Saturday, April 20, 2013

Video of the Day - Jardine v. Wiuff

Here is Keith Jardine v. Travis Wiuff from Extreme Challenge 46 which took place on February 16, 2002. Ben Rothwell was also on that card, winning the heavyweight tournament.

Wiuff (68-17) has been fighting professional since 2001, defeating notables Jeff Monson, Roman Zentsov, Matt Horwich and Ricco Rodriguez among others.

Wiuff next fights Mike Kyle on May 24, 2013 headlining the CFA 11 card which takes place in Coral Gables, Florida at the BankUnited Center and will be broadcast on AXS TV. Here is the announced card:

Mike Kyle v. Travis Wiuff
Fallon Fox v. Allanna Jones
Luis Palomino v. Robert Washington
Elvin Brito v. Sean Soriano
Czar Sklavos v. Alexis Vila
Oscar Delgado v. Mike King

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Video of the Day - Jimmo v. Zellner

Here is Ryan Jimmo fighting Craig Zellner at MFC 15 which took place on 2/22/08 in Alberta, Canada. Jimmo (17-2) would go on to win the MFC light heavyweight belt, and defending twice against Zak Cummings and Sokoudjou before being signed by the UFC.

Jimmo debuted in the UFC with a KO over Anthony Perosh, then dropped a close decision against James Te Huna. He next fights Igor Pokrajac (25-9) at UFC 161.

Craig Zellner, a WEC veteran, holds an MMA win over Mike Nickels. He is also a professional wrestler under the name Race Steele.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Video of the Day - Cutelaba v. Chilikov

Here is Ion Cutelaba fighting Julian Chilikov in "The Battle For Ruse" which took place on 6/22/12 in Bulgaria.

Cutelaba is a 19 year old MMA heavyweight who is currently 4-0.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Fighter Rankings

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1. Cain Velasquez
2. Junior Dos Santos
3. Daniel Cormier
4. Fabricio Werdum
5. Antonio Silva
6. Alistair Overeem
7. Josh Barnett
8. Frank Mir
9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
10. Roy Nelson

Light Heavyweight
Jon Jones Pictures, Images and Photos
1. Jon Jones
2. Lyoto Machida
3. Dan Henderson
4. Phil Davis
5. Alexander Gustafsson
6. Glover Teixeira
7. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
8. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
9. Rashad Evans
10. Ryan Bader

Anderson Silva Pictures, Images and Photos
1. Anderson Silva
2. Chael Sonnen
3. Chris Weidman
4. Vitor Belfort
5. Yushin Okami
6. Luke Rockhold
7. Mark Munoz
8. Michael Bisping
9. Costas Philippou
10. Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza

Georges St-Pierre Pictures, Images and Photos
1. Georges St. Pierre
2. Carlos Condit
3. Nick Diaz
4. Johny Hendricks
5. Demian Maia
6. Martin Kampmann
7. Jon Fitch
8. Jake Ellenberger
9. Ben Askren
10. Rory MacDonald

Benson Henderson Vs. Donald Cerrone Pictures, Images and Photos
1. Benson Henderson
2. Gilbert Melendez
3. Frank Edgar
4. Gray Maynard
5. Nate Diaz
6. Michael Chandler
7. Anthony Pettis
8. Donald Cerrone
9. Jim Miller
10. TJ Grant

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1. Jose Aldo
2. Pat Curran
3. Chan Sung Jung
4. Chad Mendes
5. Ricardo Lamas
6. Clay Guida
7. Hatsu Hioki
8. Dennis Siver
9. Cub Swanson
10. Darren Elkins

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1. Renan Barao
2. Urijah Faber
3. Michael McDonald
4. Eddie Wineland
5. Raphael Assuncao
6. Brad Pickett
7. Scott Jorgenson
8. Bibiano Fernandes
9. Tyson Nam
10. Eduardo Dantas

Monday, April 1, 2013

Video of the Day - Casey v. Minowa

Here is Kevin "King" Casey fighting Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa at K-1 Hero's which took place on 9/17/07 in Yokohama, Japan.

Casey was a contestant on TUF 17 and will fight Josh Samman at the Finale. Minowa (56-34) will look to extend his win streak to 3, next fighting Eun Soo Lee (16-4) at Road FC 11.

TUF 17 Status

The 17th installment of The Ultimate Fighter has gone off without a hitch so far, featuring two awesome KO's in the 2nd round of the tournament. The fighters are coached by light heavyweight champ Jon Jones and challenger Chael Sonnen. The final is now set between Kelvin Gastelum and Uriah Hall.

Finale Match-up:

Uriah Hall (7-2)- The Jamaican born, New York trained kickboxer's only two losses are to UFC title contenders Constantinos Philippou and Chris Weidman. He has a TKO over Edwin Aguilar in Bellator and is currently on a 3 fight win streak. Hall also competed in Chuck Norris' WCL kickboxing league on the New Jersey Tigers. Hall won a tough decision over Andy Enz (6-1) in the first round of the tournament, then annihilated Adam Cella (4-0) with a spinning wheel kick in the 2nd round. Hall blasted Bubba McDaniel in his next bout with a 9 second KO. In the fight to get to the final, Hall outstruck Dylan Andrews in the first round before earning a second round TKO.

The most impressive fighter of the tournament without a doubt has been Uriah Hall. His striking has been downright nasty, as Hall outstruck every fighter he faced, sending them all to the hospital with an assortment of injuries. Look for Hall to try to keep the fight standing utilizing his long range against the stocky Gastelum.

Kelvin Gastelum (4-0)- The 5'9" spark plug has 2 KO's and 2 submissions while fighting less than stellar competition. Kelvin won a razor thin decision over Kito Andrews in the first round. He submitted Bubba McDaniel via rear naked choke in the second round. In his next bout he surprised Collin Hart with a first round knockout. To get to the final, Kelvin roughed up Josh Samman eventually getting another rear naked choke win.

Kelvin Gastelum was the second to last pick of the show, but he didn't let that deter him. Kelvin had decent movement boxing as he likes to get the fight to a brawl standing as shown when he KO'd Collin Hart. He also possesses solid takedowns and a good ground game, submitting Josh Samman and Bubba McDaniel. Look for Gastelum to try to close the distance on Hall, looking for a takedown from the clinch. When Hall's kicks come, look for Kelvin to try to catch them to use for a takedown.

The TUF 17 Finale will take place this Saturday from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be broadcast on FX, Fuel and Facebook. The Fuel card features 9 fighters from the TUF 17 cast. The Facebook card features some interesting match-ups with solid fighters as well. The winner of Tate v. Zingano will coach TUF 18 against Ronda Rousey and earn a title shot.


Urijah Faber v. Scott Jorgensen
Kelvin Gastelum v. Uriah Hall - TUF 17 Final
Miesha Tate v. Cat Zingano
Travis Browne v. Gabriel Gonzaga
Robert McDaniel v. Gilbert Smith


Kevin Casey v. Josh Samman
Luke Barnatt v. Collin Hart
Dylan Andrews v. Jimmy Quinlan
Clint Hester v. Bristol Marunde


Cole Miller v. Bart Palaszewski
Justin Lawrence v. Daniel Pineda
Maximo Blanco v. Sam Sicilia