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Vitor Belfort vs Anderson Silva

Posted by: Aries in Untagged  on


This could be the match up people, that will show the best middle weight in the world.

Anderson silva is undefeated in his last 11 fights, his last lost was to Yushin Okami by DQ. He has shown some real improvement in his boxing and wrestling. His striking is so accurate, and deadly, it's very beautiful.

On the other hand Vitor Belfort is making his return to the UFC. There's no doubt in my mind he is a top contender. Since making his debut at middle weight he is undefeated in two fights.  Win, lose or draw his fight aganist Rich holds no guarantee of set backs for his run at a title shot. What stands in his way are the contenders. Yushin Okami, Wanderlei Silva, Nate Marquardt, Dan Henderson, hell I'll even say Yoshihiro Akiyama.

It'll be a tough one to call. Vitor has the stand up and the ground game. He competed in Abu Dahbi and Boxing, so he's well rounded. Anderson silva has competed in jiu-jitsu competions and Muay Thai fights, even in Boxing. Can Vitor's boxing cancel out Anderson's Muay Thai? Well he canceled out Gilbert Yvel, who trains at Golden Glory in Holland, who is taller and heavyier so maybe. To me it's who will be better on the ground, both Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belts, Silva under Minotauro Nogueira and Belfort under Carlson Gracie (R.I.P.). Nogueira is also a Carlson Gracie black belt as well.

So what'll happen if these two meet?

Alistair Overeem MMA Champion

Posted by: Aries in Untagged  on


  Was on youtube.com the other night and I decided to look at Alistair Overeem's career highlights and i got to say I'm very impressed.

       This guy is tall, powerful, versatile striking, knowlegable grappler, very well rounded. He's fought some of the best and lost a few won a few. One thing I saw was this guy knows his ground game. He's goo off his back with guillotines and armbars, he's good with takedowns, and pretty good with ground and pound. He has K 1 experience and is a knock out artist with his hands and knees.

    He still looks a little raw with some jiu-jitsu but he can handle his own, and he still ducks his head when throwing punches. In my opinion he's a hell of a fighter. His muay thai is excellent he throws those knees hard and fast and very accurate. His length gives him an advantage over most. He's one of the most skilled heavyweights I've seen.

    Possible match ups with Fedor Emlienanko, Andrei Arlovski, Brett Rogers Fabricio Werduem, Paul Buentello could solidify him as a great heavyweight. I hope to see hiom in the UFC soon.

Kenny Florian vs BJ Penn

Posted by: Aries in Untagged  on


 What a fight this is gonna be!!!

     Bj Penn is one of the most naturally gifted fighters I've ever seen. His striking is crazy because of his heavy hands and confidence, working with A.K.A. in his past career helped. Thus his knockouts, of Caol Uno Din Thomas. His jiu-jitsu is incredible, not because of the person he learned it from it was his dedication to the art.  He's never been knocked out, which is good and he has the experience of main eventing and for a tittle no less.

  Kenny Florian What a great fighter. His Thai Boxing is off the chain. He mixes Boxing on the inside Muay Thai on the outside. His Jiu-Jitsu in my opinion is better due to the fact he's won more fights by submissions. His reach gives him an advantage with kicks and straight punches, he's been finished by bigger oppenets and he's lost his first tittle fight.

 Predictions: I can't make one. It'll go either way. BJ Penn has the advantage with power punches, Florian has the speed to beat him. What you guys think?

Martial Arts Completion

Posted by: Aries in Untagged  on


   Martial arts has been around for centuries. Many men and women have benifited from learning  Martial Arts such as Karate, Kung Fu, Jiu-jitsu, Judo,  Tae Kwon Doe, Muay Thai, Kali, Pancrase, and have become better people.

     Martial arts alines the body, mind, and soul.  For physical benifits you develope speed, accuracy and power. Mentally you learn respect, discipline, and dedication. Emotionally/spiritually, you gain confidence, happiness, fulfillment. I feel martial arts is a key essential in my life.

    Fighting in a cage is a test in my opinion.  Testing your abilities to the fullest, testing your heart, testing your mind. The technique is part of the equation, having the confidence in yourself completes it. I believe I will be champion, have no idea when, but I know training my ass off will lead me to the highest pinicle of the any mountain.  Day in and day out I see my self the champion. Those with egos believe in themselves but also do not respect their opponents abilities. Which is why some fighters are kind of annoying. Humbleness is showing respect to all.

