Sunday, August 3, 2008

Condit catches Miura late and escapes with title

Hiromitsu Miura lay motionless on the canvas, too exhausted to rise to his feet. A few feet away, Carlos Condit stood hunched over, struggling to catch his breath. In a four-round extravaganza that could be a candidate for Fight of the Year, a battered Condit had just narrowly escaped defeat and retained his WEC championship belt. Miura violently slammed the champ with judo throws, pounded him with punches, and pushed his cardio to the brink with impressive submission defense and reversals. Every time Condit thought he had Miura on the ropes – with an armbar, or a rear-naked choke, or the mount, or the beatdown position – the so-called “Last Samurai” always found a way to escape, reverse the position and rain down punches on Condit. Miura rocked Condit with a hard flurry in the fourth round but Condit stunned him with a knee to the chin, dropping the Japanese challenger to his knees. Condit instantly moved to a side position and, rather than go for the rear naked choke, he fired away punches on Miura’s face. Miura never intelligently defended and the referee halted the action at 4:43 of the fourth round. This was a surprise as we thought Condit was due to be upset and almost was because if it went to the cards we'd have a new champion,but as always in MMA one careless moment can cost you everything and in Miura’s case it did.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

UFC follows Faber with another big fight for July

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been tapped to take on James Irvin in a light-heavyweight bout on a special UFC card on July 19 that will air free on Spike TV.
This special was quickly put together to counter the star-studded "Affliction: Banned" card, which features a main event between the two best heavyweights in the world not under UFC contract, Fedor Emelianenko and Tim Sylvia.

CURRENT CARD (not officially announced):

205 lbs. | Anderson Silva vs. James Irvin
155 lbs. | Frankie Edgar vs. Hermes Franca
205 lbs. | Reese Andy vs. Brandon Vera
170 lbs. | Anthony Johnson vs. Kevin Burns
265 lbs. | Jake O'Brien vs. Cain Velasquez
205 lbs. | James Giboo vs. Brad Blackburn

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Utlitmat Fighting Pound-Per-Pound puts title on the line

Anderson Silva is the longest reigning champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He’s undefeated in 5 UFC fights, but may face his toughest challenge tonight as he takes on Dan Henderson. Besides the belt, there is also the titular title of being the best pound-per-pound fighter in the sport. As the middle weight division competition has been diluted by injuries a win tonight puts Silva alone atop the mountain. At 6-2, 185 the Brazilian has a height and reach advantage over most of his opponents, a decided advantage, giving his kicking and striking capability. UFC resident Dana White confirmed census by adding “if Anderson walks through Henderson, this guy is our Mike Tyson”. The fight is tonight at 7pm EST on PPV

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Jan 17 - 24 MMA Calender

Jan 17 Palace Fighting Championship 6 Lemoore, CA
Jan 19 UFC 80: Rapid Fire UK
Jan 19 Rage in the Cage 104 Tucson, AZ
Jan 19 Spirit MC Korea
Jan 22 Cage Rage 17 (DVD) Release Date
Jan 23 UFC Fight Night 12 Las Vegas, NV
Jan 25 ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series 4 Atlantic City, NJ

Last month, the UFC officially stripped Sean Sherk [32-2-1] of his lightweight title after the Minnesota native lost his steroid appeal with the California State Athletic Commission, following a victory over Hermes Franca last July. Therefore, the main event between BJ Penn and Joe Stevenson at UFC 80 “Rapid Fire” in Newcastle, England will now be for the vacant lightweight title. While this marks Stevenson’s first shot at UFC gold, Penn will be making his third bid at claiming the 155-pound strap – previously losing to Jens Pulver and battling to a draw against Caol Uno.

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