Saturday, July 16, 2011

Video of the Day - Kawajiri v. Takeda

Here is Tatsuya Kawajiri fighting Kozo Takeda at Dynamite 2008 in a K-1 rules kickboxing match.

Kawajiri got back to his winning ways at Dream 17 with a first round TKO of UFC veteran Drew Fickett.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Video of the Day - Sakuraba v. Galesic

Here is a crazy fight from Dream 12: The White Cage between Kazushi Sakuraba and Zelg Galesic which took place on 10/25/09.

Today is Sakuraba's birthday, you can celebrate by donning your Tiger Mask at work, or just watching some of his best moments.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Phil Davis Unplugged

Phil Davis recently pulled out of his title shot eliminator match with Rashad Evans after suffering an injury in training. Tito Ortiz, fresh off his big win over Ryan Bader, has agreed to fill in and fight Evans at UFC 133.

Here is Marcos Villegas of Fight Hub TV talking with Phil about the time his father struck a deer in the country. Phil also explained how he gets match-ups, with the date being the first thing, the fight venue second, and the opponent last.

Davis is a perfect 9-0 with 5 wins in the UFC, including victories over Brian Stann, Alexander Gustafsson, Rodney Wallace, Tim Boetsch and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Video of the Day - Jeffries v. Guseinov

Here is Tyson Jeffries fighting Arthur Guseinov in M-1 Challenge 26 which took place on 7/8/11 in Costa Mesa, California.

Guseinov, a Russian fighter, delivers one of the most exciting finishes of the year in this fight.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Eric Paulson Talks Josh Barnett and Strikeforce GP

You might know innovative MMA fighter and now coach Eric Paulson as Brock Lesnar's assistant coach on TUF 13. Paulson runs the CSW gym in Fullerton, California, and serves as Josh Barnett's head coach among others.

In the interview below, taken by Marcos Villegas, Paulson explains that he wasn't surprised to see Brett Rogers last to the second round with Josh. The objective was for Josh to not get hit, get the takedown, control Rogers and take his wind.

For Barnett's next match-up against uber puncher Sergei Kharitonov, Paulson will have Josh work on his conditioning, boxing and takedowns. The goal will be for Josh to get a tie-up, takedown, top ccontrol and obviously to end the fight.

When discussing Alistair Overeem's performance against Fabricio Werdum, Paulson explained that Overeem appeared sluggish and Werdum was beating him to the punch. Antio Silva has improved by leaps and bounds, and has a great chance to advance to the finals. Check out the video below!

Video of the Day - Miller v. Trigg

Here is the end of Frank Trigg versus Jason "Mayhem" Miller at Icon Sport - Trigg v. Mayhem which occured on 12/1/06 at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Video of the Day - Fedor v. Arlovski

Here is Fedor Emelianenko against Andrei Arlovski from Affliction: Day of Reckoning which took place on 1/24/09.

Fedor will look to break his two fight losing streak against Dan Henderson on July 30th at Strikeforce - Fedor v. Henderson at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Video of the Day - Kaufman v. Marquez

Here is Sarah Kaufman fighting Ginele Marquez from HCF: Titlewave which took place on 10/19/07 in Calgary, Canada.

Kaufman will be fighting this Friday at Strikeforce Challengers 17 against Liz Carmouche. The winner should get a title shot against the winner of champion Marloes Coenen and Meisha Tate which unfolds at Strikeforce - Fedor v. Henderson on July 30th.

Strikeforce Challengers 17: Voelker vs. Bowling 3 takes place Friday, Jul 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort. The event will be broadcast live on Showtime.

MAIN CARD

Roger Bowling v. Bobby Voelker
Devin Cole v. Shawn Jordan
Joe Cason v. Ovince St-Preux
Liz Carmouche v. Sarah Kaufman
Adlan Amagov v. Ron Stallings

PRELIM CARD - Un-aired

T.J. Cook v. Lionel Lanham
Ben Lagman v. Anthony Smith
Bill Cooper v. Maka Watson
Sterling Ford v. Brian McLaughlin

Video of the Day - Fedor vs. Kerry Schall

Here is Fedor Emelianenko vs. Kerry Schall from Rings World Title 1 which took place on February 20, 2001.

Schall had won against John Dixon in Rings USA to earn the shot. In 2005, Kerry made his only UFC appearance following his stint on TUF 2, losing to Keith Jardine via leg kicks.

Fedor returns to Strikeforce this Saturday to fight Dan Henderson.

Video of the Day - Sandro v. Oliveira

Here is Marlon Sandro fighting Orley de Oliveira in Shooto - Brazil 7, which took place on 3/19/05.

Sandro (18-2) has fought several high profile fights in the Pancrase and Sengoku promotions in Japan, most notably defeating Masanori Kanehara, Nick Denis and Daiki "DJ.taiki" Hata. Sandro is known for his heavy hands and quick pace.

Sandro fights in his semi-final match this Saturday in Bellator 47 against Nazareno Malegarie.

Bellator 47 will take place this Saturday at the Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada. The main card will be broadcast on MTV2, featuring the featherweight semi-finals.

MAIN CARD

Nazareno Malegarie v. Marlon Sandro - FW Semi's
Pat Curran v. Ronnie Mann - FW Semi's
Neil Grove v. Zak Jensen
Chris Horodecki v. Chris Saunders

PRELIMINARY CARD

Daniel Langbeen v. Will Romero
Bryan Goldsby v. Bo Harris
Daron Cruickshank v. Sergej Juskevic
Syd Barnier v. Denis Puric

Friday, July 1, 2011

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.