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пятница, 18 декабря 2009 г.

Strikeforce Evolution Watch Online

Watch Strikeforce Evolution online by clicking here

Main Card
Middleweight bout: Cung Le vs. Scott Smith
Lightweight Championship bout: Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Melendez
Middleweight bout: Ronaldo Souza vs. Matt Lindland
Heavyweight bout: Muhammed Lawal vs. Mike Whitehead

Preliminary Card
Light Heavyweight bout: Scott Lighty vs. Antwain Britt
Lightweight bout: Daisuke Nakamura vs. Justin Wilcox
Featherweight bout: Luis Mendoza vs. Juan Nunez
Lightweight bout: Alex Trevino vs. Bobby Stack
Lightweight bout: Alexander Crispim vs. AJ Fonseca

I like the Jacare vs Lindland odds by the way, something to think about! (-300 vs 200)

суббота, 5 декабря 2009 г.

Bas Rutten Self-Defense Crash Course

Always been a fan of Bas Rutten. His personality I believe can take mixed martial arts to a new level and promote the sport across the globe. Bas in the past was a UFC Champion as well as 3-time King of Pancrase. He was also a great commentator during the Pride FC years and is now co-host of Inside MMA on HDnet.

Rutten popularized the the liver shot (both punching and kicking) in mixed martial arts today.

Check out this great video below and also visit Bas Rutten's website here :

пятница, 4 декабря 2009 г.

Judo for BJJ

Judo can improve your gi jiu jitsu game as I always believed so much that it could make the difference between winning and losing. Judo experts have also been tough to face even for the elite Mundials competitors.

Roger Gracie has been the most dominant athlete for years and the only way he seems to lose these days is from strong judo competitors. His two biggest rivals are extremely well-rounded athletes, I mean Jacare Souza and Xande Ribeiro. Both have won their finals against Roger by points by successfully carrying out Judo throws.

Now take a look at Roger Gracie's fight against Leo Leite in the finals of the 2008 mundials. Leonardo was winning on points and at some point you had to get nervous for Roger not pulling guard sooner.

Simply put, having a judo background only adds to you jiu jitsu arsenal. You have more options. You control the fight and I don't know how many times I've seen it before. A great throw can really demoralize your opponent if you lend right on top of them interupting the breathing.

Take a look at the video below as an example of what Judo can do to improve you jiu jitsu game. Cross training in Judo is a great benefit.

вторник, 1 декабря 2009 г.

Fedor Emelianenko New Video + Future Fights Comment

A new video covering Fedor Emelianenko has been released by M1-Global together with HDnet Fights.

Please check out the link here

There has also been a lot of discussion as to who will Fedor will fight. There are many ideas but I haev not see a trully definitive list so I thought I would include one here. The following opponents I think would be natural and some are lighter and perhaps would not enter the top-10 but for the sake of history would make a lot of sense. A few superfights would also be great, to read about them click here. (Strikeforce Dream Fights!)

1. Alistair Overeem - current Strikeforce champion and considered in the top-10 in the world but only just. Out of action for a long time but still relevant.

2. Fabricio Werdum - not in the top-10 but still in top-20 and a very solid fighter with good performances including in the UFC.

3. Josh Barnett - good record but his story with steroids is not nice. Still a good matchup that makes sense. Barnett is a monster that could take out any UFC top heavyweight.

4. Dan Henderson - yes, yes, he is light but could be a cool matchup that many would like to see.

5. Bobby Lashley - some believe Brock Lesnar the current UFC HW champ is unbeatable. Lets see how Fedor does against a WWE wrestler for a change.

6. Jeff Monson - Monson is a great wrestler and jiu jitsu player. He does not have the best record or the speed but there is something about him that could make a nice fight for Fedor. It would do nothing to legitimize Fedor as top p4p in the world for sure but Strikeforce could get this fight very cheap as Monson is so convinced that he can beat Fedor he does not want money for it.

7. Roger Gracie - Roger is the best submission artists/bjj/grappler ever. If you put him in the cage with Nogueira Minotauro, known for his submission prowess, you would be worried that Minotauro would be submitted. Roger Gracie has not been submitted since 1999 and the only time he gets beaten ever is by points and usually in the standup game. On the ground, there is no-one like Roger Gracie.

It has also been a long time since a Gracie Jiu Jitsu fighter fought in a major event and this could be it. Gracie Jiu Jitsu against Russia Sambo!

8. Gegard Mousasi - yes, I know they are friends but what better way for Gegard to show he is the new p4p best in the world if he did win. I doubt this fight will ever happen unless Gegard gets pissed off with M1-Global and leaves them.

9. Hidehiko Yoshida -

10. Jason "Mayhem" Miller - would be cool to see how the Slap boxing king does against Fedor. Would be cool to watch.