  Martial arts keeps your mind straight. Breaking down the mind and body to expose weakness, whether it be mentally or physically. As long as I live and emprace the martial art ethics, if you will, I will be complete.

How to Beat Lyoto Machida

Posted by: Aries in Untagged  on


Machida is now the champ, great!!! But I've discovered a chink in his armor.

          This is a man who can do it all. The old stick and move, in his own flashy way. Counter striker, agressive striker, submission specialist,  you name it he could probably do it.  Now when he first burst on to  the scene   I was one of the many to say "this guy sucks!!", I thought he was scared of a fight, I wasn't as knowlegable as I am now in MMA.  After a while I saw a guy with un limited potiental. Some of these fights he was in, I realized because he is unbeaten he can't fail, well I noticed a flaw.

         Lets go back to UFC 76.  He took on Kaz Nakumra. Great fight that went to distance like his previous two. There where little things I noticed. First off the clinch. When Machida and Nakumura locked up he was being hit alot. Next Kaz kept hitting him with the same left hook, and that was what led to the tie up. Now Machida did what he does best and out scroed him for the win, but that's when I relized he could be hit.

Next fight I noticed someting was aganist Tito Ortiz. I knew that Tito was going to lose, didn't know how but he was going to lose.First Tito was very agressive, he did good with kicks, Machida checked some and took some.  Second was the pressure Tito was pressing on him. Don't know if anyone saw, but Tito had Machida's back against the cage a few times, but steped back out of frustration. Tito did good in the clinch as well, hitting him with body shots and what not and then made the mistake of trying to take Lyoto down and we saw what happened.  

Last thing I noticed that Machida does alot is lean back while moving away. This has attributed to his elusivness. It works but he exposes himself. His body is out in the open and someone with good striking, like Rampage or Shogun could beat it down and break him down. 

Machida's two future opponents create problems for the champ. Rampage is great power puncher who mixes things well. Shogun likes to kick and is good in the clinch. If some one can back Machida up, while throwing leg kick combonations and beating him in the clinch, we will have a new champion.

Weathering The Storm

Posted by: Aries in Untagged  on


Many fighters train a motley of disciplines every day and it looks like they get nowhere.  I have been training Jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai for a little over a year. Some fighters I watch have been training for 7 seven years and they look like amatuers. For instance Houstan Alexander. I'm a Big Houstan Alexander fan and the fights with Eric Shaffer and Thiago Silva were heartbreaking to watch. When he was mounted he could go nowhere. When stuck in that position you're suppose to buck your hips upword then swivel your hips back to get a leg free. You can push your oppenet upward as well, when doing that keep your body as close as possible because a little space can get you armbared. Now I know in MMA you can also run the risk of being pounded on, but if you train something I like to call  "Weathering the Storm" you'll get used to it. Try this: have a partner Mount you with mma gloves or boxing gloves. Work your way out from bottom mount position to get to your feet, work all areas and position, like against a wall or cage, back mount, bottom guard and do this for ten minutes(x2 five minute rounds or x4 2:30 rds).  Your partner should be hitting you the whole time( not trying to pound unconscious, but hard enough for you to react). That should get you used to being hit, a taste of adversity, and work on your explosion and jiu-jitsu all in one. Get a good wrestler or some one with a solid base to work with, that way it won't be the first time you'll be under alot pressure.  So remember to buck, push and swivel and you'll have a chance to survive.

KJ noons....Wake Up

Posted by: ThaKahuna in Kj Noons on


Someone let me know what makes KJ Noons think he can Box, he is not undefeated nor is he a prospect but he refuses to give up the Dream of him being a Boxing champion.  I can't lie though KJ's hand speed looked impressive against Nick Diaz and looked superior but he didn't show any boxing instincts against Krazy Horse and doesn't seem to be fairing better with his hands without the threat of leg kicks and takedowns but he just doesn't seem to have it. The reason I'm even talking about it is because the dude is a impressive MMA fighter,  he's got good striking power, doesn't mind trading in the pocket, and avoids takedowns well.  Obviously he's his own man and can do with his skills what he pleases but, they are being wasted boxing. He's robbing me of good fights. KJ Noons vs. Eddie Alvarez would be a great fight, and every one wants to see the Diaz re-match. I don't think he's scared of anyone because he the odds are much worse for him against mid level boxers than top level MMA fighters.  Someone must be in his ear and he's delusional to think he's going to excel in boxing right now. He pulled out of his last fight that was scheduled for last week. He could go to Japan and make a lot of money if that’s the gripe he has with MMA in the US. Until he throws back on the 5 oz. gloves I'll be shaking my head thinking WTF.....

