Friday, December 16, 2016

Video of the Day - King Mo Sparring

Here is Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal sparring at Floyd Mayweather's gym that was filmed by Fight Hub TV. King Mo (20-5) will return to action at Rizen FC 3 after winning a decision over Satoshi Ishii in his last bout.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Vitaly Bigdash versus Igor Svirid

Here is Vitaly Bigdash fighting Igor Svirid fighting for the One FC Middleweight title at One FC 32 - Tigers of Asia which took place on 10/9/15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Bigdash (8-0) will return from a year layoff to defend the title against Marcin Prachnio (12-2) on January 14, 2017. The well rounded Russian fighter appears to have been training in Thailand since the bout.

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Gracie Challenge - Mike Tyson

Sitting at 10-0-1 in 1995 3 UFC tournament championships under his belt, Royce Gracie was far and away the most popular MMA/NHB fighter at the time. Royce fought to a draw at UFC 5 with Ken Shamrock and wouldn't fight again until a Pride match-up with Nobuhiko Takada at the Pride Grand Prix 2000.

Here is the challenge Royce issued to Mike Tyson that was pending on the Gracie family website in 1997. The Gracie family had open challenges against those in other martial arts disciplines throughout the 1990's as seen below. (click to enlarge)

Here is the classic Gracie Challenge no holds barred fight between Royce Gracie and Jason Delucia. Delucia turned in a solid NHB/MMA career going 33-21-1 with wins over Masakatsu Funaki, Chris Lytle, Minowaman and Takafumi Ito.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Video of the Day - Noons v. Bennett

Here is KJ Noons against Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett fighting in the short lived Elite XC promotion which took place on 2/10/07 in Southaven, Mississippi.

Noons, a former pro boxer, has career victories over Sam Stout, Nick Diaz, Yves Edwards and Conor Heun. He last fought in the UFC, dropping a decision to Josh Burkman. Bennett is also preparing for a comeback.

Bennett is coming off a 7 second KO of Minoru Kimura in Rizen FC. His biggest victory was a KO of Yoshihiro Maeda at Pride Bushido 7. At 30-30, Bennett always brings it, though he does get submitted fairly regularly.

*This is the best version currently available, others have been taken down. Starts at :48.

Morgane Ribout v. Nae Udaka

Here is a judo bout pitting Morgane Ribout against Nae Udaka which took place in Paris at 2010.

Morgane Ribout is a 28 year old world judo champion who retired in 2014. Competing primarily at 57 kg (125 pounds) it will be interesting to see if Ribout moves down to 115 when she begins her MMA career. Spoiler alert, awesome throw at 7:14.

Tim Elliot v. Jens Pulver

Here is former UFC lightweight champ Jens Pulver fighting TUF 24 champ Tim Elliot at RFA 1 which took place on 12/16/11 in Kearney, Nebraska.

Elliot, the current Titan FC 125 pound champ, won The Ultimate Fighter 24 earning himself a title shot against Demetrious Johnson this Saturday.

Video of the Day - Penn v. Ludwig

Here is BJ Penn versus Duane "Bang" Ludwig from K-1 Hero's Romanex which took place on 5/22/04 in the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.

Penn (16-10-2) returns from a two year layoff to fight Yair Rodriguez (9-1) at UFC Fight Night 103 on January 15, 2017.