Sunday, August 26, 2012

Video of the Day - Dantas v. Nam

Here is Bellator champ Eduardo "Dudu" Dantas fighting Team Quest product Tyson Nam at Shooto Brazil 33: Fight for BOPE 2 which took place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on 8/25/12.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Video of the Day - Estima v. Holland

Here is ADCC mega champ Braulio Estima making his MMA debut against Chris Holland at Titan Fighting Championship 24 which took place on 8/24/12.

Estima has won the absolute and 88KG titles at the ADCC in 2009, and also has gold medals in the World Championships, Pan Am Championship and European Championships.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Video of the Day - Overeem v. Saki

Here is Alistair Overeem's second fight of the night in the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix against Gohkan Saki.

Overeem (36-12) next fights Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 26, which takes place on the all new Fox Sports 1 this Saturday.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Show Goes On For Shah Bobonis

I recently caught up with pro MMA fighter Shah "Showstoppa" Bobonis, who just captured his sixth straight victory. Since we last spoke, he defended his title against Rodolfo Rubio in Combate Extremo and defeated Aaron "Yoda" Williams in Atlast Fights 12 on July 14th.

Bobonis' next fight will likely take place later this year in the XFC promotion which is broadcast on AXS TV, formerly HDNet. Below, check out a highlight video from his recent bout where he won fighter of the night honors.

MMA Blaster: How did your Combate Extremo title fight against Rodolfo "Fito" Rubio play out in March?

Bobonis: The Rubio fight was a really tough 5 round title fight. Definitely one of the most grueling fights I have ever been through.

MMA Blaster: What areas of Rubio's game turned out better than what you anticipated?

Bobonis: Rubio's grappling off his back was better than I thought it was going to be. He was very good at staying safe off his back. That plus the fact there was no quit in him made it a really tough fight.
(Grappling with Rubio)

MMA Blaster: Your last bout was against Aaron "Yoda" Williams in Atlast Fights 12, how did that fight go? What was your key to victory?

Bobonis: The Williams fight went really well! I had a great weight cut and a excellent camp. I felt great during the fight and landed the majority of the big shots. I had a vicious knock down of Williams at they end of the second round and got five takedowns during the fight.
(Fighter of the Night Honors)

MMA Blaster: Who did you train with for that fight?

Bobonis: Camp started in Miami with FFA. Next, I was in Savannah, Georgia at Champions Training Center training with Muhsin Corbbrey, a WEC and Elite XC veteran. Finally I spent three weeks at Lloyd Irvin's MMA getting Mike Easton ready for his UFC fight with Ivan Menjivar.

MMA Blaster: Was the Williams fight at 140 pounds or 145? What weight will you be fighting at next?

Bobonis: The fight was at 140. Unless there is a belt on the line, I'd rather just fight at 140. I cut weight for less than a hour before weigh-in's. If someone insisted I make 135 pounds I would do it. Why be miserable if I dont have to be?

MMA Blaster: You have 6 wins in a row right now, what is next for you? What can you do to get noticed by the UFC?

Bobonis: I really don't know what's next. I'm in talks with a promotion thats on national TV, is paying well, and can keep me busy. Hopefully that works out. I'm not 20 years old, so I can't just wait around for the UFC to call.

MMA Blaster: What did you think about the Urijah Faber v. Renan Barao fight? 

Bobonis: Faber's striking looked off that night. He was off balance when he would try and close the distance and never landed more than one punch at a time. His transition game was nonexistant! He never set up any wresting with his striking, which used to be his strength. It was a very bad performance by Faber. Faber's performance made Barao look even better than he really is. Not to say he isn't a great fighter, but Faber made him look like Jose Aldo.

MMA Blaster: Do you have any thank you's or shout-outs?

Bobonis: I want to thank FFA, Champions Training Center, Lloyd Irvin's MMA, Brawl and Maul, Trim Nutrition, MMA Solutions, all my training partners and my parents.

*See the knockdown just past the 40 second mark

(Atlast Fight Promo Picture)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Video of the Day - Henderson v. Fedor

Here is Dan Henderson fighting Fedor Emelianenko, at Strikeforce - Fedor v. Henderson, which took place on July 30, 2011, in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Dan Henderson will next fight for the light heavyweight title at UFC 151 against Jon Jones.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Video of the Day - Sarnavskiy v. Baker

Here is Alexander Sarnavskiy fighting Beau Baker in M-1 Global which took place on 3/25/11 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Sarnavskiy has begun his MMA career going 20-0, defeating TUF vet Len Bentley, UFC vet Doug Evans and Shooto/M-1 vet Karen Grigoryan.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Video of the Day - Roberts v. Lacy

Here is Buddy Roberts fighting BJ Lacy at RR: Rural Rumble 3 which took place on 8/28/10 in Fallon, Nevada.

Roberts will have the biggest fight of his career at UFC 150 against Yushin Okami.