When I saw Shane Roller get stopped at WEC 40 by a virtual unknown Ben Henderson , and as I thought back to how Jake Rosholt got handled and submitted with ease by Dan Miller at UFC Fight night 17, I'm thinking Team Take Down is kind of a let down.  Here you have this Stable of Champion collegiate wrestlers being supported by a wealthy business man so all they have to do is Train MMA and not have to deal with the Poverty and financial hardships that go along with being a young fighter, they are in there with some of the Best trainers in the game, but they don’t seem to be catching on like I thought they would.  Johny Hendricks is the only Team Takedown fighter who hasn’t been stopped. Maybe they were thrown in the deep end too soon?

Now I know that in MMA everyone loses (except Fedor) even Anderson Silva lost his first fight. But these guys just aren’t looking good out there even when Rosholt beat Nissen Osterneck he was getting pummeled before Osterneck simply ran out of gas, and Roller has been TKO’ d twice due to strikes. I wouldn’t even be writing this if there wasn’t such hype around them.  There was the Fight Mag article and they were on Tapout show…Truthfully I think Arizona Combat sports is fairing much better than Team Takedown most of their fighters are former ASU wrestlers. I think it comes from AZ Combat fighters adapting they’re wrestling skills for MMA. Being a High-level wrestler and using wrestling in MMA are 2 different beasts, but then again what do I know?

lights out the parties Over

Posted by: ThaKahuna in KimboHypeElite XC on

I loved to see hype exposed, Hyped movies, Hyped Artists, Hyped Teams, hyped Athletes, and especially hyped Fighters....(boxing or MMA) but this Kimbo thing was sad, it was worse than hype. it was just a bold faced lie. How could a company bet everything on a 40 year old bully? Thats bad business, I don't blame Kimbo he was just tryin to get paid. I blame the dummies at Pro elite, they thought they could buy up all these smaller shows and turn into the UFC, but they just ended up the XFL of MMA; Money and a TV deal with no talent...They thought they could spoon feed Kimbo forever and as soon as a legit fighter stepped in with him....pop Bam, parties over...Its funny bcuz I tried to set up a fight with Kimbo when I was in college like 3 years ago but his people said our money wasn't long enough and he wouldn't fight me...I hope Flimbo saved his money bcuz I dont think he's a draw anymore....The best part was Jared Shaw screaming " back of the head" like Kimbo wasn't already on queer street...

Dont Forget The Grip

Posted by: Trika in Untagged  on


     The number of training methods out there to improve cardio, strength, explosiveness and technique are legion, but the oft used--yet rarely talked about body part--is the hand, or more importantly, the grip.

     The grip is an integral part of every aspect of the fight game. Training the hands to increase strength endurance is a very easy addition to any regimen and will likely pay great dividends with minimal effort. It is true that grappling and weight training increase grip strength, but one wants more than a strong grip; what is needed is a strong grip that lasts.

     To that end there is a simple solution: a good set of handgrips. There is of course the Wal-mart variety that is cheap and efficient, but I would suggest investing in a good digital grip device that gives feedback as to one's progress. A good way to used the hand grip is to give 10 light, slow squeezes on each hand to warm up the tendons and ligaments. After that (providing it is digital) give ten squeezes, alternating hands each time, for a total of twenty reps. See how strong each squeeze is throughout by reading the LED.

 After the repetition phase is done, hold the grip for an equal amount of time in each hand for as long as is possible. Start out aiming for 30 seconds on each hand. Keep increasing the length of time as your hands permit until you can confidently hold the grip closed for several minutes.

      This ensures a strong grip for wrestling, grappling, and Jiu Jitsu that not only starts strong but stays strong throughout the fight.~Trika

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