Monthly Archives: June 2015

Disaster Averted in Hollywood (UFC Fight Night 70 Review)

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ufc_fn70There were plenty of issues heading into UFC’s first time in Hollywood, Florida as Visa issues prevented the card from taking place the way it was built.

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil was supposed to finish in Florida while a number of big Brazilian stars were supposed to fight.

Many of the fights were cancelled due to these issues and the UFC was forced to put together a card on last-minute fights.

One fight always remained though and it was an important one in the world of the middleweights.

Despite all of the issues for many other fighters Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero remained at the top of the card as the main event.

Both have been somewhat victimized by the state of affairs in the middleweight division as of late as contenders have not been changing much.

After Chris Weidman ended the reign of Anderson Silva there was plenty to…

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Check Out This Devastating Knockout From UFC Fight Night 70

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On Saturday, Thiago Santos took on Steve Bosse in the main card of UFC Fight Night 70 in Hollywood, Florida. Just 29 seconds into the first round, Santos landed a massive head kick that knocked Bosse completely out cold.

It’s a toss-up if Santos destroying Bosse is a better knockout than Hisaki Kato flattening Joe Schilling, but it’s rare that the two best knockouts of the year happen on the same weekend.

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Errol Spence Jr: The Present and Future of American Boxing

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One of the hottest names in the boxing world today is that of the young Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (17-0, 14 KO’s). Spence is regarded to many boxing pundits as the future of American boxing and is considered the most promising American prospect out there. The young welterweight has been taking the boxing world by storm and has gotten everyone’s attention.  He was also able to represent his country at the 2012 London Olympics and went the farthest in the tournament out of all of the Americans.

Fighting as the co-main event of the Shawn Porter-Adrien Broner card, Spence was able to achieve more notoriety and establish himself among more boxing fans. His challenger was supposed to be Roberto Garcia but due to weight issues, Phil Lo Greco (26-2, 14 KO’s) stepped in as a last minute replacement. Lo Greco’s only previous loss came against Shawn Porter via a…

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Controversy once again follows Bradley in a Decision win over Vargas! Plus Oscar Valdez victory!

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CARSON, CALIF – HBO Boxing provided a rather interesting doubleheader on Saturday night that included one of Mexico’s hottest young prospects continuing his undefeated run and the successful return of Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KO’s). Saturday, HBO also celebrated their 1,000th and 1,001 televised fights with their card in front of an electrifying crowd of over 4,500 in the notorious StubHub Center.

Controversy seems to be Tim Bradley’s biggest fan and tends to follow him throughout his career. So things seem rather normal for Bradley’s sake that the fight for eleven rounds was able to run its course without a hitch. However, a controversy-free fight is nearly impossible when Bradley is involved and towards the end of the twelfth, lighting struck once again for Bradley.

Putting potentially one of the weirdest endings in a boxing fight to side, let’s just focus on the action that took place…

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Reinvented Jessamyn Duke Ready To Return To The Octagon

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Fans on Twitter have demanded that UFC President Dana White and matchmaker Sean Shelby give prospect and Four Horsewomen member Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke a fight and now they’ll get their wish.

Duke will rematch Elizabeth Phillips at UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barao II, July 25. The two first met in 2012 when they were both amateurs. “The Gun” submitted Phillips with a guillotine choke early in the second round.

The Four Horsewoman is coming off a year layoff, a result of the broken hand she suffered in her fight with Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith. Duke has made appearances at professional wrestling shows – including Pro Wrestling Guerilla and WWE –  and started streaming gameplay videos, but her heart was always into fighting and she’s ready to return to the octagon.

Duke took some time out of her schedule to talk about recovering from her injury, training, meeting Phillips…

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AAAND NEW! – The Curious Case of the Heavyweight Division

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For the 4th time since the start of 2015, the fans of the UFC have had the pleasure of hearing the iconic Bruce Buffer phrase “Aaand new UFC Champion of the World”. First Joanna Jedrzejczyk (no that’s not a typo) in the women’s Strawweight division, followed by Rafael Dos Anjos dismantling Anthony Pettis for the Lightweight title, then Daniel Cormier’s submission victory for the vacant Light Heavyweight belt due to Jon Jones’s inability to behave like a normal human being, and most recently at UFC 188 with Fabricio Werdum’s submission victory over Cain Velasquez for the undisputed heavyweight title. Things have definitely been shaken up in the UFC so far this year, but none seem to be shaken quite like the Heavyweight division was on Saturday night.

Fabricio Werdum entered Saturday’s fight on a 5 fight win streak, with his last loss coming more than 4 years ago in…

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