Wednesday, November 23, 2016

MMA Legend - Genki Sudo

Genki! How can you not like this guy? Thoughts by the MMA Blaster

With a flair for the dramatic, you just have to root for recently retired MMA star Genki Sudo (15-4, 2-1 UFC), with many other fights in different disciplines. As soon as you notice something is getting a little too crazy in the arena, Genki is probably coming.

Genki was always an entertaining crowd favorite with his elaborate entrances including as a dancing baseball player, bucket head, geisha; energetic unorthodox striking skills, and awesome submission and grappling displays. He never appeared to be serious on the mat, flowing and grooving as he used his electric skills.

Genki fought mainly under Pancrase and K1 Hero's in Japan, with a brief two fight stop at the UFC. His big wins came over Nathan Marquardt, Royler Gracie, Butterbean, Victor Hunsaker, Mike Thomas Brown, Damacio Page, Leigh Remedios (awesome win at UFC 38), Kazuyuki Miyata and Hiroyuki "Streetfight Bancho" Takaya. He also had infamous kickboxing bouts and was a very creative grappler.
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Fedor v. Goodrige Ref Cam

Here is the Pride ref cam footage of the Fedor Emelienenko versus Gary Goodridge at Pride Total Elimination 2003 which took place on 4/10/03 at the Saitama Super Arena.

Fedor (36-4) has signed with Bellator and will debut against former UFC fighter and NFL player Matt Mitrione.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Video of the Day - Mousasi v. Jacare

Here is Gegard Mousasi fighting Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza at Dream 6 for the finale of the Dream Middleweight Grand Prix which took place on 9/23/08 in Saitama, Japan.

To get to the finals, Jacare defeated Zelg Galesic, Mayhem Miller and Ian Murphy. Mousasi defeated Denis Kang, Dong Sik Yoon and Melvin Manhoef.

Mousasi next fight a rematch with Uriah Hall at UFC 206. Fight starts at the 8 minute mark.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson versus Jeremy Joles

Here is the UFC's Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson fighting Jeremy Joles in his MMA debut at Fight Party - Greenville Kage Fighting which took place on 2/5/10 in Greensville, South Carolina.

Wonderboy (13-1, 8-1 UFC) will fight Tyron Woodley (16-3, 6-2 UFC) for the UFC welterweight title at UFC 205. Thompson has won 7 straight fights, defeating Rory MacDonald via decision, Johny Hendricks via TKO and Jake Ellenberger via KO with a spinning hook kick in his last 3 bouts.