now off to The Prudential Center for UFC 159….LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

records and that’s what this sport is about”.

Cung Le MMA Confidential “Dragon Eyes” Trailer Van Damme Peter Weller UFC 148 Rich Franklin

By Bruce Kivo

New film “Dragon Eyes”, stars  former Strikeforce MW Champ Cung Le, Jean Claude Van Damme and Peter

Weller.  The action takes place in prison and Cung’s acting and fighting rock the house.

The buzz in Hollywood is that Dragon Eyes is the hottest fight movie to hit the screen since Sly Stallone’s

“Rocky”.  Cung fights former UFC LH Champ Rich Franklin in July @ UFC 148 and Dragon Eyes premiers in April.

Is Cung Le the next big action star or what??

Check out the UK trailer for “Dragon Eyes” and see for yourself.

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