Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Video of the Day - Kimbo v. Mercer

Here is Kimbo Slice v. Ray Mercer in an exhibition bout contested under MMA rules at CFFC 5 which took place on 6/23/07 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is believed that because the match was classified as an exhibition, it isn't officially in many record books.

Kimbo will next fight Dada 5000 at Bellator 149 which takes place on 2/19/16.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Vladimir Mineev v. Xavier Foupa-Pokam

Here is Vladimir Mineev fighting 13 year veteran Xavier Foupa-Pokam at Fight Night - Battle of Moscow 19 which took place on 6/11/15.

Mineev (5-0) is an interesting middleweight prospect with an extensive kickboxing record having won titles in WKN, WKA and WAKO-Pro heavyweight divisions. Kickboxing records not involving K-1 are notoriously sketchy, and while his is listed at 24-2, he likely has a few unrecorded bouts. Mineev's grappling will need to improve dramatically to make it to the next level.

Xavier "Professor X" Foupa-Pokam (32-21) has career wins over several legit MMA veterans, including a submission win over UFC vet Tom Watson, flying knee KO over TUF vet Kasey Uscola and decision win over BAMMA champ Jack Marshman.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Sage Northcutt Forms

Here is the newest UFC uber prospect Sage Northcutt performing some traditional karate forms.

The 19 year old Northcutt (7-0, 2-0 UFC) is being hyped to the max by the UFC since Paige Van Zant lost her luster after getting exposed by Rose Namajuanas. Sage blew up Francisco Trevino for his 1st UFC win, before giving up a couple takedowns to Cody Pfister before locking him up in a very tight guillotine in the 2nd round for his second win. He'll move up to 170 and fight Brian Barberena (10-3, 1-1 UFC) tonight on UFC on Fox 18.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Video of the Day - Thompson v. Decore

Here is Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson kickboxing James Decore in Chuck Norris' World Combat League.

Wonderboy (11-1, 6-1 UFC) will next fight Johnny Hendricks at UFC 196.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Video of the Day - Hughes v. Hallman

Here is Matt Hughes fighting Dennis Hallman from Extreme Challenge 21 which took place on 10/17/98 in Hayward, Wisconsin.

Hallman(53-19) has had an interesting career with 41 recorded submission victories. He has career wins over Ben Saunders, John Makdessi, Karo Parisyan and twice over Matt Hughes.

Hughes(45-9) is a UFC Hall of Famer and one of the best to ever fight in MMA. While defeating plenty of elite fighters in his day and having some of the most iconic moments in the UFC, Hallman had his number.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Leg Scissors - Couture v. Bird

Here is Kim Couture fighting Sheila Bird at AX Combat 1 - Execution which took place on 7/8/11 in Calgary, Canada.

This fight is notorious for a late stoppage by the ref. Leg scissors are a rare but brutal submission. Bird hasn't fought since 2012, finishing 3-0 as a pro and 1-0 as an amateur.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Video of the Day - Jones v. Holm

Here is Holly Holm fighting Allanna Jones at Legacy FC 21 which took place on 7/19/13 in Houston, Texas. Holm trains out of Jackson-Winklejohn and has a pro boxing record of 33-2-3.

Holm (10-0, 3-0 UFC) shocked the world as she destroyed Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 with a perfectly placed kick to the jaw. Prior to that kick, Holm had Rousey's number landing with counter lefts, elbows, kicks and even scored a takedown. It was by far the best Holm looked after previously winning twice via decision against Raquel Pennington and Marion Reneau in her UFC bouts.

It would appear a rematch with Rousey would be next depending on how long Rousey needs to recover. Hopefully Holm is back in the cage soon as she is 34 years old.

(Holly Holm pictured, click to enlarge)