Monday, January 16, 2017

Alexey Oleynik v. Krzysztof Kulak

Here is Alexey Oleynik or "Olexey Oleinik" fighting Krzysztof Kulak at KSW 8 which took place on 11/10/07 in Warsaw, Poland. This fight is the finale of an open weight tournament.

You'll notice Oleynik (51-10, 3-1 UFC) pull off one of his trademark maneuvers at the end of the bout, but from a different position as compared with his recent triumph over Victor Pesta.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Igor Vovchanchyn's Bizarre World Vale Tudo 5 Run

Here is Igor Vovchanchyn fighting Tulio Palhares, Elias Rodrigues and Nick Nutter at the World Vale Tudo Championship 5 which took place on 2/3/98 in Brazil.

At the time, World Vale Tudo's rule set was no holds barred/NHB without rounds. Vovchanchyn (55-10), an MMA and combat sports legend, fought almost exclusively in tournaments until entering the Pride organization. Vovchanchyn hold career victores over Mark Kerr, Yuki Kondo, Gilbert Yvel, and a very fatigued Kazushi Sakuraba.

Tulio Palhares, his first opponent that night, does own a TKO at UFC 17.5. The rest of his career wasn't much to write home about. No clue what happened at the end.

Vovchanchyn next fought Elias Rodrigues who was brought in supposedly after UFC veteran Patrick Smith could not continue after his bout. It features maybe the most non nonchalant tap outs I've seen.

In the finale, Vovchanchyn fought NCAA All American from Ohio State Nick Nutter, and the rest is history.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Genki Sudo v. Butterbean

Here is Genki Sudo fighting Eric "Butterbean" Esch at K-1: Premium Dynamite!! which took place on 12/31/03 in Nagoya, Japan.

Butterbean had a 77-10-4 boxing career with wins over Peter McNeeley (47-7) and Kenny Craven (28-20). His MMA career was respectable in its own right, as he went 15-10 with TKO's of Cabbage Correia, James Thompson and Sean O'Haire. He got a rough debut fight in that of MMA legend Genki Sudo.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Bas Rutten's Bar Fight in Sweden

Here is Bas Rutten discussing a bar fight in Sweden on the Joe Rogan Podcast. Paul Klawiter did the animation, pretty funny stuff.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Video of the Day - Dandois v. Pink

Here is Cindy Dandois fighting Anjela Pink at Conquest of the Cage 24 which took place on 11/11/16 in Airway Heights, Washington.

Dandois (8-2) has career wins over former Strikforce champ Marloes Coenen, TUF veteran Jessamyn Duke and Invicta prospect Meghan Anderson. Dandois is a frequent training partner of former UFC champ Miesha Tate and has some solid grappling. As you can tell post fight, she is desperate for a chance to get to the UFC.

Fight starts around 5:25.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Video of the Day - Miocic v. Penn

Here is Stipe Miocic fighting William Penn at NAAFS - Caged Vengeance 9 which took place on 4/16/11 in Canton, Ohio.

Miocic (16-2, 10-2 UFC), the defending UFC Heavyweight champion, has T/KO's Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, Andrei Arlovski and Mark Hunt since his loss to Junior Dos Santos.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Jacare's Pro Debut Against Jorge Patino

Here is Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza fighting Jorge Patino at Jungle Fight 1 which took place in Manaus, Brazil on 9/13/03.

Souza (23-4) is fresh off a TKO win over Vitor Belfort at UFC 198. The former ADCC and Strikeforce champion has career victories over Robbie Lawler, Tim Kennedy, Gegard Mousasi and Yushin Okami.

Patino (38-18) is a heavy hitter who has wins over Pete Spratt, Efrain Escudero and Beau Baker in his career while fighting in WSOF, Bellator, LFC and once in the UFC.