Sunday, June 26, 2016

Video of the Day - Cormier v. Johnson

Here is Daniel Cormier fighting Tony Johnson for the King of the Cage heavyweight title on 8/13/10 in Mescalero, New Mexico. King of the Cage airs live on HDNet. Cormier was on the 2004 and 2008 USA Olympic teams and was an NCAA wrestling runner-up with Oklahoma State in 2001.

Cormier (17-1, 6-1 UFC) next fights at UFC 200 defending the LHW title against Jon Jones (22-1, 16-1 UFC) who was stripped of said title after his most recent brush with the law. Cormier lost a decision to Jones at UFC 182.

The fight starts at the 8:45 mark. At 10:00 you will see Cormier use an attempted Johnson takedown into one of his own. After that you can see the elite body positioning and grappling that Cormier possesses.

(Daniel Cormier slams Josh Barnett)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fedor v. Maldonado

Here is Fedor Emelienenko fighting Fabio Maldonado at EFN 50 which took place on 6/17/16 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Fedor (35-4) is looking for his 5th straight victory in this bout. Maldonado (22-9) is fighting in the first bout since his UFC release having gone 5-6 in the organization.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Video of the Day - Lesnar v. Kim

Here is Brock Lesnar's debut fight against Min Soo Kim in K-1 Dynamite which took place on 6/2/07 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Lesnar returns to fight Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Sean Loeffler versus Aaron Brink

Here is Sean Loeffler fighting Aaron Brink at Gladiator Challange - MMA Smackdown which took place on 4/2/16 in El Cajon, California.

Loeffler (30-5) a 16 year fight veteran has mainly fought in California during his career, having one bout in Bellator. Aaron Brink (26-26) has been a pro since 1998, appearing in the UFC, WEC and Rings. Brink also had a well publicized drug problem, chronicled in the A&E show Intervention.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Mark Hunt v. Melvin Manhoef - Dream

Here is Mark Hunt fighting Melvin Manhoef at K-1/Dream Dynamite 2008 which took place on 12/31/08 in Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Vitaly Minakov v. Peter Graham

Here is Vitaly Minakov fighting Peter Graham at EFN 50 which took place 6/17/16 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Minakov (17-0) is the former Bellator HW champion who has been mired in a contract dispute with the organization.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

MMA Legend - Genki Sudo

Genki! How can you not like this guy? Thoughts by the MMA Blaster

With a flair for the dramatic, you just have to root for recently retired MMA star Genki Sudo (15-5), with many other fights in different disciplines. As soon as you notice something is getting a little too crazy in the arena, Genki is probably coming.

Genki was always an entertaining crowd favorite with his elaborate entrances including as a dancing baseball player, bucket head, geisha; energetic unorthodox striking skills, and awesome submission and grappling displays.

Genki fought mainly under Pancrase and K1 Hero's in Japan, with a brief two fight stop at the UFC. His big wins came over Nathan Marquardt, Royler Gracie, Butterbean, Victor Hunsaker, Mike Thomas Brown, Damacio Page, Leigh Remedios (awesome win at UFC 38), Kazuyuki Miyata and Hiroyuki "Streetfight Bancho" Takaya.
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