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  • UFC Fight Night 129

    EARLY PRELIMS

    Puelles v Silva
    One of the great comebacks in quite some time for Puelles
    Took a licking but kept on kicking
    Submission win by knee bar for his first UFC victory

    PRELIMS

    Bandenay v Benitez
    WOW!
    Benitez went fast and early. Knocked down Bandena then got caught in an arm bar
    Lifted and slammed Bandenay and then knocked him out in the clinch

    Botelho v Kondo
    Tha action comes thick and fast
    Cracking body kick from Botelho buckled Kondo, then Botelho swarmed in for the KO finish

    Moreno v Pantoja
    What an undercard
    Non-stop action for 3 rounds
    Pantoja with the dominant win
    Two very tough bastards

    Cummings v Prazeres
    Prazeres too aggressive and strong for Cummings in the split decision

    MAIN CARD

    Laprise v Luque
    The hits keep on coming
    Precision from Luque's left puts Laprise on the canvas and then ground & pound for the finish

    Macedo v Lee
    Ding dong battle with Lee getting the unanimous decision on her debut

    Rivas v Cannetti
    No quarter given, no quarter asked
    Cannetti with the decision

    Reyes v Cannonier
    Reyes dominant with the KO in first round
    Looked like Goddard called it early but did Cannonier a favour IMHO

    Grasso v Suarez
    Great rear naked choke from Suarez to finish it in the first

    Maia v Usman
    Usman too strong and too fast for Maia for the unanimous decision after going 5 rounds
    A passing of the guard

    Great card



  • There's an interesting fight involving a kiwi later today. Israel Adesanya (Nigerian kiwi, moved here at 10) vs Brad Tavares
    It's not a ppv, it's on regular sky ~4:45pm

    This is the first decent opposition he's had in the UFC. His striking has looked great so far but the question has been about his ground game.. he doesn't need to become a great wrestler he just needs to copy a guy like Bisping and become proficient and getting back to his feet. His kickboxing is quality.

    It's a smaller octagon on this card. That'll make it harder to avoid the take down



  • @duluth He's at risk of getting caught with all the antics. I enjoy his swagger and some of his skills are very advanced, more so than just about any other striker I have seen recently. Hes almost 30 and needs to make a name for himself and quickly. But I don't want to see another Anderson Silva/Weidman situation because he didn't pay his enough respect to the other guys abilities.



  • So Adesanya pretty much just picked Tavares into tiny pieces.

    Looked much better than his last time out. Not exactly convinced that he has the knock out power to worry top ten guys but against a conventional striker who stands in front of him he looks the goods. A good wrestler will trouble him but that being said, his TD and clinch defence were very good in this one. Even showed a little bit of skill on the ground.

    His ability to effectively set the pace is interesting and a little frustrating. I would have loved to see him light Tavares up when he had him hurt but he just dropped straight back into his rhthym. On the other hand he clearly new how he wanted the fight to progress so kudos for being able to keep to the plan.

    Pretty damn impressive.



  • @voltron said in UFC:

    So Adesanya pretty much just picked Tavares into tiny pieces.

    Looked much better than his last time out. Not exactly convinced that he has the knock out power to worry top ten guys but against a conventional striker who stands in front of him he looks the goods. A good wrestler will trouble him but that being said, his TD and clinch defence were very good in this one. Even showed a little bit of skill on the ground.

    His ability to effectively set the pace is interesting and a little frustrating. I would have loved to see him light Tavares up when he had him hurt but he just dropped straight back into his rhthym. On the other hand he clearly new how he wanted the fight to progress so kudos for being able to keep to the plan.

    Pretty damn impressive.

    Spot on.

    Devloping his all round skills 'on the job' against a Top 10 veteran and coming away with the emphatic decision was very impressive.

    Much like Till, the swagger will get you noticed and higher ranking opponents, but as you climb the ladder the skills will do the talking.

    Good card. Good Ultimate Fighter Series and deserved winners on the night.



  • Had 10 of my closest jiu-jitsu friends around for beer and fights today. Top moments from UFC 226:

    DC KOs Stipe. Fantastic. Feel great for the guy after all the bullshit with Jones and PEDs etc

    Insta-promo with Brock Lesnar. DC calls out Lesnar, Lesnar pushes him, calls everyone a piece of shit. A lot of people hate the WWE style theatrics in MMA but I love the hype as long as it end in a real fight. DC set the scene for Lesnar and Lesnar knew what to do. So much fun.

