Monthly Archives: November 2014
We’ve already seen plenty of Filipino martial arts fight scenes in Hollywood. What about in animated films, you ask? I’m not aware of any that’s popular. But look what I stumbled upon. Below is an animated short film featuring Filipino martial arts (Arnis, Kali, Eskrima).
Not my own words but quoted from the animator’s Vimeo account:
“It has been said that a fighter fights for himself but a warrior fights for his people. Three Filipino warriors fought against the oppression of the Spanish regime in the late 19th century. They come from different backgrounds – a man from a line of chieftains conquered centuries ago; a woman with the conqueror’s blood in her veins rejected by her family of privilege; and a young man from a land across the sea fighting for his new home. Now the three find themselves in a new time. A time where the Philippines…
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Recent Fight Results
On November 14th marked the GirlsPower 60 kg tournament in Liepaja, Latvia.
Anna Tatjana Lie Norum of Norway by decision took home the title after defeating Ivana Miklasova of Slovakia in the finals. Tatjana would decision Denmark’s Pernille Schjønning in the quarterfinals and get the first round knockout over Latvia’s Karina Jarjomenko in the semi-finals.
Here is the complete tournament results:
- Seda Duygu Aygun (Turkey) def. Elina Nilsson (Sweden) by decision
- Ivana Miklasova (Slovakia) def. Daorung Samrong (Thailand) by decision
- Anna Tatjana Lie Norum (Norway) def. Pernille Schjønning (Denmark) by decision
- Karina Jarjomenko (Latvia) def. Ratnadiptee Shimpi (India) by decision
- Ivana Miklasova def. Seda Duygu Aygun by KO round 2
- Anna Tatjana LieNorum def. Karina Jarjomenko by KO round 1
- Anna Tatjana Lie Norum def. Ivana Miklasova by decision
In other action on November 14th:
- Beckie Hodge (Wales) def. Laura Williams (Jersey) by decision…
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Manny Pacquiao wants to fight Floyd Mayweather. Floyd Mayweather wants to antagonize Manny Pacquiao. So until Mayweather decides that he’s had enough, we get to watch more jokes at Pacquiao’s expense on Instagram.
Granted, this is a humorous remembrance of the time Pacquiao was knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez and a step up from Mayweather calling Pacquiao “broke” and “desperate.”
That said, wouldn’t it be neat if the two greatest boxers in the world would stop fighting lesser opponents (Chris Algieri), stop hanging out with lesser celebrities (Justin Bieber), and fought each other?
Mayweather’s Instagram game is strong, we get it. Incorporating Queen into the video was an especially nice touch. Now put the phone down and make this fight happen.
FOX Sports 1 tonight debuts a behind-the-scenes look inside one of the most renowned gyms in MMA.
“Training Day: Team Alpha Male” goes inside the gym founded by former WEC champ Urijah Faber, which is the home to UFC bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw and recent title challengers Chad Mendes and Joseph Benavidez.
In the 30-minute episode, you’ll get a look inside the gym in Sacramento, Calif., to see what a day of training is like for the team that is considered the best for lighter-weight fighters in the sport.
The episode debuts at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Following that show, a new episode of “UFC Fight Flashback” airs at 7:30 p.m. ET featuring a look back at the UFC 166 fight between Diego Sanchez and Gilbert Melendez.
Check out the preview video above for “Training Day: Team Alpha Male” before tonight’s premiere.