Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bobby Green on Bully Beatdown

Bobby Green is a colorful character in the MMA universe, once having come out dressed as Santa Claus for his fight with Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett. He also has lost a brother to gang violence, and organized an anti-violence march.

Here is one of the bigger beatdowns, and one of the only "matches" never to make it into the second round. His opponent was a pudgy white rapper named Evermont. Was Bully Beatdown an MMA show? Not really, the matches had one round of grappling, one of kickboxing. Were they hilarious? Almost 100% of the time.

Green, a King of the Cage champion, has pushed his MMA record to 23-5 after defeating Josh Thomson in a close split decision. He next fights Edson Barboza at UFN 57.

Video of the Day - Barboza v. Figueroa

Here is Edson Barboza Jr. fighting Jose Figueroa in a lightweight title fight for RMMA - Renaissance MMA 16 which took place on 3/5/10 in New Orleans, Louisiana. There is a bigtime finish around the 3:50 mark.

Barboza (14-2, 8-2 UFC) next fights Bobby Green (23-5, 4-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 57 this Saturday.

Video of the Day - Osiris v. Copeland

Here is Josh Copeland fighting Angel Osiris in RMBB Bad Boys which took place on 5/10/13 in Sheridan, Colorado.

Copeland (9-0) TKO'd former BYU football player Jan Jorgensen, then 7-0, at RFA 16 for the HW championship and punched a ticket to the UFC. Copeland will face Ruslan Magomedov (12-1) in his UFC debut.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Video of the Day - Oleinik v Cro Cop

Here is Alexey Oleinik or "Olesky Olynyk" fighting Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic at Legend - Part 2 Invasion, which took place on 11/8/03 in Moscow, Russia.

Oleinik (49-9 or so) had a successful UFC debut over Anthony Hamilton (12-2) using this exact same choke. He next fights Jared Rosholt (11-1) next at UFN 57.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Video of the Day - Cavalcante v. Gaethje

Here is Justin Gaethje fighting Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante at World Series of Fighting 2 which took place on 3/23/13 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Gaethje (12-0) is a rising star in the MMA world with TKO's over Nick Newell, Brian Cobb and Dan Lauzon in WSOF and Drew Fickett in Rage in the Cage. The former NCAA All American from Northern Colorado has tenacious striking and athleticism to go with his dominant wrestling.

Gaethje next defends his WSOF LW title against UFC veteran Melvin Guillard(32-13).

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Video of the Day - St. Preux v. Day

Here is Ovince St. Preux fighting Jason Day at EFC 5 - Summer Rumble in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Jason Day (19-12) had a solid MMA career with victories over Alan Belcher, David Loiseau, Krzysztof Soszynski and Jonathan Goulet.

Ovince St. Preux (16-6) has UFC wins over Ryan Jimmo, Gian Villante, Nikita Krylov and Cody Donavan. He will next fight Shogun Rua (22-9) at UFC Fight Night 56.

*Fight begins at 8:50.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Video of the Day - Magalhaes v. Weidman

Here is Vinny Magalhaes going against current UFC fighter Chris Weidman in a 2009 ADCC qualifier match. Vinny went on to take a bronze in both the absolute and under 99KG's in 2009. He would win the over 99KG division this year.

Wiedman, who took 3rd in the NCAA's at 197 pounds in 2007, has started his MMA career off with 9 straight victories, going 5-0 in the UFC. His last win was a KO of Mark Munoz.

Vinny's M-1 Global contract finally expired, opening his way to a return to the UFC. He has won 6 straight, including an M-1 belt. Vinny submitted Igor Pokrajac at UFC 152 with a beautiful armbar. An argument can be made that he deserved the submission of the night over Jon Jones. He will next fight Phil Davis at UFC 159.