Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Alexander Karelin versus Craig Pittman

Here is Alexander Karelin wrestling against Craig Pittman at the Greco World Championships in 1989 which took place in Martigny, Switzerland. Karelin went on to win gold, with László Klauz taking silver.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Flying Armbar - Diaz v. Sato

Here is Rumina "Moon Wolf" Sato fighting Charles Diaz at Shooto - Devilock Fighters which took place on 1/15/99 in Tokyo, Japan.

Sato, a submission legend, has career submission wins over Yves Edwards, Ryan Ackerman and Rafael Cordeiro.

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.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Video of the Day - Mercer KO's Sylvia

Here is Ray Mercer ending former UFC Champ Tim Sylvia's night at Adreneline 3. Rich Clementi and Jeremy Horn also notched victories on the card. Mercer's KO was the first major upset by a former boxing champ in MMA.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Video of the Day - Gracie v. Taktarov

Here is Renzo Gracie v. Oleg Taktarov fighting in MARS, Martial Arts Reality Superfighting, in Birmingham, Alabama, which took place on 11/22/1996.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Jeremy Horn versus Forrest Griffin

Here is Jeremy Horn fighting Forrest Griffin at IFC Global Domination which took place on 9/6/03 in Denver, Colorado.

In that event, Forrest (19-7) had submitted Chael Sonnen in his previous bout. Horn (91-22) had submitted Mikhail Avetisyan. Forrest would go on to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame following his epic TUF 1 match-up against Stephen Bonnar and career victories over Shogun Rua, Rampage Jackson and Rich Franklin. He retired after a 2012 win over Tito Ortiz and has been working for the UFC ever since.

Horn probably has officially retired from competition after tapping due to strikes against Egidijus Valavicius in 2015. Horn had a 19 year career which included wins over Chuck Liddell, Gilbert Yvel, Josh Burkman, Chael Sonnen and Dean Lister.

Video of the Day - Fulton v. Bullock

Here is Travis Fulton fighting Jeremy Bullock at Extreme Challenge 22 which took place on 11/21/98 in West Valley City, Utah.

As you will see, the bout features one of the most memorable slams in MMA history. Fulton currently has 248 confirmed wins on Sherdog, with many more that are unconfirmed.