    Dan Hooker by KO. He’s a goddam ninja

    Dan Hooker bitches out the UFC matchmakers “you’re getting these boys hurt, gimme someone on my level”

    No one bothers to interview either fighter after Ngannou and Lewis. If you want to serve up that shit then just fuck right off.



  • @voltron said in UFC:

    Dan Hooker by KO. He’s a goddam ninja

    Highlights the Hooker fight
    https://streamja.com/9E6d



  • @duluth
    That first knockdown was something else. Even after watching it a few times I’m strughling to process it. His counter landed almost as soon as the other guy even thought about the overhand right.



  • Hooker was fantastic. Nails. Deserves a tough Top 10 fight
    Millender worked out Griffen, who was disappointing
    Klose was cool and collected
    Assuncao too strong. Good fight.
    Jabbing Masterclass from Hall, but Costa lit him up. Great fight
    Wow Rountree Jr. Dynamite
    Chiesa's a mongrel, but skillful. Great win for Pettis. So good off his back.
    Felder v Perry was a Classic. Granite v Nails. Great refereeing. Loved it. Almost needs a rematch. Perry humble because he knew he'd been in a war
    Shithouse. Trying to forget it already. The mystique of Ngannou gone.
    Big John will always be No. 1 but Goddard is my favourite ref at the moment
    Holy Fuck DC



  • @voltron said in UFC:

    @duluth
    That first knockdown was something else. Even after watching it a few times I’m strughling to process it. His counter landed almost as soon as the other guy even thought about the overhand right.

    Totally agree. I listened to an interview with Hooker after and he said the guy must have been dehydrated from the weight cut because those shots shouldn't have been knocking him down.



  • Holy shit see old mate win that fight from his back with the hammer fists? Brutal

    Justifies all those fights i tried to win laying on my back...



  • @mariner4life said in UFC:

    Holy shit see old mate win that fight from his back with the hammer fists? Brutal

    Justifies all those fights i tried to win laying on my back...

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  • @duluth said in UFC:

    @mariner4life said in UFC:

    Holy shit see old mate win that fight from his back with the hammer fists? Brutal

    Justifies all those fights i tried to win laying on my back...

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    Wow! Who was that?



  • @milk said in UFC:

    @duluth said in UFC:

    @mariner4life said in UFC:

    Holy shit see old mate win that fight from his back with the hammer fists? Brutal

    Justifies all those fights i tried to win laying on my back...

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    Wow! Who was that?

    Niko Price. Great finish.
    Trapped the head in the crook of his ankle, foot, calf then slammed him.



  • Volkanovski showed he was legit on debut, with a unanimous decision over 10th ranked Elkins.



  • @mikethesnow said in UFC:

    @milk said in UFC:

    @duluth said in UFC:

    @mariner4life said in UFC:

    Holy shit see old mate win that fight from his back with the hammer fists? Brutal

    Justifies all those fights i tried to win laying on my back...

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    Wow! Who was that?

    Niko Price. Great finish.
    Trapped the head in the crook of his ankle, foot, calf then slammed him.

    I guess you can't blame the ref because no one was expecting it, but I think the guy was knocked out after the first hammer fist, so copped quite a few extra.



  • @milk said in UFC:

    @mikethesnow said in UFC:

    @milk said in UFC:

    @duluth said in UFC:

    @mariner4life said in UFC:

    Holy shit see old mate win that fight from his back with the hammer fists? Brutal

    Justifies all those fights i tried to win laying on my back...

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    Wow! Who was that?

    Niko Price. Great finish.
    Trapped the head in the crook of his ankle, foot, calf then slammed him.

    I guess you can't blame the ref because no one was expecting it, but I think the guy was knocked out after the first hammer fist, so copped quite a few extra.

    Yeah. Maybe the second.

    Creative finish though as Price was getting roughed up prior to this



  • Old news now, but another kiwi got a UFC contract last week - Kai Kara France

    The timing suggests Adesanya and Hooker's recent form helped get this over the line.

    125 division has been a bit dull because DJ has been too good (I hope Cejudo changes that). At least kiwis have a reason to follow this division more.

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  • UFC on Fox 30

    Great card top to bottom