Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Video of the Day - Gracie v. Taktarov

Here is Renzo Gracie v. Oleg Taktarov fighting in MARS, Martial Arts Reality Superfighting, in Birmingham, Alabama, which took place on 11/22/1996.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Jeremy Horn versus Forrest Griffin

Here is Jeremy Horn fighting Forrest Griffin at IFC Global Domination which took place on 9/6/03 in Denver, Colorado.

In that event, Forrest (19-7) had submitted Chael Sonnen in his previous bout. Horn (91-22) had submitted Mikhail Avetisyan. Forrest would go on to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame following his epic TUF 1 match-up against Stephen Bonnar and career victories over Shogun Rua, Rampage Jackson and Rich Franklin. He retired after a 2012 win over Tito Ortiz and has been working for the UFC ever since.

Horn probably has officially retired from competition after tapping due to strikes against Egidijus Valavicius in 2015. Horn had a 19 year career which included wins over Chuck Liddell, Gilbert Yvel, Josh Burkman, Chael Sonnen and Dean Lister.

Video of the Day - Fulton v. Bullock

Here is Travis Fulton fighting Jeremy Bullock at Extreme Challenge 22 which took place on 11/21/98 in West Valley City, Utah.

As you will see, the bout features one of the most memorable slams in MMA history. Fulton currently has 248 confirmed wins on Sherdog, with many more that are unconfirmed.

Tony Ferguson Tire Kicks

UFC's top contender at 155 pounds, Tony "El Cucuy" Ferguson (22-3, 12-1 UFC) has won 9 straight UFC bouts since a decision loss to Michael Johnson in 2012. Ferguson was to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 209, but Khabib had to go to the hospital with difficulty cutting weight. Ferguson has some unique training methods, as seen below.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Michael "Venom" Page v. Ben Dishman

Here is the pro debut of Michael "Venom" Page, who fought Ben Dishman at UCMMA 26 which took place on 2/4/12 in London, England.

Page (12-0, 7-0 BFC) next fights Derek Anderson at Bellator 179 which takes place on May 19, 2017 at Wembley Arena in London, England. Page puts his karate on full display during the finish.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Alexander Volkov versus Denis Smolderev

Here is Alexander Volkov fighting Denis Smoldarev at M-1 Challenge 64 which took place on 2/19/16 in Moscow, Russia.

Volkov (27-6, 1-0 UFC) won his UFC debut with a really close split decision over Timothy Johnson. In his Bellator stint, he had notable victories over WSOF champ Blagoy Ivanov, Mighty Mo and Brett Rogers. It has been announced that Volkov will next fight Roy Nelson (22-13) on a UFC on Fox card.

Fight starts at 10:27.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Jeff Lawson Gi Grappling

Here is judo black belt and former TUF competitor Jeff Lawson using his skills in a GI submission grappling match against Paul Richards.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tai "Bam Bam" Tuivasa v. Brandon Sosoli

Here is up and coming heavyweight prospect Tai "Bam Bam" Tuivasa fighting Brandon Sosoli at AFC 16 which took place in Melbourne, Australia on 6/18/16.

Tuivasa (5-0) currently trains out of the Lions High Performance Centre and has 5 T/KO's on his resume.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Kron Gracie versus Otavio Sousa

Here is Kron Gracie in a gi submission only grappling match against Otavio Sousa at Metamoris 1, which took place on 10/14/12 in Los Angeles, California.

Kron (4-0 MMA), a 2013 ADCC champion at 77KG has submitted Tatsuya Kawajiri and Hideo Tokoro in his last two Rizen MMA bouts.

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Masakazu Imanari versus Mun Hwan Yang

Here is leg lock specialist Masakazu "Ashikan Judan" Imanari fighting Mun Hwan Yang at Deep Cage Impact 2015 which took place on 8/29/15 in Tokyo, Japan.

Imanari (35-16) has submission wins over Jorge Gurgel, Mike Thomas Brown, Yoshihiro Maeda and Nam Phan. He next fights against Juri Ohara (20-11) at Deep 78 Impact on 3/18/17.